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New mini-concert series caters to lunch-break attendees

Calvin is now offering students a musical break from their busy schedules in the form of a new noontime concert series, ...

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Review: Moodymann

Moodymann’s new self-titled release centers around the artist’s city of origin. Of its 27 tracks, many are soundbite...

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The Head and the Heart deliver heartfelt performance

Last Thursday in the Hoogenboom Center, The Head and the Heart performed at Calvin for their second time. The Head and T...

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Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’ derivative and dull

God bless U2. Perhaps the last rock band to achieve universal cultural relevance, they have spawned a veritable army of ...

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iTunes marks ten years of changing the way we listen to music

Birthdays are curious occasions at their best, but when their context is the technology industry, they seem even strange...

The choir is directed by Stephanie Wiltse.  Photo by Elizabeth Lamoureux
Handbell Ensemble plays familiar Christmas tunes

At 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3, Calvin’s Handbell Ensemble geared up again to finish out on a good note. Students could displa...

Spektor also sang a song with her husband, who opened for her under then name Native Son.  Photo by Megan Schroder
Spektor’s quiet personality feeds audience hungry for music

Some meals are best eaten with lots of conversation and laughter. Other meals are best eaten in quiet, enjoying each sub...

Michaelson displayed powerful vocals during songs like "Ghost," as well as personality and originality with a cover of REM's "Nightswimming."  Photo by Will Montei
Ingrid Michaelson charms audience with personality and powerful vocals

“Lady Gaga doesn’t drink water in front of her fans,” Ingrid Michaelson told the audience part-way through the sho...

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‘Piramida’ an excursion into isolation

As an indie band from Denmark that is classified primarily in the “alternative folk” genre, Efterklang isn’t a ban...

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El-P raps life in the city

Musicians today are in the enviable but difficult position of having nearly infinite options in making music. Genre barr...