Sunday, May 28


Afro-Cuban orchestra pays tribute to mambo king

Afro-Cuban orchestra pays tribute to mambo king By Gaby Mora Daily Bruin Staff In a tribute to the legendary mambo king, Mario Bauza, the Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra will perform its spicy genre known as Latin Jazz at the Veterans Wadsworth Theater Saturday. Read more...



Born to be bad

Born to be bad Although it inherits its name from the French, film noir has become a quintessentially American genre. From Wilder to Tarantino, the Nuart ‘Pulp Noir’ series delves into the world of murder, mayhem and moral myopia … By Bernie Cook and Lael Loewenstein Special to The Bruin "Born to Kill! Read more...


Tour brings fables to Freud Playhouse

Tour brings fables to Freud Playhouse Children’s Theatre Company presents classic tales with alternative twists By Jeanna Blackman "The moral of the story is …" These words are familiar to young and old alike as the ending to many of Aesop’s Fables. Read more...


Love in time

Love in time of strife This week, Los Angeles’ Ahmanson debuts Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s production of ‘Miss Saigon.’ In the classic vein of ill-fated love stories like ‘Casablanca,’ ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘A Farewell to Arms,’ its stellar quality simply stuns. Read more...


Jamming ‘Jelly’ pushes tapping, non-stop fun to hilt

Jamming ‘Jelly’ pushes tapping, non-stop fun to hilt Wolf’s acclaimed, astounding musical stops in Los Angeles for limited engagement By Jennifer Richmond Daily Bruin Staff The members of The Jungle Inn are patiently waiting for their newest member, Jelly Roll Morton (Maurice Hines) to make his grand entrance in "Jelly’s Last Jam." But what appears to be just another ’20s speakeasy, actually turns out to be a sort of courtroom "somewheres ‘tween heaven ‘n hell." Jelly, a jazz legend in his own mind, is about to be put on trial by other-worldly spirits ­ and the verdict will either get him life in heaven or hell. Read more...