The mythos of AJR’s new single

On Wednesday, February 17, the up and coming brother band AJR released their newest single “Way Less Sad,” a feature track on their upcoming album “OK Orchestra.” On its first day, the music video received 606,748 views and quickly climbed to well over half a million after the first week.  Often, an artist will yield…


DePree debuts faculty exhibit

The top of the staircase in the DePree Gallery is encompassed in a tranquil quiet. This space lends itself well to curiosity and wonder, allowing any viewer to connect with and attempt to understand the complexity of the artwork being displayed. The current show, the faculty exhibition, brings together work done by Hope art professors,…


This is America: Protest music through the ages

Billie Holiday elegantly walks onto stage, takes one diaphragm-engaging breath, and begins her song. Soft jazz plays behind her, making a haunting feeling creep over the audience. “Black bodies swingin’ in the Southern breeze / Strange fruit hangin’ from the poplar trees,” her bell-like voice sings.  A young Bob Dylan quickly strums his acoustic guitar,…