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Music news (1/30 – 2/5)

Music news (1/30 – 2/5)

            The White Stripes call it quits Jack and Meg White announced Feb. 2 that they “will make no further new recordings or perform live.” Dispelling rumors of in-fighting and health problems, the White Stripes issued a press release on their website saying they wish “to preserve what is beautiful […]

Thorndike Gallery host Andrew W.K. Morgan

A new display opened this month at Southern Oregon University’s Thorndike Gallery. This month features the abstract work of Andrew W. K. Morgan. The gallery features 19 select abstract pieces, all in the oil-on-panel medium. The central theme, according to the artist’s statement, is that of memory; and the artist channels his own memories through […]

“Grove” opens in Retzlaff Gallery

Claire Stephens’ new exhibition, “Grove”, is now on display at the Retzlaff Gallery in Southern Oregon University’s Art Building.  The opening Thursday night was attended by both SOU students and members of the community, who seemed enthralled by Stephens’ rather unique display. “Grove” is a painting of a birch forest on a collection of twelve […]

“Blue Valentine” falls short

“Blue Valentine” falls short

Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams star in “Blue Valentine,” as Dean and Cindy. Their marriage is on the rocks and after the death of the family dog, issues slowly come to a head as they both reflect on their past as a couple. This all occurs over a two day period. After they drop their […]

Two albums you may have missed (and shouldn’t)

Two albums you may have missed (and shouldn’t)

NOFX: Punk in Drublic Many people have never heard of NoFX, which is downright insulting to musical history.   Easily one of the greatest punk bands of all time, and definitely one of the biggest influences for the countless other punk descendents, NoFX is criminally underappreciated. Despite a rather recent release of newer stuff, this […]

This week in music

This week in music

Opera, sexy songs, and amazing songwriters rule the week.  Here are some of the highlights: Opera comes to the Colonies Quiz time: Which cosmopolitan American city was the first to host an opera?  New York?  Boston?  Philadelphia?  Atlanta?  Nope.  According to The San Diego Opera Company, the first opera performed in the United States, “Flora,” […]

This week in music: higher education from the music geek

This week in music: higher education from the music geek

It’s Super Bowl Week, and although it is a time when music, entertainment, and sports collide, it’s not the only thing that happened this week in music history. The Day the Music Died This week in 1959, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper, three of the biggest stars of their day, were killed […]

“Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood” is a solid game

“Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood” is a solid game

    Every action gamer out there loves feeling like an unstoppable killing machine, that’s why game series such as “Halo,” “Gears of War,” and “Assassin’s Creed” are top sellers world-wide. “Assassin’s Creed,” received its latest installment, entitled “Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood,” last November, and continues the series’ theme of historical intrigue and ancient conspiracies in […]

Death Metal from the cartoon world: Dethklok’s new album

Death Metal from the cartoon world: Dethklok’s new album

        I love metal. Metal is the music of the soul, given that the soul in question feels the need to rock harder than a landslide, and is as brutal as the night is black.  And when I say brutal, I mean bone-crunchingly ferocious, like a viking with rabies. With the aforementioned […]

ECOS film series draws a crowd

More than 80 people came to the opening film for the Ecology Center of the Siskiyous winter film series last Wednesday, more than any of the showings last year. “Dirt” provided a comprehensive, and sometimes comical, look at what was described as the largest living system on our planet, urging veiwers to pay a little […]