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2 Chainz heats up icy campus

2 Chainz heats up icy campus

Marc Kennedy, Staff Writer

March 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

While the icy winds of the winter storm left NKU’s campus in a chill, the jams blaring from the 2 Chainz concert were heating up the “2 Good 2 Be T.R.U.” tour within The Bank of Kentucky Center on March 2. And this concert wasn’t just off the chain - it was off two. The concert kicked off wi...

NKU homecoming talent show pleases the crowd with variety

NKU homecoming talent show pleases the crowd with variety

Alyson Schoenung, Staff Writer

February 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

Applause and strategic clapping of the hands were in order for Saturday night’s talent show, put on by Activities Programming Board as part of NKU Homecoming week. The talent show consisted of nine acts, all of which were auditioned for and consisted of mostly singing and instrument playing, with ...

World class music producer shares wisdom with students

World class music producer shares wisdom with students

John Flaherty, Staff Writer

February 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life

Most audio electronic media and broadcasting majors at NKU dream of working with musical artists in the caliber of David Bowie, Van Halen and Metallica. For students in Jon Brennan’s Advanced Audio Production class, they will be learning the techniques and professionalism these musicians expect fro...

Pop-punk band seizes the day with giant ambitions

Pop-punk band seizes the day with giant ambitions

Brody Kenny, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

If Friday Giants have a favorite Latin motto, it's probably “carpe diem.” Their recently released first single, “Live Your Life”, available through their Facebook page, speaks of motivation and empowerment to its listener, and the pop-punk band's members champion those qualities as main insp...

Band Symposium gives great experience to aspiring musicians

Brittany Smart, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Applause erupted from the crowd as the 7th Annual Tri-State Band Symposium came to a close with the resounding notes of Edwin Goldman’s “The Chimes of Liberty.” This performance, directed by Brant Karrick and guest conductors, Curtis Essig, and Jeffrey Reed, combined a multitude of different piec...

Importance of music underestimated

Brook Clifford, Sports editor

September 26, 2013


Filed under Viewpoints

While walking out of class, you put on a pair of headphones to block out the noise of students transitioning between classes, making their way to get coffee or meeting up with their friends.   You may be listening to your favorite band or whatever your Pandora station decides to bring on next. &n...

Local metal band starting fresh

Local metal band starting fresh

Marc Kennedy, Contributing writer

September 26, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life

Winterhymn, a metal band founded by NKU students, has recently gone through some major changes since their formation in 2009.   “In a lot of ways, it felt like just starting a new band,” said Jared Compton, the band’s lead singer and guitarist.   Compton has been part of NKU’s ele...

Alumni get a taste of sweet musical success

Nancy Curtis, Arts & Life editor

September 26, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life

In his parent’s basement, his older cousins practiced playing the 80’s music of the time. It was in that moment when Rich Shivener decided he wanted to play guitar and embark on his own goals as a musician.   “I kind of always wanted to be like them, I wanted to be one of those cool guys,...

Alumni band utilizes their varied backgrounds for a new sound?

Alumni band utilizes their varied backgrounds for a new sound?

Matt Spaulding, Contributing writer

September 26, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Less than 24 hours before their opening slot for Weezer at the new Horseshoe Casino last Friday, members of DAAP Girls sat upstairs at Neon’s, a bar in Over the Rhine, relaxing on the worn leather couches, surrounded by the aged brick walls. “Our goal is... Weezer got signed opening for Dog...

MidPoint offers diverse lineup for diverse audience

MidPoint offers diverse lineup for diverse audience

Maggie Pund, News editor

September 26, 2013


Filed under News

The rock tunes and mellow grooves wafting through the airwaves this week around NKU and downtown Cincinnati are a mixture of stand-out music from local bands and talent traveling from L.A. to London to gather for the 12th annual MidPoint Music Festival (MPMF). Over 170 musical acts will play at 16...

Student musician’s journey with The Weightless Anchor

Student musician’s journey with The Weightless Anchor

Nancy Curtis, Arts & Life editor

September 12, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life

When he was just 10 years old, Austin Livingood’s mother put him in piano lessons for the educational value. Now, Livingood plays five different instruments and is set to release his second EP The Weightless Anchor: By Train. Soon after the piano lessons began, Livingood convinced his mother he...

Music Preparatory Program offers a composition of outreach opportunities

Abigail Hull, Staff writer

September 5, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life

A division of the NKU music department is working to shape the minds of young musical performers through practical skill at a low cost. NKU Music Preparatory Program “provides community and continuing education programs of the highest quality to students of all ages and abilities,” as stated on...

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