Tuesday, September 25

UCLA alumna and former professor Felicia D. Henderson, consulting producer on season five of “Empire,” said she most enjoys the family drama at the center of the show, having grown up with five sisters herself. 
(Courtesy of Matthew Jordan Smith)

Alumna joins Emmy-hopeful ‘Empire’ as consulting producer in Fox development deal

Warning: This post contains plot spoilers of previous seasons of “Empire.” “Empire” earned no Emmy nominations in the main categories. But it is slated as a potential winner in a costume category and recently gained a new consulting producer, as well. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumna and former professor Felicia D. Henderson, consulting producer on season five of “Empire,” said she most enjoys the family drama at the center of the show, having grown up with five sisters herself. (Courtesy of Matthew Jordan Smith)

UCLA alumna and former professor Felicia D. Henderson, consulting producer on season five of “Empire,” said she most enjoys the family drama at the center of the show, having grown up with five sisters herself. 
(Courtesy of Matthew Jordan Smith)

Matcha LA Fest, Los Angeles’ first matcha festival, offered visitors a diverse selection of matcha-based products. While many merchants presented elaborate desserts, others provided visitors with the traditional green tea. Jade Leaf Matcha sampled its organic Japanese matcha tea, which they source from farms in Japan. (Alexandra Del Rosario/Daily Bruin senior staff)

LA hosts its first Matcha Fest, with foods ranging from cookies to creme brulees

The city of Los Angeles has never seen a festival with so matcha green. The Japanese powder produced by grinding green tea leaves was the centerpiece of a vibrantly verdant two-day festival in Miracle Mile. Read more...

Photo: Matcha LA Fest, Los Angeles’ first matcha festival, offered visitors a diverse selection of matcha-based products. While many merchants presented elaborate desserts, others provided visitors with the traditional green tea. Jade Leaf Matcha sampled its organic Japanese matcha tea, which they source from farms in Japan. (Alexandra Del Rosario/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Matcha LA Fest, Los Angeles’ first matcha festival, offered visitors a diverse selection of matcha-based products. While many merchants presented elaborate desserts, others provided visitors with the traditional green tea. Jade Leaf Matcha sampled its organic Japanese matcha tea, which they source from farms in Japan. (Alexandra Del Rosario/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumna Alice Tuan said the playwright group will illustrate varying backgrounds and writing experiences of the all-female group, and showcasing their unfinished pieces will reveal the potential their work contains. 
(Courtesy of Patrick McPheron)

Playwright group to present dynamic, political showcase from female writers

The showcase of East West Players’ inaugural playwrights group includes everything from a musical about classism and sewer rats to a one-woman show about a Japanese-American heroine. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Alice Tuan said the playwright group will illustrate varying backgrounds and writing experiences of the all-female group, and showcasing their unfinished pieces will reveal the potential their work contains. (Courtesy of Patrick McPheron)

Alumna Alice Tuan said the playwright group will illustrate varying backgrounds and writing experiences of the all-female group, and showcasing their unfinished pieces will reveal the potential their work contains. 
(Courtesy of Patrick McPheron)

Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series, alumna Patti Lee said she aimed to encapsulate the vibrancy of the donut shop featured in the CBS sitcom “Superior Donuts.”
(Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Emmy-nominated for unique cinematography for vibrant sitcom

Patti Lee welcomes visitors into the neon-lit world of “Superior Donuts.” The sitcom follows the antics of elderly donut shop owner Arthur Przybyszewski (Judd Hirsch) and his young, optimistic employee Franco (Jermaine Fowler), with visits from a colorful cast of Chicago natives. Read more...

Photo: Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series, alumna Patti Lee said she aimed to encapsulate the vibrancy of the donut shop featured in the CBS sitcom “Superior Donuts.” (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series, alumna Patti Lee said she aimed to encapsulate the vibrancy of the donut shop featured in the CBS sitcom “Superior Donuts.”
(Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

UCLA’s Association of Chinese Americans has offered hip-hop workshops throughout the summer, featuring a variety of choreographers at each session. Co-coordinator Eric Lee said both participants and leaders improve their ability to focus on and expand their dance styles.
(Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Cluster of choreographers bring unique hip-hop styles to dance workshops

Quick, sharp moves are a staple of most hip-hop styles, but ACA Hip Hop choreographer Jay Tran taught a workshop devoted to the opposite. The Association of Chinese Americans’ dance classes, which are held for free in UCLA’s Lot 4 throughout the summer, each feature a different in-house choreographer. Read more...

Photo: UCLA’s Association of Chinese Americans has offered hip-hop workshops throughout the summer, featuring a variety of choreographers at each session. Co-coordinator Eric Lee said both participants and leaders improve their ability to focus on and expand their dance styles. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

UCLA’s Association of Chinese Americans has offered hip-hop workshops throughout the summer, featuring a variety of choreographers at each session. Co-coordinator Eric Lee said both participants and leaders improve their ability to focus on and expand their dance styles.
(Amy Dixon/Photo editor)


Alumna Nikita Gale’s “Proposal: Soft Surround System” is on display until Sept. 2 at the Hammer Museum as part of the “Made in L.A.” series. Gale said she was inspired by rock ’n’ roll music as well as the connections people have with their social and political environments while making art. (Courtesy of Jeff McLane/56 Henry)

Artist considers intersections of rock ’n’ roll and protest in installation

Alumna Nikita Gale used a theory found in The Beach Boys’ music to inspire her current exhibition at the Hammer Museum. The theory involves taking one note and repeating it in a multitude of voices, making it sound more forceful than it would with just a single voice, she said. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Nikita Gale’s “Proposal: Soft Surround System” is on display until Sept. 2 at the Hammer Museum as part of the “Made in L.A.” series. Gale said she was inspired by rock ’n’ roll music as well as the connections people have with their social and political environments while making art. (Courtesy of Jeff McLane/56 Henry)

Alumna Nikita Gale’s “Proposal: Soft Surround System” is on display until Sept. 2 at the Hammer Museum as part of the “Made in L.A.” series. Gale said she was inspired by rock ’n’ roll music as well as the connections people have with their social and political environments while making art. (Courtesy of Jeff McLane/56 Henry)


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