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A.V. ID: Making Music Visual for the Masses

A.V. ID: Making Music Visual for the Masses

July 22, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Concerts have been an essential part of musical and cultural identities throughout the decades. Most people who consider themselves to be avid music lovers have gone to at least one concert or music festival in their lifetime. But as concerts provide audiences with meaningful experiences, we must ensure they areRead More

A.V. ID: The Importance of Fan-Made Music Videos

A.V. ID: The Importance of Fan-Made Music Videos

July 8, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

As an avid devourer of music, I must confess my deep fondness for music videos. I can sit and watch music videos for hours on end, and I appreciate when artists spend time and effort to release well-crafted ones. But I often find myself watching fan-made music videos. Although IRead More

A.V. ID: Sirens of the Summer

A.V. ID: Sirens of the Summer

June 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

With summer upon us, there has been lots of talk about what the song of the summer will be — inevitably, some catchy pop song that will soon get overplayed and start grating at my ears. So instead, I am turning my focus to the artists who are truly puttingRead More

VIEWPOINT: Seeing Home in ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

September 2, 2016 at 3:20 am 0 comments

I didn’t read “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance because of its No. 1 ranking on The New York Times’ bestseller list. I read it because of its setting in Middletown, Ohio, a Rust Belt city, where I attended school and worked.Read More