The lights dim as student performers tune and run through scales on their instruments. With a final trill from a woodwind instrument, UCLA Philharmonia prepares to perform on the stage of Schoenberg.
Autumn has finally arrived, meaning students can leave their summer clothes behind and finally embrace the so-called chilly autumn days of Los Angeles.
For students beginning internships this fall quarter, however, deciding what to wear can be tough as they try to balance professionalism with a sense of style.
Alumna Jennifer Glockner studied nutrition and completed a dietetic internship after finishing her studies at UCLA. Glockner then discovered her sister, alumna Dorit Warner, was pregnant and that her grandmother had been diagnosed with multiple cancers.
It doesn’t take UCLA students long to realize that campus is filled with hills, stairs and strangely-taxing slight inclines. When 20 to 40 minutes of a student’s day is spent walking to and from campus, the right shoe can make all the difference.
Electronic music duo Common Souls was simply “Ryan and Nick” on its Spring Sing application.
When third-year ethnomusicology student Nick Velez decided to sign up for an audition two hours before the application deadline, he asked fourth-year communication studies student Ryan Yoo to join him in creating a song for the audition in only one week.
Christopher Rountree said the experimental music ensemble, wild Up, took its name from an e.e. cummings poem.
Rountree said the ensemble members made two lists of possibilities when deciding what to name their burgeoning group in 2010.
Passion Pit’s lyrics are always surprising.
“So I’m guarding all my history, no it won’t come up again/ I wanna be alone,” Michael Angelakos sings in “Five Foot Ten (I)” from the synthpop band’s new album, “Kindred.”
These are the kinds of lyrics that make people think.
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Tyler, The Creator doesn’t like to follow the rules.
At least, he says as much in the bridge of “Deathcamp,” the N.E.R.D.-inspired opener to his fourth full-length album, “Cherry Bomb.”
Tyler raps, “I don’t like to follow the rules/ and that’s just who I am/ I hope you understand,” echoing over a tinkling rhythm between bursts of reverberating guitar riffs and shouts.
Every year, new artists emerge, ready to be Los Angeles’ next great musical discovery, making their rounds through small club tours across the city. Inspired by the hippie enclaves of Topanga, the backyard punk scene of East Los Angeles or the coastal grunge of Venice Beach, each act has its own distinct sound.
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