Sunday, February 23

Q&A: Lecturer, flute instructor discusses career, upcoming performance

Aside from his 42-year-long teaching career at UCLA, Sheridon Stokes published two books on flute technique and has recorded studio music for “Mission Impossible,” “Star Trek” and “Family Guy.” Before he performs in the orchestra for the Academy Awards on Feb. Read more...

Photo: UCLA senior lecturer and author Sheridon Stokes, who helped record music for “Mission Impossible” and “Family Guy,” will perform alongside students and professors at the UCLA Woodwind Faculty in “It’s a Woodwind World IX” Thursday in the Jan Popper Theater. (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)

Second Take: Questions surround release of Harper Lee’s second novel

Make way Mary Higgins Clark, there’s a new queen of suspense in town and her name is Harper Lee. While 88-year-old Lee doesn’t write suspense-thriller mysteries, she still managed the plot twist of her career with the announcement of her second book release 55 years after her first, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Before there were TLC television shows like “Here Comes Honey Boo,” “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” and “Welcome to Myrtle Manor” Americans got a glimpse of Southern life in Lee’s beloved 1960 Pulitzer-Prize-winning classic “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Yet, before she published her famed novel, she wrote a sequel to “To Kill a Mocking Bird” titled “Go Set a Watchman” in the 1950s, which remained unpublished until now. Read more...

Photo: Amid concerns of author Harper Lee’s involvement in its publishing, “Go Set a Watchman,” the sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird,” will be released in July. (Harper Collins Publishers)

Second Take: Katy Perry lives up to hype in Super Bowl halftime show

Katy Perry belted out “Roar,” finishing with a full-bodied growl while standing in a flaming mini-dress on top of a 15-foot-tall robotic tiger. Perry’s 15-minute Super Bowl XLIX halftime show included fan-favorites such as “Dark Horse,” “Kissed a Girl” and “Firework“ and featured guests Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliot who sang “Lose Control” and “Work It.” The representation of three musical genres in combination with impressive visual effects set this year’s Super Bowl halftime apart as a full show rather than just a snooze-fest concert. Read more...

Photo: Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliot performed at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. (Gretchen Bachrodt/Consequence of Sound)

Alumni continue creating comedy on ‘Family Guy’ after meeting at UCLA

It was business as usual: someone yelled, “Take off your shirt” through the staff introductions while Styx lead vocalist Lawrence Gowan, a guest at the affair, stood on top of his plastic chair to strike a pose. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus and “Family Guy” showrunner Steve Callaghan (left) and alumnus and “Family Guy” staff writer Patrick Meighan (right) run through a script and discuss ideas for an upcoming episode. The two have been working on-and-off since meeting in 1991 at UCLA. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

Students invent new adult card game, ‘Twisted Kicks’

"Blackout." Describe the word without saying "alcohol," "electricity," "forget," "memory" or "power" and only speak in a squeaky, high voice. Read more...

Photo: Founded by UCLA students Kunal Patel and Akshat Keshan, Twisted Kicks is an adult party game that combines elements of Taboo and Cards Against Humanity to create its framework. (Felicia Ramirez/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Album Review: ‘Four’

Listening to One Direction’s aptly named album “Four” feels like being the star of a playfully romantic music video. The pop band gained popularity when it won third place on the hit British television series “The X-Factor,” where the members met. Read more...

Photo: (Columbia Records)

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