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David Bowie – Blackstar

David Bowie – Blackstar

Andrew Burnes, Editor
January 12, 2016
Filed under A&E, Music, News

Bowie's final words are still as important as ever

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Peter Criss (1978)

Peter Criss (1978)

Andrew Burnes, Editor
January 5, 2016
Filed under A&E, Music, News, Opinion

**** I am both an unapologetic fan of '70s KISS and an avid reader of Rolling Stone magazine. Neither side has ever really seen eye-to-eye with the other. While I mostly agree with the reviews the magazine publishes, there are, obviously, times when I disagree. Their reviews for KISS' material in...

Music department will perform in Austria

Sara Wray, Staff Writer
November 19, 2015
Filed under A&E, News

In May, the department of music will be taking instrumental and vocal students on a 10-day trip to Germany then to Austria to perform in Salzburg and Vienna. “We like to do something big with the department every three or four years,” Randall Hooper, director of vocal activities, said. “The...

Local Rapper Aims to Set the Trend

Devante Durgan, Staff Writer
November 18, 2015
Filed under A&E, Student Life

Chris Harris, aka Trendsetter, has his mind set on the music, and at 22, he has been involved in hip-hop for five years. “The music took my attention as I was a sophomore in high school,” Harris said. He did not waste much time searching for an inspiration to help him with lyrics and beats,...

Student Turned DJ Gains Statewide Popularity

Student Turned DJ Gains Statewide Popularity

Mason Meyers, Staff Writer
November 18, 2015
Filed under A&E, Features

Events need music, whether it be pre-recorded or from a live performer. Texas A&M University-Commerce student Angel Jasso offers his DJ services all around the DFW Metroplex to bring people a good tunes and a good time. In the Spring semester of 2013, his second semester at A&M-Commerce, Jasso...

Los Bros Hernandez Visits TAMUC

November 9, 2015
Filed under A&E, Video

American cartoonists, Los Bros Hernandez, visits Texas A&M University - Commerce to discuss the history and development of their popular 1980s comic "Love and Rockets."

Breaking Bread with the Dead

Breaking Bread with the Dead

Travis Hairgrove, Managing Editor
November 7, 2015
Filed under A&E, Student Life

The colorful skull makeup and other skull-depicting artwork (calaveras) may be the most recognizable and visually striking tradition associated with Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and do much to imbue the Mexican holiday with a sense of mystery, but the Office of Hispanic Enrollment and Retention...

Undercover

Undercover

October 4, 2015
Filed under A&E, News

Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music - Ray Charles *****   It's easy to compare Rock and Roll's '50s legends. Was it Elvis that started the revolution? Or was it Chuck Berry? Was Little Richard more flamboyant than Jerry Lee Lewis? Was Buddy Holly the sleeper that beat all of them?...

Fountain of Dreams

Fountain of Dreams

Andrew Burnes, Editor
October 4, 2015
Filed under A&E, News

Yours Dreamily - The Arcs ****1/2 Holy crap. When The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach pushed his recent side band The Arcs earlier this year on the late night market, we figured it'd be pretty good. But who would've thought the band's debut Yours, Dreamily would come close to stealing the year and rival...

A Limited Legacy

A Limited Legacy

Andrew Burnes, Editor
September 17, 2015
Filed under A&E

**** It's no secret that Jerry Lee Lewis is the weakest of the original Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and of the original lineup of legends created by the Rockin' '50s. This cover-heavy 10-song collection of hits suggests that although Lewis was still an accomplished artist with a mastery of his chosen...

Extraterrestrial Sorcery

Extraterrestrial Sorcery

Andrew Burnes, Editor
September 16, 2015
Filed under A&E

****1/2 If there was any doubt before Wilco that 2015 is the year of Star Wars, it's been all but removed. But regardless of whether J.J. Abrams is able to pull off Episode 7, Wilco has quietly delivered not only one of the greatest albums of of the year, but one of the greatest works in their already...

Words of Love

Words of Love

Andrew Burnes, Editor
September 15, 2015
Filed under A&E

***** When it comes to naming off the legends of early Rock and Roll, Buddy Holly tends to get passed over. Elvis was the King. Little Richard was the prince. James Brown was the innovater. Jerry Lee Lewis was... there. But when it comes down to it, track for track Buddy Holly may actually be stronger...

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