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In tune for the holidays

In tune for the holidays

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

December 4, 2018


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Each year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Music Department hosts the Gala Holiday Concert. This year it was held Dec. 1 in Young Auditorium marking its 24th year on campus. It is the Music Department’s biggest concert of the year. Every year it raises over $20,000 for the Music Department...

Music in the movies

Samantha Lynn, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018


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Professor Jeff Herriott always has music on his mind. The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater’s music department professor has had the honor of creating music scores for movies. “In ‘Bone Tomahawk,’ there is a little bit of score, mostly string quartet, as well as moody soundscapes for ...

Fun through filming

Fun through filming

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

September 25, 2018


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Sophomores Nick Borowitz and Bradley Ripp think it is important for fellow University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students to reserve time for their passions. The pair, along with their friend and UW-Madison student Nate Smith, has directed and released a music video for the song “Bloom,” produced ...

International tunes to be featured at World Music Festival: Q&A with Shannon Dozorystent

International tunes to be featured at World Music Festival: Q&A with Shannon Dozorystent

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

September 3, 2018


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The Royal Purple recently interviewed Interim Director of Young Auditorium Shannon Dozoryst to discuss the upcoming World Music Festival event on campus. The festival will begin at 3 p.m. on Sept. 18 in the Young Auditorium Courtyard. It is free to students and community members, but attendees are requir...

Talking Flowers, Finals, and Playlists

Talking Flowers, Finals, and Playlists

Jon Ball, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Plants are similar to that one friend who never has much to say and only speaks when necessary: their mouths remain shut most of the time at dinner, however, they send a nod or smile in your direction every once in a while. Yet, if you know them well enough, they have a lot to say. Plants communica...

Music on the Mind: Seek out local music and embrace community pride

Music on the Mind: Seek out local music and embrace community pride

Jon Ball, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2018


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Live music has been a major source of entertainment for centuries. The earliest performances were by choirs singing hymns in church. One can only imagine the energy in the room and the state of awe felt by the churchgoers. The joyful sensation brought upon by live music has not changed. Every ban...

Music at First Sight

Music at First Sight

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

April 30, 2018


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Ego Mechanics is not your average rock band. They are a rock duo created by Seth Arp, a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater alumnus, and Jonathan Ross, who together love to play blues rock. “It’s the kind of band you can take home to mom, but also take out on the town,” their Bandcamp bio re...

Guns and bail money

Guns and bail money

Jon Ball, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2018


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Rap once found itself locked in a prison of musical ignorance that not only I, but everyone possesses in the deepest corners of their mind. Rap found itself cellmates with country and dubstep in my prison. But one night while I listened to National Public Radio, a quick-witted, canny and engagin...

Plato is not a punk rocker

Plato is not a punk rocker

Jon Ball, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2018


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When I look back on my childhood in bittersweet longing and regret, I distinctly remember the words “You do not have to be intelligent to enter government.” This bold statement was conceived by the mind of my grade eight history teacher, an individual who booted his filter to the curb when lessons...

Living like a Wock-star

Living like a Wock-star

Sutton Rettig, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2018


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Music-loving students perked up their ears March 5, as Wockner showcased his live-looping skills in the Down Under. With a guitar strapped around his neck and a full head of dreadlocks, Carl Wockner hopes to share his gift of music with as many people he can reach. An Australia native, Wockne...

Music on The Mind: Appreciation of the artist

Music on The Mind: Appreciation of the artist

Jon Ball, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2018


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The singers and bands we hold near and dear have impacted our lives in myriad ways. Their lyrics have comforted us in times of breakups or failed exams. The melodies they composed have energized our bodies to move along with the rhythm. Their fashion influenced our physical message to the world and terrif...

Music on the Mind: The Beauty of Disagreement

Music on the Mind: The Beauty of Disagreement

Jon Ball, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2018


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Music sends messages, develops discussion and creates unity. Its impact on society never ceases to amaze me. We are blessed with a multitude of genres and sub-genres such as Jazz (a personal favorite), hip hop and even math rock. Since there are so many differing types of music, it is only natural fo...

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