“The Kacey Musgraves’ Christmas Show”

Grammy award-winning singer shines in star-studded special  A jubilant production of all things festive, “The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show” is a must-see this holiday season.  Premiering on Amazon Prime this past Saturday, anyone with an Amazon Prime account can sit down with a hot cup of cocoa, wrapped up in their favorite winter blanket and…

Ten uplifting classical tunes

Since finals are just around the corner, we could all use a mood booster, whether it be in the form of a snack, friend or classical instrumentation. 1. La Rejouissance, Georg Friedrich Handel 2. Water Music, Georg Friedrich Handel 3. Symphony No 79, Franz Joseph Haydn 4. Brandenburg Concerto No 1 & No 5,  Johannes…

H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A

Jay-Z is a gift to the world It’s not hard to believe that a man with one billion dollars in net worth not only changed the rap game, but also married one of this decade’s most exciting and iconic artists, Beyoncé Knowles.  In the words of his hit song Izzo (H.O.V.A), “Ladies and Gentleman, let’s…

Review: “Big Bootie Mix”

Two Friend’s hour-long tracks incorporate quirky sounds in order to stand out in the remix realm People have been sleeping on Two Friends and their various “Big Bootie Mixes”. I mean what isn’t to like? They have “The Office,” “Drake and Josh,” “Zoey 101,” a ton of pop and classic rock songs and so much more. …

Neurodiversity through music

An $80,000 grant helped the VSO provide sensory-friendly productions Art is one way that people of all ages and abilities can connect to one another and can experience the world. For many however, performance events such as those that take place in theaters are not accessible for those with varying disabilities, especially those with Autism…

Review: From Yeezus to Jesus

Kanye West takes a spiritual turn with his musical career It’s here. One year and four months have passed between Kanye West’s “Ye” album and his most recent, “JESUS IS KING,” which was released at noon on Friday, Oct. 25, 12 hours later than West promised. But at this point, that’s the least of listeners’…

Review: Tove Lo’s “Sunshine Kitty”

After a two year hiatus, Tove Lo returns with a roaring, bold album  The “Habits (Stay High)” singer-songwriter, Tove Lo, recently released her fourth studio album titled, “Sunshine Kitty.” The Swedish-born singer garnered media and popular attention in 2014 with her first hit, “Habits (Stay High),” from her first album. Lo has gone on to…

From teen to superstar: The story of Britney Spears

“…Baby One More Time” debuted 21 years ago Aaaahh… the 1990s. The Last Great Decade. Everybody was doing the Macarena, people were allowed to smoke on airplanes and life seemed pretty good. In terms of the music during this particular time period, Grunge had overtaken the earlier part of the ‘90s whereas East Coast/West Coast…

“Paper Mache Dream Balloon” Album

The collection of jazzy-psych pop songs with layered instrumentation results in a fun and quirky album Ok, so, that title may not sound too appealing to the general audience, but that is genuinely the most specific you can get when describing this album. And it is beautiful.  This album has been, for two and a…