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Changing the face of a cappella

Lark delivers a dark twist to the genre Lark, an all-female-identifying a cappella ensemble here at CU Denver, consists of Isabelle Amato, Camelia Ceniceros, Cleo Daniels, Janae Hansen, Sage Shriver-Blough, and Abigail Orsborne. Lark began as a concoction brewed by Director Dr. Erin Hackel to

Spotify says no to royalties

Spotify rejects royalty terms Spotify, along with other large companies such as Google and Amazon, has recently come into controversy as the company announced its intention to appeal a songwriter royalty-rate increase. The whole debacle began in January of 2018 when the US Copyright Royalty

Owen Wilson | Wow | Album Review

Wow Records Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Owen Wilson’s musical debut Wow, released on April 1, is a force to be reckoned with in contemporary music. Wilson’s experimental album that features only lyrical melodies and no actual instrumentation proves Wilson’s ability to stand among

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Avril Lavigne clones multiply

Avril Lavigne multiplies with mitosis A large group of about 300 clones of famed early-2000’s singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne have reportedly overtaken the town of Oakdale, Tennessee. Residents are still unclear as to the motives of the clones, and officials are calling the situation “Complicated.”  The situation

Student Spotlight: Bayleen Baluga

Whale student brings diversity to student music scene CU Denver is a place where students never ever let their dreams get harpooned. Bayleen Beluga, sophomore, is no exception. Having transferred from the University of Melville (UM) last migratory season, Beluga experiences a unique set of

Free the G: An investigative report

Kenny G still stuck in Kanye’s twisted fantasy What began as a Valentine’s Day gesture may have become the crime of the century. Kanye West’s Valentine’s Day gift to Kim Kardashian included a room full of bud vases with single roses surrounding legendary jazz musician

A farewell to Andre Previn

Renowned composer dies at 89 On Feb. 28, the legendary musician, composer, and arranger André Previn passed away in his New York apartment. From composing Academy Award winning scores to composing on piano for Ella Fitzgerald, the longevity of Previn’s legacy will surely do justice

Student Spotlight: Nikki Giron

Nikki Giron releases her new EP Nikki Giron consists of multiplicities. As a singer, songwriter, triple instrumentalist, entrepreneur, and a CU Denver music business major her paths within music are seemingly endless and growing. Her debut EP, Heart Behind Bars, came out March 1, a

Lords of Chaos: history or sentiment

Alamo Drafthouse screens black metal biopic Lords of Chaos, a film directed by Jonas Åkerlund, follows the life of Oystein Aarseth (Rory Culkin) throughout the rise of his band Mayhem, the opening of his record store, the creation of his label, and his eventual fall

The real magic behind the Grammys

An inside look with Professor Storm Gloor To many outside of the music industry, winning a Grammy doesn’t hold a great meaning. At a glance, the 61st Grammy Awards seemed to be nothing unusual, but a spectacle of a three-and-a-half-hour  concert can’t convey how individual