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Solange hits home with new album, ‘When I Get Home’

Solange hits home with new album, ‘When I Get Home’

Suzane Jlelati, News Assistant

March 6, 2019

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Reviews

It’s been three years since we’ve heard from Solange Knowles. Last week, she dropped the album we’ve all been waiting for, “When I Get Home.” In this quick album, there’s funk, there’s keybo...

Black musicians deserve proper recognition at the Grammys

Black musicians deserve proper recognition at the Grammys

February 10, 2019

Over the past 60 years, the Grammys have only awarded 10 Black musicians with the coveted Album of the Year trophy. Many Black artists have taken note of this fact and decided not to attend the ceremony this...

Baby it’s banned outside

Baby it’s banned outside

December 12, 2018

It took 74 years for radio listeners to realize the song, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Frank Loesser should have been cut before it ever hit the airwaves. The 1944 Christmas “classic” promotes th...

The ultimate finals playlist

The ultimate finals playlist

Faith Petrie, Arts and Life Editor

December 9, 2018

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Today

Music is an integral part of my life. So much so, I can barely go more than an hour without putting my mangled headphones in my ears — yes, I’m sadly Airpod-less. Music motivates me to get through anythi...

Laptop Ensemble composes musical pieces with digital software

December 1, 2018

The Bob Cole Conservatory Laptop Ensemble performed a series of musical pieces composed with digital software at Daniel Recital Hall Wednesday.  

Wires, cords and laptops create music

Wires, cords and laptops create music

November 30, 2018

Instead of completing homework and assignments on their laptops, the four students of the Laptop Ensemble choose to create music with them. The students self-composed and performed five pieces at the Ge...

Donald Trump has driven away musical rights from his rallies

Donald Trump has driven away musical rights from his rallies

November 26, 2018

It’s no secret that Donald Trump is a hot topic, and not in a good way. In fact, a poll taken by CNN indicates that 45 percent of Americans rate Trump’s job performance as poor, while 20 percent rate his performan...

Metro Boomin’s ‘Not All Heroes Wear Capes’ is the debut we’ve all been waiting for

Metro Boomin’s ‘Not All Heroes Wear Capes’ is the debut we’ve all been waiting for

November 7, 2018

After spending the majority of 2016 and 2017 riding high on the top of the Billboard charts, hip-hop producer Leland Tyler Wayne, known by his stage name Metro Boomin, had a relatively quiet 2018, after ...