On Friday, April 29th, the Watermelon Music Store in downtown Davis hosted a celebration marking the store’s 20th anniversary and the 117th birthday of the late Jazz musician, Duke Ellington. Our spring reporter, Rebekah Velasco, interviews some of the local jazz vocalists and musicians who performed Ellington classics at the event. (Image: davisdowntown.com)
The Downtown University Gateway District is a community project implemented by the city of Davis, UC Davis, and Yolo County to build a live and work development tailored towards post-graduate students involved with university inclined research. KDVS news reporter, Kelly Brady, interviews the project developer for the Davis project, Tim Ruff. (Image: cityofdavis.org)
Our spring reporter, Danny Nilsen, discusses the emergence of the two snapchat accounts created for UC Davis students, titled “ucdsnaps” and “ucdxsnaps,” as well as the controversies surrounding them. (Image: UCD Snaps Facebook page)
The winter piece covers the on-going efforts made by two big clubs on campus for mental health awareness, the Active Minds Club and the National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI). News reporter, Kelly Brady, interviews the president of NAMI in addition to one of the Public Relations officers for the Active Minds Club. (Image: namiatucdavis.edu)
Our winter reporter, Julianne Roberts, writes about the London double-Decker buses that are utilized by Unitrans, UC Davis’ student-run transportation service. She interviews the student manager for Unitrans and former Unitrans maintenance manager, providing information about the vehicles’ upkeep and purpose in England during the late 1930’s to late 1970’s. (Image: ucdavis.edu)
Our winter reporter, Klara Lee, discusses Hrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief of the New York City art blogazine titled Hyperallergic. Lee attends a single lecture in Vartanian’s art lecture series for the UC Davis department of art and art history. (Image: hyperallergic.com)
The Thursday News Broadcast brings you current international news, a story about Hyperallergic’s editor-in-chief, Hrag Vartanian, and a report on UCD campus life.
The Monday News Broadcast reports on the weekly weather forecast, current international news, UCD Symphony Orchestra violinist, Sean Ang, and Greek philanthropy event, Carving for the Cure.
Our winter reporter, Klara Lee, conducts a personality profile piece on senior student Sean Ang, a skilled violinist who plays for the Davis symphony orchestra. (Image: mondaviarts.org)
by Sean Johnson
The late 1960s was a watershed era for experimentation in popular music, where the emergence of commercially-available electronic equipment coupled with a milieu of social upheaval and gratuitous drug consumption gave rise to psychedelic music: that which aimed at enhancing or replicating hallucinogenic drug use by way of elaborate studio productions, Eastern instrumentation,...