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Black Keys change sound, fill void with new album

Jordan Beck June 5, 2014

“Can I cry? I don’t like! You changed your sound, man! WTF happened?” That comment, more or less verbatim, was one of the world’s first reactions to “Turn Blue.” Well, a fraction of...

Chameleon, prankster: electronic artist defies category

Jordan Beck April 24, 2014

5/5 Stars Artist: Todd Terje Album: It's Album Time Release Date: April 8, 2014 Genre: ElectronicPop/Rock Record Label: Soul Jazz Records Duration: 59:10 Who is Todd Terje? His debut record...

Parking restrictions lifted for fall semester

Jordan Beck April 24, 2014

Between the construction of New Jamrich and the Upper Peninsula’s above-average amount of snowfall and extreme cold weather, parking was a hot topic around NMU throughout the Winter 2014 semester. While...

Choir serves up fun

Jordan Beck April 17, 2014

After months of snow and cold, it may come as no surprise that this year’s incarnation of “A Taste of Lake Effect Show Choir” is weather-themed. But director Sharon Green said her choice wasn’t...

Bells bring best to second album

Jordan Beck February 20, 2014

Back in 1996, before the Shins became one of the most beloved and popular indie bands of the past decade, they were a side project to singer-songwriter James Mercer’s band Flake Music. If Broken...

New competitive events success for WinterFest

Jordan Beck February 20, 2014

The competitive side of NMU’s WinterFest wrapped up Monday, Feb. 17 with the annual airband competition being the last major event to pit house against house. However, the festival will continue throughout...

‘Best’ in blues today comes to NMU

Jordan Beck February 13, 2014

“I’ve been everywhere before, including the Upper Peninsula,” said Wendell Holmes, guitarist/pianist/vocalist for blues/gospel/soul trio the Holmes Brothers. “I’ve played in 50 different countries,...

The Bard arrives, promising laughs

Jordan Beck February 6, 2014

“This is an all-out farce,” director Paul Truckey said of his latest project: NMU’s production of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors,” running from Tuesday, Feb. 11 to Saturday, Feb. 15 and...

Artist to speak about embracing difficulties

Jordan Beck January 30, 2014

As an art student, Phil Hansen was interested in the intricate style of pointillism, in which artists create detailed pictures with thousands of tiny dots, Director for the Center for Student Enrichment...

Review: Independent band combines modern and classical sounds

Jordan Beck January 30, 2014

Depending on how you look at it, indie collective Mutual Benefit’s debut album “Love’s Crushing Diamond” came out in October, December or two weeks ago. It was initially self-released through...

Holiday comedies wrap up season

Jordan Beck December 5, 2013

While many NMU classes and groups have begun to wind down for winter break, the theater program is gearing up for some funny stuff to finish the semester. Over the next few weeks, the J.P. Black Box Theater...

Seniors make waves at Devos

Jordan Beck December 5, 2013

There’s an old saying: “write what you know.” If the NMU School of Art and Design’s Fall 2013 Senior Exhibition is anything to judge by, the same axiom holds true for visual art as well. From...

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