Sunday, April 22


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)

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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)

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Movie review: ‘Rampage’

“Rampage” at least lives up to its title. The science fiction action film displays seemingly endless scenes of gigantic animals destroying buildings, planes and everything else in their paths. Read more...

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Design media arts alumna Kate Parsons will debut her latest exhibition, "The Dark Spring," on April 14 at the Coaxial Arts Foundation in Downtown Los Angeles. The exhibit will feature video art, a virtual reality experience and a floral installation. (Courtesy of Nichole Gawalis)

‘The Dark Spring’ shows alumna’s view on life, death and their connections

Spring often signifies growth and new life, but Kate Parsons sees natural cycles of death and rebirth instead. The design media arts alumna received a grant from the Pasadena Art Alliance in February, which helped fund her latest exhibition, “The Dark Spring,” in which she features video art, a virtual reality experience and a floral installation. Read more...

Photo: Design media arts alumna Kate Parsons will debut her latest exhibition, "The Dark Spring," on April 14 at the Coaxial Arts Foundation in Downtown Los Angeles. The exhibit will feature video art, a virtual reality experience and a floral installation. (Courtesy of Nichole Gawalis)

Design media arts alumna Kate Parsons will debut her latest exhibition, "The Dark Spring," on April 14 at the Coaxial Arts Foundation in Downtown Los Angeles. The exhibit will feature video art, a virtual reality experience and a floral installation. (Courtesy of Nichole Gawalis)