Tag: music

Lauren Ashlaie: A Heart That Belongs to Performance

Mason junior looks towards future filled with music BY ALEXANDRIA MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR Being on stage was always in Lauren Ashlaie’s future. The junior vocal performance major’s accolades include winning the Hollywood Song Writing Contest this year, and a Music in…

First Artists-In-Residence Spend The Week At Mason

LADAMA performs in Center for the Arts, schools, masterclasses and more BY CAYLA CADE; STAFF WRITER; PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR LADAMA, the first group of Mason Artists-in-Residence, spent the week on campus visiting and performing at a variety of venues,…

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Downton Abbey Era

A local orchestra performs a concert to go along with new movie BY PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) presented “Music from the Downton Abbey Era” at the Center for the Arts in conjunction with the release…

A$AP Rocky Delivers A Hard-hitting Performance in Seoul

BY ALEXA BITUIN, STAFF WRITER On April 5, American rapper A$AP Rocky performed at the Jamsil Arena in Seoul. The Harlem native had just kicked off his international “Injured Generation” tour to promote his third studio album ​”Testing​.” ​ The album…

Reach for the Sky With Nesmith

Senior Jason Nesmith talks about the inspiration for his music and more BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF When thinking about how to answer a particularly challenging question, Jason Nesmith does not just say, “Uh, uh, uh”—he sings it, sounding like he…

February Kicks Off with a (Silent) Bang

Students celebrate Black/African Heritage Month with a silent party BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR To kick off the beginning of Black/African Heritage Month, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education (ODIME) and LGBTQ Resources hosted the Stay Woke Silent…

ACA-Awesome A Capella

Mason Some Noise and Patriot Pitches sing their way to ICCA’s Izz LaMagdeleine/Fourth Estate When Austin Lazo, senior mechanical engineering major, was a freshman, he was interested in joining a vocal performance group, like choir or a music class. However, when…

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…