Friday, February 21

Sugarcoated: Garlanded with Christmas designs, California Donuts spreads sweet holiday cheer

In an era when dessert is often evaluated by its Instagram potential, Los Angeles shines as one of the world’s premier cities for sweet treats. Join Daily Bruin staffers each week as they visit different dessert joints, going behind the scenes to give you an exclusive look into the creation of trending sugary concoctions. Read more...

Photo: California Donuts, a Koreatown doughnut shop, currently offers a variety of holiday-themed pastries, such as one with a panda in a red hat and one with Santa’s head sculpted on it. At the shop, customers purchase their pastries through an ordering window. (Jordan Stewart/Daily Bruin senior staff)


UCLA marching band hits right note in collaboration with Muse

Laila Sathe heard her trumpet during a Thursday Night Football game on television. Her trumpet features in the song “Pressure (feat. UCLA Bruin Marching Band),” an alternate version of “Pressure” from Muse’s newest album, “Simulation Theory.” The alternative rock band’s new album comes in regular, deluxe and super deluxe editions. Read more...

Photo: Students Laila Sathe (left), Jacob Hambalek (center) and Brendan James (right) performed in a version of Muse’s “Pressure”on the deluxe version of their “Simulation Theory” album. (Photo illustration by Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations director and Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)



Spook City: The Comedy Store not so fearsome despite being haunted by tragedy

Los Angeles is supposed to be the City of Stars, but once those stars fade, where do they go? Do they stay behind, forever attached to their final location, spooking guests who dare to enter their domain? Read more...

Photo: The Comedy Store, now known for hosting professional comedians, has a history of murder and death due to the building’s previous use by a Mafia-involved nightclub. The basement was supposedly used for torture, while other deaths have also occurred around the building. (Courtesy of Mike Dillon)


CAP presents live dance performance carefully captured on film in ‘Kreatur’

Some of the dancers featured in “Kreatur” come from backgrounds like Cirque du Soleil, while others have performed together for the past 20 years. “Kreatur,” a dance production captured on film over the period of four live performances, made its American debut in The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Monday. Read more...

Photo: The Center for the Art of Performance presented “Kreatur” on Monday, a dance performance captured on film. The production features members of the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests, and focuses in on certain characters in between wider shots. (Photo courtesy of Sebastian Bolesch)


Spook City: Based on dispiriting tour, Queen Mary harbors surprisingly few horrors

Los Angeles is supposed to be the City of Stars, but once those stars fade, where do they go? Do they stay behind, forever attached to their final location, spooking guests who dare to enter their domain? Read more...

Photo: The Queen Mary, a former passenger vessel, is considered to be one of the most haunted locations in the country. The ship is now a hotel, and many visitors have reported ghost sightings and unnatural occurrences. (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Alumni explore experiences of Holocaust survivors postwar in ‘A Splintered Soul’

Morality in times of survival is questioned as Holocaust survivors attempt to move on in “A Splintered Soul.” The play, premiering at the International City Theatre on Friday, follows a group of Polish Holocaust survivors as they attempt to cope with their traumatic experiences while assimilating into American culture. Read more...

Photo: Stephen Rockwell (left), alongside alumni Quinn Francis (center) and Brandon Root (right), star in “A Splintered Soul,” a play following a group of Polish Holocaust survivors attempting to overcome their trauma as they assimilate into American culture. (Courtesy of Tracey Roman)



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