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Taylor Swift performing the Fearless World Tour in 2010 at Gillette Stadium.

Love Story (Taylor’s Version) is nostalgic, mature and powerful

Grace MacDonald, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

At midnight on Feb. 12, Taylor Swift released a re-recorded version of her smash hit song from 2008, “Love Story.”  Swift had announced back in 2019 that she intended to re-record all of her old...

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David Jacobsen beats to the sound of his own drum in “POTUS”

Alida Benoit, Staff Writer February 14, 2021

In times of global pandemics, and political agony, remaining true to yourself is of the utmost importance.  “POTUS,” an indie-rock album written by David W. Jacobsen, reflects on the lives of the...

Boston University student and Bronx-based rapper $cary Jerry on set of his music video for

Boston rapper $cary Jerry is hauntingly good in his new single “Mad Max”

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor February 9, 2021

Boston University junior and Bronx-based rap artist, Jerry Neequaye, is taking his rap game to melodic heights with the release of his new single “Mad Max.” Neequaye, who goes by the stage name...

The AJR brothers performing at an in-person concert.

The entertainment’s here: AJR performs a spectacular virtual concert

Hunter Berube, Graphics Editor January 3, 2021

Like the plot of a successful Netflix original series, AJR’s “One Spectacular Night” is the season finale of an exciting year for the rising indie pop band of three brothers.  The livestream...

Stevie Nicks streamed the “24 Karat Gold The Concert” in select venues on Oct. 21 and 25.

Stevie Nicks wows the stage with her “24 Karat Gold The Concert”

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor October 27, 2020

Amid a global pandemic, rock legend Stevie Nicks continued to find a way to entertain an audience. The singer had a two night livestream event, showcasing her last tour, “24 Karat Gold The Concert,”...

Run the Jewels perform “Walking in the Snow

Run the Jewels encourages fans to vote in their “HolyCalamavote” concert

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer October 20, 2020

On Oct. 18, rap group Run the Jewels presented their pre-recorded, COVID-19 safe “HolyCalamavote” concert on Adult Swim.  The concert was a collaboration between Run the Jewels, Ben & Jerry’s...

Alicia Keys released her seventh studio album,

Alicia Keys’ new album shares an important message

"Keys’ new sound is more mature and confident. She uses complex lyrics to create deep visuals and makes the listeners think about what the song means to them."
Alida Benoit, Journal Contributor September 29, 2020

On Sept. 18, Alicia Keys released her seventh studio album, “Alicia.” After the four years since “Here” was released, Keys' new album excites fans worldwide with its seductive sound, rhythm and...

American singer-songer Olivia O'Brien performs at a concert. O'Brien released her new song

Justin Bieber, Olivia O’Brien, Luke Combs and more release new music

Roxanne Snowden, Journal Contributor September 29, 2020

Sept. 18 brought “New Music Friday” to a whole new level, as several popular artists spanning multiple genres released chart-topping hits. Check out the new songs and albums below if you’re looking...

Chance the Rapper performing at an event pre-COVID.

Chance the Rapper stuns in an eccentric virtual concert at Ralph Lauren’s Chicago store

Lauryn Clarke , Journal Contributor September 22, 2020

In the age of technology combined with a global pandemic, creatives are reinventing ways to display their work. Virtual concerts are now the best way for artists to express their creativity and engage...

Killer Mike and El-P of the hip hop duo, Run the Jewels.

Run The Jewel’s newest album “RTJ4” tackles racial injustice

"Hearing lyrics so precisely and eloquently referring to racist and bigoted moments in history with such clarity is refreshing, to say the least."
Ashley Fairchild, Journal Contributor September 22, 2020

“F*** it, why wait?” These four words would serve to catapult the rap group Run the Jewels, better known as RTJ, from an underground indie group with a cult following to the voice of a social movement.  Killer...

Boston-based singer, Alissa Musto performing on her piano at home.

The show must go on(line): Boston musicians share how COVID-19 impacted them

Sarah Lukowski, Arts & Culture Editor September 22, 2020

Singer-songwriter Alissa Musto’s last routine live show was on March 13 aboard a cruise ship in Mexico before the long months of quarantine began. Musto performed to a packed crowd that night and had...

Taylor Swift in a photoshoot for

Taylor Swift is no longer a pop princess with her new alternative album “Folklore”

Sarah Lukowski July 29, 2020

Taylor Swift’s surprise quarantine album “Folklore” has proved that the former country darling and pop princess is also an indie queen, with the 16-track album that transcends into something magical...

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