Tag Archives: Music

Centertainment Helps Students Belly Dance the Night Away

One of the many belly dancers on Friday night having fun performing in the Encore. Photo by Ross Vetterkind

Jangling bangles, colorful scarves and ornate skirts brought to life the traditional Middle Eastern music performed in the Encore. On Friday night, Centertainment Productions hosted An Evening of Belly Dancing accompanied by the musical ensemble, Salaam, in the Dreyfus University Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The ensemble played music from countries throughout the Middle East, such as Morocco, ... Read More »

Dropping Beats with DAWG

Weapons of Mass Percussion performing at the DUC Encore. Photo by Kathryn Wisniewski

No microphones were needed for this weekend’s performance in the Encore, though they did help throw about drum puns. On Saturday night, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s student organization, Drum and Wind Group, presented Weapons of Mass Percussion in the Dreyfus University Center. Weapons of Mass Percussion was an exhibition of DAWG’s drumline. Cody Gehrke, sophomore math major, is vice ... Read More »

Album Review: Corinne Bailey Rae – The Heart Speaks In Whispers

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Corinne Bailey Rae recently released her third studio album, “The Heart Speaks in Whispers,” in 2016. Bailey Rae is a British R&B artist originally from Leeds, England. Her debut into the music world was over a decade ago with her self-titled album in 2006, which earned her a Grammy nomination at the beginning of her career. Between each of her ... Read More »

Put Your Middle School Recorder To Use

Oscar C. Noetzel jamming out with some friends. Photo provided by Oscar C Noetzel

Centertainment’s first ever jam session invites musicians of all instruments to collaborate with others for a casual night of musical improvisation. Bringing any instrument such as a ukulele, harmonica, guitar, piano, accordion, cajon, recorder or didgeridoo is encouraged. Bridget Pintz, senior arts management major and alternative sounds coordinator for Centertainment, created the event to provide a space where musicians with ... Read More »

Get Your Country on with Easton Corbin

Easton Corbin at the Coastal Carolina Fair on the Lakefront Stage in Ladson, South Carolina. Photo courtesy of Lea Roberts

With popular jams, a guitar and a southern lilt, Easton Corbin is bringing a little bit of country to campus. The country singer from Florida will be performing Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Quandt Fieldhouse at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Corbin released his first single in 2010, “A Little More Country Than That,” and won the ... Read More »

Album Review: Nicole Serrano – Hello to Daylight

Photo Courtesy of Ashley Wright, Caleb Parker, Collin Hughes, Justin Mark, Rock.Art.Photo, Sarah Blesener.

Nicole Serrano released “Hello to Daylight” in 2012 as her most recent studio recorded album. Serrano’s music style includes different influences giving this album an indie rock, folk vibe while still being in the soft singer and songwriter genre. “Hello to Daylight” came out in the same year as Serrano’s debut on The Voice on NBC. Talent scouts recruited Serrano to ... Read More »

Album Review – Kidz Bop

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The Kidz Bop Kids have done it again. They recently released “Kidz Bop 34” in January of this year. The very first “Kidz Bop” album dropped in 2001. Sixteen years later and they are still producing top notch, highly sexualized and adult themed music. The very first album featured popular chart topping hits from the 90’s and whatever was released ... Read More »

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 »