Anyone who has listened to “Pink Pony Club” knows that Chappell Roan is the real deal regarding new, engaging, and fun pop music. Not only are Roan’s lyrics passionate and honest, but her pop production is also unique. Her stage name is inspired by her late grandfather, Dennis K. Chappell, and his favorite song, “The […]
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Local News JMU’s “Holocaust-Centered” program is distasteful and non-inclusive. Two-dozen Jewish faculty, faculty emeriti, and staff from JMU intended to boycott “Holocaust-centered” lectures, according to an article published on January 26, 2023, by The Breeze. The event lacked support from the Jewish community as well as several others. The event, which we supposed to be […]
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This February 14th, Rex Orange County released a new single, “AMAZING”. Best known for songs like Best Friend, Sunflower, and Loving is Easy, Alexander O’Connor gave another reason to celebrate a holiday best known for love. This is the second single from upcoming album WHO CARES that is expected to drop in March. Before you […]
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The internet is buzzing with award season picks from 2021. Articles on who wore what, who was (or wasn’t) nominated for an award, meant that Twitter feeds, morning radio shows, and dentist office magazines have no shortage of opinions on who should top each category. While 2021 was not the dumpster fire meme that the […]
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I’m from a rural county in Virginia. There are a lot of things that are difficult to access in my hometown…affordable housing, internet access, cell signal and decent water, to name a few. One thing there will never be a shortage of is country music stations. With the exception of one “positive hits” station every […]
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Millions have awaited today over the past few months. November 12th, 2021. Red. Taylor Swift’s album, Red (Taylor’s Version), has been re-released today with ten added songs. The added songs include the hit country song, Better Man, previously sung by Little Big Town but written by the Queen herself. Songs also include Ed Sheeran, who was […]
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As a Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies minor I am currently taking the Introduction to Women and Gender Studies course. This past week my class had a guest speaker, her name is Javay (@/millennialsexpert on Instagram) and she is a JMU alum who is now a practicing sexologist. In her presentation to my class she […]
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If you’ve been on the internet at all within the past week you would know that country superstar Morgan Wallen was caught using a racial slur. Country music’s favorite love song artist and chart-topping Morgan Wallen was in his front yard with his friends, who I must add are all white, drunk as a skunk […]
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Inevitably, when we add songs to our playlist we are not only supporting the music and art itself, but also the artist who composed it. So what if the artist committed some act of abuse, whether it be sexual, emotional or physical? Would we still keep that song in our library? Even if we don’t personally condone of their abusive actions, if we continue to support their music we are granting them the satisfaction of knowing no matter what they do, there will be no repercussions, as they will still always be successful and have a fanbase.
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To start off Black History month, here’s a recap of one of the most memorable moments from the 2020 GRAMMYs! If you make it to the end of the post, there’s a sweet little surprise.
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