Saturday, February 24

Inna Faliks, a concert pianist and UCLA professor of piano, will perform the protest composition "The People United Will Never Be Defeated!" at the Jacaranda Concert Series on Saturday.  Frederic Rzewski composed the piece in the 1970s during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in Chile. (Photo by Mackenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin, Photo Illustration by Ludi Zhu)

Q&A: Piano professor shares how Soviet Union background influences her music

Inna Faliks’ Soviet Union household only had three rooms for seven people and no telephone – but it did have music. Growing up, Faliks’ parents encouraged a creative childhood that included reading books and cultivating interest in music. Read more...

Photo: Inna Faliks, a concert pianist and UCLA professor of piano, will perform the protest composition "The People United Will Never Be Defeated!" at the Jacaranda Concert Series on Saturday. Frederic Rzewski composed the piece in the 1970s during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in Chile. (Photo by Mackenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin, Photo Illustration by Ludi Zhu)

Inna Faliks, a concert pianist and UCLA professor of piano, will perform the protest composition "The People United Will Never Be Defeated!" at the Jacaranda Concert Series on Saturday.  Frederic Rzewski composed the piece in the 1970s during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in Chile. (Photo by Mackenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin, Photo Illustration by Ludi Zhu)

Fourth-year Asian American studies student Justine Banal has been dancing hip-hop since she was in eighth grade. Banal, who struggles with depression, said rehearsals can be a therapeutic outlet of expression and that dance serves as a means for her to maintain her mental health, as it provides her relief from the stresses of everyday life. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

Dance allows student to embrace identity, find support from community

The concrete floors and booming music of parking lot dance practices are major sources of stress relief for Justine Banal. The fourth-year Asian American studies student, who has danced competitively since high school, said her rehearsals are a therapeutic outlet for her depression. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year Asian American studies student Justine Banal has been dancing hip-hop since she was in eighth grade. Banal, who struggles with depression, said rehearsals can be a therapeutic outlet of expression and that dance serves as a means for her to maintain her mental health, as it provides her relief from the stresses of everyday life. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year Asian American studies student Justine Banal has been dancing hip-hop since she was in eighth grade. Banal, who struggles with depression, said rehearsals can be a therapeutic outlet of expression and that dance serves as a means for her to maintain her mental health, as it provides her relief from the stresses of everyday life. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)


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Album review: ‘Saturation III’

2017 has been saturated with Brockhampton’s innovative and experimental music. The hip-hop collective debuted two albums earlier this summer, but with the release of “Saturation III” on Friday, the final album in its “Saturation” trilogy, it proved it was not yet done with 2017. Read more...

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Christian Stockwell, a fourth-year philosophy student, is working on a new song titled "chosen," which references football and UCLA's own quarterback Josh Rosen. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Student’s new song showcases upbeat style, fosters football spirit

Bruins will soon have a new song they can sing along to at gameday tailgates. Christian Stockwell, a fourth-year philosophy student who produces music under the pseudonym “cenzo,” is currently working on an R&B, hip-hop song called “chosen” that will be released in late December. Read more...

Photo: Christian Stockwell, a fourth-year philosophy student, is working on a new song titled "chosen," which references football and UCLA's own quarterback Josh Rosen. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Christian Stockwell, a fourth-year philosophy student, is working on a new song titled "chosen," which references football and UCLA's own quarterback Josh Rosen. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Libby Hsieh plays bass in the all-female band Girl Friday. She said the band's songs feature inherently political messages under a more lighthearted pop sound on their latest EP, “Tiny Hats.” (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

All-female band comments on gender politics through songs, music videos

Alumna Libby Hsieh dons a suit and mustache in her band’s latest music video. In the music video for the band Girl Friday’s song “12 Hour Turnaround,” Hsieh, the band’s bassist, depicts a man, while a fellow female band member dresses as a 1950s housewife. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Libby Hsieh plays bass in the all-female band Girl Friday. She said the band's songs feature inherently political messages under a more lighthearted pop sound on their latest EP, “Tiny Hats.” (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Libby Hsieh plays bass in the all-female band Girl Friday. She said the band's songs feature inherently political messages under a more lighthearted pop sound on their latest EP, “Tiny Hats.” (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Leah Phillips, a second-year physics student, and Ryan Roussel, a graduate student in physics, are members of The Swing Dance Club and lead a dance class on the 1920s-style dance. (Photo illustration by Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Dance Break: Beginners take first steps to ’20s Harlem-style dancing at Swing Dance Club

Daily Bruin columnist Christi Carras’ limited dance background consists of bingeing episodes of “So You Think You Can Dance,” grapevining her way through high school show choir and stumbling through rehearsals at a daycare-like dance studio until the age of 8. Read more...

Photo: Leah Phillips, a second-year physics student, and Ryan Roussel, a graduate student in physics, are members of The Swing Dance Club and lead a dance class on the 1920s-style dance. (Photo illustration by Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Leah Phillips, a second-year physics student, and Ryan Roussel, a graduate student in physics, are members of The Swing Dance Club and lead a dance class on the 1920s-style dance. (Photo illustration by Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)


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