Friday, April 20


(Juliette Le Saint/Illustrations director)

Black Panther: Two Months Later

After decades of pushing for racial diversity, a stellar black superhero took his place among the ones we’re used to seeing on screen – one step closer to a more equitable future for Hollywood. Read more...

Photo: (Juliette Le Saint/Illustrations director)

(Juliette Le Saint/Illustrations director)


Mike Hadreas, performing under his stage name Perfume Genius, lit up The Mayan theater stage Thursday night with his dreamy and eclectic performances of songs like "Otherside" and "Queen." (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Concert review: Perfume Genius at The Mayan

Perfume Genius should have sprayed some of his namesake in the cigarette-scented The Mayan theater on Thursday night. The smell of tobacco and vape products permeated the air of the Downtown Los Angeles nightclub as Mike Hadreas, under his stage name Perfume Genius, serenaded the audience with a set of dulcet and fairytale-esque tunes. Read more...

Photo: Mike Hadreas, performing under his stage name Perfume Genius, lit up The Mayan theater stage Thursday night with his dreamy and eclectic performances of songs like "Otherside" and "Queen." (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Mike Hadreas, performing under his stage name Perfume Genius, lit up The Mayan theater stage Thursday night with his dreamy and eclectic performances of songs like "Otherside" and "Queen." (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)


Ethnomusicology professor I Nyoman Wenten dances as the students of his advanced Music of Bali Ensemble class play their various percussion instruments. Students in the ensemble play cycles of energetic tunes to strong drum beats. (Alex Del Rosario/Daily Bruin)

Global Melodies: Students explore new sounds, find home in Music of Bali Ensemble

A sequence of repeating numbers written on a whiteboard guides percussionists through a swelling, fast-paced musical performance. The song “Siwanata,” complete with hefty drumbeats overlain with reverberating chimes, was just one of the few numbers that the members of the Music of Bali Ensemble rehearsed during their weekly Tuesday class. Read more...

Photo: Ethnomusicology professor I Nyoman Wenten dances as the students of his advanced Music of Bali Ensemble class play their various percussion instruments. Students in the ensemble play cycles of energetic tunes to strong drum beats. (Alex Del Rosario/Daily Bruin)

Ethnomusicology professor I Nyoman Wenten dances as the students of his advanced Music of Bali Ensemble class play their various percussion instruments. Students in the ensemble play cycles of energetic tunes to strong drum beats. (Alex Del Rosario/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Chris Whitaker)

Theater review: ‘Significant Other’

“Significant Other” blasts Céline Dion’s cheesiest hits to highlight uncomfortable truths about romance. Running April 3 through May 6 at the Geffen Playhouse, “Significant Other” depicts the loneliness that follows as the prime of youth is left behind and replaced by the expectations of maturity. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Chris Whitaker)

(Courtesy of Chris Whitaker)