Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry
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Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry

Overlooking Los Angeles’ Echo Park is the statue “The Queen of Angels,” which became the inspiration for Lydia Ainsworth’s new record, Darling of the Afterglow. Ainsworth, a Torontonian electro-pop singer, released her album on March 31. She recorded the album in the same Toronto studio where she made her 2014 debut album, Right from Real….

Art and activism that heals: A talk with Ricardo Levine Morales
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Art and activism that heals: A talk with Ricardo Levine Morales

Wearing a soft green shirt and amused expression, Ricardo Levine Morales greeted Macalester students for “Art as Activism and Medicine,” an event organized by Adelante!, the Art and Art History departments, the Department of Multicultural Life and the Sustainability Office on Monday. The students sat facing a ring of posters that were the bullseye of…

Haunted Janet is victorious in the Battle of the Bands
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Haunted Janet is victorious in the Battle of the Bands

Spring has arrived at Macalester College, and for many students that means another season of music traditions. Shaw Field will soon be filled with amps and dancers, food trucks and temporary tattoos. Springfest is just a week away, and we can expect Lion Babe and Jazz Cartier to put on quite a show. Yet they…

In the Scouting Report, it’s all about the harmonies
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In the Scouting Report, it’s all about the harmonies

In the fall of 2013, Hannah Scout-Field ’17 and Ryan Dugan ’17 met in Macalester’s very own Crawford Hall. Scout-Field on violin, Dugan on guitar and both singing their hearts out, they jammed in the pop-jazz combos designed to bring Macalester students together. From then on, the two began rehearsing and developing their sound. “There…

Violinist Tim Fain explores technology through art
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Violinist Tim Fain explores technology through art

Tim Fain, the internationally renowned violinist featured in 12 Years a Slave and Black Swan, has used the intersection of music and film to investigate how music can help us navigate human connections in an increasingly technological world. Through the collaborative performance piece Portals, Fain conveys the “connections that we form and endure” despite “the…

Bodies in the Balance explores identity, justice and freedom
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Bodies in the Balance explores identity, justice and freedom

All photos by Maddie Jaffe ’17 In the fall dance show entitled Bodies in the Balance, the Macalester Theatre & Dance Department invites the audience to celebrate the joy that dance can bring, while also exploring dance’s unique power in portrayal. Students use these performances to engage with their identities while empathizing with the experiences…

The Staves: three sisters muse on their Midwest chapter
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The Staves: three sisters muse on their Midwest chapter

Three British sisters, one remote Wisconsin recording studio and the lead singer of Bon Iver. The result? The album If I Was, by The Staves. Camilla, Emily and Jessica Staveley-Taylor make up the group, and they draw as much from their familial connections as from their natural musical talents. I had the pleasure of talking…

Little Scream takes First Avenue’s 7th St. Entry
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Little Scream takes First Avenue’s 7th St. Entry

Laurel Sprengelmeyer, a singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist, is also the brains behind the band Little Scream. The band is currently touring through the Midwest to showcase their album Cult Following, which was released in 2016. Cult Following has pulled the band further into the realm of experimental pop, allowing it to gain more recognition among…

A Little Chat with Little Scream
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A Little Chat with Little Scream

Laurel Sprengelmeyer, raised in Iowa and based in Montreal, is the captivating voice behind Little Scream. Her songs utilize the full range of her voice while weaving complex layers of instrumentals around each sung melody. Little Scream is known for its originality of sound, as it incorporates elements from indie pop, rock and folk genres….

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