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On the Beat – Arts & Entertainment

February 15th, 2018 by

YOUNG RAPPERS ARE GETTING HONEST ABOUT DOING BATTLE WITH DEPRESSION, DRUG ADDICTION AND SUICIDE

Jan. 25, 2018

August Brown, Los Angeles Times

An uptick in overdoses among rappers has opened many artists’ eyes to the “dark mental storm” of drug abuse that has haunted popular music for generations. Rappers Logic and Vic Mensa are destigmatizing mental illness and drug addiction and selling records in the process.

Los Angeles Times: Web site, Twitter 



EVENT CELEBRATES LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. THROUGH SPEAKERS AND MUSIC

Jan. 16, 2018

Brooke Mcafee, Indiana Daily Student

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy was celebrated at the Buskirk Chumley through song and a talk by Rev. Harold Middlebrook. The talk focused on King’s legacy and what still needs to be done. Middlebrook called for “local Martin Luther King Jr.’s” to follow in his footsteps.

Indiana Daily Student: Web site, Twitter 



JAMMING IN THE COUNTRYSIDE AT STABLE STUDIOS

Nov. 30, 2017

Grayson Pitts, Limestone Post

Chris Kinnick purchased a tract of Owen County farmland in 1978 to build a home and horse stable. Twenty-eight years later, the stable has become a music hall and recording studio. The Kinnick family now hosts multiple music festivals and concerts per year at Stable Studios.

Limestone Post: Web site



MUSIC PRODUCER MADDIE PRITCHETT BRINGS UNIQUE SOUNDS TO THE EDM INDUSTRY

Nov. 2, 2017

Margo Hess, Bloomington Beat

IU student Maddie Pritchett taps friends and experiences to create a unique brand of music. One of Bloomington’s few female DJs, she has found a family in fellow musicians and fans. Her musical journey has led her from making beats in GarageBand to playing local music festivals.

Bloomington Beat: Web site



MUSICIANS ACROSS GENRES INCREASE POLITICAL SPEECH

Oct. 3, 2017

Elija Pouges, Bloomington Beat

From Katy Perry to Kendrick Lamar, musicians are becoming “nebulously woke” when it comes to politics. According to reports, the rise of President Trump has caused musicians across genres to speak out on political issues in their music.

Bloomington Beat: Web site