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Setting Stone Coffee House is Approaching

Setting Stone Coffee House is Approaching

On Friday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m., the Setting Stone Coffee House will return for the second time to the new Talawanda High School. “The last one–the first one at the new building–was amazing, and we expect it to be just as positive of an experience this time around, if not better,” Clare Squance, one […]

Pioneer in Rock Music Dies at 88

Pioneer in Rock Music Dies at 88

On April 5th, 2012 Jim Marshall, the founder of Marshall Amplification, passed away at his home in Milton Keynes, England at age 88. Jim Marshall founded his music company in 1962 with the savings he had from years of music lessons. He initially sold mainly drum related equipment until he decided to make a cheaper version […]

Hip-Hop Rivalries: East .vs. West

Throughout the 90’s hip-hop was engulfed in a territorial feud pitting rappers on the east coast against rappers on the west coast. I would to revisit this feud but instead of dwelling on the past I will pit each coast, based on the talent of it’s MC’s, against each other to once and for all […]

Fermata…Somewhere?

Fermata…Somewhere?

Raps, beat boxing and rhythms. No, this is not a Kayne West video. This is Talawanda High School’s a cappella choir, Fermata Nowhere. This 3-year-old choir is nothing but original. Mr. Pearson’s idea for this kind of choir came from experience as a director, and from wanting the very best for his very capable students. […]

The Fray

The Fray

American alternative rock band, The Fray are scheduled to visit Oxford on Wednesday, April 18th, where the Grammy nominated band will perform in front of thousands of Miami and Talawanda students. With anticipation rising, sophomore Jordan Smith is looking forward to the concert. “I’m so pumped!  It’s my favorite band!” Formed in 2002, The Fray […]

Mixtape review: Taylor Allderdice

Mixtape review: Taylor Allderdice

Taylor Allderdice, Wiz Khalifas latest mixtape. Also, the name of his old high school, signifying he is now coming back to his roots. After the relatively negative feedback of his debut album, his return is here. In most rapper’s careers there is a falling point, where either fans stay and listen, or fall out. Wiz […]

Rock N’ Roll Reunion?

Rock N’ Roll Reunion?

Saturday, April 14, 2012 has the potential to be one of biggest nights in music history if the original line up for Guns N’ Roses  reunite for one one night as they are inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. This would be historic considering all five original members (Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy […]

MusicNOW–2012

MusicNOW–2012

The MusicNOW contemporary music festival has been taking place in Cincinnati since 2006.  In that time, renowned artists such as Glenn Kotche, Andrew Bird, and Justin Vernon have showcased new material to small audiences of dedicated and interested fans. “MusicNOW invites contemporary music and artists that take risks and do not fit neatly into categories.” […]

Degradation of Lyricism in Hip-Hop

Hip-hop has, since it’s birth on the mean streets of New York in the early 70’s, always been about expressing yourself, your surroundings, and personal ideologies through melodic poetry with rhythm. The lyricism contained within this poetry has always been a large factor in the genre of Hip-hop. As of lately though people seem to […]

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