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Orville Peck reclaims the cowboy in debut album

In an age where social media and government surveillance makes completely starting over almost impossible, Orville Peck—name unknown and face obscured–personifies the anonymity of the Old West. A persona he uses in his 2019 debut album “Pony” to reclaim the cowboy as a figure of loneliness on the fringes of society.

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Tom Alsip’s UNH Directorial Debut

Directing a musical production. Starting a job somewhere new. Being an educator during a pandemic. All three of these things by themselves are challenges, but add all of these situations together and it may seem like an all-too-daunting undertaking. That is unless you’re Tom Alsip, the new assistant professor for the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Theater Department and this year’s director of the university’s mainstage show “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.”

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Farinas takes flight: local artist shares his inspiration

[DURHAM]– Ryan Farinas, 22, and his band “BLANCO” performed at The Big Bean in Durham, New Hampshire (NH) two Saturdays ago. Farinas takes on the role of lead singer, Shane Jozitis on drums, Kai Dimuzio on bass, Matt Oriente on saxophone and Thomas Williams on guitar. Filling up the capacity of 70 people in a COVID-safe environment, his show was a hit to say the least. Hitting almost 30,000 streams on Spotify alone for his single “I Wanna Die in Hawaii” illuminates the talent Farinas exudes as a young and emerging artist.

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UNH student provides creative winter apparel options

It’s no surprise that the winter in New Hampshire is cold, too cold for some even. Combining that with the longer duration of the cold weather in New Hampshire compared to other states, winter jackets become the main apparel in everyday wear. For the stylish individuals, this means that your outfit often gets covered, hiding your creative form of self-expression. 

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Local teen donates album proceeds to cancer research 

Wolfe Ramsay is many things. A high school senior. A basketball player. A musician. He now adds album writer to the list with the release of his first full length album “Real Life Psychology” earlier this month. 100% of the album’s proceeds earned from streaming services will be donated to the Jimmy Fund.

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UNH students reflect on National Kindness Day

[DURHAM]— Feb. 17 was National Kindness Day, making this past week an opportunity for people to spread kindness. I decided to go out of my way to spread kindness to those around me and encouraged my friends and peers at The University of New Hampshire (UNH) to do the same. 

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Michael Bublé: an overrated figure in music

My middle school is known for our jazz band. Definitely not as good as we thought we were, but not bad. My instrument of choice in the band was the flute. Most of the time it sounded like a suffocating bird instead of an instrument, but despite my inability to actually produce music myself, I appreciated jazz band because of how our conductor taught us how to play it. We would listen to it, break all the parts down, and then build it back together with the instruments we had. This construction and reconstruction method taught me to appreciate music for all its parts and complexity. I learned that different artists don’t just play music, they are able to use their voices or their instruments to portray a certain set of emotion and values.

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Orville Peck reclaims the cowboy in debut album

In an age where social media and government surveillance makes completely starting over almost impossible, Orville Peck—name unknown and face obscured–personifies the anonymity of the Old West. A persona he uses in his 2019 debut album “Pony” to reclaim the cowboy as a figure of loneliness on the fringes of society.