Tuesday, August 21

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Spring Sing 2018: JADED

JADED is an indie R&B band performing at Spring Sing 2018. Band members Jada, Hayden and Maddy speak about their excitement to perform their lead singer’s first original song. Read more...

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The Music of African Americans Ensemble is an ethnomusicology performance class in which students rehearse contemporary gospel music while learning the history of the genre. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Global Melodies: Music of African Americans Ensemble draws inspiration from history of gospel

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s department of ethnomusicology offers a range of different ensembles spanning multiple regions throughout the world, each with a rich musical dynamic and sound. Read more...

Photo: The Music of African Americans Ensemble is an ethnomusicology performance class in which students rehearse contemporary gospel music while learning the history of the genre. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

The Music of African Americans Ensemble is an ethnomusicology performance class in which students rehearse contemporary gospel music while learning the history of the genre. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)


Upcoming opera "The Mother of Us All" depicts feminist figure Susan B. Anthony and her fight for the women's right to vote. Although the show deals with historical events, its commentary on women's struggles is relevant even today, said director Michael Hackett, former chair of the theater department. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Susan B. Anthony opera spotlights suffragette struggle, women’s rights

Michelle Drever said she can’t help but tear up as she sings the words of Susan B. Anthony. Drever, a graduate voice student, is one of three women portraying the suffragette in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s upcoming show, “The Mother of Us All.” The opera, which follows Anthony’s life and legacy as she fought to earn women the right to vote, is a collaboration between Opera UCLA, UCLA Philharmonia and the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and will premiere Friday at the Freud Playhouse. Read more...

Photo: Upcoming opera "The Mother of Us All" depicts feminist figure Susan B. Anthony and her fight for the women's right to vote. Although the show deals with historical events, its commentary on women's struggles is relevant even today, said director Michael Hackett, former chair of the theater department. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Upcoming opera "The Mother of Us All" depicts feminist figure Susan B. Anthony and her fight for the women's right to vote. Although the show deals with historical events, its commentary on women's struggles is relevant even today, said director Michael Hackett, former chair of the theater department. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Julio Flavio, a graduate student in jazz, will perform at "Sphere Project," an interdisciplinary music event, Sunday. Instead of incorporating his typical jazz stylings into the composition, he will focus on Hindustani classical music, he said. (Anna Moreno-Takegami/Daily Bruin)

Jazz students engage with ensembles, merge multiple musical styles

This post was updated May 16 at 4:11 p.m. Students will incorporate elements from Hindustani classical music and heavy metal music in their original compositions Sunday night. Read more...

Photo: Julio Flavio, a graduate student in jazz, will perform at "Sphere Project," an interdisciplinary music event, Sunday. Instead of incorporating his typical jazz stylings into the composition, he will focus on Hindustani classical music, he said. (Anna Moreno-Takegami/Daily Bruin)

Julio Flavio, a graduate student in jazz, will perform at "Sphere Project," an interdisciplinary music event, Sunday. Instead of incorporating his typical jazz stylings into the composition, he will focus on Hindustani classical music, he said. (Anna Moreno-Takegami/Daily Bruin)

Latin American studies alumnus Gustavo Arellano performed Saturday night at Pop-Up Magazine, a live-performance act centered around immersive storytelling. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus explores heritage through multimedia at Pop-Up Magazine’s LA show

Gustavo Arellano knew exactly what he wanted to talk about on the stage of the Ace Hotel’s theater: a belt. For Arellano, a Latin American studies alumnus, the belt holds personal and political significance for his family and society during the Trump administration. Read more...

Photo: Latin American studies alumnus Gustavo Arellano performed Saturday night at Pop-Up Magazine, a live-performance act centered around immersive storytelling. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Latin American studies alumnus Gustavo Arellano performed Saturday night at Pop-Up Magazine, a live-performance act centered around immersive storytelling. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

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Album review: ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’

Arctic Monkeys graduated from leather and skinny jeans to smoking jackets and whiskey glasses. “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” – the Sheffield, England-based band’s sixth album – maintains gritty vocals fans have come to recognize and also introduces simple, yet more sophisticated instrumentals and introspective lyrics. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Domino Recording Company)

(Courtesy of Domino Recording Company)


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