Sunday, December 9

Sweet Honey In The Rock, an a capella ensemble, performed in Royce Hall on Friday, incorporating social issues and commentary into its songs, speaking about the topics in between. (Deirdre Klena/Daily Bruin)

Ensemble ties social, political issues from the past and present into performance

African rhythms, political protest and harmonizing voices all made their mark in Royce Hall on Friday evening. The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA welcomed Sweet Honey In The Rock, a female singing ensemble accompanied by light instrumentation, for the group’s 45th anniversary on Friday at Royce Hall. Read more...

Photo: Sweet Honey In The Rock, an a capella ensemble, performed in Royce Hall on Friday, incorporating social issues and commentary into its songs, speaking about the topics in between. (Deirdre Klena/Daily Bruin)

Sweet Honey In The Rock, an a capella ensemble, performed in Royce Hall on Friday, incorporating social issues and commentary into its songs, speaking about the topics in between. (Deirdre Klena/Daily Bruin)


Alumnus and former visiting professor Rubén Guevara wrote a memoir entitled "Confessions of a Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer," which he will discuss Friday at UCLA's Jan Popper Theater. The book explores his identity as a Chicano rock 'n' roll musician and activist. (Courtesy of Mario A. Hernandez)

Chicano musician to discuss issues of identity and inclusivity in LA at book talk

In 1974, Rubén Guevara found himself climbing the steps of centuries-old Mayan pyramids in Palenque, Mexico. The Los Angeles native did not know then that the trip to connect with his ancestral roots would help him embrace his Chicano identity, which later became a monumental influence on his musical career, he said. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus and former visiting professor Rubén Guevara wrote a memoir entitled "Confessions of a Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer," which he will discuss Friday at UCLA's Jan Popper Theater. The book explores his identity as a Chicano rock 'n' roll musician and activist. (Courtesy of Mario A. Hernandez)

Alumnus and former visiting professor Rubén Guevara wrote a memoir entitled "Confessions of a Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer," which he will discuss Friday at UCLA's Jan Popper Theater. The book explores his identity as a Chicano rock 'n' roll musician and activist. (Courtesy of Mario A. Hernandez)

California Donuts, a Koreatown doughnut shop, currently offers a variety of holiday-themed pastries, such as one with a panda in a red hat and one with Santa's head sculpted on it. At the shop, customers purchase their pastries through an ordering window. (Jordan Stewart/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sugarcoated: Garlanded with Christmas designs, California Donuts spreads sweet holiday cheer

In an era when dessert is often evaluated by its Instagram potential, Los Angeles shines as one of the world’s premier cities for sweet treats. Join Daily Bruin staffers each week as they visit different dessert joints, going behind the scenes to give you an exclusive look into the creation of trending sugary concoctions. Read more...

Photo: California Donuts, a Koreatown doughnut shop, currently offers a variety of holiday-themed pastries, such as one with a panda in a red hat and one with Santa's head sculpted on it. At the shop, customers purchase their pastries through an ordering window. (Jordan Stewart/Daily Bruin senior staff)

California Donuts, a Koreatown doughnut shop, currently offers a variety of holiday-themed pastries, such as one with a panda in a red hat and one with Santa's head sculpted on it. At the shop, customers purchase their pastries through an ordering window. (Jordan Stewart/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Christina Hilliard (left), Max Nusbaum (center) and Hila Oz (right) star in "Singin' in The Rain," HOOLIGAN Theatre Company's stage adaptation of the 1952 film. The play will premiere Friday and features the same plot and music as the film, with certain adaptations to character development and choreography. (Jacqueline Gerdne/Daily Bruin)

HOOLIGAN to bring second storm to UCLA with adaptation of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Yellow raincoats, high-pitched voices and “talkies” will usher in HOOLIGAN Theatre Company’s fall season. The company will perform a stage adaptation of the 1952 film “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Ralph Freud Playhouse starting Friday. Read more...

Photo: Christina Hilliard (left), Max Nusbaum (center) and Hila Oz (right) star in "Singin' in The Rain," HOOLIGAN Theatre Company's stage adaptation of the 1952 film. The play will premiere Friday and features the same plot and music as the film, with certain adaptations to character development and choreography. (Jacqueline Gerdne/Daily Bruin)

Christina Hilliard (left), Max Nusbaum (center) and Hila Oz (right) star in "Singin' in The Rain," HOOLIGAN Theatre Company's stage adaptation of the 1952 film. The play will premiere Friday and features the same plot and music as the film, with certain adaptations to character development and choreography. (Jacqueline Gerdne/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios)

Second Take: Despite originality concerns, Disney’s CGI remakes excite long-time fans

Long live the king – and the era of Disney remakes. On Thanksgiving Day, Disney finally lifted the curtains on the CGI rendition of one of its most iconic animated films, “The Lion King.” The film’s photorealistic teaser recreated the classic scene in which Rafiki the mandrill proudly presents Simba to the animals of the Pride Lands. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios)

(Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios)

"The Devil Wears Prada" screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna was present at an interactive screening of the 2006 film at the 2018 Vulture Festival LA. Ardent fans gathered at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel to listen to Brosh McKenna's live commentary, answer trivia questions and watch Meryl Streep on screen once more. (Ariana Saigh/Daily Bruin)

After Dark: ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ screening panelists offer in-depth look at iconic quotes

Los Angeles’ blend of midnight movies, cult screenings and historic theaters offers late-night scares and childhood nostalgia back in the theater. Join columnist Nina Young as she attends different cult screenings each week to find out why audiences stay out so late after dark. Read more...

Photo: "The Devil Wears Prada" screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna was present at an interactive screening of the 2006 film at the 2018 Vulture Festival LA. Ardent fans gathered at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel to listen to Brosh McKenna's live commentary, answer trivia questions and watch Meryl Streep on screen once more. (Ariana Saigh/Daily Bruin)

"The Devil Wears Prada" screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna was present at an interactive screening of the 2006 film at the 2018 Vulture Festival LA. Ardent fans gathered at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel to listen to Brosh McKenna's live commentary, answer trivia questions and watch Meryl Streep on screen once more. (Ariana Saigh/Daily Bruin)