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Yungblud strives for truth in message and music


Yungblud’s virtual tour kicked off on November 16 in London and his second album, “Weird!” is set to drop on December 4. The tour is set to stream from Chicago on December 3, the eve of the album release date.
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“No, thank you!”  These are the frequent words of alternative rock artist Yungblud during an interview press conference for his new album, “Weird!”  When the Zoom meeting began, I felt...

Rapper K Camp talks TikTok, XXL Freshman List

Rapper K Camp, the artist behind the
November 22, 2020

TikTok has been one of the many ingredients to the stew of distractions that have kept many of us somewhat sane, and hopefully entertained, throughout quarantine. With TikTok comes viral trends, allowing...

The best shows and movies to watch over winter break

James Corden, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Andrew Rannells star in
November 15, 2020

Any other year, the arrival of winter break would mean heading to movie theaters to catch the latest superhero blockbuster or family comedy — but, of course, with the continued impact of Covid-19 on...

REVIEW: ‘Mank’ is a thought-provoking look into one of history’s greatest films

Still of Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman in
November 15, 2020

“Citizen Kane” rests firmly in the annals of time as a highly celebrated film, if not the single most celebrated film ever made. And rightfully so. Orson Welles’ debut feature film was a towering...

Singer Abby Jasmine talks new album, social media

Rapper and singer Abby Jasmine released her new album
November 15, 2020

Album art is meant to tell a story, as the singular piece of visual media is meant to represent the project as a whole, musically and aesthetically. At first glance, rapper and singer Abby Jasmine’s...

Wake n’ Bakery offers delicious baked goods—and might get you baked, too

Wake n' Bakery, located in Lakeview, offers CBD and THC-infused coffee, baked goods and other classic treats.
November 15, 2020

We all have dreams, some of which we are able to accomplish and others that sometimes, unfortunately, need to be put on hold. During the Covid -19 pandemic, many people lost their jobs and hobbies that...

Dave Chappelle’s ‘SNL’ monologue expertly tackles Trump, Covid-19

Comedian Dave Chappelle hosted the first
November 8, 2020

Dave Chappelle walked out to deliver his epic 16-minute monologue on Saturday Night Live this week, holding a cigarette and giving the crowd his signature grin.  On national television, the comic legend...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent's DeJamz
November 8, 2020

Did something happen last week? In all seriousness, Election Week (what a concept) was nothing short of chaos. For this week’s DeJamz, I’m tapping into a mix of songs that are chaotic, with a few...

Alex Trebek, long-running ‘Jeopardy!’ host, dies at 80

Alex Trebek, host of
November 8, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek died Sunday after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years. He was 80. Trebek died at home early Sunday with family and friends surrounding...

Pretty Boy Aaron talks music, life and more

Aaron Cunninghman, known as Pretty Boy Aaron, is working on new music to release in early 2021.
November 2, 2020

When Aaron Cunningham — known in the music industry as Pretty Boy Aaron — arrived at the University of North Texas seven years ago to study radio, TV and film, he had a surreal awakening and realized...

Questions for Quinn: Covid conversations, beating the pandemic blues

Questions for Quinn: Covid conversations, beating the pandemic blues
November 1, 2020

Emma asked: “How do I distance myself from a friend that’s been reckless in regards to Covid-19?” Answer: Hey Emma! This is a great question and is super relevant to many people’s lives right...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lorde played later in day to a large crowd on the first day of Lollapalooza. (Courtney Jacquin / The DePaulia)
November 1, 2020

Do you feel a chill in the air? That’s not the changing of the weather — it’s Scorpio season. Even if you’re not well-versed in astrology, you’ve probably heard of Scorpios. Often thought to...

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