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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

Finding Education in Festival Realm

CAM STUDENTS CONNECT AT SXSW MUSIC FESTIVAL This year, six students from the College of Arts and Media have been selected to attend the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. The festival, now reaching its 29th year, features a vast array of

Pon Pon Displays Art of Mixed Tapes

TAPE NIGHT BRINGS NOVICE ARTISTS TOGETHER When thinking of a really “hole in the wall” place, Pon Pon Bar immediately comes to mind. Listing their opening hours as “4 p.m. to ???,” the quaint bar is located in a strip of revamped warehouses on Walnut