Third time’s a charm 04.03.2017

Ed Sheeran has been churning out great music since 2011. With a Grammy award and several top forty hits off his second album, Sheeran is seemingly unstoppable. But, for the past two years, it looked as though the British singer-songwriter shied away from the music scene. After an incredibly successful second album release, with popular […]

Garfield comes out on top — Washington high school named winner of Saturday’s final Jazz Fest concert 02.26.2017

Garfield High School Jazz Band No. 1 from Seattle, Washington, was named the instrumental sweepstakes champion of the final Young Artist’s Winners Concert Saturday at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. The high school instrumental division included seven jazz band performances from high schools in Canada, Idaho and Washington. Garfield performer Jonathon Sabbath said winning was […]

Celebrating the world music — Guest artist Magda Giannikou describes UI’s music students as excellent collaborators 02.06.2017

The fifth annual World Music Celebration opened successfully at the University of Idaho University Auditorium on Friday night. Three guest musicians Magda Giannikou, Navin Chettri and Habib Iddrisu joined in this two-day celebration. In this opening gala, Magda Giannikou, a Greek singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, and dancer, and Navin Chettri, a vocalist, composer, percussionist, and […]

The universal language — Music brings cultures together 02.03.2017

The countries of Greece, Ghana and Nepal don’t seem like they have much in common. Separated by continents, the people don’t speak the same language, and the cultures are very different, but they all share one thing — expression through music. The universal language of music connects each country, and the World Music Celebration, sponsored […]

From the heart of Denver 01.30.2017

The air is musky, the room darkened, but the stage at John’s Alley in Moscow is alight. Four young men prepare for their set, with pints of beer accompanying them on stage. The lead singer, Andy Sydow, approaches the microphone and the show begins. This Denver band featuring Andy Sydow on vocals, Seth Beamer on […]

A non-extinct band — Columbus band Digisaurus recently visited Moscow 11.28.2016

“We just try and create an extravagant party atmosphere where you can’t take our eyes off except to dance,” said Eric Groseclose, the bassist and self-described ladies man of the future-pop band Digisaurus. Digisaurus is a Columbus, Ohio, band touring across the west coast. They recently made a stop in Moscow, playing at local coffee […]

Mix Tape: In the name of fathers 07.13.2016

Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013) In 1997, a mentally disabled father Jiulong Lee insists on buying a backpack of Sailor Moon for his young daughter, Yisheng. However, Jiulong is framed for a rape and murder case at the store. He cannot argue for himself and the policeman sends him to jail, cell No. 7. […]