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Awards Season Continues with the Grammys

With the beginning of a new year, there also comes the immediate reminiscing of the things that made that year great. Nowhere is that instant nostalgia so prevalent as in music. With such notable events as Childish Gambino’s sudden genre shift, the absurd rise of SoundCloud rappers, and the death…

Nelle Conley, a journey to Kenya

It takes a special person to dedicate a piece of their future to a high school of girls that they have never met, in a country very far from home. It takes someone like Nelle Conley, a senior Music Education major at Augustana, who is ready to embark on a…

T-Swift fights back in fresh, fierce single

On August 24, Taylor Swift released her newest single “Look What You Made Me Do”, that has not only left Swifties but a large portion of mainstream media looking for more. Taylor has not released a new album since 1989 in 2014, and “Look What You Made Me Do,” gave…

Michaelson stuns with album "It Doesn't Have to Make Sense"

Singer songwriter Ingrid Michaelson is back at it again with her stunning new album, “It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense.” Michaelson won over fans in the early 2000s with songs such as “You and I” and “Everybody.” From cheerful ukulele songs to heart wrenching  ballads, Michaelson pretty much does it…

"Moana" misses Disney Magic

Disney’s next animated hit, Moana, has finally hit theaters. This is a movie that’s been hotly anticipated by many, and I was excited to see how the studio would follow up their earlier hit from this year, Zootopia. Unfortunately, while Moana is a perfectly fun adventure film with wonderful animation,…

Christmas at Augustana

According to Dr. Jon Hurty, an Augustana music director, “Christmas at Augustana has been the most well-attended on campus concert at Augustana since its inception about eight years ago.” The opening song of this year’s performance was “Alleluia, Venite Gaudete” which was sung in latin. The song was a combined…

Hayley Kiyoko speaks to fans with new Citrine – EP

Releasing her third extended play (EP), Citrine, on September 30th, singer and actress (known majorly for her roles as Stella Yamada in the Disney Channel original movie Lemonade Mouth and Velma Dinkley in Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins) Hayley Kiyoko has taken her music to a new level.   Having released…