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Gazebo Effect’s self-titled album marks new era for Chicago band

Gazebo Effect’s self-titled album marks new era for Chicago band

June 13, 2019

Each live performance put on by the five-member alt-rock band Gazebo Effect begins with a round of hugs and a tuna sandwich eaten by the superstitious lead singer. With nearly three years of playin...

Stars align for genre-defying Columbia alumni band Jungle Green

Stars align for genre-defying Columbia alumni band Jungle Green

June 5, 2019

Five Columbia alumni and one School of the Art Institute of Chicago alumna became the six-piece band Jungle Green in 2016, and are now reaching new heights with their first full-length album. T...

Cub Sport takes music to a new level with its largest U.S. tour

Cub Sport takes music to a new level with its largest U.S. tour

May 30, 2019

Australian alt-pop group Cub Sport’s latest album shifts the way its music connects to its audience by bringing people closer to the band culturally. Composed of married couple Tim Nelson and ...

Michael Jackson’s legacy 10 years after his death

Michael Jackson’s legacy 10 years after his death

March 22, 2019

Those attending a recent tribute meant to honor Michael Jackson had mixed feelings following the “Leaving Neverland” documentary, which alleged Jackson had sexually abused children. Who’s Bad: Th...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel stands with Planned  Parenthood against proposed Title X gag order

Mayor Rahm Emanuel stands with Planned Parenthood against proposed Title X gag order

September 24, 2018

Doctors may soon become legally obligated to withhold comprehensive information on family planning options from patients if the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to Title X funding go into effec...

Zack Baumgartner overcomes fear through music

Zack Baumgartner overcomes fear through music

September 23, 2018

Zack Baumgartner, solo musician and member of pop-punk band When the Sun Sets, understands hustle. Baumgartner works as a welder full-time, and plays shows late into the weekends. He writes his origin...

Blaqrock blurs genre lines with new album ‘No Love for Blaqkid’

Blaqrock blurs genre lines with new  album ‘No Love for Blaqkid’

By Kaci Watt

September 4, 2018

Filed under Arts & Culture, Audiofile

What started with one student’s vision resulted not only in a band, but in an album. Blaqrock, a Chicago-based rock rap group formed in 2015, consists of current and former Columbia students.  Their ...

Echosmith comes packed with positive vibes

Echosmith comes packed with positive vibes

April 9, 2018

Echosmith is back. The indie-pop pioneers from Chino, California, have hit the road after postponing the tour for their latest EP, Inside a Dream.The sibling trio, formerly a quartet, made a cosmic splash...

Waterparks: Not just slides

Waterparks: Not just slides

November 20, 2017

After listening to Sum 41 on the radio when he was a child, Awsten Knight was drawn to playing music. He met two other musicians, and the three realized they knew each other from a birthday party at a wate...

Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria

Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria

November 9, 2017

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with representatives from the Norwegian American Hospital and the New Life Covenant Church, spoke at a Nov. 1 press conference about local relief needed fo...

Enrollment drops for fall 2017

Enrollment drops for fall 2017

October 6, 2017

With a 10 percent overall student body loss from fall 2016 to fall 2017, Columbia continues to experience enrollment drops for the eighth year in a row. A Census Enrollment Report for fall 2017 released Oct. 5, by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness stated 808 fewer studen...

Forever heartthrob Kris Allen is ‘Letting You In’

Forever heartthrob Kris Allen is ‘Letting You In’

April 10, 2017

Kris Allen is still livin’ like he’s dyin’. The Arkansas singer, known to the world as “American Idol’s” Season 8 winner, is touring and performing his fourth album, Letting You In, released Mar...

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