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David Bowie

Naomi Shimunov, Reporter

February 8, 2016

With the death of David Bowie last month, it has come to my attention that although many of us are familiar with David Bowie’s hits, we aren’t aware of the cultural impact he has had on society and the arts. David Bowie was a man of many achievements; he was a professional mime, Broadway actor,...

Tolkien In Music

Tolkien In Music

Naomi Shimunov, Reporter

December 4, 2015

Ever since I can recall, I’ve liked The Lord of the Rings. Actually that statement is a complete understatement; I’ve always loved anything related to Tolkien, even if it deviates remotely from the source material, this includes: Peter Jackson’s motion pictures, the lesser known animated Lord of...

Music Corner- Robert Johnson

Naomi Shimunov, Reporter

October 4, 2015

Robert Johnson gained his musical prowess by selling his soul to the devil… or at least, that’s what people say about him. As a matter of fact, not much information exists about Robert Johnson; there are only two verified pictures of him, and a third picture’s authenticity is still being debated....

Rock and Roll Hall of Shame Part Two

Rock and Roll Hall of Shame Part Two

Naomi Shimunov, Reporter

June 2, 2015

There are some bands and artists whom I personally believe should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Some of these groups have been nominated more than once, but none have been inducted. Which is rather strange since the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted other genres, which have nothing...

Rock and Roll Hall of Shame Part One

Rock and Roll Hall of Shame Part One

Naomi Shimunov, Reporter

April 16, 2015

Lots of groups that I personally believe should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are not. Some are obscure bands and musicians who have never been nominated, and others who have gone past the nomination period. Please note that none of the artists listed here are in any particular order. Yes Yes...

Sly and the Family Stone

February 23, 2015

Sly and the Family Stone were a fantastic blend soul, funk, and psychedelic. They were different from other ‘dance’ music groups in the sense that they placed political themes in their songs. They were also one of the first bands to be both socially integrated and feature male and female members....

Music History

Music History

Naomi Shimunov, Reporter

December 5, 2014

Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Airplane is one of my favorite psychedelic groups and also one of the most known. Like most rock groups of their time, they originated from a folk and blues. In fact, Jefferson Airplane was ahead of other San Francisco groups such as the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger...

Music Corner – The Velvet Underground… & Nico

Music Corner – The Velvet Underground… & Nico

Naomi Shimunov, Reporter

October 2, 2014

The Velvet Underground has got to be one of my favorite bands. I admire the poetry and sound that the group has to offer. The Velvet Underground barley sold any records at all during their brief time together; in fact their first album, “The Velvet Underground and Nico,” only sold a few thousand...

The Evolution of Coldplay

The Evolution of Coldplay

Lisa Martinez, Reporter

June 3, 2014

Coldplay. We've all heard of this band, whether or not we've actually heard their music, we know who they are. If you don't know, here's a little backstory.  They originated from London, England in 1996/1997.  The band consists of Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion. They've...

The Meaning of Music

The Meaning of Music

Lisa Martinez, reporter

April 23, 2014

Music is a way of expression, and it speaks what words cannot. It is an art form, and to many, it is salvation. We've talked about Old School Hip Hop, Rock and Roll, and even the terrible AMAs. But this month we're going metal. The origination of metal dates back to Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, and...

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