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, Happenings, 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, Happenings, 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, Sound, 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 »

ALBUM REVIEW: Marci Beaucoup by Roc Marciano

ALBUM REVIEW: Marci Beaucoup by Roc Marciano

Tyler Schmader
January 26, 2014
Filed under A & E, Music

Long Island rapper Roc Marciano’s style is fairly distinctive. His ability to lyrically create small images that come together to portray life as a criminal gained him critical acclaim on his 2012 album Reloaded. Surprisingly, he successfully journeyed away from most of the work that he... Read more »

Periphery, “Clear”

Periphery, “Clear”

Austin Bruner
January 23, 2014
Filed under Music

It’s a rarity that such a young band can make such a large impact on the music industry in so little time on the scene. Even rarer are bands who can reach out to their audience and establish a following with their entire catalog of music in their first... Read more »

The Best Albums of 2013

The Best Albums of 2013

Ryan Michaels
January 23, 2014
Filed under A & E, Front Page, Music

A preliminary note: As an amateur cultural critic whose assignments and intake are totally self-imposed, everything that I consume is of my choice. This means that I'm both spared quite a bit of what I would not like, as well as albums I would no doubt rave over as much as the... Read more »