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This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy last day of November! The lights on the Boston Common are lit, the tree is up and the holidays are officially upon us in full swing. Here’s the last of your music history fix for November. In 1999, Elton John really ruffled feathers when he appeared on stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall performing [...]

“Hands of Glory” by Andrew Bird

Self-proclaimed “singer, violinist, whistler,” Andrew Bird has come to be recognized as one of the more refined, yet accessible musicians in today’s popular indie rock scene. This classically trained artist’s instruments are not sopping wet with effects and reverb, his concerts don’t utilize gaudy light displays, and his poetic lyrics don’t make contemporary pop culture [...]

“Twins” by Ty Segall

Since 2008, Ty Segall has been releasing music at a frenetic pace. His latest effort, Twins, is his sixth solo album in the last four years. It is also the third of his releases in 2012 alone. Last spring, he released the album Hair with the garage-rock band White Fence, and in June, he and [...]

Matthew Dear Plays at the Paradise Rock Club

Matthew Dear Plays at the Paradise Rock Club

Upon my arrival to the Paradise Rock Club here in Boston, Matthew Dear was just taking the stage. My attention was immediately drawn to their live set up which was covered in various flower bouquets and was set up for four members, Matthew Dear with all sorts of gadgets, instruments and synths at his disposal, [...]

“No Man’s Land” by Charlie Peacock

“These songs are inspired by the grit, gumption, and faith of my grandparents over several generation.” The inside cover of Charlie Peacock’s latest release, No Man’s Land, makes obvious the theme of his twelve tracks of country-blues songs. He looks to the stories of his ancestors to fuel his music, covering the album case with [...]

Holly Bario Named Powerful Woman in Entertainment

Holly Bario Named Powerful Woman in Entertainment

Holly Bario, an Emerson alumna of the Class of 1989 and Co-President of Production at DreamWorks Studios, was recently named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 100 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment for 2011. Recognized for their “extraordinary drive, intelligence and ability to weather whatever is around the bend in the industry”, Bario was joined on [...]

Vincent Scarpa Wins Norman Mailer Award

Vincent Scarpa Wins Norman Mailer Award

Vincent Scarpa, a recent Emerson graduate was one of four students to win the Norman Mailer Award for Best College Fiction Writing. Vincent’s story beat out four finalists: from Yale, Stanford, and the University of Iowa. Alec Baldwin hosted the ceremony last month in New York City. Vincent was awarded with $10,000 and a month-long [...]

Adele’s “21″ Sells 10 Million

Adele’s “21″ Sells 10 Million

This week, U.S. sales for Adele’s sophomore album 21 pushed beyond the 10 million mark, making it the first album to sell that many copies in less than two years since ‘N Sync’s No Strings Attached. Only seven other albums have accomplished such a feat within the same time span. It also makes 21 the [...]

Jordan Salvatoriello Wins Directors Guild of America Award

Jordan Salvatoriello Wins Directors Guild of America Award

Emerson College alumna Jordan Salvatoriello, a 2012 MFA graduate in Media Arts, has received an award from the Director’s Guild of America just months after graduation. Jordan Salvatoriello ’12 won the Jury Prize in the women filmmakers category for Graceland Girls, a documentary about the education of girls in Kenya. Salvatoriello filmed the documentary at [...]

“Incorruptible Heart” by Lavender Diamond

A dreamy and delicate listening experience, Lavender Diamond’s second full-length album, Incorruptible Heart, is a record that cradles listener’s ear drums. The four person band originating from Los Angeles creates a gentle sound that combines indie, folk, pop, and electronic music. Fronted by Becky Stark’s strangely ethereal vocals, Incorruptible Heart is made up of twelve [...]

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The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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