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Column: Taylor is over the top

Ever since tears dropped on her guitar in 2008, Taylor Swift has become a staple of mainstream country and pop music. However, those harmless tears have transformed into something much more sinister in her later albums.

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O.A.R. to return to roots of its revolution

O.A.R. to return to roots of its revolution

Selling out Madison Square Garden might be the pinnacle for most musicians, but for O.A.R. drummer, Chris Culos, selling out the Newport Music Hall near Ohio State U. surpasses The Garden on his list of career highs.

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This is a story: A Q-and-A with comedian Demetri Martin

This is a story: A Q-and-A with comedian Demetri Martin

Stand-up comedian Demetri Martin — author of “This is a Book” and star of “Important Things with Demetri Martin”— is on his “Telling Jokes in Cold Places” tour. He took some time to speak with the Oregon Daily Emerald about his ongoing tour and his career in comedy.

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Member of the Wu-Tang Clan visits Harvard

Member of the Wu-Tang Clan visits Harvard

A packed auditorium erupted in applause on Thursday evening as the Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA delivered some original rhymes and reflected on his life and career in an event at Harvard U.

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Weird Al Yankovic returns to Cal Poly

Weird Al Yankovic returns to Cal Poly

“Weird Al,” the nickname, originated in Cal Poly’s Sierra Madre Tower 4, room 43G, where young Alfred Yankovic lived, learned and, ultimately, became Weird Al in 1976. “I didn’t do anything drastic or dramatic like fill the hallway with Jello,” Yankovic said. “I just didn’t fit in, more than anything.”

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Evanston teen’s ‘Secret Crush’ featured in Disney movie

Evanston singer/songwriter, Rachel McClusky achieved what most other aspiring artists her age only dream of — the 17-year-old’s song, “Secret Crush,” is featured in Disney’s latest teen comedy, “Prom,” which hit theaters April 29. McClusky said she got the deal through her father, Jeff McClusky, a Chicago-based music promoter and entrepreneur who has worked with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Madonna and Paul McCartney.

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N.C. State alumnus photojournalist Hondros killed in Libyan attack

Chris Hondros, N.C. State alumnus, photojournalist and former Agromeck photographer, has been confirmed dead Wednesday after an attack while covering the front lines in Libya, the Technician has learned.

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Pixar’s success stems from personal effort

There’s something about Pixar that just works. Since the Academy created the Best Animated Feature category in 2001, Pixar has taken five of those nine Oscars and every one of their films released in the last 10 years has been nominated.

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Column: Bieber’s film unsurprising, not entirely disappointing

I hate to admit it: I kind of liked the new “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” movie. But not because it’s an amazing piece of filmmaking that I could rank with “The Godfather” or “Casablanca.”

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GRAMMY award show delivers surprises

Every GRAMMY show is as much about the awards as it is about the personalities of the stars that sit in their seats, awaiting the award announcements.

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