Friday, April 10

Concert review: Vulnerability takes center stage in Quinn XCII’s engaging, humanizing performance

Quinn XCII led fans to “Another Day in Paradise” at The Wiltern. The Saturday show was part of the electric pop musician’s “From Tour with Love” tour, titled after his second album, “From Michigan with Love,” which celebrates individualism and nostalgia. Read more...

Photo: Electric pop star Quinn XCII performed Saturday at The Wiltern for his “From Tour with Love” tour. His show provided a reflective space for audiences to feel vulnerable and recognize that they are not alone in facing mental health issues, along with other hurdles life presents. (Paigue Hua/Daily Bruin)

‘The Art of Survival’ illustrates women’s ability to find their inner strength

This post was updated April 3 at 3:24 p.m. Archery helps a woman change her fate in Gregory Armstrong’s short film. The Theater, Film and Television graduate student said his film, “The Art of Survival,” combines Idaho’s cultural phenomenon of doomsday preppers – complete with their honed survival skills – with female empowerment. Read more...

Photo: Jessica Ruth Bell plays Alice, a doomsday prepper, in “The Art of Survival,” Gregory Armstrong’s short film. As writer and director, Armstrong, a Theater, Film and Television graduate student, said his film combines female empowerment with the phenomenon of preparing for doomsday. For the film, Bell was trained and advised in archery by Angela Lam, UCLA’s former archery club president.(Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Q&A: UCLA alumna dons thinking cap to overcome clothing challenges on TNT show

Designing costumes for TNT’s “I Am the Night” just kept getting weirder and weirder, Rhona Meyers said. From Little Red Riding Hood coats to Masonic cuff links and last-minute Hawaiian print dresses, the UCLA alumna said designing for the miniseries was full of unexpected coincidences that tied reality to the show’s Black Dahlia era. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Clay Enos/TNT)

Poet Susan Wheeler comes to UCLA to read, discuss her experimental works

The fun in following Susan Wheeler’s work is getting lost in it, said Stephen Yenser, the curator of poetry readings at UCLA’s Hammer Museum. Wheeler, author and professor at Princeton University, has one novel and six poetry collections under her belt. Read more...

Photo: Susan Wheeler, an author and Princeton University professor, will have Q&A and poetry reading at UCLA’s Hammer Museum on Thursday. She encourages students to create poetry without necessarily adhering to traditional rules of structure. (Courtesy of Mel Edelman)

One year after Parkland shooting, production places gun reform back on stage

On Feb. 14, 2018, 17 students lost their unalienable right to life. In partnership with NewYorkRep, the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television will host a production of “Church & State” in Macgowan Hall on Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Read more...

Photo: UCLA students will perform in a production of “Church & State” at Macgowan Hall on Tuesday. The show deals with the aftermath of a fictitious school shooting and takes place one year after the Majory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

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