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Simone Dinnerstein comes to Xavier

By: Nick McGill ~Staff Writer~ As the Xavier University Music Series heads into its summer concerts, students on campus are still able to catch one more exciting performance before heading home for break. Simone Dinnerstein will visit the Gallagher Student Center Theater on May 3 to put on a concert as part of the Classical … Continue reading

Spring Music Festival

By: Alex Spindler ~Staff Writer~ As classes and projects come to a close for the spring semester, the Department of Music and Theatre is gearing up with a series of concerts and events as part of its Spring Music Festival. Having started on April 26, the Spring Music Festival features a number of departmental ensembles … Continue reading

Best Albums of the Year

By: Allison Wisyanski ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ Taylor Swift – “1989” Swift has yet again impressed us with her upbeat songs and strong, confident vocals. The album is diversified throughout with different song paces, such as the fast tunes “How You Get the Girl” and “Shake It Off ” and the slower “This Love” and … Continue reading

Junior student vocal recital entrances

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier University Department of Music and Theatre presented the student recital, which featured vocal performances from juniors Laura DeBrunner, Griff Bludworth, Elizabeth Rancourt, Brandon Langjahr and Mary Bond. The performance was held on the evening of Feb. 14 at Bellarmine Chapel. Each performance was accompanied by Jan Corrothers on … Continue reading

2015 Grammy Awards

By: Allison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ This year, LL Cool J hosted the 57th annual Grammy Awards, music’s biggest night when artists are recognized and honored for their craft. While Sam Smith and Beck dominated the evening, plenty of others left with a Grammy award in their pockets. Smith had a huge night, putting Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist … Continue reading

Comedy thrives at Go Bananas

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Go Bananas Comedy Club welcomed back Cincinnati native Alex Stone this past weekend, Jan. 29-31, in honor of his debut album to be released later this year. Making the trip back home from his current residency in Chicago, Stone was welcomed with open arms and plenty of laughs for his … Continue reading

Classical Piano Series

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ Acclaimed pianist Bruce Brubaker discusses his passion In anticipation for the Music Series piano concert on Feb. 8, the Newswire sat down with Bruce Brubaker to learn more about his career, what pieces he will be performing and what it takes to become a professional musician. Xavier Newswire: For those … Continue reading

An interview with vocal instructor, Harriet Beebe Arrasmith

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Newswire (XN): How long have you been instructing the vocal arts? Harriet Beebe Arrasmith (HBA): Oh my gosh. Forty-five years. Almost fifty years. XN: Did you ever plan on becoming a vocal instructor? HBA: No, I never did. No. That was not my plan. I sang professionally for a very long time. Never even thought about teaching. It … Continue reading

Upbeat and divergent, “1989” pleases

By: Allison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ Taylor Swift’s new album entitled “1989” was released Oct. 27 to immense critical and fan approval. The pop album, inspired by the year of her birth, is about living in the big city, leaving behind old selves and, of course, dating and accepting past mistakes. For this album, Swift has … Continue reading

“Cheek to Cheek” is heaven

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Tony Bennet & Lady Gaga make this a jazz standard for the ages. In late September, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga released a collaborative jazz standard album. “Cheek to Cheek” couples the unexpected duo’s vocals on 11 tracks that are covers of classic jazz songs. The album follows Gaga’s 2013 … Continue reading

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