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First Friday lights up downtown Greensboro shops, restaurants

Downtown Greensboro’s Elm Street is a popular place on Friday nights. Natty Greene’s Pub and Brewing Company, the Green Bean Coffeehouse and the nearby Carolina Theatre are hoppin’ nighttime destinations. But what about those who don’t want a beer, a coffee or to see a show? Downtown Greensboro, Inc. and the United Arts Council of … Continue reading

Elon alumnus positively rock n’ rolls

When Chris Hendricks was young, doctors told him he would never walk. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age 4, a neurological condition that affects muscle function. The messages from his brain to his legs are disrupted, limiting his mobility. Around the same time, Hendricks said, he began singing. It was a love of … Continue reading

Limelight Records, SUB host first ‘Rock The Lawn’ music festival

The sunlight faded across West Lawn on Elon University’s campus as the first Rock the Lawn concert began. Rock the Lawn was hosted by the student record label Limelight Records and SUB. “We’d heard of things that Limelight had done in the past and thought it was a cool idea because they support student performers … Continue reading

What are you waiting for? Neon Trees scheduled to perform at Elon

Students are already chomping at the bit to learn who the artists for this year’s popular Spring Show are going to be. Unfortunately, the announcement is still weeks away. The Student Union Board promises a reveal event like no other during the Feb. 5 men’s basketball game versus Appalachian State University. There is limited information … Continue reading

Phoenix Highway: an original Elon band

About a year ago, Elon University students Jacob Danieley and Frank Hurd started making music together. Then juniors, both were used to delighting the Elon community at Midnight Meals and Friday nights in Irazu. During the summer, Hurd and Danieley decided the time was right to expand into a bigger band. They played with a … Continue reading

SLAMM! shakes up McCrary audience

Carmine Appice’s SLAMM! did not, in fact, begin with a slam. Rather, a haunting reverberation filled McCrary Theatre the night of Sept. 16 and rattled the audience in their seats. Blue light sliced through hazy air. One at a time, Appice and his cohorts strode on stage and began a slow rhythm on what appeared … Continue reading

Drum group SLAMM! mixes theatre, rhythm

What is the sound an ironing board makes when played like a drum? The answer is not some cryptic riddle, but SLAMM!, a drum spectacle compared to everything from Stomp! to Blue Man Group. SLAMM! will perform at Elon University’s McCrary Theatre 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16. Bandleader and rock drumming icon Carmine Appice … Continue reading

Crushes finds the Mates of State mixing up their old recipe

The band Mates of State have been around since the late ’90s and have had albums out starting in 2000. But nothing at all in their discography sounds anything like their latest endeavor – Crushes (The Covers Mixtape.) Yes, it is an album comprised entirely of covers, and yes, they are a wide variety. The … Continue reading

Rip_Chord digs in to ‘Sing-Off’ competition

A few years ago, some Elon University guys got together and thought ­— hey. We’re good singers. A cappella music is fun. We could do that — and do it well. And Rip_Chord was born. Four years since, Rip_Chord is making its way into the male a cappella world. Its first CD, “Resisting A_Rest,” was … Continue reading

Elon Camerata a modern medieval musical force

Forty-five minutes of chamber choral music isn’t how most college students anticipate spending the waning hours of their Sunday afternoons. But the Elon University Camerata held a “short and sweet spring concert” April 11 in Whitley Auditorium. With the theme “The Birds and the Bees,” the Camerata sang a cappella love songs and madrigals from … Continue reading

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