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CD Review: “Smoke and Mirrors” by Lifehouse

Cole Sawyer

March 26, 2010

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Lifehouse’s fifth studio album in a decade, “Smoke & Mirrors,” was released last Tuesday, hoping to follow up on the commercial success of “Who We Are,” released in 2007. “All In” is the first song on “Smok...


Jona Mata

January 29, 2010

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Music is created like an artistic masterpiece. Notes are mixed with the perfect chords to create a symphony of appealing sounds. High and low C’s blend like puzzle pieces placed in the correct order. Symphonies, orchestras and...

Top Music Downloads

January 27, 2010

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‘Book of Eli’ Pinnacle of Creativity, Emotion

Eric Allen

January 21, 2010

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The white mist of nuclear fallout descends upon an ominous forest somewhere on the American mainland. Corpses litter the foliage of the dead landscape, providing a grim backdrop for a pale cat who strolls the graveyard, scavenging...

Vampires, Werewolves, “Twilight,” Oh My!

Morgan McGrath

January 12, 2010

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The bedside lamp is low. Heat softly radiates from the light as her fingers faintly slide across the torn, crumpled pages. Biting her lip, sophomore Lindsay Tarrant, wonders where to begin this time. She decides on starting at...

Illegal Music Downloads

McKenzie Gwin, Staff Writer

January 6, 2010

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Ninety-five percent of music downloads, nearly 40 billion files, have been illegally downloaded over the past 10 years according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI.)  With so many free mp3 search...

CD Reviews: Creed and Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Cole Sawyer

December 3, 2009

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Two much-anticipated albums were released by two powerhouse rock groups in recent weeks: Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Creed. Trans-Siberian Orchestra continues to have a very diverse blend of music on Night Castle, their fi...

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