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2014 AMA’s Brought the House Down

2014 AMA’s Brought the House Down

Jessica Ventura, Writer/Editor
December 6 • 555 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature, Pop Culture

It was a sizzling hot night in Los Angeles on November 23, and we’re not talking about the climate. The 2014 American Music Awards took place at the Staples Center in downtown LA, which gave fans and audiences plenty of fierce performances and fiery fashions to obsess over. Pitbull, who returned... Read more »

Band Aid 30

Band Aid 30

Caroline McFarland, Writer / Pop Culture Editor
November 24 • 577 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature, Pop Culture

Stars of the music industry came together on Nov. 15 to record a cover of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” in a London studio. The recording, coming 30 years after the first Band Aid, will raise money to fight Ebola. The original song was written in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure. It was a charity... Read more »

Nirvana: The Beginning and End of Grunge

Nirvana: The Beginning and End of Grunge

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Feature Editor
November 18 • 3,785 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature

The 1980s, a time where the teenage angst bands were rising from the core ready to make a name. Sick of the 80s hair bands and ready to rebel, a new kind of music genre emerged. The Seattle sound, with discordant guitar and apathetic vocals. One that came along with oversized t-shirts and ripped clothing.... Read more »

Top 10 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Top 10 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Feature Editor
November 3 • 564 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature

(Listed by year; starting with old to new)     Elvis Presley- Elvis Presley (1956)   ‘I’m Counting on You,’ to listen to this album. The self- titled record is the King of Rock’s debut studio album. When you listen to Presley’s legendary hit, ‘Blue Suede Shoes,’ ... Read more »

Taylor Swift’s Exclusive Listening Session

Taylor Swift’s Exclusive Listening Session

Julia Aleo, Writer
October 14 • 1,065 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature, Pop Culture

When the phone rang on Wednesday, October 1, this was the last thing I was expecting. The person on the other end of the phone claimed to work for taylorswift.com, and wanted to invite me to a secret event on Friday, October 3.  She would not tell me what we were doing, but just explained it would... Read more »

The Concert for Valor

The Concert for Valor

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Feature Editor
October 10 • 632 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature, Current News, Pop Culture

On Oct. 2, HBO and Starbucks announced there will be a Veteran’s Day concert held at the Mall in Washington D.C on Nov. 11. This event is titled “The Concert for Valor,” and it will feature musical acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Eminem, Rihanna, Dave Grohl, Zac Brown Band, Carrie Underwood,... Read more »

Is ‘Rock n Roll’ Dead?

Is ‘Rock n Roll’ Dead?

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Feature Editor
September 17 • 548 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature, Features

‘Imagine’ going back to the 50’s when Elvis Presley was the king of rock, then flash forward a few years to the 70’s when Led Zeppelin invaded the music scene now just go two more decades down the line and visualize Nirvana taking the world by storm. Soft rock, hard rock, punk rock and grunge;... Read more »

Taylor Swift’s Shaking It Off with a New Album

Julia Aleo, Writer
September 15 • 729 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature, Pop Culture

On August 18th, 2014  at 5pm Miss Taylor Swift hosted a Yahoo Live stream party from the top of the empire state building. People from all around the world tuned to hear what she had to tell us about her upcoming album. The first thing Swift revealed to us was her new single, “Shake It Off.” This... Read more »

Taylor Swift tells fan to “Shake it Off”

Taylor Swift tells fan to “Shake it Off”

Stephanie Brogna, Managing Editor
September 10 • 1,034 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature, Pop Culture

Taylor Swift, multi-million dollar singer songwriter, writes a fan a heartwarming instagram post. On September 4, 2014, Swift replied to a bullied fan. Hannah, the lucky girl to have received Swift’s advice, tagged the singer in a post telling Swift her bullying story. Swift answered with an extremely... Read more »

“Monumentour”

“Monumentour”

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Music Editor
January 15 • 1,186 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature, Current News, Pop Culture

Fall Out Boy and Paramore have just announced they are co- headlining a North American summer tour. They will hit the road for what they are calling the, “Monumentour,” in June. Their first stop will be in Hartford, Connecticut, then they will make their way cross country and end in Concord, California.... Read more »

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