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‘Alternative R&B’ falsely labels artists

By Copy Editor

December 5, 2014

Two months ago, British pop star FKA twigs cringed when a reporter from The Guardian asked her how she felt about being compared to other artists labeled as “alternative R&B.” Her response was brutally honest: “F--k alternative R&B!”She went on to explain her frustration with the label: “When I first released music and no one knew what I looked like, I would read comments like ‘I’ve never heard anyth...

World-renowned beatboxer Napoleon Maddox spoke to students about the importance of knowing the historical origins of their chosen craft during a beatboxing workshop he led as part of the Black Vocality II Symposium hosted by Columbia’s Center for Black Music Research.

Napoleon Maddox leads beatbox symposium for creatives

November 24, 2014

The Black Vocality II symposium, hosted by the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia, held Nov. 18–19 at the Music Center, 1014 S. Michigan Ave., featured live performance art and conversation f...

Rebecca Brunner, a sophomore music major, played an acoustic set and later performed with OBY at the AEMMP On the Rise Talent Showcase Nov. 19 at HAUS in the Quincy Wong Center at the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building.

Columbia talent rises to the top of AEMMP

November 24, 2014

Students from across the college came to see six of Columbia’s rising stars perform as part of AEMMP Talent Agency’s annual “On the Rise” Talent Showcase on Nov. 19. The showcase grows out of the Busine...

Veteran-run organization aims to support businesses

By Assistant Metro Editor

November 24, 2014

A new veteran-run organization founded in June and officially launched in November, was created with the intent of helping veterans become entrepreneurs.The Bunker is dedicated to growing veteran-owned digital businesses and is part of the newest technology incubator from 1871, an entrepreneurial hub for digital startups located at 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. “The Bunker is an incubator for veteran-owned,predominately...

‘No Genre’ music seminar brings B.o.B, DJ MoonDawg to campus

Rapper B.o.B advises students on the importance of developing meaningful industry relationships.

By Assistant Campus Editor

November 17, 2014

The Student Programming Board partnered with Atlantic Records to bring a panel of distinguished members of the hip-hop community to campus.Hip-hop artists Bobby Ray Simmons Jr., who performs under the name B...

AEMMP records Day // Night CD release Party | The Columbia Chronice

November 10, 2014

On November 6th Columbia’s Arts & Entertainment Media Management class hosted the Day n’ Night CD release party for their rock artists at Haus in the 623 S. Wabash building.Video By: Christian D....

Maire Hahn sings for an audience and plays the keyboard during AEMMP Records release party.

AEMMP records releases day//night CD compilations

November 10, 2014

AEMMP Records, Columbia’s student-run record label, teamed up with the “Club Management: Practicum” class in the Business & Entrepreneurship Department to host a CD release for the label’s latest compilation, day//night, on Nov. 6 at HAUS in the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Build...

Singer/songwriter Paula Cole discussed industry experiences and offered advice to music students Oct. 27 at the Music Center, 1014 S. Michigan Ave.

Artists in Residence program hosts Grammy winner Paula Cole

November 3, 2014

Grammy winner and seven-time nominee Paula Cole has joined the Music Department’s Artist-in-Residence program, which partners students with noted artists to receive workshop time, instruction and the oppor...

We need to recognize suicide rights

By Editorial Board

October 27, 2014

A 29-year-old California woman diagnosed with terminal brain cancer made national headlines for her decision to end her life by taking a prescribed lethal medication on Nov. 1.After being given six months to live, Brittany Maynard opted to undergo assisted suicide— “die with dignity”—a controversial practice that only three states in the U.S. permit. Maynard was diagnosed with brain cancer on New Year’s Day, and doct...

Aaron Rodgers of Homeroom addresses the collaborative Artists Exchange program to students during interest meeting.

Students crowd Artist Exchange info session at Portfolio Center

October 6, 2014

Homeroom, a Chicago-based nonprofit resource that aids artists in developing, producing and showcasing original art, is partnering with the Portfolio Center to recruit students for the Emerging and Established Artists Exchange. Homeroom created the program with the help of the coll...

“Solace” by Jaq Belcher is featured in the “Papercuts” exhibition that runs September 19th–November 8th.

Traveling exhibition ‘Papercuts’ opens at Columbia

September 22, 2014

“Papercuts,” a traveling paper art exhibition that has been to six cities, including Atlanta and Nashville, is making its last stop at Columbia.The exhibition, organized by artist Reni Gower, open...

For the second consecutive year, Columbia is hosting the Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl on the first day of this years’ Parent’s Weekend, which will take place Sept 19—20. According to Mark Kelly, vice president for Student Success, the college wants to expose parents to all the community has to offer.

Columbia invites parents to WAC crawl

September 15, 2014

This year’s Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl, an annual art and performance festival sponsored by the college, will be bigger than ever . The WAC Crawl will take place Sept. 19—the first day of Pare...

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