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Chris Stapleton performs during his “A Concert for Kentucky” on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Chris Stapleton’s spectacular Kroger Field concert was worth the two year delay

Jack Weaver April 25, 2022

After two years of postponements, Chris Stapleton finally took the stage in Lexington Saturday night for the first ever concert at Kroger Field.Stapleton’s “A Concert for Kentucky” was originally...

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Machine Gun Kelly’s new album ‘Mainstream Sellout’ is cathartic chaos

Karrington Aliyah March 29, 2022

Punk rock is Machine Gun Kelly’s, AKA Colson Baker’s, calling. From his days of being a subpar rapper to his new rock stardom, this new album, “Mainstream Sellout,” shows his continuous journey...

Parents’ Involvement with Controversial Songs in the Media

By Hannah Sexton April 7, 2021

Montero Lamar Hill, also known as Lil Nas X, recently received backlash from parents after releasing “MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name),” released March 26, along with the music video.Lil Nas X is a Black...

Photographer Melani B. created Tayo Omisores album cover art, pictured here. 

Small Artist Spotlight Series: Tayo Omisore

Gillian Stawiszynski February 3, 2021

The idea of this small artist spotlight series is to bring light to artists of all genres in Kentucky, and occasionally beyond, who make amazing music, but don’t get the recognition that they deserve. Tayo...

A mural of John Prine painted by Graham Allen of SquarePegs Studio and Design on the outside of Apollo Pizza, Lexington, KY. 

Remembering John Prine, the songs and the stories

Cameron Luker April 13, 2020

Over the past few weeks, the coronavirus outbreak has left us stuck inside, bored and lonely. It has been hard on a lot of us as we feel disconnected from others and nature. In these dark times, we should...

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How TikTok has come to rule the internet

Autumn Miller February 7, 2020

When trying to figure out how I wanted to start this new “Fangirl Friday” column, I knew I wanted to write about something I have personally been obsessed over. Recently, that’s TikTok.When I first...

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Quinn XCII will be on campus Saturday. Here’s how SAB got him to come.

Hayley Burris November 14, 2019

After months of researching and planning, the Student Activities Board was able to bring Quinn XCII to University of Kentucky’s campus this coming weekend for an affordable concert for students.  Sophomore...

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The Jonas Brothers are back

Autumn Miller March 4, 2019

The beloved childhood boy band has made a much-needed return.If you were like me growing up in the 2000’s, you too grew up listening to The Jonas Brothers. The bro-boy band split in 2013 and each of...

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2016 was the best year for frat party music

Autumn Miller February 22, 2019

I’ve always been the type of person to associate music with certain events or phases of my life. My freshman year, 2016, was the phase of my life where I went to a lot of frat parties, which is probably...

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The best Valentine’s Day music list

Autumn Miller February 11, 2019

Must Haves for Your Valentine’s Day Playlist:In a relationship or not, these tracks will get you in the Valentine’s Day mood.I’ve never been the type to sit around on Valentine’s Day and mope about...

Snoop Dogg performs during his Puff Puff Pass tour at Rupp Arena on Saturday December 8, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Olivia Beach | Staff

Snoop Dogg brings The Puff Puff Pass Tour to Rupp

Myia Pretty December 9, 2018

Snoop Dogg shut Rupp Arena down on Dec. 8, making the crowd go wild with hits dating back all the way to 1988.Rupp Arena had a vibe like no other with opening acts Warren G, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Too $hort...

Blake Hester and Kseniya Verenich perform with their band to a crowd of students on Nov. 29, 2018. 

Local bands give students a musical break at Cats Den concert

Isabella Chirico November 30, 2018

Music always draws people together, and the Cats Den concert held Thursday night in the Gatton Student Center was no exception. The concert consisted of performances from two different bands from the...

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