• Sing Strong Preview
    10:11 AM

    Sing Strong is a weekend long A Capella music festival where groups from around the world perform. It is scheduled to take place at Niles West on March 11, 12, and 13.  The festival is not only singing, but there are many classes you can take as well. All the classes and performances all take place

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  • Three Reasons to Listen to Hamilton the Musical
    9:11 AM

    Chances are, you’ve probably already heard about this. “Hamilton the Musical” is all the rage as of late, stirring conversation in the humanities department and playing in the cars of the most unlikely fans; but all this time, no one has given you a reason to listen to it. With no further ado, I present

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  • Taylor Swift 1989: Hit and Miss
    8:27 AM

    On October 27th 2014, 1989 was released. No, not the literal year, Taylor Swift’s new album. Taylor has recently made a really big comeback with some of the songs in this album, but a few songs were a hit and miss. Two songs managed to hit number one in the charts, Shake It Off then

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  • What to Expect at Upcoming LIGHTS Concert
    8:34 AM

    I first listened to LIGHTS during my freshman year. A friend of mine was gushing about her music and talking about how wonderful she was. She forced me to listen to a few songs, but I was unimpressed. I mainly listened to post-hardcore and pop punk, and I bashed electronic music whenever I got the

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  • Andrew McMahon’s in the Wilderness Is A Great Listen
    8:51 AM

    Andrew McMahon originally started in Something Corporate several years ago. Following this band was Jack’s Mannequin, a long-lasting project that disbanded last summer while McMahon battled cancer. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness clearly expresses the difference between McMahon’s state of mind during his battle with cancer and during remission. 1. Canyon Moon The first track

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  • A Track by Track Review of Motionless in White’s Latest Release
    8:36 AM

    Motionless in White’s newest album, Reincarnate, is their first album in two years. Reincarnate is a big leap from their previous album, as they experiment with fewer electronic beats. The electronic beats usually affected their albums negatively, as it is hard to pair their screams with an electronic beat. 1. Death March The album’s opening

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  • Behind The Light Has a Few Bright Spots
    7:26 AM

    Two years removed from his Season 11 American Idol crown, Phillip Phillips had high expectations following his certified-platinum debut album. “Behind the Light” was a solid sophomore release for Phillips– here’s a track by track analysis. Searchlight– Phillips set a high standard with the album’s first song, shedding light on a path of high expectations

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