Thursday, October 17

Professional cellist Deborah Pae will lead a master class at UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music on Wednesday. Pae began playing the cello at the age of four, and has since played at the Grammy Awards and joined the internationally recognized Formosa Quartet. (Courtesy of Xiaoxi Wu)

Q&A: Cellist Deborah Pae talks upcoming master class at UCLA, career influences

Deborah Pae joined Juilliard’s Pre-College Division at just 7 years old, making her the youngest cellist to be enrolled at the time. Pae has been playing the cello since she was 4 and at 13, she performed at the Grammy Awards in the presence of musicians like Alicia Keys and Ludacris. Read more...

Photo: Professional cellist Deborah Pae will lead a master class at UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music on Wednesday. Pae began playing the cello at the age of four, and has since played at the Grammy Awards and joined the internationally recognized Formosa Quartet. (Courtesy of Xiaoxi Wu)

Professional cellist Deborah Pae will lead a master class at UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music on Wednesday. Pae began playing the cello at the age of four, and has since played at the Grammy Awards and joined the internationally recognized Formosa Quartet. (Courtesy of Xiaoxi Wu)

Harlem-born artist Tschabalala Self represents her city's sociopolitical themes in "Bodega Run," an exhibition on display at UCLA's Hammer Museum until April 28. She aims to portray the everyday life and culture of African-Americans in New York City. (Nidhi Upadhyay/Daily Bruin senior staff)

‘Bodega Run’ reawakens experiences of underprivileged communities in Harlem

Bodegas are being replaced by metropolitan convenience stores. Concerned, Tschabalala Self said she decided to preserve the ethnic identity and heritage of about 12,000 bodegas local to New York in her recent exhibition. Read more...

Photo: Harlem-born artist Tschabalala Self represents her city's sociopolitical themes in "Bodega Run," an exhibition on display at UCLA's Hammer Museum until April 28. She aims to portray the everyday life and culture of African-Americans in New York City. (Nidhi Upadhyay/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Harlem-born artist Tschabalala Self represents her city's sociopolitical themes in "Bodega Run," an exhibition on display at UCLA's Hammer Museum until April 28. She aims to portray the everyday life and culture of African-Americans in New York City. (Nidhi Upadhyay/Daily Bruin senior staff)