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Album review:  Kanye West's “The Life of Pablo” does not disappoint for hip-hop fans

Album review: Kanye West's “The Life of Pablo” does not disappoint for hip-hop fans

By Jake Valentine February 21, 2016

Whether you love or hate Kanye, there’s no denying that he’s one of the most influential artists of this generation. What’s so polarizing about Kanye is not only his unpredictable behavior that you...

The band Nicky Davey performing at The Canopy Club on October 1, 2015.

Music review: "The Internet" brings new vibe to Canopy Club

By Frances Welch October 5, 2015

It goes without saying that The Canopy Club manages to book and promote a pretty diverse bill of artists each month; some acts are more surprising than others, considering certain artists’ large followings...

Detroit-based artist JMSN will perform at the Canopy Club this Wednesday at 8 p.m.

JMSN brings R&B sounds to Canopy

By Mara Shaprio September 1, 2015

For Detroit-based artist Christian Berishaj, also known as JMSN, music has always been an important part of his life. “It’s me. It’s JMSN,” he said. “There’s only one of me, and that’s what...

Timeless lead singer, Cal Shapiro, freestyle raps a song about the University during Spring Jam at the Main Quad on Sunday.

First annual Spring Jam concert brings B.o.B., Timeflies

April 27, 2015

A location students usually use to study and commute to class was converted into a stage and outdoor concert venue Sunday afternoon. The University’s first annual Spring Jam concert hosted well-known...

Q&A with counterculture enthusiast and alumnus, Steven Hager

Q&A with counterculture enthusiast and alumnus, Steven Hager

October 20, 2014

Steven Hager sat on a small, wooden bench in the Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. His tall, thin frame leaned against the wall, legs crossed, hands escaping a finger-laced position only to gesture...

The Canopy Club to co-present first ILLrock Block Party

By Stephanie Kim May 1, 2014

To celebrate the end of the year, The Canopy Club will bring live music outdoors with its first ILLRock Block Party on Saturday. The party will take place on Oregon Street in Urbana near Manolo’s Pizza...

Allen Kleiner, freshman in computer science engineering, balances his education with greek life and a capella groups. 

The Impressions of Allen Kleiner

By Mara Shapiro April 28, 2014

Freshman in Engineering Allen Kleiner knew he wanted to rush a fraternity prior to arriving on campus. However, he didn’t expect to feel so welcomed by the brothers of Theta Chi. “I didn’t expect...

GWS professors, student to host Hip Hop and Punk Feminism symposium

By Alexander Vassiliadis December 5, 2013

Punk. Hip-hop. Feminism. Three seemingly unrelated subcultures will be brought together and analyzed during “Hip Hop and Punk Feminisms: Theory, genealogy, performance” on Thursday and Friday in the...

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