Austin Gatus would sit on his hospital bed and play the saxophone while he received treatment for leukemia as a form of therapy.
Gatus, a third-year ethnomusicology student with a concentration in jazz studies, fought leukemia from ages 9 to 12.
The photographers of “La Raza” sifted through thousands of memories embedded in the images they had taken 50 years ago.
“La Raza,” a Chicano newspaper turned magazine that ran from 1967 to 1977, documented the Mexican-American community’s strife for equal rights through articles and photographs of its volunteer photographers.
On Friday, contestants for Spring Sing 2017 will take the stage of Pauley Pavilion. The annual event brings together music, rap, dance and comedy performances into one evening.
Laura Savage, Temme Scott and Libby Hsieh crouched around a computer screen, ready to turn in their Spring Sing 2017 application. But as Scott lifted her finger to hit “submit,” the trio stopped and remembered they had forgotten to fill in one detail – their band name.
Rico Lomarda emerged from his apartment’s closet with a guitar in hand, having finished working on his songs for six hours straight.
The musician’s closet doubles as his studio – the place where he finished recording and producing his four-song debut EP “Love or Something.”
Lomarda, a third-year biochemistry student, performs under the stage name Rico Loma and released his EP “Love or Something” in January.
The walls of Melnitz Hall, lined with Hollywood movie posters, foreshadow the potential of students at UCLA. After studying within the entertainment capital of the United States, some Bruin filmmakers go on to contribute to award-winning films.
UCLA faculty, staff and alumni have contributed musical works that are nominated for the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12. Their talents, ranging from playing the saxophone to composing songs to performing in an opera, have been recognized with nominations in five different categories.
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