Brother Ali Spreads Message of Love, Life and a Liberal Agenda at Ann Arbor Show

Brother Ali Spreads Message of Love, Life and a Liberal Agenda at Ann Arbor Show

Joel Appel-Kraut, Journalist
November 18, 2014
Filed under Music

It had been nearly an hour since the doors opened at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, MI, on Nov. 11, when MaLLy walked on the stage. MaLLy, the host, hypeman and opening act for Brother Ali’s Tuesday night performance on the Home Away from Home tour brought the stage to life with complex rhyme schemes... Read more »

Psychedelic Engine: A rising Community band

Psychedelic Engine: A rising Community band

Sean Kiel-Locey, Staff
November 13, 2014
Filed under A & E, Life, Music, Student Arts, Student Life

Community High School has always promoted self-expression, as you can see from any of the wonderful murals covering the building’s halls. While there are many types of self-expression, Alex Hughes, a sophomore at Community, chose music. Hughes, 16, began loving music at age nine, ever since Hughes... Read more »

The Jazz New York City Trio, Tri-Fi Plays at Community High, Oct. 3

The Jazz New York City Trio, Tri-Fi Plays at Community High, Oct. 3

Taylor Tucker-Gray
October 3, 2014
Filed under A & E, Music

Community Students Amaze Audience with Final Concert at the Ark

Community Students Amaze Audience with Final Concert at the Ark

Erez Dessel
May 20, 2014
Filed under A & E, Music, Student Arts

The winds are whipping down main street, the clouds are an ominous slate-grey, and downtown, the populace are cowering inside of the local retail stores. No, this isn’t the opening scene of a horror movie, it’s simply the day of the CHS end-of-the-year jazz concert at the Ark. Forget... Read more »

Live On Washington Preview and Lineup

Dan Metzler
May 9, 2014
Filed under A & E, Music, Student Arts, Student Life, Uncategorized

The second Live On Washington music festival will begin... Read more »

An Afternoon With Michael Weiss

An Afternoon With Michael Weiss

Erez Dessel
April 8, 2014
Filed under Music, School, Student Life

On a Friday afternoon, the last day of school before spring break, the CHS jazz room was unusually filled with students. School was already out, but the students in Community’s jazz program were staying behind for a master class with jazz pianist Michael Weiss, who is currently the pianist... Read more »

ALBUM REVIEW: Kid Cudi, “Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon”

ALBUM REVIEW: Kid Cudi, “Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon”

Ryan Michaels
March 24, 2014
Filed under A & E, Category Front Page, Music

There are few vocal talents as haunting as a properly utilized Kid Cudi -- one need only look at the ingenious ways his mentor, Kanye West, has contextualized him on songs like "Gorgeous" and "Guilt Trip" as an achingly, throbbingly open wound of remorse and regret. The closer company Cudi keeps with... Read more »

ALBUM REVIEW: Pharrell, “Girl”

ALBUM REVIEW: Pharrell, “Girl”

Ryan Michaels
March 17, 2014
Filed under A & E, Category Front Page, Music

Few men have... Read more »

Community Jazz Bands Play Western Michigan and Ford Honors Gala

Community Jazz Bands Play Western Michigan and Ford Honors Gala

Erez Dessel
March 13, 2014
Filed under A & E, Category Front Page, Music, Student Life

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ComMusicator – Jamall Bufford

ComMusicator – Jamall Bufford

Erez Dessel and Dan Metzler
February 26, 2014
Filed under A & E, Music, Video

Ann Arbor rapper Jamall Bufford delved into the field of rapping 20 years ago. It wasn’t his own material, he wasn’t very good, but he was doing it, and more importantly doing what he loved. “I started out just kind of writing down lyrics from my favorite songs… just so I could say... Read more »