Emory Does Mardi Gras

Thousands of people flooded to the streets of New Orleans last week for Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday” in English. In fact, the city of New Orleans has become almost synonymous with the festivities. When I was little, I heard about Mardi Gras and its lavish carnivals and celebrations from my parents, but it was [...]

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Sia’s ‘This Is Acting’ is ‘Unstoppable’

Since her debut album was released almost two decades ago, Sia Furler has been an “unstoppable” force in the songwriting world. She not only writes music for major pop stars such as Rihanna, Britney Spears, David Guetta and Beyoncé, but she has also established herself as a songwriter in her own right. Using this talent [...]

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Demi Lovato’s ‘Confidence’ Shines: A Track by Track Analysis

What would you say if Demi Lovato asked you, “What’s wrong with being confident?” For Lovato, the golden answer is simple: nothing. On Oct. 16, 2015, Lovato released her fifth studio album, Confident. Teased with smash single “Cool for the Summer” last June, Confident is Demi’s musical middle finger to critics, haters and anyone who [...]

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