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Frank Ocean changes his hue on ‘Blonde’

Frank Ocean changes his hue on ‘Blonde’

| Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Alas, after four years of hiding, singer-songwriter Frank Ocean finally dropped the highly anticipated “Blonde.” The album was released independently by Mr. Ocean roughly 24 hours after his visual project “Endless,” a much more abstract and loose piece of work relative to “Blonde.” Following the incredible success of Ocean’s read more

Billy Joel remains ‘The Entertainer’

Billy Joel remains ‘The Entertainer’

| Monday, August 29, 2016

Though nearing 70, Joel still has the chops and charisma to captivate a crowd — if the very drunk, middle-aged woman in front of me was anything to go by. Joel stuck mostly with his greatest hits, opening with “Angry Young Man,” “My Life” and “The Entertainer.” There were read more

Atlas Genius revives Legends

Atlas Genius revives Legends

| Monday, August 29, 2016

The sauna calling itself Legends Night Club filled to a comfortable capacity to welcome Saturday night’s opening act. The Social Animals, a down-to earth indie alternative band with an Americana edge, fearlessly kicked off the semester’s first Legends show. The Social Animals brought a refreshing mix of popular covers read more

NDSF’s “The Tempest” is truly spectacular

NDSF’s “The Tempest” is truly spectacular

| Thursday, August 25, 2016

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” is a veritable spectacle, and the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Professional Acting Company’s adaptation of the Bard’s final play is spectacular. Directed by Cirque du Soleil director West Hyler, the show is filled with a pageantry on par with Hyler’s pedigree and is designed to delight read more

A New Muslim Superhero

A New Muslim Superhero

| Thursday, August 25, 2016

Two major events in the history of the United States occurred this summer: Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first American woman to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab … and I got my first comic book.  While historians will be debating for generations which of these two events had read more

Book Review: Cursed Child

Book Review: Cursed Child

| Thursday, August 25, 2016

2016 is quickly becoming the return of the “Harry Potter” franchise. November will see the release of the movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” J.K. Rowling just announced the release of three new books, and this summer saw the London premiere of a stage play acting as read more

Sufjan Stevens: Concert Review

Sufjan Stevens: Concert Review

| Thursday, August 25, 2016

The sun was fading and a double rainbow laid hung over the stage. It was as if the weather itself was foretelling the childlike joy and excitement I was about to experience. The venue was the Red Rocks Amphitheatre located just outside of Denver and the artist was Sufjan read more