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BSU “Love Jones/ Cafe Jazz”

Lauren Cohen, Staff Writer
February 28
Filed under Music, Student Life

Co-hosted by W.R.I.T.E. Poetry Club (W.R.I.T.E.) and the Black Student Union (BSU), ‘Love Jones Café Jazz’ allowed students to feel like they were at cafe listening to poetry last Wednesday (Feb. 22) night in the Alumni Lounge. The setup was very informal, as both clubs wanted to make the event ...

Katy Perry is “Chained to the Music”

Katy Perry is “Chained to the Music”

Lauren Cohen, Staff Writer
February 17
Filed under Entertainment, Music

With her first single since Rise in 2016 and This is How We Do It in 2014, Katy Perry is back with a new rhythm. Last Monday, February 7, Perry posted her first clue about a possible single. She then posted a video on Tuesday of a billboard which had her name, a photo, and the date “February 10th....

Daft Punk Returns to the Stage

Daft Punk Returns to the Stage

Sarah Costello, Staff Writer
February 17
Filed under Entertainment, Music

We certainly managed to "Get Lucky" at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards this past Sunday with an amazing performance by two certain “robots” who have graced the world of Electronic Dance and French House Music for over 20 years. After two previous Grammy performances, the French duo Daft Punk perfor...

Black History Month: Hip-Hop Playlist

Black History Month: Hip-Hop Playlist

Khaaliq Crowder, Contributing Writer
February 16
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Hip-Hop is more than one of the greatest contemporary genres: it is an art form; it is a culture; it is a lifestyle. Hip-hop was born in the Bronx in the mid-70s with two turntables and a microphone. DJs such as Grandmaster Flash and Kool Herc were spinning at clubs and block parties. Several years later,...

New Artist Spotlight: Jared Evan

New Artist Spotlight: Jared Evan

Meghan Mahar, Entertainment Editor
February 16
Filed under Entertainment, Music

It can take a whole lifetime for someone to find their purpose, but, in rare instances, some people are born with it. Jared Evan, a pop/hip-hop artist, was born with a passion for music, which he has since developed into a thriving career. Evan has experience working in the studio with major artists...

Spotify vs. Politics

Spotify vs. Politics

Meghan Mahar, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 9
Filed under Entertainment, Music

The transferal of power between Barack Obama and president Donald Trump elicited a wide range of reactions from the public. Civilians and businesses alike expressed a mix of disdain and support to the new POTUS via tweets, public statements, and more. Businesses are being criticized for publicly stating...

Spring Broadway Preview

Spring Broadway Preview

Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer
February 9
Filed under Entertainment, Theatre

From February until May each year, the Broadway community gears up for a full calendar of spring openings. In the spring half of this season, Broadway will welcome 13 new plays and musicals, and nine revival works. Of the 22 shows slated to open in the next few months, 11 are musicals. 7 new musi...

Spotify Playlist

Spotify Playlist

Meghan Mahar, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 9
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Rhythm and Blues, the genre more commonly known as R&B is truly an essential part of the black experience. It features influences of pre-existing genres including jazz, disco, funk, and constructed with drum machines, lush piano, and futuristic synthesizers. Though it draws from many influences, the ar...

John Mayer Debuts Wave One of The Search for Everything

John Mayer Debuts Wave One of The Search for Everything

Glenn Rohrbacker, Editor-in-Cheif
February 9
Filed under Entertainment, Music

After taking an almost four-year break, John Mayer has come back with new music in the first weeks of 2017. His seventh studio album, The Search for Everything will be released in parts, with Wave One hitting the market on January 20. This wave has four songs, including “Love on the Weekend,” Mayer...

Behind the Scenes of the Music Industry with Bob Celestin

Behind the Scenes of the Music Industry with Bob Celestin

Lauren Cohen, Staff Writer
February 9
Filed under Entertainment, Music

The Department of Music invited guest speaker Bob Celestin to talk about his experience in the music industry as a part of the master speaker series. Celestin has worked as a manager and music attorney for over 25 years. He told the audience about his career with working with artists including Mary J. ...

Lady GaGa Was Ridiculed Despite a Flawless Performance

Lady GaGa Was Ridiculed Despite a Flawless Performance

Alessia Bicknese, Opinion Editor
February 8
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion & Editorials

On Sunday, we were undeniably blessed with the presence of Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl. Some might even ask why there was a football game at the Lady Gaga concert. After watching her performance, people across the country fell in love with Gaga all over again. Personally, I kind of forgot she existed...

Series of Unfortunate Events is a Must-Watch

Series of Unfortunate Events is a Must-Watch

Samantha Eldredge, Contributing Writer
February 8
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion & Editorials, Television

January 13 marked Netflix’s release date for their television adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s famed children’s series A Series of Unfortunate Events, in which three seriously unlucky orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire, try to escape the clutches of the villainous Count Olaf. If you never...

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