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Singer-songwriter performs in pajamas

Singer-songwriter performs in pajamas

By Zoe Gray

May 8, 2015

The lights are dim and ambient in the intimate room she has chosen for her stage. The audience hushes as the musician, clad only in pajamas, slippers, and her trademark bedhead, strikes her first chord. They are all in The Labyrinth, one of the cruise ship’s cozier musical venues, and they are listening...

Crazed fans camp out for concert tickets

Crazed fans camp out for concert tickets

By Elise Mariano

February 24, 2015

Every teenage girl (or boy) has that one band they would do anything for. One group of musicians could reduce them to tears. These dedicated fans would stand in the pouring rain or even ditch class to get a hold of tickets to see their favorite band live in concert. “The ticket buying process isn’t...

Air Force band holds concert at DCHS

Air Force band holds concert at DCHS

By Kaylee P.

February 17, 2015

The U.S. Air Force "Heartland of America Vortex" band traveled to David City High School on Feb. 9 to offer a clinic for middle and high school music students and hold a music concert for the student body. Vortex entertained the school with music such as Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” and Katy Perry’s...

Young locals get raucous at Halloween live show

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By Elliot Bailey, Ballard HS, Seattle

December 8, 2014

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A man, his mics and his guitar

A man, his mics and his guitar

By Jilliane Mortimer, Abington HS,

September 29, 2014

Ed Sheeran, a charming 23-year-old indie folk singer/songwriter from England, known for his song, “The A Team," did not disappoint in his performance at the Xfinity Center on Sept. 9.

Boston Calling preparations a show of their own

Boston Calling preparations a show of their own

By Erin Delong, Dominika Bondaryk, and Taylor Bunnell

September 19, 2014

Originally published Sept. 5, 2014 The Boston Calling Music Festival is back and better than ever. Boston Calling takes place this weekend, Sept. 5-7 at City Hall Plaza with an estimated 20,000 people attending each day. This will be the fourth Boston Calling event in two years. Starting off th...

Stacked summer: Midwest music festivals impress and implore

The crowd watches R. Kelly perform at Day 3 of the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival, July 21, 2013 in Chicago.

By David Colton, Evanston Township HS, Evanston, Ill.

May 19, 2014

Music festivals, though they have been around for decades, have seen a very recent spike in popularity. Now, the Midwest is home to almost 10 festivals of all genres.

‘Legend of Zelda’ concert brings video game soundtrack to life

'Legend of Zelda' concert brings video game soundtrack to life

By Bailey Oliver, Annandale HS, Annandale, Va.

September 1, 2013

I don’t go to concerts very often. In fact, I’ve been to very few. However, being a diehard fan of the Legend of Zelda series, the The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert caught my attention. The Legend of Zelda video game series has collectively sold over 62 million copies, with...