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  • Blake hosts first cross country meet on Thursday, September 17. Go Bears! Fall Play will be announced on Friday at 4:00. What will the play be?

Online Concerts Allow Artists, Fans to Stay Connected

Dua Lipa performed “Don’t Start Now” with her dancers and bandmates through video chat on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Bernadette Whitely, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused mass cancelations of tours, concerts, and festivals, negatively affecting artists, big or small. However, by continuing to connect with their fans through online concerts and live-streamed music, artists are making the best out of their situations and providing hope for...

Kaja’s Top 5: Autumn Playlist

Kaja's Top 5: Autumn Playlist

November 2, 2018

Lucy by Still Woozy My favorite song this month has to be “Lucy” by Still Woozy. The soft instrumentals and overall melancholic, intimate tone of this song radiate a sense of coziness yet also invite you to get up and dance. Put on your wool socks and move baby!   Trip by Ella Mai ...

This month with Bix

This month with Bix

David Bix, Online Columnist

October 19, 2018

This Month With Bix Music of the Month (September/October 2018): Carter V, On the Rvn, and More Summer’s over and school’s here. Late night bonfires, days at the beach, and sleeping in have been replaced by Fall sports and the everyday stress of school. Music has changed in the same way....

Bix’s Picks: Best of Summer and Mac Miller

Bix's Picks: Best of Summer and Mac Miller

David Bix, Online Columnist

September 22, 2018

Column 1: Best Songs of the Summer   Note: Not all of these songs were released this summer, but they are a mix great listens during the season. Bix’s Recommended Playlist:   Wouldn’t Leave by Kanye West   Pure emotion, Kanye portrays vulnerability of a seeming god-like...

Recording Shapiro’s career

Sam Shapiro

Eva Berezovsky, Managing Editor

March 5, 2018

“I’ve never taken lessons or classes or anything, so it’s just me looking at YouTube videos, figuring stuff out, learning music theory for myself, and making that stuff come to life,” says Sam Shapiro ‘18. Shapiro has been making beats, mixing, and mastering since his seventh-grade self decided to ...

Open Mic Night loses popularity

Hazel DeHapporte '19 performs at Open Mic Night on November 10th.

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor

March 13, 2017

Graduation requirements include art. Senior speeches are frequently given on the perks of taking art courses and branching out through classes from Drawing and Painting to Ceramics. The visual arts are well supported in our community. More than just that, musical arts courses are offered as well; ch...

Where music and physics align

Where music and physics align

Minjae Lee, Opinions Editor

December 3, 2015

TASC is a time for some students to settle into practice rooms, hidden away from the obvious eye all around school. Passing the art department, musicians like April Wang ’16 can be heard playing the piano in a practice room. In fact, there are numerous students like Wang who have the musicality behin...

Review: Summer Festivals

Crowd gets excited for performers at the Basilica Block Party.

Emma Burke, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015

Throughout summer break, students, at Blake and other schools, take part in many fun outdoor activities. Many students attended outdoor music festivals, a common topic of conversation during the warm summer days. In Minnesota alone, there were many music festivals that were popular in the Blake commu...

The link between music and civil rights

Chapel Puckett, Front Editor

May 28, 2015

Music affects almost every aspect of our society: pop culture, fashion, dance, and perhaps most importantly, the fight for civil rights. Music expresses emotion in a way that is relatable to anyone who has the ability to hear it. It allows for diverse members of our global community to listen together to...

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