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Opera singer balances school, musical career
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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…

Young adult novel becomes film
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Young adult novel becomes film

“The Book Thief” is part of the literary tradition of kids growing up in the ordered chaos of the Holocaust. But unlike most of those stories, author Markus Zukus’s protagonist is not Jewish. Liesel Meminger, observes the horrors of WWII while living with her adoptive family, hiding a Jewish refugee in their basement. The film…

Frost School violinist reunites with childhood idol
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Frost School violinist reunites with childhood idol

Joshua Bell is an award-winning, world-renowned violinist who visited the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall to perform at the annual Festival Miami showcase on Oct. 4. While most students were excited to be seated in the same auditorium as the bona fide musician, for freshman Elijah Kirkland-Andrews, the evening was a heartwarming reunion. When…

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…

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…

Quincy Mumford talks mixing genres on new album
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Quincy Mumford talks mixing genres on new album

Quincy Mumford is a Renaissance man of sound. The 21-year-old lead singer of the band Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why, combines many different genres to create songs that are fluid and dynamic, moving seamlessly from one sound to the next. This summer, Mumford and his band released their latest CD entitled “Its Only Change.”…

Musician-student creates album outside studio
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Musician-student creates album outside studio

Sometimes walking around UM is like wandering around a music festival. People blast homemade remixes from open dorm rooms, or sit by the lake strumming guitars. Walking past the Frost School, you’ll hear singers rehearsing, or you’ll walk in on a quartet practicing for a show. With so much talent on campus, it can be…

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