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The Buchtelite

UA gets jazzed up

By Julie Mullet, Writer

October 14

Filed under Arts & Life, Music

Guzzetta Recital Hall was filled with relaxing sounds of the saxophone, bass, guitar, and many more instruments on Oct. 13. This past Tuesday marked the night of UA’s School of Music small jazz group performances. The ...

Girl About Campus: How to be cool at a concert

April 23

Filed under Opinion

Helen Dauka There’s a thin line between keeping the beat and going into a full on awkward bop-dance. The thin line continues when trying to sing along. Too much and you’re the crazy fangirl. Too little and it looks like yo...

UA JazzFest kicks off

March 21

Filed under Arts & Life

Sydney Laubscher Whether you like the big band sound or smooth undertones, the premiere of the four-day JazzFest, held in the Guzzetta Recital Hall, was the place to be on Tuesday. Students, directors and professors alike expressed ...

Audition announcement: Tuning In

February 19

Filed under Arts & Life

Beau Brown Auditions for the original musical “Tuning In” will be held on Saturday, March 9. Singers, actors and dancers are all sought for the show, which will have its world premiere at E.J. Thomas Hall in August 2013. ...

My New Year’s resolutions

December 6

Filed under Opinion

Written by: Abigail Chaff I never really cared enough to make New Year’s resolutions. What’s the point of pretending that I’m going to change, I figure, when I have that little voice in the back of my head telling me that ...

Canton Lights Up

November 20

Filed under Arts & Life

Written by: Beau Brown Downtown Canton was lit up on Friday night. There were no explosions or fires, but rather a sprightly young musician named Lights. Lights Poxleitner, a 25-year-old recording artist from Toronto, Canada,...

AcapaROOza gathers for second annual concert

November 13

Filed under News

Written by: Forrest Dukes The University of Akron hosted an a capella concert to benefit soldiers on Sunday. The concert, held by The University of Akron in Leigh Hall, was the second annual AcapaROOza by Rhythm & Roos. In h...

Collage 2012

November 8

Filed under Arts & Life

Written by: Rachel Ake Witnessing a truly spectacular musical performance is a rare occasion; witnessing it at your very own college is a gift. The audience that attended Collage 2012! on Thursday evening at E.J. Thomas Hall...

RIP to the CD

October 30

Filed under Arts & Life

Written by: Eric Warsinskey How many of you remember the days of spending hours scouring the CD section at Best Buy, Target or your local music store? Those days are long gone, thanks to the onset of the digital age. CD players...

Human trafficking: not just in the movies

October 18

Filed under Opinion

Written by: Alexandra Didato The other day I was listening to the radio in my car and was appalled by a song that came on one of Akron’s “hit” radio stations: “Whistle” by Flo Rida. Have you heard it? The chorus g...

Acoustix sound resonates in Akron

September 18

Filed under Arts & Life

Written by: Beau Brown If you enjoy a relaxing, social atmosphere while sitting back and enjoying live acoustic music and sipping on an ice-cold drink, then say hello, ladies and gentlemen, to The AcoustiX Cafe. Located o...

Diego Val performs for University students

September 13

Filed under News

Written by: Alex Didato The Rock the Roo Lunchtime Series continued this week with a performance featuring Latin pop singer Diego Val. Residents and commuters alike gathered outside on the E.J. Thomas Hall plaza to enjoy Val's ...

Musicians score silent film

September 6

Filed under Arts & Life

Written by: Zaina Salem On August 16, eighteen musicians from around the area gathered at the Akron Art Museum to watch their creations come to life. Each musician had two weeks to score a three-to-five-minute section of the 1920 ...

Palliative center celebrates its birthday

September 5

Filed under Arts & Life

Written by: Beau Brown Few people are aware of the world-renowned Palliative Care Center located right around the corner at Akron Children's Hospital. The Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center has been improving...

Greek life rocks out to Billboard hits

April 18

Filed under News

Written by: Tricia Cooke & Ashley Rastetter This year marked the 79th annual Songfest for the Greek community. This year’s Songfest theme was Billboard Hits by the Zips. The goal behind this event is to promote Greek unit...

Vinyl vs. digital: Question explored in area surrounding UA

November 9

Filed under News

By: Emily Poor The music industry has undergone a huge transformation in the past century, especially in recording music. The popular formats have transitioned from vinyl records to cassettes to compact discs, and now to digit...

Akron native brings unorthodox music philosophy full circle

October 3

Filed under Arts & Life

By: Ian Schwarber On a rainy afternoon in Akron, it isn’t hard to imagine why Ralph Carney moved away to San Francisco over 20 years ago. At the same time, it is easy to understand why he still calls Akron home and returns...

Digital music and movies: Death throes of an industry

September 5

Filed under Opinion

By: Russ Friend Illegal downloading is rampant. It has gutted a bloated and corrupted music industry. Many artists have lost careers in the process, preventing them from buying their favorite hair care products and reigniting an 80...

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