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Switchfoot Comes to Bemidji

By Kelsey Jacobson The band Switchfoot will be performing their new album release, Fading West, on November 9th at the Bemidji Sanford Center. Switchfoot was a contemporary Christian band, but in 2003 they changed to mainstream, alternative rock with their album, The Beautiful Letdown, which went platinum. “Calling us ‘Christian Rock’ tends to be a […]

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Yelawolf and Rez Rap Records to Perform at the Sanford Center

  By Alyssa Muench The rapper Yelawolf will be performing Wednesday at the Sanford Center. Opening for him will be Rez Rap Records, a rap group from Red Lake, MN. Yelawolf was born in Gadsden, Alabama with the name Michael Wayne Atha. The 34 year old hip-hop recording artist is of Cherokee and Caucasian decent. […]

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Paper Parlor does the best they can with where they are

Andy Ellis | A&E Editor | 04-17-2013 There are many ideal places in the country to start a band.  In Minnesota, if you start in the Twin Cities there are almost endless opportunities to begin your journey from obscurity to a band for which people stand in line. There are also the less than ideal […]

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Natchez Trace: Kevin Bowe and the Okemah Prophets

Andy Ellis | A&E Editor | 03-21-2013 Kevin Bowe and Dr. Dre have at least one thing in common.  They have fans who have learned the importance of patience when it comes to the release of new music.  The last time both released albums of new material was back in 1999 with Bowe’s Restoration and […]

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Taylor Swift Ventures Out With RED

Andy Ellis | A&E Editor | 12-08-2012 Honesty is one of the defining characteristics of country music. The thing is that for some people, like country superstar Taylor Swift, that may mean having to venture out of one’s comfort zone to stay true to how one really felt during a certain time. According to her […]

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Alison Scott & Co. play at BSU like the pros they are

Andy Ellis| A&E Editor| 10-5-12 Here’s the thing you should know about the music industry – it can be brutal.  You can spend years in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs making a name for yourself, gradually building a loyal fan base and receiving rave reviews on both your shows and albums from national and […]

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Reviews: Walk the Moon

Matt Lavrenz | A&E Writer | 4-19-2012 One fun thing about listening to music that is “less than heard of” is the fact that you can pick and choose what will be the next big hit. For example, Adele became an overnight superstar on the radio dial recently, even though her most recent album, “21,” […]

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Dance Follies: A Community of Styles

Jordan Shearer | Staff Writer | 4-17-2012 For three consecutive days, dancers of all capacities gathered in the PE Complex Gymnasium to perform four shows in the 66th annual Funtastic Dance Follies.  The performances included a vast number of dance styles from over fifty college and community dancers. Two of the routines are Dance Follies […]

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Rascal Flatts Come Back with “Changed”

Andy Ellis | A&E Writer | 4-13-2012 When an act has been around for 12 years it’s easy for people to tire of them.  Their albums start sounding the same, and you start looking for new music to try out.  When it comes to the band Rascal Flatts, this may have started to happen with […]

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Hunger Games — Three Weekends On Top

Andy Ellis | A&E Editor | 4-9-2012 When best-selling books — especially series — are adapted into movies by Hollywood, fans of that book or series are very cautious.  Most of the time it’s because they are afraid of what’s going to be cut from the books.  They are also afraid that someone may be […]

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