A Review of Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN

by Piero Filpi          Before “HUMBLE.” decided to blow everyone’s speakers out two week ago, we hadn’t heard much from Kendrick Lamar. Last Spring, Kendrick gave us untitled unmastered., a surprise release with a list of nameless tracks, only distinguishable by the number that followed the word “untitled.” The album was good, coming with the classic Read More …

North Carolina Symphony Performs Indie-Classical Mash-up

by Maria Rodriguez Ever seen a full-fledged symphony organized in an art gallery for a contemporary classical concert? Thursday, April 29, the North Carolina Symphony pulled in prominent current composers, Caroline Shaw and Sarah Kirkland Snider, along with indie pop singers Shara Nova, Michael Stith, and Padma Newsome from the band The National, for a Read More …

Interview with rapper Ace Cosgrove

By Jimmy Cassidy We had the opportunity to meet with and interview rapper Ace Cosgrove at the 2015 Landmark Music Festival on Sunday, September 27th. Cosgrove is a Maryland native based rapper out of Montgomery County. This 24 year-old up and coming artist was thrilled to be on the ticket for his first music festival Read More …

American Authors: Program Board Plays It Safe With Capital Fest Choice

By Maria Rodriguez The news is out: American Authors will be the performer at CUA’s second annual Capital Fest. The success of last year’s performance ensured a repeat appearance of the fall musical event. Aside from Luaupalooza in the spring, the University has not offered many opportunities for concerts on campus, unless you count the Read More …

How to See a Symphony Without Paying a Dime

By Maria Rodriguez 1. Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center Started in the year 2000, the Millennium Stage offers free performances every night at 6pm, including Easter and Christmas. Previous acts have included Bobby McFerrin and Grammy Award winning hip-hop group Arrested Development. This fall the Millennium Stage presents artists as part of the Kennedy Center’s Read More …

Fall Arts Preview

Catholic University has a rich and legendary arts heritage. Between our Musical and Dramatic offerings, we cover a lot of ground in the performing arts. Check out this semester’s upcoming performances for a cultural quick fix. Drama: This semester’s offerings include a heavy presence by CUA’s Drama faculty. Catch the heads of the three major Read More …