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Pop Music: Is it Art?

Travis Anderson, Arts & Community Writer

March 4, 2020

Pop music seems to get a bad rep in popular culture. Pop music’s reputation is even a plot point in the 2018 remake of A Star is Born. In this film, Lady Gaga’s character transitions from making country music to making pop music and is accused of producing less genuine art. Pop music’s bad reputation...

The Genius of Damien Chazelle

Travis Anderson, Art & Community Writer

February 12, 2020

Since 2014, Damien Chazelle has directed three films and became the youngest person to win both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for directing at the age of 32. These three films, Whiplash, La La Land and First Man, have a distinct style and view of the world that firmly places Chazelle in the category...

Silver Warehouse

Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

“Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it,” said Stevie Wonder. Not everyone knows that UND has their own rock stars. Many of you know those men. They are walking near you on the UND campus, they are study...

UND Chamber Orchestra

UND Chamber Orchestra

Maddie Deshler, Arts & Community Writer

October 15, 2019

The lights in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall begin to dim, matching the fall’s evening darkness on October 9. The only light left is shining down on the UND Chamber Orchestra. All dressed in black, the orchestra gives off strong feelings of unity. This unity among the group becomes evident the m...

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