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Eugene Seese conducting the orchestra during the Materna Requiem rehearsal. Photo by the Focal Center Instagram.

The Music Community Comes Together in a Performance of “Materna Requiem”

Tori Harrill, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

After months of dedication and hard work, North Forsyth Choir’s Cantamus and Chamber Singers presented “Materna Requiem” by Rebecca Dale on April 26 at the new FoCAL Center. The requiem translates...

 A cowboy sits next to a fire and plays the guitar on a cool summer night. Photo by WWBW.

Songs Of My Life

Brodie Mizer, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

I thank the good Lord for the Good Directions in my life The interstates traveled, crossing state lines into Sweet Home Alabama and Rocky Top A one-man Convoy, almost Blown Away The wind calls...

Horror movie aficionados Ice Nine Kills return with a sequel to their last album, “The Silver Scream.” “Welcome to Horrorwood” follows a fictional homicide case. Album art by Ice Nine Kills (artist unknown).

A Killer New Album: Ice Nine Kills “Welcome to Horrorwood”

Cynda Allen, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2021

“Sit back for the sequel of your dreams,” as Ice Nine Kills frontman, Spencer Charnas, puts it. Prepare for a bigger, bolder and bloodier musical project.   On Oct. 15, the Massachusetts-based...

Scaled and Icy’s cover art, featuring Trash the Dragon. Album art by Brandon Rike.

Scaled and Icy: Does it Deserve the Hate?

Emma Simmons, Sports Editor September 30, 2021

On May 21, 2021, the band Twenty One Pilots released a new album composed in quarantine called “Scaled and Icy”, which was received with mixed reviews from long-term fans and casual listeners alike....

Many concerts and public events have been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19. Venues and musicians are thinking of new and creative ways to bring live music to fans safely. Photo by Cynda Allen.

What Will Touring Look Like Post-COVID and in 2021?

Cynda Allen, Opinion/Features Editor February 14, 2021

With COVID-19 dominating most of 2020, and now 2021, lots of concerts and public events have been canceled or rescheduled. Not being able to tour, musicians both big and small have spent their free time...

Elliot Moss performing one of his songs, “Best Light.” He has less than 500,000 listeners on Spotify, compared to the 6.1 million listeners of a different band, The Weekend. (Photo from Google)

Obscure Music Artists: Why We Should Praise the Unknown

Emma Simmons, News/Sports Editor October 23, 2020

Drake, Shakira, Taylor Swift and Eminem are all names that most everyone can recognize, even if one does not listen to their music. But what about Elliot Moss, Scotty Sire, Lily Kershaw and Sufjan Stevens? With...

American rock artist, Marilyn Manson, released his 11th in-studio album “We Are Chaos”. With a total of 10 songs on it, Manson experimented with new sounds and blended them into his unique style of music.

Marilyn Manson Delivers Remarkable New Album, “We Are Chaos”

Cynda Allen, Opinion/Features Editor September 30, 2020

Brian Warner, aka Marilyn Manson, dropped his 11th in-studio album “We Are Chaos” on Sept. 11. For this album, Manson teamed up with record producer and country singer-songwriter, Shooter Jennings....

Many shows have been either canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus. English musician Yungblud has been coming up with new ways to keep his fans entertained throughout this global pandemic.

Yungblud Throws a Corona-Proof Virtual Concert

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor April 30, 2020

British pop-rock artist Yungblud bounced into action when his upcoming international tour was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In just 72 hours, he put together his own digital concert with...

Justin Bieber released a new single titled “Yummy.” He and his marketing team are desperately trying to get it to number one, but they just can’t.  Source: medium.com

Justin Bieber’s New Song is Anything but “Yummy”

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer March 23, 2020

Justin Bieber has made a recent comeback into the spotlight of fame. The 26-year-old singer released a new single titled “Yummy,” and to no surprise, people didn’t like it. It took a team of six...

Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas OConnell pose for a feature shot at Rex Features. (Photo credit: Rex Features.)

Billie Eilish: the Savior of Pop Music

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer January 28, 2020

MTV Video Music Awards winner of best record of the year, the best song of the year, and best new artist of the year all by the astounding age of 17. Billie Eilish takes the music industry by storm.  With...

Each song was a heavenly mess of a melody. Photo credit: Pinterest

Heavenly Mess

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer December 16, 2019

Each song was a heavenly mess of a melody. Written for the souls, With holes for the hearts And for the emotions. That seem as empty as the oceans Themselves. The music brought them back, Until...

 Tri-M Music Honors Society sings to Ms.Kay’s Raider Time session on Wednesday. (Photo submitted by Hailey Knowles.)

Tri-M Music Honors Society Carols During Radier Time On Wednesday, Dec. 11

Melody Scott, Staff Writer December 16, 2019

Tri-M Music Honors Society went caroling during the first and second Raider Time transitions on Wednesday, Dec. 11. They sang songs such as, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bells,” “Santa...

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