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The 59th Annual Collegiate Jazz Festival

The 59th Annual Collegiate Jazz Festival

| Thursday, February 23, 2017

If you’re looking to get your cultural fix Thursday, head over to the LaFortune ballroom where, starting at 7 p.m., you can see Notre Dame’s New Orleans Brass Band and Jazz Band 2 perform in the Collegiate Jazz Festival preview. Tonight’s show will be the first of many opportunities read more

‘Mouth Moods’ makes a nice critic out of the meanest

‘Mouth Moods’ makes a nice critic out of the meanest

| Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Music critics must be miserable people; just look at the music they like. Concept record about Anne Frank? Certified classic. Concept record about a girl dying in hospice? Absolute masterpiece. Last year’s most critically-acclaimed records were about death, drug-fueled insanity or political upheaval. When Frank Ocean is the happy-go-lucky musician on read more

Sheeran singles foreshadow a bright future

Sheeran singles foreshadow a bright future

| Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ed Sheeran’s albums are predictable. All of them bulge at the seams with love songs, all of them are dotted with his sad attempts at rap and all of them have contained one or two tunes of childhood nostalgia. His highly anticipated album “Divide” is appearing to be just as read more

Maggie Rogers: A natural talent

Maggie Rogers: A natural talent

| Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Imagine if Pharrell Williams gave you the highest praise he could put into words before you even released your major label release. It would be pretty hard to surpass that feeling; it would be even harder to create an album under the pressure of that praise. That is the problem read more

Valentine’s Day Absurdity

Valentine’s Day Absurdity

| Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Valentine’s Day may have passed a week ago, but that’s okay because the hysterical “Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special” is suitable for any (and no) time of year. This hour-long Netflix special is brought to you by the people behind “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and “Pop Star: Never Stop read more

Second City show presents improv with an edge

Second City show presents improv with an edge

| Monday, February 20, 2017

From the moment it took the stage in Washington Hall on Friday night, The Second City’s BlueCo. troupe made it abundantly clear that it was going to be a great night, but also a night that would address some of the biggest controversies in our country right now. The touring group read more

Weekly Watch: ‘Santa Clarita Diet’

Weekly Watch: ‘Santa Clarita Diet’

| Monday, February 20, 2017

Everything about the Netflix original show “Santa Clarita Diet” is nauseating. A nauseatingly flawless suburban landscape is filmed in bright lighting. Hostile yet friendly neighbors in unhappy marriages engage in bickering and affairs. And of course, the fad diets abound — like Sheila Hammond’s (Drew Barrymore) human-flesh-only fare. In an read more