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David Bowie Dies Beautifully: Remembering The Life of a Work of Art

David Bowie Dies Beautifully: Remembering The Life of a Work of Art

Samuel Uribe
February 4, 2016
Filed under A & E, Music, Uncategorized

David Bowie--the ingenious, rule-bending and influential British musician--died Sunday, January 10th after a tough battle with cancer which lasted for more than 18 months. A post on his Facebook confirmed his death; it read, “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family.” His son, D... Read more »

Song of the Day: “WTF (Where They From)” by Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell Williams

Song of the Day: “WTF (Where They From)” by Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell Williams

Abe Weiner
January 25, 2016
Filed under Music, Song of the day

My dad hates hip-hop. And when I say hate, I mean that his version of Dante’s ninth and final circle of Hell is Kanye West being played on repeat. This is why I was absolutely shocked when my dad asked me if I had heard Missy Elliott’s new track, “WTF (Where They From).” I told him I had not ... Read more »

The Final Preliminary FutureStars Show Is Filled With Crisp Vocals and Sophisticated Dances

The Final Preliminary FutureStars Show Is Filled With Crisp Vocals and Sophisticated Dances

Sophia Werthmann and Anurima Kumar
January 18, 2016
Filed under A & E, Front Page, Music, Student Arts

Swaying cell phone lights illuminated Pioneer’s Schreiber Auditorium during the FutureStars Saturday student show on Jan. 16. While up on stage, Julia Hale and Jonathan Lynn captivated the audience with their smooth vocal and saxophone duet of “Make You Feel My Love.” The fourth and final pr... Read more »

Nothing but “Brighter Daze” for Murs and 9th Wonder

Nothing but “Brighter Daze” for Murs and 9th Wonder

Erez Dessel, Music Editor
January 14, 2016
Filed under A & E, Music

While it may have flown under the radar, “Brighter Daze,” brought to us by the dynamic duo of rapper Murs and producer 9th Wonder, is a mixtape that’s worth at least a download and a few plays through your headphones, and at most, a permanent place in your daily wake-up playlist (because I kno... Read more »

The Second Year of Community High School’s A Cappella Club

The Second Year of Community High School’s A Cappella Club

Sophia Rosewarne and Omolara Osofisan
November 16, 2015
Filed under A & E, Music, Student Arts

“It would be really fun to start a group here,” said Fin Seely, a Community High senior, of starting the Community High School Pop A Cappella club. Seely transferred to Community halfway through her junior year. She did choir at Skyline and wasn’t very motivated to stay, but she still wanted a... Read more »

Song of the Day: “Tennessee Whiskey/Drink You Away” by Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton

Song of the Day: “Tennessee Whiskey/Drink You Away” by Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton

Joel Appel-Kraut
November 15, 2015
Filed under A & E, Music, Song of the day

Today’s SOTD is really a POFT (Performance of the Day). But in reality, this is more like the POTY (Performance of the Year), or more accurately, the POAL (Performance of a Lifetime). How did SOTD turn into POAL? Well, I’m so glad you asked. The 2015 Country Music Awards were going as most music awards sh... Read more »

Concert Review: Mac Demarco Brings his Eclectic Jams to the Crofoot Ballroom

Concert Review: Mac Demarco Brings his Eclectic Jams to the Crofoot Ballroom

Hannah Davis, Sports Editor
November 10, 2015
Filed under A & E, Art, Life, Music, Uncategorized

Nov. 8, 2015 — a myriad of 17-year-old hipsters lined the streets of Pontiac, Mich. waiting to get into Mac Demarco’s show at the Crofoot Ballroom. The 25-year-old out of Edmonton, Alberta released his EP, Another One, in early August of this year. The eight-song album introduced more synth-bas... Read more »

Artist Lookout- JR JR

Artist Lookout- JR JR

Taylor Tucker-Gray
November 4, 2015
Filed under A & E, Music

Formerly known as Dale Earnhardt JR JR, Detroit based duo JR JR, comprised of Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott, are at it again with their new self-titled album, “JR JR.” Their music is described by Spotify as a mix of “indie pop, folk and electronic elements into one breezy package.” Their music is ... Read more »

Hiatus Kaiyote Stirs It Up at The Shelter

Hiatus Kaiyote Stirs It Up at The Shelter

Erez Dessel, Audio Editor
November 4, 2015
Filed under A & E, Music

Walking down into the basement of St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, known as The Shelter, a small crowd of twenty-somethings can be seen gathering tightly around the stage. A local neo-soul group, White Bee, had started their set. Their lead vocalist, Shannon Barnes, had a commanding presence on stage and... Read more »

Song of the Day: “Talk is Cheap” by Chet Faker

Song of the Day: “Talk is Cheap” by Chet Faker

Joel Appel-Kraut
November 2, 2015
Filed under A & E, Music, Song of the day, Uncategorized

This Song of the Day is brought to you by yet another artist from Down Under, the third so far this year. I don’t know if it’s the Vegemite or the crocodile hunting, but something has toughened Australia’s inhabitants into a musical force. Nicholas James Murphy started performing under the stage... Read more »