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St. Louis Celebrates 20 years of Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation

St. Louis Celebrates 20 years of Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation

Andrew Smith, Contributor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

On Friday, Oct. 5, fans gathered in Chaifetz Arena to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the timeless album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” After compelling performances by opening acts Shabazz Palaces and Patoranking, a nervous energy descended on the crowd. Hillis infamously known to show up late...

Eurydice Review

Eurydice Review

Celia Searles, Contributor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

The Saint Louis University theater department has been working since the beginning of the semester on their first show, Eurydice.  The show opened on Thursday, Oct. 11 and ran through Sunday Oct. 14. The plot followed the story of a young woman dying on her wedding night and descending into the underwo...

A Conversation with Gryffin

A Conversation with Gryffin

Chandana Kamaraj, Associate Arts Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under ACL, Arts, Entertainment

The University News: Is this your first time at ACL? Gryffin: Yeah. It is. UN: How are you feeling? G: It’s awesome. I always kind knew that ACL was a dope festival but until I got here I didn’t realize how big it is and how awesome the vibe is. So, I’m super happy to be here. UN: ...

K-POP BAND GOT7 PRESENTS NEW ALBUM

K-POP BAND GOT7 PRESENTS NEW ALBUM

Lani Frost, Contributor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Arts

2018 has been a busy year for K-pop group GOT7. After a Korean mini album release in March, a Japanese comeback in May and a world tour spanning over the summer, the group has been active for virtually the entire year. In addition,  on Sept. 17, they released their full album “Present: YOU.” Featu...

Hippo Campus’ “Bambi” Breaks Boundaries

Hippo Campus’ “Bambi” Breaks Boundaries

Chandana Kamaraj, Arts Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

Hippo Campus disregards the sound that was created in their first album “Landmark” with which they marked their presence at Loufest two years ago. After one full album and four EPs, the five-piece band regraces their arrival at the beginning of their sophomore album “Bambi.” The first song on ...

SHAKEY GRAVES: The Americana Dream

SHAKEY GRAVES: The Americana Dream

Luke Vest and Graham Vogt, Contributors

October 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews, Featured News

The pre-show music that played on the speakers was reminiscent of distinct regions of the world. One song transported the listener to the jungle, as African drums played exotic beats and panflutes whistled in the air. The next tune experimented in the mystical phrygian mode, evoking desert wind on th...

Taylor Swift Soars, Literally

Taylor Swift Soars, Literally

Madisyn Siebert, Associate Arts Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews, Featured News

How hard is it to sell out the Dome at America’s Center? Well, I can tell you Taylor Swift had no issues filling the stadium with loyal fans of all ages. What's even more impressive is that she was able to do this on a Tuesday night. The Reputation Tour came to St. Louis on Tuesday, and the D...

Lollapalooza 2018 has international flair

Lollapalooza 2018 has international flair

Mary Adcock, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews, Entertainment, Featured News, Multimedia

Four days. 400,000 people. On Aug. 2-5, Chicago’s Grant Park overflowed with sounds and strangers in its 27th year. The festival began in 1991 as a farewell to the Jane’s Addiction vocalist, Perry Farrell, who had a stage named after him at the festival. Although it began as an alternative rock fe...

105.7 The Point Big Summer Show did not disappoint

105.7 The Point Big Summer Show did not disappoint

Madisyn Siebert, Associate Arts Editor

August 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews, Featured News

105.7 The Point Big Summer Show did not disappoint at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater on July 9. The show consisted of the groups Welshly Arms, K. Flay, Walk the Moon and headliner Thirty Seconds to Mars. Fans ranged in all ages from middle-aged adults to young kids - all there to see alternative p...

Imagine Dragons has sold-out show, addresses mental health

Imagine Dragons has sold-out show, addresses mental health

Madisyn Siebert, Associate Arts Editor

August 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

If you did not find yourself at the Imagine Dragons concert on July 11 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, I would say you definitely missed out on one of the best concerts of the summer. The show was sold out and the venue was jammed with fans from the moment the gates opened. Grace Vanderwaal op...

Kesha and Macklemore hit mark on performance, but sub-par on vocals

Madisyn Siebert, Associate Arts Editor

August 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore took to the stage on July 10 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater. Despite the brutal heat, fans filled the pavilion and lawn to be close to the two stars. Fans showed up covered in glitter, rainbows, glitter, funky outfits and did I mention glitter? The glitter was noth...

After Wednesday Concert Preview

Chandana Kamaraj, Arts Editor

August 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

After Wednesday has done so much since they opened for Nick Jonas at SAB’s Vibe Concert, which was already a pinnacle in their set of experiences. After finding their sound while keeping it outside of their comfort zone, After Wednesday came out with three EPs released across the summer. The first, t...

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