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Spinning Jenny’s history lesson

Spinning Jenny’s history lesson

Maura Linehan

November 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

A homegrown Steubenville, Ohio, band with a Robert Morris connection took a lesson in history and turned that inspiration into family-based artistic effort. Beginning in 2011, “Spinning Jenny” had their first gig as an opening act for their uncle's band, “U.S. Kids,” at a family re...

Bringing Unique Soundz to RMU

Bringing Unique Soundz to RMU

Maya Ehikhamenor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

RMU’s new organization, Unique Soundz, is here to bring a bit more soul on campus. It is a gospel choir founded by Grace Faye, a junior business management major, who is passionate about singing.Faye grew up in a household full of singers, and she was heavily involved with her gospel choir bac...

Alternative Halloween music

Alternative Halloween music

Garret Roberts

October 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Making a playlist for a Halloween party can be stressful. You never know what your listeners' mood will be, what they want to hear and what kind of music feels like Halloween to them. While "Flying Purple People Eater" is a holiday hit, a college party doesn't really have room for the Halloween hits yo...

RMU Theater presents “Evita”

RMU Theater presents “Evita”

Sydney Nelson

September 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music, Top Stories

Featuring lyrics by Tim Rice (“The Lion King”) and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (“The Phantom of the Opera”), there is no doubt “Evita” has earned a place in musical history. The show is one of several collaborations between these two artists--others of note include &#...

Hearing Gabbie Hanna “Out Loud”

Hearing Gabbie Hanna “Out Loud”

Maura Linehan

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Gabbie Hanna, a YouTube star and native of Pittsburgh, released her first song on Sept. 6, 2017. This song comes at a busy time for Hanna who is planning to release her new book, “adultolescence,” on Sept. 19. Her new song, “Out Loud,” seems to tell the story of a romance now lost. The lyrics reflect...

RMU grooves to Rock U

RMU grooves to Rock U

Maura Linehan

August 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

“There wasn't really anything here for people that weren't in professional bands, so we wanted to start a group,” Roman Iannone, a junior at Robert Morris University, said. Based on that vision, five students started a club that has become a home-grown band called “Rock University” or...

Rock University welcomes students

Rock University welcomes students

Erik Schmidt, Contributor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

What do you get when you mix engineering and students and a love of music? A rock band, of course. One new event students can look forward to during freshman orientation is a performance by RMU's new band, Rock University. This band of students was formed last semester with the help of Department...

Not so happy songs

Not so happy songs

Abigail Miller

April 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

It's inevitable that popular music varies over the years, but there are some songs that stand the test of time. Listening to music, we usually enjoy the tune that is pleasing to our ears--even though the lyrics that go with it may not be so pleasant. Some songs with the happiest and catchiest beats ha...

Top albums of 2016, Part 5

Top albums of 2016, Part 5

Trevor Young, Contributor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

2. Car Seat Headrest, “Teens of Denial” “Teens Of Denial” is a particularly ambitious album from Will Toledo’s band Car Seat Headrest. Its twelve tracks cover over 70 minutes with multiple tracks on the release exceeding eight minutes in length, yet despite this, the album never once bores...

Top albums of 2016, Part 4

Top albums of 2016, Part 4

Trevor Young, Contributor

January 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

4. Kanye West, “The Life Of Pablo” Kanye West’s seventh solo studio album is his messiest yet. “TLOP” is scattered, cluttered, mixed, confusing and ultimately a musical achievement. This release lists over 35 producers as collaborators on it’s massive 20 song track list as well as seemi...