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Back And Better Than Ever: The Diary of Alicia Keys 20

Back And Better Than Ever: The Diary of Alicia Keys 20

Monika Jeraj December 1, 2023

The Diary of Alicia Keys 20 is set to be released on December 1, 2023, the 20th anniversary of the release of The Diary of Alicia Keys, Keys’ second studio album which came out on December 2, 2003. This...

2023 Autumn Playlist

2023 Autumn Playlist

Sophia Jiang October 3, 2023

Autumn Leaves by Ed Sheeran we fell in love in october by girl in red October by Alessia Cara September by Earth, Wind, and Fire (alternative: Taylor Swift cover of this song) Run by Taylor...

My *Correct* Ranking of SZA’s SOS

Alexandra Saffman February 27, 2023

In classic Wisconsin fashion, an ice storm hit the roads the day I was supposed to go to a SZA concert in Chicago. I love my friends, and they all have pretty impeccable driving records–only having owned...

Rihanna is Back: and Controversial?

Rihanna is Back: and Controversial?

Monika Jeraj February 27, 2023

It’s safe to say that all of State Farm Stadium was buzzing before Super Bowl LVII’s halftime show. Rihanna. A household name for over a decade. Who wouldn’t be excited? Opening with B**** Better...

Grammys Recap

Grammys Recap

Ben Arnoldussen February 26, 2023

Yes, it’s that time of the year, when we find out what artists are still the biggest of the decade, up-and-coming, or one-hit wonders.    Most shocking: Harry Styles wins Album of the Year When...

Swifty Rates Taylor Swift’s Midnights Album (+3 AM Tracks)

Swifty Rates Taylor Swift’s Midnights Album (+3 AM Tracks)

Sophia Jiang November 13, 2022

I've been a Taylor Swift fan for years and enjoy listening to all of the songs from her many albums, so you can imagine my excitement when her 10th album, Midnights, dropped. Here are my rankings of...

Beneath Taylor Swift’s Anti-Hero’s Lyrics is a Deeper Message About Mental Health

Beneath Taylor Swift’s Anti-Hero’s Lyrics is a Deeper Message About Mental Health

Sophia Jiang October 28, 2022

On October 21 at 7 A.M. CT, Taylor Swift dropped her first music video for the Midnights Album: Anti-Hero. Unlike the other songs on the album that revolve around revenge and romance, Anti-Hero represents...

Non-Swifty Rates Taylor Swift’s Midnights Songs

Non-Swifty Rates Taylor Swift’s Midnights Songs

Sophia Jiang October 27, 2022

We all know that devout Swifties are falling head over heels for Taylor Swift’s Midnights album. But what are the first impressions of a non-Swiftie? My friend, a non-Swiftie who doesn’t regularly...

Best Quotes from Taylor Swifts Midnights Album

Best Quotes from Taylor Swift’s Midnights Album

Sophia Jiang October 27, 2022

All her fans met her at midnight. With 3 songs trending on Youtube, 357 million on-demand official streams, and earning 1.3 millions US dollars in just 4 days, Taylor Swift's Midnights has taken the world...

Don’t Miss Violinist James Ehnes’ Barber Concerto with the Madison Symphony!

Ava Kenney, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 12, 2022

This coming weekend, the Madison Symphony Orchestra will perform three concerts programs of exhilarating repertoire featuring guest soloist James Ehnes. As a prominent concert soloist, Ehnes has toured...

Stay in Tune with a Plethora of International Violin Competitions

Ava Kenney, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 12, 2022

We are amidst a prime seasons for major International Violin Competitions, where young rising-virtuoso musicians travel from all over the world to compete for generous prizes, instrument loans, and...

2022 October Playlist

2022 October Playlist

Sophia Jiang October 9, 2022

Youtube link: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKpV4MvqVbYg5SUkP3wrflaXMqc9l03Z3  Autumn Leaves by Ed Sheeran we fell in love in october by girl in red Control by Halsey October by Alessia...

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