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Highlights from Bumbershoot day two: J. Cole, Superorganism and Young Thug deliver exciting and provoking performances

The whimsy of day one was just a warm up for the fun and games of Bumbershoot day two, featuring performances from J. Cole, T-Pain, Young Thug and others. The day started off with “Yogashoot,” an open yoga session at the Mural Amphitheatre Stage. Demonstrations of glass blowing, pottery wheel …

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Photos: 2018 Bumbershoot day two continues to fill Seattle Center with color and excitement

                                                            MORE: Read the highlights from 2018 Bumbershoot day two Follow Sarah Northrop on Instagram: @sartakespics Follow Dana Sparks on Instagram: @danasparksphoto

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Emerald Recommends: the best releases of the year so far

We’ve made it. Well, almost. To celebrate the end of the school year, Emerald Arts & Culture writers compiled their favorite releases from the last few months. Celebrate summer and look back at the last year with some of the Emerald’s favorite albums and tracks. Arctic Monkeys, Kanye West and …

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Review: J. Cole’s ‘KOD’ is what hip-hop needs right now

While some of music’s biggest artists are busy trending on social media for their antics regarding partying and hard drug use, J. Cole has a message for them drugged out kids who are steady chasing the dollar. As seen on the cover of his fifth studio album, “KOD,” which Cole …

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Emerald Recommends: The most disappointing releases of 2017

Every year features both great and disappointing art, so Emerald arts writers decided to kick off the best of season with releases that fell flat. These aren’t the worst releases of 2017, but instead, the things that we were excited for that didn’t live up to expectations or didn’t even …

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Music under the sun: Tours and shows this summer worth a road trip

Have you noticed recently that the sun isn’t going down until 9:30 p.m.? That, and the sudden, optimistic perspective you have on life can only mean one thing: it’s almost summer. Summer is a time of leisure for students; the distinct, happy vibe that blankets our community provides many opportunities …

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J. Cole addresses race in America with ‘4 Your Eyez Only’

J. Cole’s new album, 4 Your Eyez Only, was released this week with little publicity (only one tweet from Cole himself), yet songs from the album instantly rose to the tops of the charts. 4 Your Eyez Only is Cole’s fourth studio album, and it is a major deviation from his extremely popular …

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