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Buku Music & Art Project returns revitalized

Buku Music & Art Project returns revitalized

Jamal Melancon
February 16
Filed under Life & Times, Music, Showcase

The site of the annual Carnival themed Buku Music + Art Project will become a colorful, chaotic place when the festival comes to Mardi Gras World this March. Touting a stacked musical roster across electronic, indie rock and hip-hop genres, the festival hosts six stages, including a VIP stage. New...

$pare Change rocks Tipitina’s

$pare Change rocks Tipitina’s

Davis Walden
February 16
Filed under Life & Times, Music, Showcase

Loyola’s own $pare Change played an after party show to kick off Carnival season in the wake of Krewe du Vieux. From their humble beginnings as a music industry project that played their first show in Satchmo’s, $pare Change played at Uptown’s Tipitina’s with Miss Mojo on Feb. 11. “We...

Fraternity organizes relief effort after tornado in New Orleans East

Fraternity organizes relief effort after tornado in New Orleans East

Dannielle Garcia and Natalie Hatton
February 14
Filed under Greek Life, News, Showcase

After seeing their community ripped apart by an EF-3 tornado, the New Orleans alumni chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity knew they had to help with the relief efforts. Allen Moret, management junior and director of educational activities for Alpha Phi Alpha's Loyola chapter, reached out for volunteers...

Professor-produced album wins Grammy Award

Caleb Beck
February 13
Filed under Life & Times, Music

Homer, Louisiana native Bobby Rush was awarded “Best Traditional Blues Album” at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards for his 2016 album “Porcupine Meat.” Porcupine Meat was produced by Scott Billington, music industry professor and featured performances from fellow music industry professors Jeff ...

Fools festival set to return, with surprise artist

Caleb Beck
February 9
Filed under Life & Times

Loyola’s Fools of April music festival is set to undergo its biggest installment this year, replete with a new date, more stages and a new name: Fool’s Fest Loyola Family Fair. Since its inception in 2014, the event has been curated to reflect the diversity of Loyola’s campus, artists and culture....

Student and family uphold Muses Krewe

Davis Walden
February 9
Filed under Life & Times

It was Amanda Alch’s first Mardi Gras in 2010 when she started hearing crowds chant for Muses shoes. “Across the way, there was this woman who caught the shoe and you can see the glitter and the boa and I thought, ‘Oh my God, that’s the coolest thing I have ever seen,’” Amanda Al...

Film professor and student win Sundance Award

Caleb Beck
February 5
Filed under Film, Life & Times

Loyola film professor and director Garrett Bradley featured her film “Alone” at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah this past Friday. Shortly after, the film took the Short Film Jury Award for Best Non-Fiction Film. The thirteen-minute film “Alone” is a documentary abo...

Uptown bars react to Landrieu proposal

Uptown bars react to Landrieu proposal

Davis Walden
February 5
Filed under Life & Times, Nightlife

Unlike bars on Bourbon Street, Bruno’s Tavern, a sports bar popular with college students, turns in for the night at 3 a.m. “We do have crime on this part of town,” William Wilson, general manager of Bruno’s Tavern, said. “We’ve personally never had any problems with crim...

Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder and Alabama Shakes Round Out 2017 Jazz Fest Lineup

Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder and Alabama Shakes Round Out 2017 Jazz Fest Lineup

Caleb Beck, Life and Times Editor
January 27
Filed under Life & Times, Music, Showcase

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival released their artist lineup this morning for the 2017 installment  of the festival. Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Kings of Leon, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews, and Alabama Shakes are standout names rounding out the roster for the two-weekend festival...

Street Scene opera revitalized through school of music

Street Scene opera revitalized through school of music

Jessamyn Reichmann
January 26
Filed under Life & Times, Music, Showcase, Theater

An orchestra raised their instruments in unison and the theater’s red curtains began to rise as the opera came to life. Over the course of two shows on Jan. 20 and Jan. 22, the Loyola Opera Theater presented “Street Scene.” Depicting a vocalized reality of New York slums in 1946, “Street Scene”...

Loyola forum tackles Trump’s presidency and anxiety

Loyola forum tackles Trump’s presidency and anxiety

Grant Dufrene
January 26
Filed under Life & Times, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

Post-inaguration, many students are expressing their concern over President Donald Trump’s policy stances. Students like Thanh Mai, history junior, are fearful for what the future holds. “My anxiety is in the future of education. If the wrong people are in office then our education system will...

NOLA women comics are no joke

NOLA women comics are no joke

Davis Walden
January 26
Filed under Arts, Life & Times, Nightlife, Showcase

Katie East was hosting a comedy night when a man walked in and asked if she was in it. East told him that she’d be performing in the comic portion of the show. The man took a step back, gave her a look and said, “But you’re a woman.” East’s immediate response was “Yes, sir, they let...

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