Tag Archives: Music

System-Wide Art Under Attack

Stevens Point Festival of the Arts, one of many things that is needed to create a bond in the community and  support culture. Photo courtesy of the NFAC facebook page.

Public universities across Wisconsin are feeling the struggle of budget cuts, and the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point’s art department will again be under a new and smaller budget. Within the Noel Fine Arts Center, students can find unique architecture and student work displayed in the open lobby while music from an array of different instruments reverberates from the walls. ... Read More »

Album Review: KT Tunstall says “Here I Am” with KIN

KT Tunstall - KIN. Photo by Justin Higuchi

KT Tunstall’s “KIN” is the latest in her work from her past 5 internationally released albums. Tunstall is a Scottish rocker, originally from St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland but has relocated to California and traveled around the American southwest in the last 3 years. KT’s past music features similar styles and sound but “KIN” has a distinct folk feel to it. ... Read More »

Raw Talent Introduced To Campus

TIFU Dance Fall16', Photo provided by SPIN

Hip-hop dance, African dance, group dance, poetry, spoken word, rap and pieces from prompts received on spoken word nights were showcased at the TIFU Cultural Ensemble on March 11th at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The goal for the event was to provide a place for self expression and cultural richness. When asked what TIFU means, Kaija Miller-Kyles, junior psychology ... Read More »

Better Yeti Is Best Yet

Better Yeti's epic performance at the Encore. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

Better Yeti cranked up the volume and blared clamorous music for a Thursday night campus groove fest. “We are going to have a party tonight, so I hope you’re ready,” John Hoel, saxophone player for Better Yeti, said. Unlike the conventional four-piece band, Better Yeti brings a party to the stage within the members themselves. Six musicians performed in the ... Read More »

Vibe Street Dances to Encore Center Stage

Vibe Street Performing at the Encore. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

A clash of bluegrass, electronic and EDM performers burst on stage in the Encore room creating a club-like atmosphere, pumping speakers with “new-aged” music last Thursday, March 2. These bands Vibe Street, Evanoff and Cliffy Tokes performed to a group of students thirsty for fast-paced electronic music offered by each group. Cliffy Tokes, the opening performer, a local mixer out of ... Read More »

Album Review: Norah Jones – The Fall

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Norah Jones recorded her fourth studio album, “The Fall,” in 2009. At this point in her career, Jones has already established herself as a successful contemporary jazz artist. On her previous three albums, Jones has featured both covers of famous jazz standards and her own work, which is often a fusion of jazz, country and blues styles. The same foundations ... Read More »

If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On Marie

Photo by Kathryn Wisniewski.

Three beautiful things appeared on the stage of Michelsen Hall Saturday night: a young musician, her violin and the music they created together. Marie Von Rueden gave her junior violin recital on Saturday, Feb. 18. Von Rueden is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point pursuing a bachelor’s degree of music in violin performance. She has been playing violin ... Read More »

Fruition and Gin Mill Hollow Rock at the Encore

Fruition playing a great show at the Encore. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

Mandolin, guitar and a little bit of electricity created folkie tunes brought to campus Thursday night by Gin Mill Hollow and Fruition. The opening band, Gin Mill Hollow is an acoustic folk rock trio out of Madison. Marc Norman, songwriter, guitarist, double bassist and vocalist for Gin Mill Hollow, is quite familiar with the university, having graduated from the University ... Read More »

Kind of Wavy: Thomas Wincek and Lün Perform Alternative Music

Thomas Wineck Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

Eerie echoes, looping tracks, and a strong beat defined the feel of the alternative music in the Encore on Thursday night. It was music that sounded like the reverberations of life. Thomas Wincek, member of the bands Volcano Choir, Field Report and All Tiny Creatures, performed solo in the first Centertainment Productions show of the spring semester. The concert opened ... Read More »

Merry Tuba Christmas and a Euphonic New Year

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For many people, the day after Thanksgiving marks the seasonally acceptable date to start listening to holiday music. As the days of December fly by amid a flurry of the final weeks of the semester and snow, the holiday spirit grows and music from holiday radio stations to caroling to rumbles of tubas fills the air. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens ... Read More »