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Global music festival trend influences local culture

April 19th, 2018

A large banner drapes behind WIUX Radio Sales Director Amanda Martinez. Splatters of paint cover the banner and two prominent words are emblazoned across it: Culture Shock. She says that the growing popularity of music festivals has affected the way the student-run organization has curated its own festival.

“I think that the emerging trend of music festivals has definitely impacted Culture Shock,” she says. “For example, we’ve changed the way we plan it a lot.”

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Bloomington DJ Matt Molewyk shares passion through music

March 29th, 2018

A jovial smile appeared across Matt Molewyk’s face the moment he reflected on the start of his DJ career. He always had a fascination with music. Amongst his friends, he was the one they always turned to whenever they needed music playlists created for parties. His passion for creating music simply started with wanting to hear new sounds.

As seniors in college, Molewyk and his friends, grew tired of going to Kilroy’s on Kirkwood and listening to the same songs being played every night on the college bar’s dated jukebox. After hassling the bar’s management to let him play, Molewyk landed himself his first DJ’ing gig in early 2011, despite his lack of experience.

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Interviewing strangers: Harder than I thought it would be

March 27th, 2018

This assignment was slightly tougher than I had anticipated. I am not typically a nervous person. I like to consider myself sociable and talkative, so when we were presented with this assignment, I thought it would be the easiest of them all. I was wrong.

In the past, I’ve interviewed a number of different people. I never realized that those interviews I had conducted in the past were so easy because I had readily prepared myself beforehand. I would reach out to my subject, introduce myself, and finally set up a time and place to talk. Before I would meet with the person I was interviewing, I would do some research on the person. This always made it simpler to brainstorm questions to ask. Also, if I already had an idea of how the interview would go, I would start planning an outline of the story in my head. However, with this assignment that was not the case.

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Bloomington residents are displeased with lack of live music options

March 1st, 2018

Residents find lack of diversity in the Bloomington live music scene

The Bloomington live music scene lacks diversity, according to three informal interviews conducted on Feb. 14 near Kirkwood Avenue.

Interviewees believe they are limited in their options when considering which live music venues to attend.

“Honestly, I don’t know a whole lot other than Bluebird,” says 22-year-old Fred Stoner of Fort Wayne. “I think that’s the only place where I’ve really seen live music.”

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On the Beat – Arts & Entertainment

February 15th, 2018

R&B SINGER JANELLE MONAE BRINGS TIME’S UP MOVEMENT TO GRAMMYS

Jan. 29, 2018

Karma Allen, ABC News

R&B singer Janelle Monae praised the Time’s Up movement in a speech delivered at the Grammy Awards. “Let’s work together … as a united music industry committed to creating more safe work environments, equal pay, and access for all women,” she said.

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Bio: Melissa Dvojacki

Melissa Dvojacki
Melissa Dvojacki is a junior at Indiana University studying journalism with a concentration in public relations and a minor in Latino studies. As a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, she has gotten the opportunity to create and implement a PR campaign for a nonprofit organization in a national PRSSA competition. Previously, she’s worked as a social media marketing intern at an outdoor concert venue. She has carried on her passion for social media at her current marketing internship with Kilroys on Kirkwood, Kilroys Recess and Wheel Pizza. After graduation, she hopes to go into the public relations and branding side of the entertainment industry.