Saturday, April 20

The Gloaming, a band that blends together traditional Irish fiddling with more contemporary elements such as jazz and dance-oriented music, will perform at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Friday.
(Courtesy of Rich Gilligan)

Folk band showcases traditional Irish music and style with a modern twist

The Gloaming, amid folksy fiddle notes reminiscent of Irish childhood, inserts its own modern take on an age-old art form. The band, consisting of fiddlers Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, guitarist Dennis Cahill and sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, blends together traditional Irish fiddling with more contemporary elements such as jazz and dance-oriented music. Read more...

Photo: The Gloaming, a band that blends together traditional Irish fiddling with more contemporary elements such as jazz and dance-oriented music, will perform at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Friday. (Courtesy of Rich Gilligan)

The Gloaming, a band that blends together traditional Irish fiddling with more contemporary elements such as jazz and dance-oriented music, will perform at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Friday.
(Courtesy of Rich Gilligan)

Sarena Khasawneh, a fourth-year political science student, moderated a Q&A with stand-up comedian Ramy Youssef Tuesday. Youssef's upcoming television show "Ramy" is based on his experiences as an Egyptian Muslim American. (Courtesy of Juan Diaz)

Actor draws from Muslim-American identity in show exploring challenges of dual cultures

Flooded bathrooms at mosques are something Muslim actor, comedian and writer Ramy Youssef is all too familiar with. This is often a byproduct of wudhu, an Islamic ritual where individuals wash themselves before prayer. Read more...

Photo: Sarena Khasawneh, a fourth-year political science student, moderated a Q&A with stand-up comedian Ramy Youssef Tuesday. Youssef's upcoming television show "Ramy" is based on his experiences as an Egyptian Muslim American. (Courtesy of Juan Diaz)

Sarena Khasawneh, a fourth-year political science student, moderated a Q&A with stand-up comedian Ramy Youssef Tuesday. Youssef's upcoming television show "Ramy" is based on his experiences as an Egyptian Muslim American. (Courtesy of Juan Diaz)


Caroline Chou, a first-year film and television student, visited The Egg House on Melrose Avenue. One room has a pink and blue basketball court featuring egg yolks as balls. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Pop-up review: With mishmash of unrelated exhibits, the Egg House isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

The latest pop-up on Melrose Avenue takes the egg out of egg-cellent. The first Egg House opened in New York City in 2018 and from there traveled to Shanghai and will now be in Los Angeles until April 28. Read more...

Photo: Caroline Chou, a first-year film and television student, visited The Egg House on Melrose Avenue. One room has a pink and blue basketball court featuring egg yolks as balls. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Caroline Chou, a first-year film and television student, visited The Egg House on Melrose Avenue. One room has a pink and blue basketball court featuring egg yolks as balls. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Jordan Boatman portrays Zoe in “The Niceties,” which runs at the Geffen Playhouse until May 12. Her character seeks advice from her professor, and the two disagree on her thesis, laying the framework for a much larger conversation about racial demographics and discrimination on both college campuses and society at large.
(Courtesy of T. Charles Erickson)

Academic discussion turns intense in play’s portrayal of contemporary race relations

A traditional office hours discussion will escalate into an impassioned debate on the fundamentals of American society Tuesday. “The Niceties,” a play running through May 12 at the Geffen Playhouse, showcases this debate to illustrate the reverberations of racial injustice. Read more...

Photo: Jordan Boatman portrays Zoe in “The Niceties,” which runs at the Geffen Playhouse until May 12. Her character seeks advice from her professor, and the two disagree on her thesis, laying the framework for a much larger conversation about racial demographics and discrimination on both college campuses and society at large. (Courtesy of T. Charles Erickson)

Jordan Boatman portrays Zoe in “The Niceties,” which runs at the Geffen Playhouse until May 12. Her character seeks advice from her professor, and the two disagree on her thesis, laying the framework for a much larger conversation about racial demographics and discrimination on both college campuses and society at large.
(Courtesy of T. Charles Erickson)

The Taipei Pop Music Center includes structures typical to architectural style in Taiwan, such as bridges and open plaza spaces below them. The plaza can also be converted to act as an outdoor concert venue at night.
(Courtesy of Reiser+Umemoto)

Architects to speak on winning design of Taiwan Pop Music Center, creative process

Reiser+Umemoto, or RUR Architecture DPC, won an architecture design contest by including bridges in their plans for a music center. Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto of RUR Architecture will hold a lecture in Perloff Hall on Wednesday discussing their two current architectural projects in Taiwan and teaching students about the process of creating architectural theory. Read more...

Photo: The Taipei Pop Music Center includes structures typical to architectural style in Taiwan, such as bridges and open plaza spaces below them. The plaza can also be converted to act as an outdoor concert venue at night. (Courtesy of Reiser+Umemoto)

The Taipei Pop Music Center includes structures typical to architectural style in Taiwan, such as bridges and open plaza spaces below them. The plaza can also be converted to act as an outdoor concert venue at night.
(Courtesy of Reiser+Umemoto)

The Jonas Brothers – comprised of Nick, Joe and Kevin – were well known Disney Channel singers before their split in 2013. But six years later, the trio reunited with the release of their single "Sucker." (Creative Commons photo by Christopher Simon, via Wikipedia Commons)

Second Take: Recent wave of nostalgia-based marketing is compelling, but may be unsustainable

America’s burnin’ up with nostalgia. But all fevers have to break. In March, the Jonas Brothers made a move that possibly changed the course of American society by dropping “Sucker” – their first song since the band’s historic split in 2013. Read more...

Photo: The Jonas Brothers – comprised of Nick, Joe and Kevin – were well known Disney Channel singers before their split in 2013. But six years later, the trio reunited with the release of their single "Sucker." (Creative Commons photo by Christopher Simon, via Wikipedia Commons)

The Jonas Brothers – comprised of Nick, Joe and Kevin – were well known Disney Channel singers before their split in 2013. But six years later, the trio reunited with the release of their single "Sucker." (Creative Commons photo by Christopher Simon, via Wikipedia Commons)