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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Sir Elton John bids Miami “Farewell”

Sir Elton John, one of the world’s brightest stars, set Miami ablaze for the last time on April 28. Pairing clips from younger years with live performances of his most iconic songs, the show sent the audience into a state of wistful reminiscence, as they said goodbye to one of the greatest artists of all time.

Britney Spears announces pregnancy, social media break

Congratulations are in order to Britney Spears, who recently announced she’s having a baby.

Anitta is unapologetically herself on ‘Versions of Me’

On April 12, Anitta — the Brazilian singer currently making a name for herself around the world — dropped her studio album “Versions of Me.” Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Anitta experienced a sudden rise to the top when her song “Envolver” made history as the first solo song by a Latin artist to peak at the top spot of the global Spotify chart after going viral on Tik Tok.

A recap of ASU Africa Week 2022

Following the success of “A Taste of Africa: Jabali,” the African Students Union (ASU) hosted Africa Week from April 11-15. Organized entirely by the members of ASU’s Freshman Leadership Initiative (FLI), the week’s events showcased the diversity of African cultures through a variety of themed events.

I attended Miami Beach Pride. Let’s chat.

The celebration lasts ten days — this year from April 1-10 — with the final day signaling the grandiose parade followed by an all-day festival with celebrity headliners. This year’s list included popular British, EDM-pop musician RAYE, whose performance lit up Lummus Park with celebratory dance pop.

Rachell Soler on progress, pursuing her dreams and making her family...

Soler said nowadays people just want to have a “hit or something catchy.” Rachi Relos’ goal is different. She wants to make music that people will listen to 10 years from now. With her ambition and plans to release a studio-album across all platforms soon, her future certainly looks bright.

Welcome to Camila Cabello’s ‘Familia’ – buckle up, it’s a bumpy...

Cabello released her third studio album “Familia” on April 8, and while Shawmila stans finally got the closure they so desperately sought, the album itself fell short of expectations. The lyrics were generally overly expository, and I, the listener, felt like an awkward third party in the middle of Cabello and Shawn Mendes’s 2021 breakup.

Back at it again six years later: Red Hot Chili Peppers...

Red Hot Chili Peppers, the American rock band formed in 1983, released their latest project “Unlimited Love” on April 1. The 17-song album consists of upbeat Californian hits. For decades, the group blended elements of psychedelic rock, alternative rock, funk metal and punk rock.

Grammys 2022 fashion: Looking as good as they sound

Here are ten artists who defied our expectations in the most beautiful and creative ways possible.

All you need to know from the “Music’s Biggest Night”

I would like to thank the Academy for confirming my biggest suspicion about this year's Grammys. Everything was planned for Silk Sonic to win, but Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak releasing after the eligibility window ruined the Academy's plans.

UM students react to Rae Sremmurd live at Watsco Center

The long-awaited return of live entertainment concerts hosted by Hurricane Productions (HP) happened on April 1 at the Watsco Center. The Billboard charting duo Rae Sremmurd, consisting of brothers and rappers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi, headlined the show.

CONCERT REVIEW: Bad Bunny’s “El Último Tour del Mundo” transports Miami...

On Saturday, April 2, I attended the second out of three “El Último Tour del Mundo” shows at the FTX Arena in Miami. For context, I purchased the tickets almost a year ago, meaning that I had one year to mentally prepare for one of the best nights of my life.