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Migos releases second studio album, ‘Culture’

If you haven’t heard “Pipe It Up,” “Versace” or “Bad and Boujee,” you have to get out more. Migos’ album “Culture” dropped on Jan. 27, to much anticipation after “Bad and Boujee” reached No. 1 on U.S. Billboard charts. Which may have prompted Donald Glover to refer to Migos as this generation’s “Beatles” after accepting a Golden Globe for hit series “Atlanta” — named after the city Migos hails from. “Culture” is exactly what you’d expect if you’re familiar with high-energy beats and hard-hitting, fast lyrics about money, fame and utter extravagance — and it delights. Though the crew...

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Life In Color celebrates a decade of paint

Life in Color is celebrating their 10th anniversary in a city that shares the festivals love of eccentricity, culture and, of course, paint: Wynwood, Miami. Since LIC Miami changed from a small-but-savage paint party experience to a full on EDM festival, they’ve upgraded to multiple large stages, world-renowned DJ’s, special effects elements, like light shows and fireworks and the infamous paint that erupts from the stages, completely soaking the crowd in a sea of neon. Now that all of those factors have established LIC as a staple EDM event in Florida, as well as in the country and in...

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Up-and-coming DJ Illenium to perform at LIC Miami

Illenium, who also goes by his given name, Nick Miller, is a DJ on the rise and has been turning heads in the electronic dance community with melodious beats and sets that take you on an emotional journey, making the listener want to cry one moment and then dance the next. His nearest performance, Life In Color Miami, is sure to provide a set that’s no different. “I’m hoping to bring a good balance of melodic, ‘feelsy’ music and tunes for people to just rage out to,” Miller said. “I love getting ‘feelsy’ but also loving seeing the crowd...

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FGCU Programming Board to host Open Mic Night and Casino Night events

Programming Board is kicking off the spring semester with an Open Mic Night on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Veteran’s Pavilion. The event gives FGCU students and guests a chance to show off their hidden singing talents, or just to support their friends who will be performing — or laugh with the ones who are doing so jokingly. Their second event of the semester will be Casino Night. The gambling-type event will be in the Cohen Center Ballroom on Jan. 26 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Activities include poker, blackjack, roulette, bingo,...

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‘La La Land’ resurrects the Hollywood musical

“La La Land,” the critically acclaimed musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling premiered on Christmas to much-deserved raves, earning an 8.9 out of 10 on IMDB and a 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie proved to be the Hollywood musical America didn’t know it needed, with a catchy soundtrack featuring John Legend, and acting by Stone and Gosling that proves they are masters of their craft. Even the most cynical moviegoer has something to gain from seeing this movie, as it doesn’t sacrifice sharp, witty dialect to make room for the singing. Rather, both intermingle together to...

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‘No one is nobody’

Sam.Sun, the 22-year-old musician, radiates vitality when he talks about music, a great love in his life since he was a little boy. “I was always surrounded by music when I was young,” Sam.Sun said. “My family members were all very musically inclined. My cousin would play the piano and just fill the room with beautiful sonnets.” For Sam.Sun, that’s when the curiosity began to spark. As he grew older and his schedule began to fill with extracurricular activities, music always stayed in the picture, with a heavy focus on chorus and band. Though music was weaved into the...

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‘Starboy’ impresses fans as The Weeknd reinvents image with new album

The Weeknd’s third studio album “Starboy” did not disappoint fans, boasting a premiere date that broke Spotify’s record for most streams of a single artist’s album in a day. The album features a generous 18 songs, providing a mix of upbeat hits like “Starboy” and “Party Monster” and dreamier slow jams with beautiful vocal riffs that are the classic style of The Weeknd. The album has more A-list features than any of his previous works — with Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey and Future each on separate tracks. The Weeknd, born as Abel Tesfaye, explores similar sounds...

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Best Cyber Monday deals

Cyber Monday is the best. You get to enjoy the mass deals without leaving the sanctity of your home and entering the hellish mess of Black Friday shoppers. However, Cyber Monday has its problems too. Somehow it’s much easier to empty your bank account through the safety of a computer screen, where you don’t have to actually swipe a card or empty the contents of your wallet. Here’s a list of things worth throwing money at on Cyber Monday. Fashion Levi’s: Levi’s is offering their high quality jeans for a low price with an extra 30percent off Black Friday...

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‘Arrival’ explores themes of space and time

The space-themed thriller, “Arrival,” tackles the sci-fi genre with a surprising side story — world peace. “Arrival,” which hit theaters Nov. 11, offers a poignant message about finding interconnectedness in a world divided by oceans, languages and opposite political atmospheres. The sci-fi thriller explores the complex ideas of space and time while centering around the life of Dr. Louise Banks (played by Amy Adams), a brilliant linguist who is called into action when 12 mysterious pods from space touch down on Earth’s surface. Banks’s job is to attempt communication with the aliens as she teams up with a bright...

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Eaglepalooza 2016 brings the house down

On Nov. 18, FGCU students lined up for this year’s Eaglepalooza, an annual musical event that is put on by FGCU’s programming board. In the past, the even has hosted Big Sean, YG, J. Cole and tonight, D.R.A.M., Baaeur and T-Pain. This year, Eaglepalooza combined the old with the new, with it’s unique line-up of artists that excited FGCU students and brought in a crowd of over 2,000. “We’ve been trying new things this year and I think they’re really paying off,” said Joseph Novicky, a member of FGCU’s Programming Board. “We’ve never had it set up festival style...

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