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“Hands Up” concert to honor victims of police brutality

Ten different artists, among others, will perform on Feb. 26 to raise awareness about police brutality.

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Wright: Jack White is more than just the ‘Seven Nation Army’ guy

On my way to class last week, I passed two professors outside of Gerlinger Hall arguing about the effectiveness of the colon. This overheard conversation snippet intrigued me for a few reasons. First, I thought they had to be English teachers coming from the library arguing about punctuation, but then …

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Boston frat-rapper Sammy Adams performs at WOW Hall on April, 22. Doors open at 7pm. (Sammy Adams Media Use)
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13 upcoming shows you can’t miss in Eugene

Last year was a bit of a slump for Eugene’s show scene. Aaron Carter inexplicably came back twice, as did the usual mob of rappers frequenting the WOW Hall (Earl Sweatshirt, Schoolboy Q). But a promising collection of touring artists, as well as some great local acts you can’t miss, …

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Double Takes: Drake’s ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’

Drake dropped his latest mixtape/album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late by surprise on Friday, Feb. 13. After immersing themselves in 68 minutes of new music from the Canadian hip-hop megastar, two of our writers – Daniel Bromfield and Hailey Gellar – sat down to transcribe their thoughts. Daniel’s take: Drake considers If You’re …

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Review: Father John Misty (Josh Tillman) channels his inner Woody Allen on new album

Picture the intro to Woody Allen’s classic film Manhattan. Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue” builds to fanfare while Allen, stumbling over his words and repeating himself, attempts to properly capture the majesty of New York City. Soon, the neurotic and disillusioned star fills the screen with philosophical anecdotes about life, love and …

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Just shake off the bad vibes

Taylor Swift’s 1989 has been number one on the Billboard 200 for 11 non-consecutive weeks, and “Shake It Off” – the album’s first single – was number one for 21 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100. Perhaps you felt a bit happier than usual during Swift’s reign on the radio. Well, …

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You're Breakin' My Heart: The Anti Valentine's Day Playlist

Does buying a pre-packaged, mass-produced, red foil-covered heart-shaped box of stale chocolate really prove to your significant other that you’re the Heaven-sent soulmate with whom they are destined to spend an unquestioned eternity? Well how about the unforgettable gift of a monstrous five pound gummy bear? Should February’s halftime show …

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The Emerald's 2015 Valentine's Day playlist

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday. If you don’t want to look like an unloving dingus, you’ve already reserved a table at the finest dining establishment and pre-ordered bouquets of the nicest flowers. A few of us at the Emerald have submitted our favorite songs about love, with everything between Joni …

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Sir-Mix-A-Lot will keep you from falling into the void of despair

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and if nothing else can distract you from the sense of loneliness and overwhelming despair that follows you around, you might as well be dead. Alternatively, you can let Sir Mix-A-Lot help. The Grammy-winning MC and producer, straight out of Seattle, WA, is making a stop at Eugene’s Cozmic Pizza …

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Preview: Dance 2015 showcases collaboration and imagination

This Valentine’s Day weekend, the University of Oregon Department of Dance will present its annual faculty show, Dance 2015. This show is a special part of the department’s schedule of performances, and this year’s production is especially unique. The show will take place at 8 p.m. on Feb. 12, 13, and 14 …

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