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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 O'Connell 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...

 Sophomores Yesenia Del Villar, Allison Van Epps, Cailee Jackson, and Madelyn Ingmire (left to right) all have their own ideas over the most memorable moments of this decade (Photo by: Cassidee Jackson).

The End of An Era: A Recap of the 2010s in Entertainment and Beyond

Cassidee Jackson, Features Editor December 16, 2019

Different decades in popular culture have given way to innovative creations and interesting trends throughout the years. As an example, the 1990s brought scrunchies and plaid, the 2000s introduced denim-on-denim...

The choir prepares to sing from their places in Cumming First United Methodist Church. The church was packed with people ready to hear them perform. Picture by Mikayla Matthews

North Forsyth Choir Puts on Their 2019 Holiday Concert

Emma Simmons, Staff Writer December 13, 2019

The North Forsyth High School chorus performed at  First United Methodist Church on Dec. 9. It was their holiday concert that they have  been preparing for since their last performance in October, working...

Band officers celebrate as they find out their percussion won first place overall. Photo by: Wolverine Classic photo staff.

Raider Marching Band Dominates in First Competition of the Season

Abby Marks, Editor-in-Chief October 14, 2019

The Raider Marching Band received all superior ratings after their performance at the 2019 Wolverine Classic, earning them first place in their class in every category, second place band overall, third...

After four years of silence, singer-songwriter, Melanie Martinez, has released her sophomore album “K-12” and with it, a 90-minute feature film. The almost hour-and-a-half-long film offers breathtaking visuals and stunning choreography that flows perfectly with the music.

Melanie Martinez is Back and Better Than Ever with New Album “K-12”

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor September 25, 2019

Musician Melanie Martinez has returned after a four-year hiatus with her new album and accompanying film, “K-12,” which was released on Sept. 6, 2019. The album highlights many of the struggles that...

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