(Emily Dembinski/Illustrations director)
“It’s bigger than black and white, it’s a problem with the whole way of life.”
The lyric comes from rapper Lil Baby’s recent single “The Bigger Picture,” a protest anthem and social commentary track speaking against police brutality and racial injustice.
As students are being released from their academic demands, artists are also gearing up to release several new albums set to hit airwaves this season. So while switching out closets with fresh summer clothes, it’s also the perfect time to trade in pop hits from the spring – like Lady Gaga’s “Chromatica” – for some sunny new tracks.
The “Global Jazz: Ongoing Conversations” summer intensive is taking tactile education and musical performance online.
The weeklong program for high school students, which begins Monday, will be taught online by graduates of UCLA’s Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance as well as campus faculty.
Flickering fireflies and tinkling ice cream trucks signal summer’s long-awaited arrival – and with the season comes a collection of rising artists who are bringing the summer heat.
John Legend is living up to his last name in his newest release, “Bigger Love.”
In his seventh studio album, the artist maintains his trademark piano-driven pop and soul instrumentals while evolving lyrically to reflect his growing relationships.
Krista Marina is blending Middle Eastern and R&B musical elements in her upcoming summer releases.
As a musician, songwriter and producer, Krista Apardian, a fourth-year communication student, more commonly goes by her stage name, Krista Marina.
Social distancing couldn’t stop this year’s Spring Sing contestants from taking to a virtual stage.
The annual music, dance and comedy event organized by the Student Alumni Association went live to computer screens around the world Friday night.
Lady Gaga transports all of her little monsters to the land of “Chromatica” in her long-awaited sixth studio album.
Returning to her electro-pop roots, Lady Gaga’s unapologetic lyrics and nostalgic disco beats make “Chromatica” the ultimate summer dance party soundtrack.
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