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Songs of the Summer

Every summer has had a hit song, and whether you like it or not, you probably know most of its lyrics. In 2010 it was Katy Perry’s "California Gurls", in 2012 it was Carly Rae Jepsen’s "Call Me Maybe" and in 2016 it was Drake’s "One Dance". The "song of the summer" is usually a pop song that you may not love, wouldn’t find yourself listening to on your own, but it’s the one you always sing along to loudest when it plays on the radio.

Living for "Lust for Life"

Lana Del Rey initially captured the world in her first studio album "Born To Die." Her stellar 80's style voice shined in songs like "Video Games" and "Born to Die." She captivated listeners when she cleverly blended her slow vintage voice with modern, pop-inspired beats to create the hit track "Summertime Sadness." Del Rey's songs usually are filled with somber notes and dark undertones, but her highly anticipated album "Lust For Life," released on July 21, was predicted to be a more upbeat album.

Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West: Kan ye not?

It's no secret that Taylor Swift and Kanye West do not get along. Their latest twitter showdown attracted the attention of many while West's wife, Kim Kardashian, watched it all erupt from the side.

A Musical Balancing Act

It's one thing to have a job to make money, but often it's all too easy to get stuck in a routine and forget to be creative. "I think it's important that when people get older that they don't give up their artistic interests. Even though I'm 49, I don't think it's silly that I'm trying to play in rock and roll bands," Mayo says. Mayo is one of several teachers at Blair who have found a way to balance teaching and music.

If you want to play, you'll have to pay

Musicians spend hours of time, thousands of dollars and immeasurable amounts of passion and energy to record a handful of songs to release to the public. And more often than not, the very people who call themselves fans of the artists are the ones who choose to download their songs illegally.

Vinyl back for another spin

We can stream an album before it's released, we can download a song as quickly as we can press play on it and we can have music playing in our ears wherever we go. So why are vinyl and record players making a comeback?

Turning up the heat: new hot albums for this season

Whether you’re on the road, on the beach or just sitting around at home, try listening to a few of these to give your day that extra boost.

Hot weather deserves hot tunes

Whether at the beach, at the park, in the house or in the car, as the weather gets hotter and the days get longer, there is one simple thing all humans must do: play music.

Songs for a chilly day

Here's some music from SCO to help you stay cheerful and mellow in the face of brutal winter winds and equally brutal homework loads.

A perfect soundtrack for your fall 2013

It's time to get focused and stay warm. It's time to read a book, curl up on your couch and drink soothing tea. It's time to think deeply. That's why jazz music is the perfect soundtrack for fall.
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