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Aaron Tank Disappoints With “Dancing With No Music”

Laura Talaska | A&E Writer | 11-29-2011 If you are looking for an album to relax to, Aaron Tank’s new album “Dancing With No Music” is the album for you.  “Dancing With No Music” consists of 12 tracks full of wonderful instrumentals and Tank’s unique vocals. His music has a very country/folk vibe to it. Almost every song on “Dancing With No Music” contains very simple lyrics. In his first
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Joe Nichols Assures Us “It’s All Good”

Andy Ellis | A&E Editor | 11-21-2011 When it comes to Joe Nichols you can always be sure of one thing: he knows how to sing a song.  While he may never be known for his songwriting capabilities, he compensates with his innate knowledge of his audience.  Some may not think much of this, but singers like George Strait built a career on their ability to know which songs their
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Mac Miller Shows Us What He’s Got

Andy Ellis | A&E Editor | 11-17-2011 Whatever you do, do not think of this guy as the next Eminem.  I'm not saying this because he's horrible, but because there will never be another Eminem.  With that said, let's talk about Mac Miller.  I think he's a real nice addition to hip-hop, and the fact that he's only 19 is nice, too.  I say that because the hip-hop game is
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Miranda Lambert Releases “Four the Record”

Andy Ellis | A&E Editor | 11-15-2011 Miranda Lambert is one of the most loved artists in country music today. It's not just because she writes and sings what she wants to sing, it's about who she is. When a majority of today's female singers, regardless of genre, try their best to stay as supermodel-thin as possible, she's not afraid to eat these things commonly known as full meals. She's
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Florence Offers “Ceremonials”

Andy Ellis | A&E Editor | 11-13-2011 I've said more than once that my favorite kind of music is country music. However, there always seem to be singers and bands that pinpoint the kind of greatness I'd be missing out on if I listened to nothing but country music. These pinpoints of greatness include Adele, The Gaslight Anthem, Darren Hayes, Eminem, Chris Cornell, and many others. With that said, I
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Skillet Rocks Sanford Center

Alex Berg | Sports Editor | 11-10-2011 The Christian-rock band Skillet made the 12th stop of its Awake and Alive Tour at the Sanford Center last Wednesday, and did not disappoint the crowd of 4,057. The band originally formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. The band currently consists of husband and wife John and Korey Cooper, Jen Ledger, and Seth Morrison. In the VIP Q&A session John told the story
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Luke Bryan Brings His Party to Bemidji

Alex Berg | Sports Editor | 11-9-2011 Country music artist Luke Bryan made the 17th stop of his “Tailgates and Tanlines” tour at the Sanford Center on Saturday. Bryan is from Georgia and began his singing career in 2007 with his hits: "All My Friends Say," "Country Man," and "We Rode in Trucks." Although he did not begin singing until 2007, his skills as a songwriter were showcased in 2006
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Kelly Clarkson is Clearly Stronger

Andy Ellis | A&E Editor | 11-7-2011 Although there have been many winners since Kelly Clarkson on American Idol, she will always be the original American Idol winner.  Her voice won her legions then, and she still blows people away with her ability to evoke emotion into any song she gets her hands on.  She continues to show that ability on her fifth album, “Stronger.” One thing I noticed with
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Blair Brings “The Unavowable Taxonomy” to the Talley Gallery

Andy Ellis | A&E Editor | 11-03-2011 Gregory Blair brought his exhibit, The Unavowable Taxonomy, to BSU's Talley Gallery on October 17th.  The reason for the title is, Blair said, that we use classification to describe the natural world.  He got the title from French philosopher Maurice Blanchot's “The Unavowable Community,” and he replaced one of the words to fit his exhibition. According to his artist statement seen in the
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Coldplay Tries New Things on Mylo Xyloto

Andy Ellis | A&E Editor | 10-31-2011 One of England's biggest musical imports returns with their first new effort in over three years, and show they aren't afraid to incorporate new sounds into their own sound.  Now don't get scared, because Coldplay still sounds like Coldplay.  It's hard not to when your frontman is Chris Martin.  I'll admit that after listening to this album I do prefer Chris Martin's voice