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Macalester productions of The Cradle Will Rock open
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Macalester productions of The Cradle Will Rock open

Macalester’s Theater and Dance and Music Departments is putting on The Cradle Will Rock by Marc Blitzstein. The musical opened last night and more performances will be held in Janet Wallace at 7:30 p.m. today (Friday, Nov. 7) and Saturday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available via the online box…

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THEATER The Cradle Will Rock Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater November 6, 7, 8 at 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. on the 8th) “This musical drama illuminates the social, political, and economic chaos in the United States after the Great Depression, when unemployment, government corruption, and greed ran rampant” (Macalester). General Admission, $10…

Joey Bada$$ // Review
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Joey Bada$$ // Review

“Badass” is a very popular word among my peers. When the word is stylized as “Bada$$,” though, it takes on a whole new meaning. Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name, Joey Bada$$, is only 19 years old. What have you done with the first 19 years of your life? He has two…

Battle of the Bands // A celebration of music at Macalester
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Battle of the Bands // A celebration of music at Macalester

Battle of the Bands has long been an affair allowing performers to parade their skills and hopefully melt some faces in the process. More competitive than a regular showcase concert, with less choking pressure than a rap battle, the culture of the Battle of the Bands has found its way into movies, TV shows, and…

Pitch Perfect: Macalester A Cappella
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Pitch Perfect: Macalester A Cappella

Macalester College is home to several a cappella groups that span a variety of genres and styles. However, plenty of students are turned away at auditions each year and are unable to sing with their group of choice. “I originally had tried out for Scotch Tape and there were 60 people who auditioned,” said Gabriella…

Opinion

Hip-Hop far more nuanced than we give it credit for

“I said a hip, hop, the hippie­­—the hippie to the hip hip-hop, and you don’t stop the rock it—to the bang-bang, boogie say ‘up jump’ the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie: the beat.” These iconic lyrics are from The Sugar Hill Gang’s 1979 hit single, “Rapper’s Delight”, which would go on to be…

Kendrick robbed at the Grammys: Continuing the conversation
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Kendrick robbed at the Grammys: Continuing the conversation

Rap has been associated with the word race in one way or another since its emergence onto the music scene. Rap music started with and today is still dominated by African Americans. This isn’t to say that a white rapper can’t have musical success: take Eminem for example. He has thirteen Grammys to his name,…

News

Murray purchases new keyboard for a cappella groups

After members of Macalester’s a cappella groups brought concerns that the Music Department was treating them unfairly to Provost Kathy Murray, she allocated money from the president’s budget to purchase a new piano for use in their rehearsals. James Lindgren ’15, a member of Scotch Tape, said he and Salima Seale ’14, another Scotch Tape…

Veggie Tales: Best friends, but not on Facebook
Features, Senior Spotlight

Veggie Tales: Best friends, but not on Facebook

Since the begining of their friendship, Maya Vilaplana ’14 and Joel Mandella ’14 have been creating and sharing their music with the Macalester Community. Their songs range from love ballads about fictional Macalester students to Veggie co-op housing applications. The Mac Weekly sat down with them this week to hear about their songs, their relationship,…

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