Four Freshman kick of music series in tribute

By: Kevin Thomas ~Guest Writer~ The Four Freshmen kicked off the 2016-17 Xavier University Music Series with a memorial and a 9/11 tribute in the Gallagher Student Center (GSC) Theater this past Sunday. Dr. Polina Bespalko, a music professor and the director of the Series, opened up the stage by introducing The Four Freshmen, a swing and jazz group that has been together since 1948 with rotating members. She then described the upcoming shows and offered a tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks on Sept.11 2001. The group hails from Las Vegas, Nev. and consists of … Continue reading Four Freshman kick of music series in tribute

Unknown band takes Xavier yard

By: Kevin Thomas ~Staff Writer~ For the second Friday in a row, first-years Donovan Moore and Patrick O’Rourke played a twohour set of acoustic jams just outside Gallagher Student Center (GSC) before a small crowd of students and passersby intrigued by the live music. Moore and O’Rourke showed up in the small plaza just outside GSC around 6:10 p.m. on Friday and began to set up. Moore plays the guitar and sings, while O’Rourke adds a background beat with his cajon, a small wooden percussion box that he plays by beating on it either with his hands or his sticks and … Continue reading Unknown band takes Xavier yard