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Teacher by Day, Rock Star by Night

Teacher by Day, Rock Star by Night

Last Friday and Saturday night, Southern Oregon University’s own creative writing teacher, Craig Wright, performed with his band, “The 541 Turnaround,” at the Milagros Fresh Mexican restaurant to celebrate Mardi Gras, and they kicked ass. Craig Wright led on vocals and traded in his short stories for a six string, fender electric guitar. He and his band played […]

Campus A Cappella Aims for the Big Stage

Campus A Cappella Aims for the Big Stage

A cappella voices could be heard carrying through the campus of Southern Oregon University on Wednesday evening as the group, Dulcet, practiced in between live performances.  After reciting a three song set list for an audience in Hannon Library, the SOU students dressed in bowties and button ups moved to the basement of Stevenson Union to kick […]

Staff Writers Playlist: Week 1

Staff Writers Playlist: Week 1

  The first assignment for our staff writers was to submit their current favorite song.  To accompany the new year, new classes and new experiences, why not make new a playlist?  From our early term gatherings, it seems we are ready to charge head first into 2016 blasting a diverse variety of beats. Connor: Return of […]

Suzy Bogguss Brings Folk Music to SOU

                              The name Suzy Bogguss first started appearing in country music charts in 1987, and its appearance across the music industry has not slowed down since then. Many years later, the talented singer has released numerous albums, including a platinum album […]

Folk musician Sean Hayes coming to Ashland tomorrow

Folk musician Sean Hayes coming to Ashland tomorrow

“Sean Hayes is a young man with an old soul.” (National Public Radio) Sean Hayes, a folk musician from San Francisco, may not be as well known as the actor from Will & Grace with the same name, but has been making quite a name for himself in the music world for over a decade, […]

Crash Kings and their mastery of keyboards

I have to admit that Crash Kings surprised me. I don’t typically listen to anything softer than double bass drums being thundered deep into my eardrums, but I do have my exceptions. Cage The Elephant, The Raconteurs, and Modest Mouse are my three favorite slightly softer alternative bands, and they are the only ones of […]

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,” […]