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St.Vincent’s DeJamz

St.Vincent’s DeJamz

Yazmin Dominguez, Online Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

If you are a 90s Latinx baby, chances are you grew up listening to iconic early 2000 Latin hits that still influence you to this day.  In the late ‘90s and early 2000s there was what can be called the “Latin explosion.” Artists like pop star Ricky Martin, rock band Maná, superstar Jennifer L...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Winter usually keeps people stuck inside, staying near the heating vent and praying for warm summer days. But every once in a while people break away and venture into the great outdoors to trek through the wet streets and bask in the gray skies of Chicago. Not everyone likes the sounds of honking ca...

Fifty50 Shows

Fifty50 Shows

Nikki Roberts, Copy Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

When Alicia Maciel enters DePaul University’s John T. Richardson Library, the only signal she sends to confirm she’s seen me waiting for her is a slight nod. She picks the worn blue armchair across from me, the one that matches the color palette of her faded, pastel jacket, and begins to unwrap her...

St. Vincent DeJamz

St. Vincent DeJamz

Amber Colón, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

We’re only about 30 years away from Quartz’s prediction that the U.S. will be the largest Spanish-speaking country on the planet. Those of us who are the children and grandchildren of immigrants make up the 12 million bilingual people in this country and music is one of our biggest cultural refl...

2018 Lollapalooza predictions

2018 Lollapalooza predictions

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Coincidental gaps in touring schedules, new albums to promote and other festival lineups, oh my!  With little over a month left before Lollapalooza tickets go on sale, fans are scrambling to decode the festival’s 26th-anniversary lineup. While some artists—like Cardi B—have already confirmed the...

The resilient Bianca Muñiz

The resilient Bianca Muñiz

Zoey Barnes, Focus Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

A career based on songs of resilience and crafted by a woman whose love for music surpasses all the challenges she’s endured in her lifetime, brings vocalist Bianca Muñiz to Chicago for the first time. She is a fiery 23-year-old, whose music speaks unapologetically and passionately of deep truths. ...

St.Vincent’s DeJamz

St.Vincent’s DeJamz

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Valentine’s Day is hard for singles. Couples everywhere you look, holding hands, exchanging glances of love - it seems like they’re mocking your empty heart. For those going through a breakup, it’s even more difficult. Reminders of your lost love occur every which way you look. Here’s a playlist of...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Rachel Fernandez, Managing Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts/Life, Music

Midterms at DePaul seem to last an eternity and leave everyone feeling discombobulated. You know that feeling of when you’ve been looking at a computer screen for seven hours straight and then you have to suddenly face reality and natural light again? Well, the musical equivalent of that feeling is wh...

Mikky Ekko Brings Passion and Love to The Riviera

Mikky Ekko Brings Passion and Love to The Riviera

Sabrina Miresse, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

“This is love,” Mikky Ekko (born John Sudduth) said to the crowd after asking them to applaud for the night’s acts. The Louisiana born indie pop artist had a roughly thirty-minute set at The Riviera Theatre. Setting the tone for the night, the singer performed before jazz electronica vocal...

Identity and hip-hop

Identity and hip-hop

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts/Life, Music

Packed into a room on the third floor of the library, people gathered to discuss hip-hop in a new way.  A diverse group of people came prepared to discuss often overlooked facets of the music industry. Settled in with snacks and beverages, people from all backgrounds were ready to begin. DePaul’s Ce...

Walk the Moon ignites Aragon Ballroom

Walk the Moon ignites Aragon Ballroom

Emma Oxnevad, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Underneath the star-painted ceiling of Aragon Ballroom, hundreds of devoted fans exchanged energies with indie rock band Walk the Moon. Walk the Moon is an American indie rock band, originally from Cincinnati. Formed by lead singer/keyboardist Nicholas Petricca, the band has gone through a variety of l...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Sabrina Miresse, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

One characteristic of people who go to DePaul, or live in Chicago in general, is the massive amount of time spent in elevators. Standing stiffly in elevators takes up more of our day than we think—whether that means going to the fourth floor of Arts & Letters or up to the 18th in 14 E. Jackson...

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