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Red Hot Chili Peppers to headline Lollapalooza

USC’s campus is exploding with chatter of Coachella being in just a few days, but now that the Lollapalooza line-up has been announced, avid festival fans can get excited for another summer festival. Festivals such as Lollapalooza, Coachella and Outside Lands are known for filling three days with line-ups people only thought they could dream about. This […]

Gary Ross passes on directing ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel

Gary Ross, the writer and director of The Hunger Games, has officially passed on directing the much-anticipated sequel in the franchise, Catching Fire. The official announcement comes from the director himself, after recent speculation about his possible departure from the franchise. The online world was flooded with rumors that he had already passed on the film […]

Four different songs for the Easter season

On Easter this last Sunday, if you’re Christian, you might have marked the occasion with traditional choral music. Or if you’re especially unorthodox, perhaps you listened to some Christian Rock. Here, in honor of the recent holiday, are four great songs about Jesus that you will never hear on Easter. Sufjan Stevens—”The Transfiguration“ Sufjan Stevens’ […]

Who is rapper Jay Electronica?

Jay Electronica is the greatest rapper you’ve never heard of. If you have heard the name, then it’s likely that you haven’t heard enough of him and not because you haven’t been listening, but because his releases have been sparse and his live appearances elusive. Adjectives to describe his rapping abilities: sophisticated, explosive and otherworldly. […]

Grooveshark under fire again, now with EMI

Well, it may come at no surprise, but Grooveshark has come under fire yet again. The international music streaming website is struggling with EMI, which was until recently the only major record label to license its music to Grooveshark. Now EMI has shredded their contract, citing Grooveshark’s failure to pay the last of four major […]

MusiCares honors Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains

The co-founder of Alice In Chains, Jerry Cantrell, will be honored at the eighth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert on May 31. The Sony/ATV Music Publishing senior consultant, Neil Lasher, will also be honored when the show takes place at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles . MusiCares MAP Fund provides financial and supportive assistance […]

‘To Rome With Love’ trailer makes strong promises

The trailer for Woody Allen’s To Rome with Love has finally been released. The romantic comedy is Allen’s follow-up to Midnight in Paris, his most successful film to date, which has earned $148 million worldwide at the box office. The film also won Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards, securing Woody Allen his fourth Oscar. To […]

Global Health Awareness Week: Celebrating mental illnesses and other contemporary studies through artist Van Gogh

Artists, musicians and poets who die young from mental illnesses are ubiquitous. An important one to note is artist Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh was born 153 years ago on March 30,1853. After ten years as an active artist, he died in 1890 at the tender age of 37. Nonetheless his contributions subsist today, stirring […]