Tag: music

Cinema Hearts light local spark

This story was first published in the April 06 issue of Fourth Estate. Jesse Harman, staff writer Any music scene—a mass gathering of like-minded talents—has a propensity for competition. Friendly faces arise, and support often follows; still, new bands often…

Mary Lambert talks music, Macklemore, and LGBTQ

  It has been over two years since singer-songwriter Mary Lambert’s collaboration with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis was released. The song “Same Love” quickly hit double platinum in the United States. With the release, Lambert’s life completely changed from her…

Fresh life in a ghost town

  Jesse Harman, staff writer Fairfax, along with most of Northern Virginia, is a mixing bowl of millions of individuals chasing success and capitalizing on the plethora of opportunities available. This ecosystem bulges with a variety of cultures, and yet…

Photo Gallery: Pentatonix

Last night, the Grammy award winning a cappella group, Pentatonix, performed a sold out concert at the Patriot Center. Photos by Amy Rose

The real Saint Patrick of Ireland

Connor Smith, staff writer Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us once again. For many of us, the holiday is about wearing green and an excuse to drink copious amounts of alcohol. While there may be some truth to these claims,…

Iranian singer bridges gap between Israel and the Middle East

Today Mason Hillel and the Israel Student Association sponsor a performance by the Iranian-born singer Rita Yahan-Fourouz. “Music Without Borders: Rita Yahan-Farouz” will feature the singer as she discusses her life and music, and gives a performance. The 70-minute TED…

It’s easy being green when you’re the GREEN MACHINE

This story was originally published in the Nov. 17 issue of Fourth Estate. Jevette Brown, staff writer Walking into the Patriot Center on a Tuesday night at 7 p.m., one wouldn’t think that they might hear a cacophony of instruments,…

Chinese music scholars visit Mason

  Mason’s School of Music has welcomed two of the top musicians from China as visiting scholars. Zhang Haifeng is a conductor for the People’s Liberation Army Band and Gu Jinqiu is a clarinetist in the band. Over the course…

Shades of Brown Open Mic Night

Open mic and poetry event highlighted student talent and engaged the audience in different cultural perspectives as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month. This annual event took place in the JC Bistro on September 25. It included poetry, spoken word,…