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Opera singer balances school, musical career
Culture, Music, Q & A + Profiles

Opera singer balances school, musical career

For most of us, college is a balancing act. There are classes, homework, clubs, meetings, tutoring – not to mention the ever-present temptations that South Florida offers. But for sophomore Ariel Snihur, college isn’t just about making time for a Starbucks fix before psych – it’s about balancing a full-blown musical career with being a…

Big Night in Little Haiti
Best of Miami, Culture, Music

Big Night in Little Haiti

  When it comes to the Miami music and culture scene, nothing’s free. Ultra tickets cost $300 for the weekend; a performance at the Arsht Center can cost $40 or more; even a tour of the Wynwood Art Walk costs $20. This is a rough reality to face for fans of the arts – especially…

Notable Roll Call
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Notable Roll Call

With celebrities like the Rock flashing the U on orientation videos, it’s not hard to imagine all the talent that has come from the University of Miami. The list of accomplished alumni has stretched far and wide since the school’s beginning. But just how many of UM’s famous alumni do you know? The Miami Hurricane…

Pre-med student balances academics, passions
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Pre-med student balances academics, passions

The Miami Hurricane’s next University of Miami musician in the spotlight is sophomore Camilo Martinez. Martinez, a pre-med student with a special interest in oncology, balances academics with his passion for writing and recording hip-hop music. Martinez does the majority of the production himself, recording and releasing tracks online. His latest video, “Skyfall,” which he…

Festival Miami to feature diverse artists, genres
Community, Culture, Music

Festival Miami to feature diverse artists, genres

For the Frost School of Music, October marks the beginning of its biggest event of the year: the highly anticipated Festival Miami. Festival Miami is a month-long music festival centered around four themes: “Great Performances,” “Jazz and Beyond,” “Creative American Music” and “Music of the Americas.” The festival includes performances by both students and professionals,…

MGMT tries darker sound in third album
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MGMT tries darker sound in third album

There was a lot of excitement surrounding the release of MGMT’s newest, self-titled album Tuesday. However, those who loved the lighthearted, dynamic tracks on “Oracular Spectacular” will quickly be thrown off by this album, which moves away from fun, trippy effects to something deeper, and, in some cases, more sinister. Though still rich with effects…

Alumnus adapts David Sedaris’s story
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Alumnus adapts David Sedaris’s story

For years, author David Sedaris has maintained a strict no-movie policy, never granting rights to his work. But University of Miami alumnus Kyle Alvarez was convinced he could change the author’s mind. After a year of rejection from Sedaris’s team, Alvarez showed up at his book signing and handed the hesitant writer a copy of…

Florida to host diverse genres during September
Culture, Music

Florida to host diverse genres during September

Miami is a city of a thousand sounds, but with so many performances happening at once, it can be easy to get lost in the music scene. September promises to be a month of great shows, with concerts and festivals ranging from hip-hop to folk-rock to house and EDM. Monday Nights: The Miami Jazz Jam…

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