Baylor University’s two jazz ensembles, the Baylor Jazz Ensemble and the Concert Jazz Ensemble, will team up with world famous trumpet player Vince Dimartino in a free concert tonight.
Music and Performing Arts
I felt a definite dip in creativity and innovation from last year’s showdown, and only one act — Phi Kappa Chi — showed the most willingness to think outside the box. Alas, eight must go through to Pigskin, and I’m sure happy I don’t have to choose from this lackluster group of acts.
Students are showing up to class with hairspray locked in, tapping their feet to the beat of their performances. All-University Sing, a tradition that has captivated Baylor for 62 years, kicked off Thursday in Waco Hall.
In 1963, director Otto Preminger independently brought “The Cardinal” to theaters. Antheming the production was Frank Sinatra’s iconic voice to the tune of “Stay With Me,” a song written specifically for the film. Half a century later, these lyrics slyly slipped off the lips of legendary artist Bob Dylan and onto the most dynamic record of his career.
Following Dr. William May’s retirement as dean of the School of Music last spring, the music department conducted a thorough search for a replacement and has found its top three candidates.
Indie folk band Seryn breaks the static, slow mold of the genre. The six-piece band will play songs from its newest album, “Shadow Shows,” at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Common Grounds.
Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, “It’s My Party,” and followed it up with the hits “Judy’s Turn to Cry,” and the feminist anthem “You Don’t Own Me,” died Monday. She was 68.
Armstrong Browning Library’s seventh annual Valentine’s Day Extravaganza will celebrate the love of poets Robert and Elizabeth Browning with music and a dessert reception. The event will take place from 2 – 4 p.m. Saturday in the library’s McLean Foyer of Meditation.
By Allie Matherne Reporter Baylor’s a Capella group VirtuOSO placed first in the Varsity Vocals’ International Championship of Collegiate a cappella quarterfinal last weekend in Knoxville, Tenn. The group advanced to the semifinal competition scheduled for March 21 in Gainesville, Fla. Marshall senior Ross Tarpley, VirtuOSO’s student director, said the
Kanye West says he has nothing but respect for Beck. The Grammys? Not so much. West paid a visit on Ryan Seacrest and his “On Air” radio show Wednesday to expound on his post-Grammy diss of the surprise Album of the Year winner.