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Expansive Improvisations With A Hook

CU PROFESSOR STARTS HIGHLY STYLISHED TRIO Jazz and other improvisational forms of music can be an incredibly divisive subject for music listeners. For some, long drawn-out solos and ample instrumental jamming can take them on an intense musical journey that changes with every concert. For

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#YouGoodMan: Rapper Provokes Mental Health Talk

KID CUDI ENTERS REHAB It was in early October that rapper Scott Mescudi, better known as Kid Cudi, publicly announced on Facebook that he made the decision to admit himself to rehab due to mental health problems. He said he has been primarily struggling with

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Margit’s Stylish Takeover

CU Denver student Britt Margit has accelerated her career in the last few years. Fresh off the first major showcase at Goordin Bros in quite a while, the Sentry had the opportunity to catch up with multi-talented CU Denver singer and songwriter about her trajectory,

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Jackson Conducts Classic Country Throwdown

All devoted country fans know who Alan Jackson is, and some young bucks may ask why that is. Alan Jackson debuted back in 1987 and is still continues to tour and draw large crowds at age 57. On Oct. 1, Jackson marshaled a diversified crowd

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Lynxapalooza 2016 Brings PHOX, Avenhart

LIVE MUSIC BROUGHT CU DENVER TOGETHER      Lynxapalooza took place in the newly renovated Tivoli Quad and was free for all CU Denver students and open to the public for a small entrance fee.  CU Denver band Avenhart opened for national headliners PHOX. CU

Twist & Shout Record Store Remains Relevant

RECORDS RESURRECTED FROM THE PAST Records aren’t just for your grandmother’s record player anymore. The current generation leads the explosion of record sales. According to the Recording Industry Association of America “vinyl record sales are up 32 percent, to $416 million, their highest level since

YaSi on Stranded Feelings; Vulnerability

IDENTITY, CONFUSION, AND CULTURE Heartbreak is one of the most confusing and aggravating emotions to cope with. The journeys of many take them to the fringes of vulnerability and comfort. Musicians, for example, showcase their experiences by somberly crafting tracks that stitch together their own

Adidas Track Suits and Hoop Earings

QUEENS OF HIP HOP 7 A RESPECTFUL COMPETITION The theme of the seventh annual Queens of Hip-Hop event was that of a palpable pride in precision. Two-piece silk Adidas track suits were paired methodically with matching caps and hoop earrings, and carefully constructed dance moves

Everyone Has to Start Somewhere

PALO SANTO ON BAND BEGINNINGS AND SHOW REJECTIONS Observing a group of people setting out to create their own music before anyone really knows who they are is a unique experience. It is hard to introduce a band when they haven’t released any music, conjured a

School Dances and Loud Speakers

WILL CARD DISCUSSES BUSINESS OF DJING A wild card is exactly how it sounds: full of unlikelihood, comprised of surprises. Music Business major William Card is exactly that. A hardworking, enthusiastic person with a helpful tone, Card is much more than just a student; he’s