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Art from the Attic: Utah’s Top Vinyl Three

Art from the Attic: Utah’s Top Vinyl Three

By Megan Hulse

March 2, 2017

Salt Lake City has a great underground music scene, as well as an incredible vinyl music scene. I recently came across an article in Forbes that outlined the top three best-selling vinyl records in every state. For Utah, they were “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, “Chronicle” (aka 20 Greatest Hits) by Cree...

Art from the Attic: ‘Madman Across the Water’

Art from the Attic: ‘Madman Across the Water’

February 27, 2017

They just don’t make them like they used to, and music is no exception. “Madman Across the Water,” by Elton John, is a stunning example of the lost art form of the musical album. The first song, “Tiny Dancer,” may be the most universally known of John’s work, and rightfully so. The classic...

Art From the Attic: Black History Activism through Jazz

Art From the Attic: Black History Activism through Jazz

February 21, 2017

It’s Black History Month, a time when we reflect on the rich history of African-Americans in our nation, as well as black people around the world. One of the best ways that African-American heritage has been celebrated is through music. As a prime example of black pride, James Brown’s song “Say...

Art from the Attic: The 6 Sexiest Oldies Songs to Put on Your Playlist

Art from the Attic: The 6 Sexiest Oldies Songs to Put on Your Playlist

February 14, 2017

Sex Week at the University of Utah is dedicated to safety, health and accessibility. Once you get all of those down, you’ll need some help having fun while you get down. So here it is, my top six sexiest oldies to put a little blast from the past into your perfect night. Let’s Get It On — Mar...

Art from the Attic: The Velvet Underground, Entrepreneurs of the Music World

Art from the Attic: The Velvet Underground, Entrepreneurs of the Music World

February 6, 2017

Most people think of an entrepreneur as someone who starts their own business, who builds their own brand whatever the cost —  but the real question is, how does this translate into other industries? In the music industry, independent artists are entrepreneurs. Indie artists in particular choose...

Art From the Attic: Joan Baez, the Ultimate Activist

Art From the Attic: Joan Baez, the Ultimate Activist

January 30, 2017

As a nation, we recently celebrated a day dedicated to one of the most revered activists for social change of our time, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. MLK inspired the nation to band together to end the war on civil rights, and to gain equality for all. However, he couldn’t have done it alone. One of...

Art from the Attic: Nat King Cole

Art from the Attic: Nat King Cole

January 17, 2017

One of my favorite albums my father raised me on is the 1952 staple “Unforgettable” by jazz legend, Nat King Cole. “Unforgettable” is an engaging jazz orchestral album that truly lives up to its name. I haven’t forgotten it, and I hope the world never will. The album opens with the title track....

Art from the Attic: Success through John Denver

Art from the Attic: Success through John Denver

January 12, 2017

Many generations have found comfort and inspiration from the lyrics of John Denver, including journalist Megyn Kelly in her book, “Settle for More.” Throughout the book, she refers to Denver’s rendition of the song “Today,” and how she has drawn inspiration from those words in her career. At the co...

Broaden Your Horizon ACME: Community Dance Mash-Up

Broaden Your Horizon ACME: Community Dance Mash-Up

January 10, 2017

Though U students have some of the most expansive dance experience in the nation, school system standards are written to honor concert dance forms. However, this serves to limit the larger Utah population's exposure to other cultural forms of dance. Luckily, Ashley Anderson of the loveDANCEmore organization...

Art from the Attic: Record Store Round-Up

Art from the Attic: Record Store Round-Up

December 1, 2016

Salt Lake City is quickly rising as one of the greatest “hipster” towns in the western United States.  With plenty of room for sweaters and coffee shops also comes space for expansion of the vinyl collector’s scene — and in this area the city has pulled through with some of the best local and...

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