Friday, August 23


Rayana Jay brought a vocal element the 33rd annual JazzReggae festival. The R&B singer sang slow and fast tempo tunes, showcasing her voice in a manner comparable to soul singers like Diana Ross and Mary J. Blige. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

33rd JazzReggae Fest brings community together to celebrate music under the sun

The May gray subsided just in time to shine sun down upon the 33rd Annual JazzReggae Fest over the Memorial Day weekend. The music event, held Monday at the Sunset Recreation Center, featured performances from a motley of seven artists, including two jazz groups from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Read more...

Photo: Rayana Jay brought a vocal element the 33rd annual JazzReggae festival. The R&B singer sang slow and fast tempo tunes, showcasing her voice in a manner comparable to soul singers like Diana Ross and Mary J. Blige. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Rayana Jay brought a vocal element the 33rd annual JazzReggae festival. The R&B singer sang slow and fast tempo tunes, showcasing her voice in a manner comparable to soul singers like Diana Ross and Mary J. Blige. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

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Student orchestra to share music of Studio Ghibli in performance at UCLA

As a little boy, David Dong’s musical passions were “spirited away” by Studio Ghibli. Dong said the soundtracks of films from the well-known Japanese animation studio, such as those found in “Spirited Away” and “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind,” inspired him to study music at the University of California, San Diego. Read more...

Photo: (Bridgette Baron/Daily Bruin)

(Bridgette Baron/Daily Bruin)

Country music star Hunter Hayes released his first single, "Heartbreak," following a three-year break from releasing music. He will perform at The Fonda Theatre on Saturday.
(Courtesy of Brenton Giesey)

Q&A: Hunter Hayes aims to sing different tune among country genre, releases new single

Heartbreak isn’t a bad thing – it gets people closer to where they’re going, Hunter Hayes said. Whether it’s his music career or love life, the country music star said “Heartbreak” is more than just the title of his latest single. Read more...

Photo: Country music star Hunter Hayes released his first single, "Heartbreak," following a three-year break from releasing music. He will perform at The Fonda Theatre on Saturday. (Courtesy of Brenton Giesey)

Country music star Hunter Hayes released his first single, "Heartbreak," following a three-year break from releasing music. He will perform at The Fonda Theatre on Saturday.
(Courtesy of Brenton Giesey)

Jon Boogz and Lil Buck will perform "Love Heals All Wounds" in Royce Hall on Thursday. The duo founded Movement Art Is, a group that uses movement to comment on social issues, such as racial injustice. (Courtesy of Ney Coelho)

Dance duo makes social discourse accessible through movement

Jon Boogz and Lil Buck established Movement Art Is in 2016 with just one mission – to inspire change through dance. The dance group uses movement artistry to voice its concerns about social issues like mass incarceration and racial injustice, Boogz said. Read more...

Photo: Jon Boogz and Lil Buck will perform "Love Heals All Wounds" in Royce Hall on Thursday. The duo founded Movement Art Is, a group that uses movement to comment on social issues, such as racial injustice. (Courtesy of Ney Coelho)

Jon Boogz and Lil Buck will perform "Love Heals All Wounds" in Royce Hall on Thursday. The duo founded Movement Art Is, a group that uses movement to comment on social issues, such as racial injustice. (Courtesy of Ney Coelho)

The all-male a capella group Bruin Harmony won both the UCLA Prytanean Alumnae Award for best a capella and the Northern California Alumni Grand Sweepstakes Award. A panel of 10 celebrity judges voted on nine of the ten awards, electing winners for all but the Bruin Choice Award, which audience members voted for via text. 
(MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

A cappella group Bruin Harmony takes top prize at Spring Sing 2019

This post was updated on May 21 at 8:53 a.m. Bruin Harmony won best a cappella group at last year’s Spring Sing and returned victorious, taking the top prize of the night. Read more...

Photo: The all-male a capella group Bruin Harmony won both the UCLA Prytanean Alumnae Award for best a capella and the Northern California Alumni Grand Sweepstakes Award. A panel of 10 celebrity judges voted on nine of the ten awards, electing winners for all but the Bruin Choice Award, which audience members voted for via text. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

The all-male a capella group Bruin Harmony won both the UCLA Prytanean Alumnae Award for best a capella and the Northern California Alumni Grand Sweepstakes Award. A panel of 10 celebrity judges voted on nine of the ten awards, electing winners for all but the Bruin Choice Award, which audience members voted for via text. 
(MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)



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