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Bring Kanye West to Notre Dame Stadium 2021

Bring Kanye West to Notre Dame Stadium 2021

| Thursday, October 17, 2019

Last Friday, Notre Dame announced that Billy Joel would be performing in Notre Dame Stadium following in Garth Brooks’ footsteps as the second artist ever to perform in the legendary venue. While Scene offered up a number of Joel-related takes Monday, I’d like to offer a different response to the read more

The Screwtape Letters on stage

The Screwtape Letters on stage

| Wednesday, October 16, 2019

On Sunday afternoon at the Morris Performing Arts Center, the stage-adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s 1941 novel, “The Screwtape Letters,” provided audience members with insight into the inner workings of hell. Starring Brent Harris as the charismatic master devil-temper Screwtape, with Tamala Bakkensen playing his loyal secretary, Toadpipe, the duo read more

Scene Selections: LGBTQ+ Art that moves us

Scene Selections: LGBTQ+ Art that moves us

, , , and | Friday, October 11, 2019

From Shakespeare’s sonnet for “the world’s fresh ornament” to Avery Tucker’s “All Blacked Out” elegy, LGTBQ+ history is written in a lineage of art. It works against a world inclined to reject, projecting modes of thinking, feeling and loving from its marginalized residencies. Ultimately, it queers, or blurs, lines read more

‘Riot grrrl’ punk in retrospect

‘Riot grrrl’ punk in retrospect

| Thursday, October 10, 2019

It all began with Patti Smith. In 1975, Smith released her debut album “Horses,” the spark that ignited the punk explosion. Due to her political insight, simplistic song structures and sophisticated beat poetry, it presented something that resembled the sounds of the past fused with modernity and uniqueness that read more

Straight fire: Rap’s best new releases

Straight fire: Rap’s best new releases

| Wednesday, October 9, 2019

2019 has been a strange year for rap music. Drake and Kendrick Lamar, two of the genre’s most prevalent artists, have yet to release any new music. Kanye West’s recent “Jesus Is King” debacle has garnered plenty of attention but has yet to yield any actual music. So instead read more