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The Concert Choir performs polished pieces from spring tour

On Saturday, April 1, the Macalester Concert Choir performed its annual spring concert. Throughout the hour-long program, the mixed-voice ensemble successfully demonstrated its vocal dexterity, crisp diction and outstanding musicianship. The house was nearly full. The night’s program consisted of pieces the choir had sung during its recent spring break tour of the Upper Midwest….

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…

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Jay Som’s searching pop rock

Melina Duterte moved into a new place, stayed caffeinated for three weeks, and shaped one of the year’s most eclectic and invigorating records. The Bay Area artist, who records under the name Jay Som, released her debut record Everybody Works March 10. The album delivers the empathy its title promises and expands her sound beyond…

Macalester Orchestra showcases Concerto Competition winners
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Macalester Orchestra showcases Concerto Competition winners

On the evening of Saturday, March 4, the Macalester College Orchestra held a concert highlighting the three Concerto Competition winners of 2017. The competition took place in December. Ten musicians applied, and three were selected as the winners. The concert, conducted by Macalester’s Assistant Professor and Director of Instrumental Activities, Mark Mandarano, consisted of five…

WMCN DJ profile: Jacob Hill shares his love of vinyl
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WMCN DJ profile: Jacob Hill shares his love of vinyl

When interviewing different members of the Macalester community, the radio DJs are never dull. However, a lot of the DJs I meet wear the same light blue 90s jeans, play the same “alternative” music and plug in their iPhones when their hour of fame comes up on the radio. This week, I sat down with…

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