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Taylor Swift begins to re-record her first six albums. (Courtesy Google)

Pop Cultured: The Significance of Taylor Swift’s Re-Recordings

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor March 10, 2021

  On Feb. 12, 2021, Taylor Swift released “Love Story (Taylor’s Version),” a new recording and reworking of her 2008 lead single and breakout track. When the announcement of this single was...

Annie Clark of St. Vincent performs at the Twilight Concert Series at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City, Thursday, August 27 2015. (Chris Ayers, Daily Utah Chronicle)

Live Venue Concerts Returning to SLC

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer March 8, 2021

  For those familiar with the local music scene here in Utah, the name Sartain and Saunders brings to mind unique music venues and shows dedicated to the promotion of local, ground-breaking artists....

Daft Punk Concert in 2007 at Dusseldorf. (Photo by Andreas H. | Courtesy Flickr)

Legendary EDM Duo Daft Punk Split After 28 Ground-Breaking Years

By Paige Gardner , Assistant Arts Editor March 6, 2021

  Famed electronic music duo Daft Punk announced their retirement in a video at the end of last month. After 28 years of revolutionizing the electronic dance music scene, their curtain has closed. Formation You...

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Playboi Carti Gets Experimental with Punk-rap Record ‘Whole Lotta Red’

By Parker Dunn, Managing Editor March 4, 2021

  It’s been over a month now since rapper Playboi Carti dropped his long-awaited second studio album “Whole Lotta Red.” Released on Christmas Day of 2020, “WLR” shows Carti embracing...

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TikTok’s Impact on the Music World

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer March 1, 2021

  Video-sharing platform TikTok allows users to post their video creations — comedy skits, outfit collages, challenges and more — called "TikToks" for millions of other users to see. A large...

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February Arts Desk Favorites

  Oakley Burt When I began reflecting on the month of February and what my arts favorite would be, I drew a blank. For me, there was nothing new or exciting that I was looking forward to being released....

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Surprise! Planned Album Drops are More Fair to Artists and Fans Alike

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor February 28, 2021

    Shock value has a big grossing potential in the media. Much of our news coverage, social media posts, and scripted entertainment are created to catch attention, and the music industry...

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Surprise Album Drops are Welcome Gifts of Music

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor February 27, 2021

  The surprise album drop is not anything that is new to the music industry. From the 2007 release of “In Rainbows” from Radiohead — who only gave 10 days' notice before dropping the album...

Ariana Grande at the 2020 Grammys. (Courtesy Getty Images)

Ariana Grande’s ‘Positions (Deluxe)’ is the ‘Main Thing’

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor February 22, 2021

  On Oct. 30, Ariana Grande positioned herself as the leader of the music industry, dropping a surprise album, “Positions,” that jumped to the top of the charts within hours. In 2021, Grande...

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2021 SXSW Online Film and Music Festival Set For Mid-March

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer February 20, 2021

  South By Southwest announced the 2021 lineup for its annual film and music festival on Feb. 10. This year, after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 event, the festival will take place across...