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Halsey’s new album “Manic” is raw and reflective

Halsey’s new album “Manic” is raw and reflective

Aimee Wiencek, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

On Jan. 17, Ashley Frangipane, better known as Grammy-nominated singer Halsey, released her highly anticipated third studio album, “Manic.” Since her debut studio album “Badlands” was released in 2015, Halsey, 25, has quickly become one of the biggest artists of our generation, producing songs t...

Selena Gomez’s new album “Rare” is vulnerable and empowering

Aimee Wiencek, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

This past Friday, Jan. 10, pop singer Selena Gomez released her third solo studio album, “Rare.” The album released by Gomez, 27, has been highly anticipated by fans since her last album “Revival,” which came out nearly five years ago.  The album mainly reflects on her relationship (and heartbreak) w...

Bieber begs fans to boost new single to Billboard No. 1

Bieber begs fans to boost new single to Billboard No. 1

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

January 17, 2020

Justin Bieber’s campaign to boost his new single “Yummy” to number one on the Billboard Top 100 chart seemed ordinary at first. The musician had not released any solo singles in four years, so it makes perfect sense that the artist would push fans to go stream it on social media, as he likely l...

A brief interview with James Ehnes

A brief interview with James Ehnes

Jackson Rudoff, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

Canadian violinist James Ehnes is considered one of the most gifted violinists of his generation. On Jan. 14, Ehnes performed Beethoven Violin Sonatas numbers 5, 6 and 9 with pianist Andrew Armstrong at the Maltz Performing Arts Center. It was the second portion of a three-part cycle concert cycle through the...

DJ Hydra goes from making Coldplay remixes to releasing a new single, “Want Your Love”

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

January 17, 2020

What do a fourth-year computer science student and a nine-headed water snake have in common? “The name Hydra came from a Greek mythology phase I went through as a kid,” Jeremy Novak, also known as DJ Hydra, said. “And when I started DJing, it stuck.” Novak started producing music his sop...

Bluebiird’s commentary on love is perfect for the new year

Adam Benjamin, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

The advent of the new year seems to almost wear a coat of desires; resolutions are materializing, nagging for healthier lifestyles. Decades are being analyzed, each person recognizing the revolving door that is mortality: transparent, quick, fleeting, and hard to avoid being brutalized by the wretche...

Chris Sabatino on succeeding as an independent musician

Chris Sabatino on succeeding as an independent musician

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

In the reign of the signed pop artist, Chris Sabatino holds his persona as an independent musician close. The Ohio native is one of the many independent artists who aim to make a living off of their music. Recently, the pool of independent musicians has been increasing alongside an influx of simil...

What am I listening to? 12/6/19

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

December 6, 2019

Saving Grace—Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren made his name as one of the first auteurs in rock in the early 1970s. On his third studio album, “Something/Anything?” he produced and wrote every song and played all the instruments on 18 of the 25 songs. On “Something/Anything?” and its follow-up, ...

Markham: What am I listening to?

Markham: What am I listening to?

Chris Markham, Copy Editor

November 22, 2019

“What's Up Danger”—Blackway and Black Caviar from the "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" soundtrack Sony just confirmed a sequel to the animated movie "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" a couple of weeks ago, and I'm already hyped. So, I've been listening to the soundtrack to celebrate, and ...

Sticky to showcase original music at Mahall’s on Saturday, Nov. 23

Sticky to showcase original music at Mahall’s on Saturday, Nov. 23

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

November 22, 2019

Sticky began, like many Case Western Reserve University bands, as something created for the yearly Battle of the Bands contest. Four Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) brothers and one former brother came together two weeks before the event at the Jolly Scholar in January 2018 to try to earn a bid at Springfest...

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