Tag: music

Jazz Ensemble Swings

Group covers Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and more in Jazz Vocal Night BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF From Duke Ellington to Sara Bareilles, the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble played tunes from all eras of jazz at their Mason Jazz Vocal Night…

Content Coma Makes Waves

Band talks latest album, recording process, and how to stay together after a decade BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF With over 10 years of experience making music together, as well as five albums in total, the band Papadosio are well-known…

All About the Bass

At Music in the Lobby, students have no treble playing Mozart, Brahms and more BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY EDITOR On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Mason held its second Music in the Lobby this semester in a partnership between the School of…

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Female Empowerment Shines in Contemporary Music

Ariana Grande becomes an inspiring activist for women through music BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER Since the release of “God is a Woman” by Ariana Grande in July 2018, the song has served as a lyrical and visual representation of women’s…

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Mason Student Luke Pierce Releases Album

Senior Luke Pierce talks about the inspirations behind his new album and his plans for the future BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR Mason is home to many talented musicians, and senior music major Luke Pierce is no exception. You might have…

Hidden Hangouts: Epicure Cafe

Photo by Kim Bartenfelder Epicure Cafe off Lee Highway has music, good decor, and authentic Mediterranean dishes. BY KIM BARTENFELDER   The beginning of a new semester at Mason is a breath of fresh air, but the return to Fairfax…

Album Review: The Weeknd’s My Dear Melancholy

By Wafir Salih, Staff Writer When Abel Tesfaye — also known as The Weeknd — first came onto the music scene in 2011 it was with a series of mixtapes. These tapes were known for their moody atmosphere, drugged out…

Rising-artist Mannywellz makes waves

SOULFRO ARTIST By Basma Humadi, Assistant Lifestyle Editor Mannywellz, a 24-year-old Nigerian-American musician and Maryland native, is making moves in his career. He recently came out with his new EP “Soulfro,” which combines different musical genres, and will perform his…

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards

ICYMI: READ A RUN-DOWN OF THE 2018 GRAMMYS By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer The 60th Annual Grammy Awards took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday night. This year’s broadcast of the awards show was surely…