The Weeknd released “After Hours” on March 20, following his last studio album, “Starboy,” by four years. courtesy XO and Republic Records

The Weeknd infuses storytelling in “After Hours”

The R&B artist’s new album mixes impressive vocals with upbeat and dream-like techno beats. With the coronavirus forcing people into quarantine and isolation, the cards couldn’t have fallen more into place for The Weeknd. With the boredom that comes with staying in the house, The Weeknd decided to bless the world with 14 songs coming […]

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Point-Counterpoint: “Aporia” poorly timed and unsatisfying release

The indie rock artist’s new album is cinematic but pointlessly optimistic for listeners in a bleak time. I’ll be square with you, I only like Sufjan Stevens some of the time. I loved “Carrie and Lowell,” but I still can’t make it all the way through “Silver and Gold.” Unfortunately, Stevens’s most recent album, “Aporia” […]

A Novel Idea: 4/5/20

Attention all book lovers: We’re going classic this week! AND with the coronavirus and social distancing in mind, all of this week’s recommendations are available for free online! If you’re feeling ornery: “The Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Salinger Confession: this is my favorite book of all time. I am constantly both praised […]

A Novel Idea 3/9/20

In preparation for next Monday’s short story author panel at Magic City Books featuring Molly M. Backes, Claire Jiminez and Christa Romanosky, this week’s book column will feature exclusively collections of short stories. If you’re feeling passionate: “Dear Life” by Alice Munro Whether you’re feeling passionate for life, love, people or anything else, you are […]

The Concerts with Commentary series featured duet compositions for two pianists, performed by two professors in the music department. graphic by Emma Palmer

TU professors perform “Four Handed Piano” compositions

Professors Allyson Eskitch and Dana Fitzgerald Mahler played a diverse program of duets. On March 5, TU’s Music Program presented “Just Duet: Music for Four-Hand Piano” as part of their Concerts with Commentary series. The duet was between two highly accomplished piano professors, Allyson Eskitch and Dana Fitzgerald Maher. With their background in piano studies […]

TU Winds perform solemnly and in solidarity

The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds groups delivered a transformative show. The TU Music Program presented the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds concert — a slight departure of what they are used to doing. Instead of having a list of pieces put together in order to make the show, there was a running theme of […]

“STOMP” incorporates several styles of dance and music, blending them seamlessly with comedy. courtesy Steve McNicholas

“STOMP” brings energy and comedy to Tulsa PAC

Dancer Riley Korrell recounts his experiences with the “STOMP” troupe in interview. On Friday, March 6, the international sensation, “STOMP,” came to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. The show is a completely original and unique experience that combines elements of music, dance and comedy to create an ultimately unforgettable performance for audiences. Originally from Maryland, […]

“Color Theory” followed Soccer Mommy’s last album, “Clean,” by two years. courtesy Loma Vista Recording

Soccer Mommy’s “Color Theory” frontloaded

The indie pop artist’s newest album has authentic lyrics, but loses momentum in the second half. Female-led indie rock groups seem to have blossomed in the last couple of years, with artists like Japanese Breakfast, Snail Mail and Clairo blasting onto the scene and quickly gaining raving fans. One of the youngest of these artists, […]

Ticketmaster’s market pricing exploits fans

Ticketmaster’s policy to increase prices based on demand makes tickets inaccessible to fans. More than likely, as fans of something, we have all been exploited due to the fame of whom we support. The more fame an artist has, the more fans are exposed to exploitation through various activities. Unfortunately, fans and fame are directly […]