Tag: Music

Ariana Makes a Grande Splash on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

By Melina Lam To say that NBC’s season 21 of “The Voice” is wildly entertaining is quite the understatement. Ariana Grande becoming a judge this season has caused an uproar. It has brought in many first-time viewers, including myself, just to catch a glimpse of the tiny-but-mighty Pop/R&B singer as a mentor. Grande has become

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Album review: ‘Certified Lover Boy’ cries drama in industry and interpersonal relationships

By Isabel Whitsett Drake came through again with a sonically emotional rollercoaster exhibiting his experience with love, or perhaps lust. Drake finally dropped his new album, “Certified Lover Boy” Sept. 3 after fans all around the globe anticipated this album to release in January 2021. Drake posted to his Instagram in April, showcasing his heart

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Nothin’ but a banda thang, Snoop Dogg collaborates with Banda MS

By Silda Martinez California legend Snoop Dogg just dipped his toe into banda music by making a collab song with famous group Banda MS. The song, “Que Maldicion,” dropped April 30, giving us all a surprise we were not expecting. Snoop Dogg is known for switching between genres. He’s gone from bringing the funk to

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Lizzo breaks boundaries and genres with her album ‘Cuz I Love You’

By Sayeda Ghazanfar Girls, snap your fingers in a z-formation, our new it-girl is every bit as soulful, sassy and sensational as you need her to be. Lizzo’s new album dropped last month and she’s already on everyone’s radar and if she’s not on yours, she needs to be. “Cuz I Love You” is an

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Hard work pays off for Connor Slape, jazz musician at RCC

  By Zane Mudron Through adversity, people learn more about themselves and what they are capable of. Nobody would know that better than Connor Slape. Slape is a third year saxophone player in the Riverside City College wind ensemble, who plans to transfer to Cal State Long Beach next year. He is a role model

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Billie Eilish hones in on exploiting listener’s fears and will make them dance while doing it

  By Adriana Lopez Music enthusiasts have been starved for something that feels new and a 17 year old anti-pop star might just be what was needed. Billie Eilish came onto the music scene in 2016 with the release of her single “Ocean Eyes.” At the age of 14 she caught the world’s attention with

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Local band Ricky Casioce & The Co-Pilots spread their sound

by Karina Gutierrez From private events to the public eye, Ricky Casioce & The Co-Pilots bend the rules and combine genres in this up and coming exclusively instrumental band. Before launching off, Ricky Casioce & The Co-Pilots formed in 2016 with each member coming from different cities in the same community. They knew that when

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Riverside Jazz Jam joins the community at Back to the Grind

by Imari Rede   A warm autumn night accompanied by live jazz and a warm cup of joe, what could be better than that? The first and third Friday of every month at Back to the Grind is dedicated to the Riverside Jazz Jam. Mikaela Elson is a former Riverside City College student who attends

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Rapper dies at 26, students react

By Jordan Murillo Performing artist and producer Mac Miller was found dead in his Studio City home from an apparent overdose Sept. 7. He was 26 years old. Students at Riverside City College have reacted to the news in a multitude of ways. “I was a huge fan of his,” RCC student Ariana Cortez said.

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Norco College to host benefit concert

In an effort to give back to their Riverside community, the Norco College Music Industry Studies Program is organizing a benefit concert in alliance with Feeding America on March 18.