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Artifact: Jared Leto makes you want to never buy music again

Artifact: Jared Leto makes you want to never buy music again

Eddie Sheehy, Lifestyles Editora

March 18, 2014

I’ve got an “Out of My Element” first for you today. Documentaries are undoubtedly an important form of the motion picture industry. They have the power to change your mind, introduce you to something new, and even affect the world around us. Too often I think documentaries are swept to the...

How the music changed RMU

Brittany Rowe, Lifestyles Contributor

March 17, 2014

The diversity at Robert Morris University has become so popular that international students are comfortable expressing themselves through a variety of music. Students who attend Robert Morris are opening themselves up to new people who inspire them to have an open mind towards music of all genres. Certain...

The Beatles are coming

The Beatles are coming

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014

Five years after the death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson (The Day the Music Died), and not even a full year after the assassination of President John Kennedy, four British gentleman would change the mood of the United States and the Rock & Roll music scene. The...

1967 – A New Wave of Sound

1967 – A New Wave of Sound

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer

February 2, 2014

The year was 1967, the term psychedelic had become common and music was evolving once again.  The year also brought what is now known as ‘The Summer of Love’ in California. The psychedelic genre began in 1966 and in 1967, the music went mainstream.  By 1967, drugs had begun to influence songs...

The Beatles launch new album

The Beatles launch new album

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer

November 19, 2013

The Beatles have released a new album with previously unreleased tracks. The newly released album is entitled "On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2." The tracks consist of songs and dialogue The Beatles recorded at England’s BBC from 1963- 1965. In 1994, The Beatles released "Live at the BBC" to...

Music Review: Sleigh Bells

Parks Beson, Staff Writer

October 10, 2013

On October 4, 2003, Mr. Small’s Theatre was filled with fans and the heavy rock sound of Sleigh Bells. Led by Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller, Sleigh Bells is a band known for their distorted sound and heavy beats. Appearing on the rock scene in 2009, they quickly became well known with their hit, ...

Fleetwood Mac: “Then Play On” (Deluxe Edition)

Fleetwood Mac: “Then Play On” (Deluxe Edition)

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer

October 3, 2013

Originally released in 1969, “Then Play On” was Fleetwood Mac’s third studio album and their debut with what would become a long relationship with the label Warner/Reprise. The album marked a change in the band; founder Peter Green would depart the group after the album, and guitarist Danny Ki...

Wings Fly Again

Wings Fly Again

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer

September 7, 2013

Remastered for your listening pleasure and released in May 2013, Wings 1976 live album ‘Wings Over America.’ Wings formed in 1971 by Paul McCartney and Denny Laine after the members of The Beatles went their separate ways. The album was released at the height of Wings' success due to the release...

One-of-a-kind performance by Nadav Amir-Himmel

Leah Moose and Peyton Burns, Lifestyles Editor and Contributor

April 5, 2013

Robert Morris University was treated with a unique musical composition by award-winning composer and pianist, Nadav Amir-Himmel, when he visited the area. Amir-Himmel gave a never-been-heard composition he wrote specifically for the evening’s concert. Amir-Himmel said the key to finishing his compositions...

‘American Idiot’: Provocative presence in Heinz Hall

‘American Idiot’: Provocative presence in Heinz Hall

Leah Moose, Lifestyles Editor

February 22, 2013

Heinz Hall was brimming with angst and punk sounds during Tuesday’s premiere of Green Day’s “American Idiot: The Musical.” The Broadway show featured the songs of the band’s award-winning album, “American Idiot,” and illustrated a down-with-the-establishment feel dating back to the early...