My friend Nelson does concrete for a living and is a pretty gnarly drummer; like, big, thudding, John Bonham drums. He is kind of a “tough guy.” That’s why I was so surprised when, years into our friendship, he “came out of the closet” and admitted that he was a huge Cure fan. I was too! It is not always cool to admit you like the Cure. Maybe it is the association with moping goth kids or the silly imagery or Robert Smith all covered in makeup and acting like a sad, sad girl, but sometimes you have to keep your Cure love on the down-low. . . .
Sponsored by the MU Cultural Affairs Committee, Alaska-based group Bearfoot performed classic and contemporary bluegrass and country music and original work they had written and performed in a one night only show, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2008. . . .
Rilo Kiley is the indie-rock band that made Jenny Lewis a household name among the hipster set during the past few years.
Lewis is the rare Hollywood success story, the former TV child-star who avoids the pitfalls of fame and goes on to become a respected singer and songwriter in adulthood.
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On Sunday, October 12, 2008, the Millersville University Music Department held their faculty recital called “Paris and the Prairie.” The crowded Lyte Auditorium was filled with audience members showing their support for Dr. Debra Lessen as well as other faculty members of Millersville University. . . .
I have known the guys in Slimfit for a number of years now, and have had the pleasure of sharing beers and having a good time with them enough times to feel comfortable in describing them as “good people.” . . .
Reuben Blundell, a Melbourne, Australia native, is among the newest faculty members of the school. As the new orchestra conductor, Blundell brings much knowledge and experience with him. He just finished his residency at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and is now working to receive his doctorate.
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Dr. Anita Renfroe gave a preview performance on the harpsichord Thursday September 4. She began introducing the series with her pleasant southern drawl, explaining each piece she would play and giving a background on each composer. . . .