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Christmas music for people who hate Christmas music

While Christmas music is great to many, for some the sleigh bells, choirs, jazzy interludes and crooning that is found in much of holiday music are overdone or simply not appealing. The good news is that there are alternatives: Some Christmas songs that sound almost just like regular songs, some with unique takes on traditional holiday music and some classics that at least warrant respect.

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Devil Makes Three stomps out a sold-out show at McDonald Theatre

The Devil Makes Three, a Santa Cruz based folk-punk band, played a sold-out show at McDonald Theatre on Friday night, after outgrowing their usual venue WOW Hall.

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The Painted Porch builds community of musicians, artists

After identifying a lack of a cohesive musical community at the University, students Olivia Awbrey, Dan Klee and Simon Adler decided to start a venue of their own to harbor creative and musical appreciation. Twice monthly, the threesome will convert Olivia’s house on 27th Street and Hilyard Avenue into a venue they call The Painted Porch, which features live music, a giant canvas for mural painting and home-brewed beer.

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This holiday season's best pop culture gifts

This holiday season is providing plenty of potential gifts for anyone addicted to pop culture. With video games, DVDs, CDs and books in high demand this winter, here are a few titles for you to consider as you shop for the perfect, entertaining gift.

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Greensky Bluegrass bring their distinctive sound to the McDonald Theatre

Greensky Bluegrass will perform at the McDonald Theatre on Nov. 17. Tickets are available at all TicketsWest outlets, or at the EMU box office for $17, or can be purchased at the venue the day of for $20. The show begins at 7 p.m.

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Cirque du Soleil tributes Michael Jackson on 'The Immortal' tour

Returning for the second time to the stage of the Matthew Knight Arena, touring artist troupe Cirque du Soleil will combine acrobatics, dance and, this time, the music of Michael Jackson for the Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour.

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Head for the Hills brings their acoustic wonder back to Eugene

Eugene welcomes back the bluegrass band Head for the Hills, which will play at WOW Hall on Friday. With a wide array of acoustic music, Head for the Hills expects to have an even more explosive show than their Eugene debut last April.

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Tech N9ne brings The Lost Cities Tour to the McDonald Theatre

On Oct. 28 at the McDonald Theatre, Tech N9ne will bring his party to Eugene with The Lost Cities Tour, in support of his most recent album “All 6’s and 7’s.”

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The Head and the Heart plays sold-out show at WOW Hall

Review of the sold-out performance Tuesday night by Seattle-based indie band The Head and the Heart.

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Ryan Adams releases heartfelt album nine days before Eugene concert

One thing you must know about Ryan Adams’ music before you listen to it— it is perfect rainy day music.

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University of Oregon alumnus Richard Smith returns for classical guitar concert

University alumni and famed American jazz guitarist Richard Smith will be collaborating this Friday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. at Beall Concert Hall with Italian classical guitarist Francesco Buzzurro for an event to remember.

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Leonardo da Vinci's playlist comes to Beall Concert Hall

Tonight in Beall Concert Hall at 8 p.m., the University’s School of Music and Dance will host “The Da Vinci Codex,” a concert featuring music from Da Vinci’s era.

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Blue Man Group to perform last of three shows in Eugene

Patrick Newton’s skin has been blue for the last three years. That’s not to say that there’s anything wrong with him. In fact, it’s quite possible that when he’s blue, he feels the most alive. Newton is a member of Blue Man Group, a national phenomenon that has performed for …

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McDonald Theatre: a movie-script history

On May 7, 1925, Eugene’s newspaper, the Eugene Daily Guard, printed two editions. There was the standard home edition and a second special edition. The special edition was eight pages long, and every article and advertisement in it related to one topic: The small town of Eugene was getting its …

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Ascension concert electrifies University of Oregon campus

Intricate light shows plus lots of people and great music added up to an awesome Saturday night at the EMU. In the EMU Ballroom, four different electronic bands put on a free concert for all ages Oct. 1.

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Japanese hardcore band Melt-Banana hits WOW Hall

The sound of Japanese hardcore/punk band Melt-Banana is original, to say the least. It’s like what’s left after music and adrenaline tear each other apart.

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Blink-182 'Neighborhoods' is familiar but done well

Nostalgia for old Blink-182 aside, long-time fans of the band will find a slightly new sound with the same old roots in “Neighborhoods.”

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Ziggy Marley brings Grammy-winning reggae to McDonald Theatre

Marley’s Wild and Free Tour is scheduled to perform at the McDonald Theatre on Sunday Oct. 2.

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Eugene's own Medium Troy looks to conquer national music scene

Medium Troy band members Yonaton “Jojo” Ferraira and Jesse Ferraira recall the time when they were one of the opening bands for Lil Wayne at McArthur Court on October 6, 2007. News erupted all over the web that the rapper had been arrested the day before. During Medium Troy’s performance, …

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Chip Tha Ripper comes to WOW Hall tonight

Chip Tha Ripper with DJ EV, Krypto and C-Villain at WOW Hall tonight, Thursday Sept. 29, 2011.

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University Gospel Singers win at Disney Gospel Choir Fest

The University Gospel Singers won first place last week at the Disney Gospel Choir Fest at Epcot Center in Florida for the second consecutive year, beating out 11 other choirs whose members proved to be very worthy adversaries.

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Blue Scholars sit down for a Q&A after their show at WOW Hall

After a show Sept. 20 at the WOW Hall, the Emerald sat down with DJ/producer Sabzi (Saba Mohajerjasbi) and MC Geologic (George Quibuyen) for an interview about the music creation process and their recent release, “Cinemetropolis.”

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A newcomer's guide to all-age concert venues in Eugene

One thing that Eugene offers to the thousands of college students is a plentiful and diverse number of concerts throughout the school year. And though seeing live music can be very exciting, sometimes going to a venue you know nothing about is not.

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Five up-and-coming rappers you should know about

In the midst of our hip-hop documentary production, Tyree Harris and I have debated over who we would consider to be a high quality rap artist. The rap industry is wide open as of present, and there does not seem to be a filter sifting out the cream of the …

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Photos: 2011 Eugene Celebration

Music, crafts, food and dancing drew a variety of people downtown for the annual Eugene Celebration.

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Video: Tommy Tutone Highlights

Highlights from Tommy Tutone’s set at the Lane County Fair on Aug. 19, 2011.

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Video: UO Gospel Choir Reaches Out To the Community

The University of Oregon Gospel Choir gears up to defend their national title at the Disney Gospel Choir Fest. As they prepare,
the choir looks to the community for support.

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Kanye West and Jay-Z’s ‘Watch the Throne’: album stream and review

So as “Watch the Throne” blared from my office, I found myself surprised to hear something that felt … insignificant. Two of the most prominent musical figures in our generation’s memory made something that will most likely be forgotten by the time the school year starts next month.

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2011 Oregon Daily Emerald Summer Playlist

Looking for some good summer music? This playlist of new and old songs is perfect for any summer day.

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Concerts in Eugene area will keep music fans busy this summer

It’s almost summer, which means it’s almost time for concerts galore. This is a preview of several of the concerts in the Eugene area this summer.

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