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Morgan State Choir Director performs for the Pope

Morgan State University’s choir director, Eric Conway will have the opportunity of a lifetime to perform for Pope Francis during a family outdoor festival in Philadelphia on the last day of his historical U.S. tour Saturday. Invited by legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin to play a supporting role for her, Dr. Conway will be directing a Philadelphia-based choir called the “Philadelphia Heritage Chorale” for the Sept. 26th “Festival of Families”. The closing ceremony for the triennial World Meeting of Families Conference. Other notable performers such as indie band The Fray, Sister Sledge, Andrea Bocellii, Juanes, and The Philadelphia Orchestra will […]

by · September 26, 2015 · 0 comments · CAMPUS NEWS, MUSIC
What A Waste of our Time

What A Waste of our Time

The idea of a collective work from the likes of Drake & Future is a big deal for the hip-hop world. Canada’s Drake currently has a stronghold on the rap industry; couple four platinum albums with a slew of Billboard hits, and you have one of the most consistent artists of the last decade. Atlanta artist Future has an impressive resume of his own since his introduction to the world in 2011. Ironically, his first radio hit “Tony Montana” featured an assist from Drake that propelled him into a household name. Future has several chart-topping hits and solid albums of […]

by Maliik Obee · September 22, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, HIP HOP, MUSIC
What Happened to Go-Go?

What Happened to Go-Go?

Hip-Hop was born in the concrete jungle of the South Bronx. Jazz got its start in the bowels of New Orleans.  The Nation’s Capital is the home of a genre of its own; a gumbo of hip-hop, funk and R&B called Go-Go. The exact year it was created isn’t exactly clear, but one man is given sole credit. The “Godfather” Chuck Brown, originally from Gaston, North Carolina, widely observed as the king of go-go. The various bands and colorful characters of go-go have managed to take it to unimaginable heights over the last 50 plus years, establishing it as a […]

by · September 21, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · MUSIC, SECTIONS
Morgan State Professor Stanley Nelson talking to viewers at Charles Theatre

Shooting threat clears screening of Morgan professor’s documentary

The threat of a possible shooting, delivered via social media, caused the evacuation of the screening of a documentary directed by a Morgan State University professor Saturday. . The Baltimore Sun reported that a threat was made via Twitter to the New York distributors responsible for the “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution” documentary and notified theater owner Buzz Cusack. Cusack told the Sun that the theatre was cleared around 1 p.m. Award-winning filmmaker and Morgan State professor Stanley Nelson, the film’s director, was to give a Q&A after the 1:15 p.m. showing. Besides Nelson, a number of Morgan […]

by · September 21, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS IN BRIEF
Sophomore Michaela Collins prepares to score as senior Carmen Fernandez looks on.
Photo by Benjamin McKnight III

Lady Bears Lose Home Opener to Hoyas

For a team such as the Lady Bears volleyball squad, the early parts of the season are often the most challenging. Beginning another campaign with a highly competitive non-conference schedule, the Lady Bears held their first home contest of the season against the visiting Georgetown Hoyas on September 8. With both teams having similar records, the Lady Bears hoped to steal a win before preparing for their next tournament this coming weekend. The Hoyas had other plans, overwhelming the Lady Bears early on and holding off a late rally to win the match 3-0. The first set of the night […]

by · September 13, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, SECTIONS, SPORTS