Lamar reveals inner demons in new low-key album

March 23, 2016

Kendrick Lamar’s “untitled unmastered” is the music industry’s, as well as society’s, reality check, delivered by one of the most influential hip-hop artists of this generation. The eight-track compilation was released March 4. It is […]

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Stars win Big at the Grammys

February 18, 2016

[cft] Although the Academy Awards are being accused of lacking cultural diversity, the 58th annual Grammy Awards managed to do quite the opposite during Monday night’s three-and-a-half-hour-long show. LL Cool J hosted the night’s events […]


Khalifa returns with new self-titled album

February 11, 2016

[cft] Wiz Khalifa returned to his “Pittsburgh sound” with the release of “Khalifa,” which dropped Feb. 5. This is the hip-hop artist’s sixth studio release and it consists of 13 tracks that are reminiscent of […]


Rihanna roars back with new album, ‘Anti’

February 9, 2016

[cft] Rihanna’s “Anti” is a compilation of hard-hitting emotional epics. The album is the R&B artist’s eighth studio release, and it’s been long awaited. Rihanna went three years without releasing an album, but she did […]


Back in time: JT had best album of ’06

February 1, 2016

[cft] This article contains opinion. Recalling things from 10 years ago can be difficult, but taking a musical approach really puts those years into perspective. It is hard to believe that “SexyBack,” by Justin Timberlake, […]


Who’s at Bonnaroo?

January 28, 2016

[cft] The lineup for the 2016 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival released Jan. 12, and it’s pretty epic. Bonnaroo takes place on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tenn. The first festival was held in 2002, […]

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2015 in pop culture: Ups, downs and Bieber

January 23, 2016

[cft] Last year featured amazing advances for pop culture. First, Adele taught everyone to say, “Hello, from the other side.” She also taught everyone it’s OK to blow up an ex and cry oneself to […]

Eric Pasley performed Tuesday night in the HUB Ohio room. (Karen Plate/The Penn)

Paslay gives IUP country music lovers what they want

October 30, 2015

Students sporting flannel shirts and cowboy boots lined up outside the Hadley Union Building Ohio Room Tuesday evening, all in anticipation of country artist Eric Paslay’s performance. A roar of applause greeted Paslay as he […]