Wednesday, June 26

Conductor Alexander Treger leads the American Youth Symphony in Royce Hall. The symphony features pre-professional talent from the Los Angeles area performing works by Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

American Youth Symphony performing at Royce Hall

Incorporating young talent from all over Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, the American Youth Symphony aims to provide pre-professional musicians with the skills they need to earn places in top orchestras. Read more...

Photo: Conductor Alexander Treger leads the American Youth Symphony in Royce Hall. The symphony features pre-professional talent from the Los Angeles area performing works by Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Conductor Alexander Treger leads the American Youth Symphony in Royce Hall. The symphony features pre-professional talent from the Los Angeles area performing works by Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Professor and guitarist Peter Yates performs tonight at the Jan Popper Theater at 8 p.m. alongside performances by local guest musicians.

UCLA professor transforms the guitar in shape-shifting concert

Shape-shifting is not just for wizards and politicians anymore "“ Professor Peter Yates is applying the concept to guitar as he plays multiple shapes of the instrument and produces a variety of sounds this evening. Read more...

Photo: Professor and guitarist Peter Yates performs tonight at the Jan Popper Theater at 8 p.m. alongside performances by local guest musicians.

Professor and guitarist Peter Yates performs tonight at the Jan Popper Theater at 8 p.m. alongside performances by local guest musicians.

ENGINEERING SOCIETY of UCLA
Members of UCLA's Engineering Society are preparing for tonight's "E-Week Idol," a talent competition that showcases the group's non-engineering skills and artistic endeavors. The event is part of Engineering Week.

Engineers showcase talents in competition

There are people, undoubtedly, who believe that engineering and belly-dancing are mutually exclusive. But these are people who have never sat in the audience at the Engineering Society's E-Week Idol, the talent competition that occurs tonight on the first night of Engineering Week. Read more...

Photo: ENGINEERING SOCIETY of UCLA Members of UCLA's Engineering Society are preparing for tonight's "E-Week Idol," a talent competition that showcases the group's non-engineering skills and artistic endeavors. The event is part of Engineering Week.

ENGINEERING SOCIETY of UCLA
Members of UCLA's Engineering Society are preparing for tonight's "E-Week Idol," a talent competition that showcases the group's non-engineering skills and artistic endeavors. The event is part of Engineering Week.

Bruin Harmony performs "I Shall Be Free" at the 2009 Spring Sing. The a cappella group will appear in David Fincher's upcoming film, "The Social Network."

Bruins make film debut

Facebook and a cappella may seem like an odd pairing, but not for the gentlemen of Bruin Harmony. Read more...

Photo: Bruin Harmony performs "I Shall Be Free" at the 2009 Spring Sing. The a cappella group will appear in David Fincher's upcoming film, "The Social Network."

Bruin Harmony performs "I Shall Be Free" at the 2009 Spring Sing. The a cappella group will appear in David Fincher's upcoming film, "The Social Network."

Musician and UCLA alumna Megan Lynch performs in Berkeley in March. She released her first album last fall.

Alumna’s album revamps cartoon tunes

The tune "Hello Ma Baby" was written around the turn of the 20th century, but it was immortalized in 1955 by a frog "“ Michigan J. Frog, actually, the vaudevillian Warner Bros. character, who sang it with a top hat and a cane in a cartoon called "One Froggy Evening." Read more...

Photo: Musician and UCLA alumna Megan Lynch performs in Berkeley in March. She released her first album last fall.

Musician and UCLA alumna Megan Lynch performs in Berkeley in March. She released her first album last fall.


Grammy-nominated R&B artist Trey Songz will open for Jay-Z at Staples Center March 26.

Q&A with Trey Songz

R&B singer Trey Songz is opening, along with Young Jeezy, for Jay-Z's national Blueprint 3 Tour which stops at the Staples Center on March 26. Read more...

Photo: Grammy-nominated R&B artist Trey Songz will open for Jay-Z at Staples Center March 26.

Grammy-nominated R&B artist Trey Songz will open for Jay-Z at Staples Center March 26.


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