The East Texan

The Holiday Gala ushers in the holiday season

Ayobami Olayiowla, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

The Holiday Gala is an annual holiday celebration that took place December 6 & 7 in the Finney Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert celebration has a multitude of performances put on by the students and all the different departments in the music building. Dr. Hooper, Dr. Clements, and Dr. Yahl are ...

“Roma” predicted to win big at Oscars

Rami Malek stars in his Academy Award-nominated role of Freddie Mercury in

Phil Boulware, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019

Phil Boulware | Staff Reporter This year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will host their 91st Academy Award ceremony in Los Angeles, CA on Feb. 24. There is certainly a great deal of films that stood out last year, but there were only a select few that are chosen. T...

COIN welcomes its fans home

COIN band members perform. Photo Courtesy | Ashton Collins @ashyybrooke

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

Landon Williams | Staff Reporter Every single show that Coin has played in Dallas has been sold out, and their most recent show on Feb. 17 was no exception. In fact, this show has been the largest sold-out Coin performance to date. The crowd was greeted by a robotic voice saying “Welcome home” before...

Takeoff – The Last Rocket: C+

In this new album, the Migos' holds his own|Photo courtesy of Articlebio

Phillip Boulware, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018

The album features listless references to drugs. money, women, and jewelry

Jessie Reyez – Being Human in Public: B, A Vulnerable EP

Jessie Reyez bears her soul in this new E.P.

Philip Boulware, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018

Jessie Reyez's 7 track EP has emotional depth and honesty in its lyrics

A&M-Commerce student releases single on Spotify, iTunes

A&M-Commerce student releases single on Spotify, iTunes

Juan Carlos Ferrer, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

A&M - Commerce student, Landon Williams, recently published his first official single, "Silver Linings."

Lil Wayne reflects on his career in “Tha Carter V”

Juan Carlos Ferrer, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018

Juan Carlos Ferrer | Staff Reporter Four years have passed since “Tha Carter V” was announced. Finally, the long-awaited album was released at the end of September. Lil Wayne was finally able to deliver “Tha Carter V” since he announced it back in 2014. Unfortunately, it was put on hol...

JMSN’s “Velvet” a blast of nostalgia

JMSN brings a mix of vintage and modern in

Juan Carlos Ferrer, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018

Artist JMSN produces a well crafted fifth album with "Velvet"

Album Review: Eminem’s ‘Kamikaze’

Juan Carlos Ferrer, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018

Eminem's 'Kamikaze' is the rapper's latest release. Juan Carlos Ferrer said the album "is not for everyone," and is geared toward the listeners that care about content, meaning and more.

Jet Black Alley Cat jumps into the limelight

Photo Courtesy | Ashton Collins

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2018

Landon Williams | Staff Reporter Jet Black Alley Cat’s show was equally as wild as their wardrobe. Each member waltzed onstage each wearing extremely distinct clothing. From leopard print sweaters to diamond studded suit jackets, this band was dressed to impress. Hailing from Nashville Tennessee,...

Top 5 Veggietales Songs

Photo Credit | Veggietales Twitter

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018

By Landon Williams | Staff Reporter Whether from Sunday School or Saturday morning cartoons, everyone knows what Veggietales is. This show is iconic and part of a lot of people’s childhood. While the episodes are mostly religious in nature, many of the songs are not. They are just humorous, fun, and worth...

Quinn XCII ends the Story of Us tour with a bang

Photo Credit |

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2018

By Landon Williams | Staff Reporter The concert started like most do. Low lights illuminated the room with a couple musicians onstage, but the frontman was nowhere to be seen. After a minute or so of instrumental build up, Quinn XCII ran onto stage and started performing. This Dallas show at Trees w...

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