Saturday, February 24

Graduate student Guillermo Odeja created his song "Soledad" using Spanish guitar strumming inspired by his grandfather. The song layers the strumming at varying tempos, based off of the seven notes from the contest he entered. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student incorporates Spanish romance into self-composed song

Guillermo Ojeda began writing his three-minute romantic guitar solo with just seven notes. Ojeda, a graduate student in social welfare, submitted his song “Soledad” to “7 Notes Experiment,” a global contest that encourages musicians from across the world to compose a song of any genre from a given set of seven notes. Read more...

Photo: Graduate student Guillermo Odeja created his song "Soledad" using Spanish guitar strumming inspired by his grandfather. The song layers the strumming at varying tempos, based off of the seven notes from the contest he entered. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Guillermo Odeja created his song "Soledad" using Spanish guitar strumming inspired by his grandfather. The song layers the strumming at varying tempos, based off of the seven notes from the contest he entered. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Hana Kim, a UCLA alumna, recently won the Center Theatre Group’s $10,000 Richard E. Sherwood Award for her work as a projection and set designer. The award honors emerging artists in the Los Angeles theater community who exhibit exceptional talent and push the boundaries of their field. (Courtesy of Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Alumna wins award for emerging artists by breaking theater convention

Hana Kim’s production designs range from digital forest nymphs to kaleidoscopic collages of hands and piano keys. The 2012 UCLA MFA alumna was awarded the Center Theatre Group’s $10,000 Richard E. Read more...

Photo: Hana Kim, a UCLA alumna, recently won the Center Theatre Group’s $10,000 Richard E. Sherwood Award for her work as a projection and set designer. The award honors emerging artists in the Los Angeles theater community who exhibit exceptional talent and push the boundaries of their field. (Courtesy of Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Hana Kim, a UCLA alumna, recently won the Center Theatre Group’s $10,000 Richard E. Sherwood Award for her work as a projection and set designer. The award honors emerging artists in the Los Angeles theater community who exhibit exceptional talent and push the boundaries of their field. (Courtesy of Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)



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Video: Punk conference at UCLA

UCLA hosted the 2018 punk conference, “Curating Resistance: Punk as an Archival Method,” which focused on the intersection between punk and historical archiving. This two-day event explored how punk culture has brought about systemic interruptions and the impact of marginalized groups on the movement. Read more...

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Movie review: ‘Black Panther’

World-changing technology meets rural grasslands in Marvel’s latest venture. “Black Panther,” the sixth film in Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, follows T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) after he becomes king of Wakanda. Read more...

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When alumna Maddison Bullock couldn't find a film about ice skating on Netflix, she took matters into her own hands and decided to create her own film. "Ice" tells the story of two young figure skaters who have dreams of going to the Olympics. The film will be making its debut Tuesday at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre. (Daniel Miller/Daily Bruin)

Alumna’s film focuses on capturing authenticity, specificity of ice skating

Maddison Bullock wanted to watch a movie about ice skating but couldn’t find any, so she decided to make her own. “Ice,” the upcoming film alumna Bullock co-directed, produced and acted in, will debut Tuesday at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood. Read more...

Photo: When alumna Maddison Bullock couldn't find a film about ice skating on Netflix, she took matters into her own hands and decided to create her own film. "Ice" tells the story of two young figure skaters who have dreams of going to the Olympics. The film will be making its debut Tuesday at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre. (Daniel Miller/Daily Bruin)

When alumna Maddison Bullock couldn't find a film about ice skating on Netflix, she took matters into her own hands and decided to create her own film. "Ice" tells the story of two young figure skaters who have dreams of going to the Olympics. The film will be making its debut Tuesday at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre. (Daniel Miller/Daily Bruin)