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TikTok and the Music Industry

TikTok and the Music Industry
November 23, 2020

The other day I was scrolling through TikTok when I came across a video of someone pointing out that there was an anime opening at number seven on the United States Viral 50 charts on Spotify. Now, this...

Hawaii: Part II Album Review

Hawaii: Part II Album Review
November 9, 2020

During the beginning of quarantine in March, I had discovered an album through TikTok called “Hawaii: Part II” and listened to it non-stop, so I thought it would be fun to revisit the album...

The Future of the Entertainment Industry

The Future of the Entertainment Industry
October 19, 2020

When COVID-19 first hit the US during the spring of this year, movie theaters across the country were forced to close to avoid spreading the disease, including the one I used to work at. As of right...

Pop Music: Is it Art?

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...

The Grammys

The Grammys
Billie Eilish & Ariana Grande controversy
February 25, 2020

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. There were many winners of these esteemed awards, however, someone who took home the most trophies is Billie Eilish....

KISS concert

KISS concert
February 25, 2020

KISS took the stage 43 years ago in Grand Forks and made their way back this Saturday, at the Alerus center.    “I remember playing at the University of North Dakota in 1977…” Paul Stanley...

Silver Warehouse

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...

UND Chamber Orchestra

UND Chamber Orchestra
Filling the Recital Hall with Talent
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,...

Solfege Idol

Solfege Idol
April 2, 2019

The battle for the golden microphone began again last Tuesday night at the Hughes Fine Arts Center during what might have been the tenth annual Solfege Idol.   “I want to say it’s been going...

Breweries: Not just for beer anymore

Minneapolis musician Joe Kopel (left) and David Allen, from Hatton, N.D., took the stage Friday night at Half Brothers Brewing Company in downtown Grand Forks.
Taking a closer look at Half Brothers’ seven nights of music.
April 8, 2018

It’s 8:30 on a Friday night and Half Brothers Brewing Company is alive with the sound of voices and laughter flirting with one another through the air. It may feel like the second arrival of winter in...

Jamming in the bluegrass

Michael Prewitt, Marcy Gross and Joe Andrus perform as The Flatt Mountain Bluegrass Boys during a concert Friday night at Half Brothers Brewing Company. Trevor Alveshere / Dakota Student
March 5, 2018

Bluegrass music isn’t something one would think to hear in Grand Forks, North Dakota but the Flatt Mountain Bluegrass Boys brought an excellent musical experience to their audience at Half Brothers Brewing...

UND Wind Ensemble

Directed by James Popejoy, the UND Wind Ensemble performs a portion of Gustav Holst's
Bringing music to campus
October 11, 2017

The University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble is an ensemble known for their musicianship. Having been invited to perform for various music education events throughout the state of North Dakota, this group...

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