Tuesday, July 16

(Jennifer Lin/Daily Bruin)
(Jennifer Lin/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus Andrew Ge features as part of the ensemble in East West Players' production of "Mamma Mia!" despite having very little experience with musicals. This version of "Mamma Mia!" is especially meaningful for Ge because, with an all Asian American cast, it was a chance for them to take the spotlight rather than being reduced to secondary and background characters, he said. (Courtesy of Steven Lam)

Alumnus discusses role in Asian cast production of ‘Mamma Mia!’

BY OLIVIA MAZZUCATO Daily Bruin reporter UCLA alumnus Andrew Ge had acted for film and television, but he had never been in a musical when he attended the open call auditions for “Mamma Mia!” However, Ge had a background in live performance while at UCLA – he had been a part of the marching band, Samahang Modern dance crew and the UCLA Chorale and Chamber Singers. Read more...

Alumnus Andrew Ge features as part of the ensemble in East West Players' production of "Mamma Mia!" despite having very little experience with musicals. This version of "Mamma Mia!" is especially meaningful for Ge because, with an all Asian American cast, it was a chance for them to take the spotlight rather than being reduced to secondary and background characters, he said. (Courtesy of Steven Lam)

Loghan Call, an alumnus of UCLA Extension, is the chef and founder of Planted Cuisine, a Michigan-based company through which he wants to emphasize mindfulness about food and regenerative processes. Call said he wants consumers to be aware of the story and nuances behind each dish. (Courtesy of Montana Dennis)
Loghan Call, an alumnus of UCLA Extension, is the chef and founder of Planted Cuisine, a Michigan-based company through which he wants to emphasize mindfulness about food and regenerative processes. Call said he wants consumers to be aware of the story and nuances behind each dish. (Courtesy of Montana Dennis)

Sydney Bowie’s documentary “¡BOZA!” highlights the stories of three sub-Saharan African immigrants and their separate journeys to begin new lives in Spain. The stories' shared optimism in the face of adversity create a unified narrative, Bowie said. (Courtesy of Sydney Bowie)
Sydney Bowie’s documentary “¡BOZA!” highlights the stories of three sub-Saharan African immigrants and their separate journeys to begin new lives in Spain. The stories' shared optimism in the face of adversity create a unified narrative, Bowie said. (Courtesy of Sydney Bowie)

(Courtesy of HBO)
(Courtesy of HBO)

(Courtesy of Patti Perret/Universal Pictures, Participant and DreamWorks)
(Courtesy of Patti Perret/Universal Pictures, Participant and DreamWorks)

Author Francisco Cantú joined UCLA professors and a lawyer for a panel about immigration Wednesday on campus. Cantú's memoir, "The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border," was recently chosen as UCLA's 2018-2019 common book. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)
Author Francisco Cantú joined UCLA professors and a lawyer for a panel about immigration Wednesday on campus. Cantú's memoir, "The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border," was recently chosen as UCLA's 2018-2019 common book. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)


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