Company is finding the humor in the awkward.
Twelve Company members will present 14 sketches in between acts at this year’s Spring Sing. Co-director and fourth-year economics and public affairs student Kieran McCarthy said this year’s sketches focus on the awkwardness that comes with navigating changing COVID-19 regulations, as well as acknowledging that, unlike previous years, UCLA students have not shared the same on-campus experiences.
Leslie Rasmussen’s debut novel was almost a nonfiction book.
After collecting surveys from people in long-term relationships, Rasmussen said she originally intended to write about how couples address conflict while keeping the romance alive.
Sam Jay is many things: Black, queer, hilarious and not afraid to drop an F-bomb.
Airing on Tuesday, Jay’s Netflix stand-up comedy special, “Sam Jay: 3 in the Morning,” offers a seamless blend of personal and political comedy that covers topics ranging from global issues like climate change to intimate details of her sex life.
The category is: cultural authenticity.
HBO Max’s “Legendary,” which premiered its final episode July 2, is a competitive ballroom show where different groups called “houses” go head-to-head in themed categories.
Perry Picasshoe is reimagining “The Birth of Venus” for the modern age.
Second-year visual arts student Juan Hernandez creates art under the pseudonym Perry Picasshoe, a name that acts as an homage to renowned artist Pablo Picasso while playing on the term “art hoe” – someone who feigns an intense interest in art without knowing anything aside from famous works.
Jet Talandis and Xander Ambrose want their listeners to locate their happy places.
At this year’s Spring Sing, Talandis and Ambrose will perform their original composition “The River.” The pop ballad uses lyrics inspired by their life experiences – like experiences with social anxiety or finding hope at the end of a rough day – as they spin a narrative around a trip to the river that helps someone start the day over, Talandis said.
“Wacsmash 2020: Systems and Self” offers a glimpse into students’ lives in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance.
Jordan Goheen, one of the show’s producers, said this year’s Wacsmash will feature a selection of dances along with an art exhibit in the following room – both presenting work entirely done by students.
Up-and-coming artist Dijon said he thought the Kerckhoff Charles E. Young Grand Salon was a strange place for an R&B concert.
The singer – who inquired about the exact purpose of the room – was met by an audience member stating that the UCLA student body was equally unsure.
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