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Arts

Picks from KSLU: Pokey LaFarge

Picks from KSLU: Pokey LaFarge

April 14, 2015 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

Pokey LaFarge has been one of the top draws coming out of St. Louis for some time now. His talents have allowed him to travel the world, appear on a song from Jack White’s Grammy-nominated, debut solo album and play in front of thousands of fans. For those of you unfamiliar, LaFarge is a multi-instrumentalist […]

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Courtesy of Tess Brock

London breaks stereotype with art and food

April 14, 2015 at 5:20 pm 0 comments

It is no secret that Billikens love studying abroad. Each year, many students pack their bags for an adventure and learning in a new country. Since SLU has a campus in Madrid, most students lean toward that option. However, there are other equally exciting destinations. If you are an art lover, […]

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Joe Pug and band fill The Firebird with folk; entertain crowd with new songs

Joe Pug and band fill The Firebird with folk; entertain crowd with new songs

April 14, 2015 at 5:14 pm 0 comments

The Firebird’s April 7 concert featuring Joe Pug proved to be just as tremendous as it was folk-filled. The Firebird, located on Olive Street, is cleverly disguised as a boring, brick building, but it is actually an open-roomed venue with a decently sized stage, a full bar — complete with […]

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Murals to transform St. Louis

Murals to transform St. Louis

April 14, 2015 at 5:11 pm 0 comments

Residents use painting to unite the city St. Louis will soon be taken over by artists and their paint brushes. The movement is a new project, designed to spread vibrancy, community and creativity throughout the city. The project known as the 1000 Murals Project, a collaborative movement, will include the […]

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Elevation climbs to new heights

Elevation climbs to new heights

March 26, 2015 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

Elevation, SLU’s Irish dance team, presented its fourth annual showcase this past Saturday, March 21, in Xavier Theater. The showcase featured 21 Irish step dancers, 10 Elevation numbers and seven guest performances. One of the biggest differences that this showcase demonstrated for the team was its growth in numbers. Eleven […]

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Malik heads in another direction

Malik heads in another direction

March 26, 2015 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

Some may say that it is the end of an era, while others remain unaffected and, perhaps, unaware. Whether you are in the first boat or the second boat, it is safe to say that emotions of heartbreak, loss, betrayal, anger, bitterness and disappointment are present around the world as […]

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Australian poet-in-residence shares insight into writing

Australian poet-in-residence shares insight into writing

March 26, 2015 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

Noted Australian poet Robert Adamson is finishing up his two-week stay at SLU as the Jean Drahmann writer-in-residence. Adamson filled his time here with visits to English classes, readings and lectures to the SLU community, and participation in SLU’s Prison Program. Adamson began his residency with a poetry reading in […]

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‘Insurgent’: an emotional roller coaster

‘Insurgent’: an emotional roller coaster

March 26, 2015 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

On March 20, I went to see the second film in the “Divergent” series, “Insurgent.” The cast includes Shailene Woodley (Tris Prior), Theo James (Four), Kate Winslet (Jeanine Matthews), Miles Teller (Peter) and Ansel Elgort (Caleb Prior). As a lover of the “Divergent” series, I had high expectations for this […]

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Billiken Club announces semester lineup

Billiken Club announces semester lineup

March 26, 2015 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

Before Bon Iver won two Grammy Awards and played major stages such as Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, the group started with smaller venues, playing shows to get their name and music out there. One of the smaller stages Bon Iver played was SLU’s own Billiken Club, located in what is now […]

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Kendrick Lamar returns with ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Kendrick Lamar returns with ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

March 20, 2015 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

More than two years after the release of his major-label debut, West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar returns with his follow-up album, “To Pimp a Butterfly.” While his debut, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City,” focused on his unlikely escape from the streets of Compton, California, the sequel focuses on the way fame […]

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