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Hidden Housatonic: Joao Paltanin

Posted on 11 December 2016 by

For Joao Paltanin, moving to America at age eight was a big culture shock.  One of the biggest differences for the Brazil native came in the form of American music, which felt way more diverse and upbeat than the folk music he grew up listening to.  After discovering house DJ Afrojack at age 11, he […] Continue Reading…

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The Next Step: Promoting The New Hip-Hop Renaissance

Posted on 07 December 2016 by

If you ask any serious hip-hop head what the golden age of the genre is, they will most likely tell you it was somewhere in the 90s.  It was a time where rappers had moved past the fun and often cheerful roots of the genre and were using it more as a tool to describe […] Continue Reading…

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“Sing”-ing in the Snow

Posted on 07 December 2016 by

Do yourself a favor this winter. Take a brief,  much needed, 1 hour and 46 minute break from the Marvel universe… It’s ok, you’ve earned it. Grab a blanket, or someone you like. If you don’t have Netflix (or a jail broken Firestick), go to RedBox. However you can, get your eyes and ears on […] Continue Reading…

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StarBoy Does it Again

Posted on 06 December 2016 by

It’s not every day where a musician releases an album and skyrockets to No. 1., especially in over 80 countries across the globe, not to mention this historical moment happening in less than 24 hours! Canadian singer Abel Tesfaye, popularly known as The Weeknd, set the bar on November 25, 2016 on his third studio […] Continue Reading…

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Toad’s Place: An Amazing Place

Posted on 06 December 2016 by

Growing up, I thought that my high school years would include fun-filled weekends at concerts and parties with my friends. Man, was I wrong. For my friends and I who wanted to go out and dance, our ages held us back from going to a lot of venues in Connecticut. When I finally turned 18, […] Continue Reading…

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Building The Future Through Popular Music

Posted on 05 December 2016 by

During this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards rapper Big Krit gave a powerful spoken word performance addressing police brutality, joining the ranks of countless musicians who have spoken out about societal injustices. Today it is common for artists like Kendrick Lamar and Vic Mensa to use their platform to promote awareness of wrongdoings, while artists […] Continue Reading…

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One Eye Open

Posted on 10 April 2016 by

I really, really love music. I love that it can be such a creative and motivational tool for all of my endeavors. I love music so much that I walk around my house and have one-man dance parties to it practically every day. It was my saving grace in high school. I was the millennial […] Continue Reading…

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For a Good Time, Visit the Acoustic

Posted on 11 December 2015 by

Music has the tendency to improve our moods and perspectives by both listening to it or creating it. It also embodies the freedom to open our minds by allowing anything to be possible, what with all the different songs and genres created already, and the inspiration and room for new ones to be born anytime. […] Continue Reading…

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Let the Good Times Roll

Posted on 02 October 2015 by

Music has always been a way for people to express themselves in a particular shape or form, especially to young people. Whether it’s to get a certain message across, venting out about a problem going on in the world or in their life, or just trying to give the audience you’re performing for a good […] Continue Reading…

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Music is Key

Posted on 02 December 2014 by

By now most students are well aware that HCC has talent. So, it should be no surprise that we have a Music Club right here on campus. On the afternoon of Thursday November 18, I had the pleasure of attending a Music Club meeting where approximately 10 students gathered to watch the extremely talented guitarist […] Continue Reading…