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A musical dream comes back to life

Karena Ozier, Columnist

April 15, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

This weekend, I found myself agreeing to do something that I wouldn’t have imagined that I would have agreed to. I used to play the piano in my free time throughout middle school and high school. I never got to learn more than a few songs because with my schedule becoming increasingly busier, I...

Saturday Night Live percussionist to perform, lecture on African music

Logan Raschke, News Editor

April 8, 2019


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Valerie Naranjo, percussionist for Saturday Night Live, will perform and lecture about African music exploration and women’s studies Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Naranjo will join the West Percussion Trio, which includes percussion professor Jamie Ryan, for a recital and lectur...

Band of 7 siblings to perform alternative-folk music

Logan Raschke, News Editor

April 3, 2019


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The Dvorak Concert Hall will be full of indie-alternative-folk music as The Hunts band performs for the Eastern and Charleston community Thursday night. Dan Crews, interim director of programming, publicity and promotions at the Doudna Fine Arts Center, said The Hunts is a 7-sibling musical group tha...

Celebration honors Asian heritage

Celebration honors Asian heritage

Brysen Carr, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2019


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The celebration of Asian Heritage Month kicked off Monday with Asian music, Asian cuisine and lots of educational conversation at the Doudna Concourse. Members of the Eastern community gathered around tables bearing classic Asian food, such as sushi, spring rolls, crab rangoons, dumplings and coconu...

Music reflects astronomers’ contributions

Music reflects astronomers’ contributions

Melissa Jabek, Contributing Writer

March 27, 2019


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Eastern’s brass quintet blasted the audience away with “Celestial Suite,” a piece featuring five individual movements, in conjunction with Booth Library’s exhibit “On the Shoulders of Giants: The Moon and Beyond.” There were five movements in the piece composed by James Stephenson; ea...

‘Celestial Suite’ to connect sacred music, astronomy

Staff Report

March 26, 2019


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A program is being held to showcase the relationship between astronomy and sacred music in Booth Library. The event will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Booth Library Atrium. Celestial Suite is a musical piece in five movements representing astronomers and physicists, including Copernicus, Galileo,...

Lovelytheband will perform at Eastern’s spring concert

Dara McGee, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2019


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Students and staff alike waited patiently inside the University Ballroom to hear that lovelytheband will be performing at Eastern Illinois University’s annual spring concert at the end of the semester. Eastern’s University Board hosted the Big Reveal, unveiling who will be on stage in the month...

What will music sound like in 10 years?

Megan Keane, Columnist

March 20, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I find myself wondering if I’ll like the music my kids listen to. I’ve recently began wondering about it again in light of the Jonas Brothers reunion. My sister and I forced my parents to go to—not one, but—two Jonas Brothers concerts. I’m sure they weren’t thrilled to listen to their albums...

Instead of hating on people, stay quiet

Jackson Bayer, Columnist

February 26, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I was introduced to Lil Pump’s music a couple of years ago by a friend, and my reaction was the same as many who listen to the rapper’s music for the first time: what is this? Keep in mind, this was before “Gucci Gang” and the Kanye collaboration “I Love It.” At the time, Lil Pump had only...

Is Greta Van Fleet a Led Zeppelin clone?

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

A fairly new musical group called Greta Van Fleet has received some mixed publicity after their recent Saturday Night Live performance. For those who are unaware, Greta Van Fleet is a rock band that has recently hit the music scene with some controversial music. The controversy stems from the band’s simi...

Music holds a special power over people and places

Karena Ozier, Columnist

January 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Nearly everyone has that song that when they listen to it, it can take them away from any place they are at. Everyone’s song choice varies based on the personality of the person who is listening. Music has a powerful way of capturing how someone is feeling by telling a story through song. Music...

Don’t be an entertainment snob

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnistt

January 15, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Winter is finally coming. After months of suspense and waiting, HBO finally confirmed the final season of "Game of Thrones" will be debuting on April 14. Even better, HBO released an ominous trailer which made fans forgive the network for all of the previous aggravating teasers, which only lasted...

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