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Maggie Rogers Reaches Listeners with “Heard It In a Past Life”

Maggie Rogers Reaches Listeners with “Heard It In a Past Life”

Cassie Travers, Contributor

January 23, 2019

From small beginnings in a makeshift recording studio slash broom closet to quickly skyrocketing in popularity with her incredibly unique sound, singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers has established a well-earned spot for herself on the charts. The 24-year-old Maryland native went through a whirlwind of milestones...

A Conversation with Gryffin

A Conversation with Gryffin

Chandana Kamaraj, Associate Arts Editor

October 24, 2018

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: ...

Lollapalooza 2018 has international flair

Lollapalooza 2018 has international flair

Mary Adcock, Staff Writer

August 21, 2018

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...

A Recital in C Minor: Reflections on Peter Miyamoto’s Performance

A Recital in C Minor: Reflections on Peter Miyamoto’s Performance

Rebecca LiVigni, Photo Editor

March 9, 2018

The warm light and quietness invited those into the Friday night piano recital out of the stormy night in St. Louis. The architecture of Saint Xavier College Church as a backdrop to the black grand piano made for an incredible vision. Dr. Peter Miyamoto, a professor of piano at the University of Miss...

Black Girl Magic

Black Girl Magic

Ameena Challenger, Contributor

February 14, 2018

#BlackGirlMagic. Depending on who you follow on Twitter, this phrase may be familiar to you. While it hasn’t been added to Merriam Webster quite yet (but “bootylicious” has, so there is hope), it can be defined as a social media movement dedicated to highlighting the extraordinary talents and g...

Halloween Party for Progress

Halloween Party for Progress

Mary Adcock, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

On Friday, Oct. 27, the St. Louis Worker’s Education Society (WES) hosted a punk-rock revolution-themed Halloween party at their headquarters on South Jefferson Avenue with a book sale and flea market.  People came dressed in costumes from popular culture and politics while lights and loud music cam...

Father John Mystifies Peabody Opera House

Father John Mystifies Peabody Opera House

Tom Bergan, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

Not many artists have a reputation that precedes them in the way that Father John Misty’s does. The countless interviews, sarcastic lyrics and apathetic tendencies of his outwardly-displayed persona build this aura of a “self-loving indie god” long before he ever takes the stage in any given ci...

Piano Man’s Still Got It

Piano Man’s Still Got It

Grant Mayfield, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017

Billy Joel is an old dude but I don’t think he’d be mad at me for saying that. Last Thursday, Sept. 21, the 68-year-old rocked Busch Stadium with hits ranging from his first album, “Cold Spring Harbor,” released 46 years ago, to his most recent pop album, “River of Dreams” from 1993. Fans di...

“The Avengers” makes for good, loud fun

“The Avengers” makes for good, loud fun

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May 8, 2012

‘Tis the season to be jolly. That is, if you are a movie fan.” The Avengers” opens this weekend and is looking to build off “The Hunger Games” in what figures to be a huge summer at the box office. Featuring a cast of stars including Robert Downy, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth and others, the group i...

A summer movies season fit for nerds

A summer movies season fit for nerds

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May 2, 2012

Summer movie season is about kick off, and it is going to be a nerdy one. Once again, sequels andsuperheromovies will rule the multiplex, but the indie circuit looks a little dead this time around. Here’s to hoping for a sleeper hit or two… The Avengers (5/4) Joss Whedon is on a roll. The...

‘Memphis’ brings rhythm and blues to the Fox Theatre

‘Memphis’ brings rhythm and blues to the Fox Theatre

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May 2, 2012

Entering the Fox Theatre on Tuesday with high expectations, I was still absolutely blown away by the new musical, “Memphis.” Based on actual events, “Memphis” tells the story of a white disc jockey in the 1950s, infatuated with all the “wrong” things: rhythm and blues music, and a black nightclub singer. This new musical ...

At Chaifetz, The Black Keys are ‘Howlin’ for You’

At Chaifetz, The Black Keys are ‘Howlin’ for You’

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April 25, 2012

Indie rock duo to appear with Arctic Monkeys for sold-out performance  The Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys will travel to the historically blues-friendly town of St. Louis for a sold-out show at Chaifetz Arena on Friday, April 27 at 8 p.m. The two bands are currently on a tour of the United States tha...

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