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Music in the metropolis: Upcoming concerts taking place in Austin

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BROCKHAMPTON- This band is a mix of rap and classic boy band songs. Their music is happy at times and mellow at others. A typical BROCKHAMPTON song is a well-rounded upbeat rap song. BROCKHAMPTON has four albums out, all of which are on Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora. The first one is All American Trash,…

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Take a steaming sip: Your guide to the taste, color, and flavors of coffee

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Walk into a coffee shop. You hear the shouts of baristas, the whirling of a distant blender, the sound of espresso being made. Look at the walls. Dozens of coffee bags line the interiors, all with different descriptions. Columbian, Blonde, Fair-Trade, Italian Roast. Even when buying coffee at the store, all of these phrases jump…

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Upcoming events in Austin: How to spend your free time!

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In the upcoming months, Austin will be filled with spirit and celebration for the holidays. Join in on the festivities with friends and family by going to some of these events:   Dia de los Muertos Concert 11/4/17 – Fiesta Gardens The festival will feature artists in the Latin American and Texan music industries. There…

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Book your weekend: Six winter reads

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  It’s the perfect time of year to sit down with a warm, steaming cup of tea and open a book as the cold air fogs up the windows. Here are six suggestions of books set in fall, relating to autumn, or that are just really good.   Warcross By Marie Lu Warcross is a…

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Harvey and Irma, the journey to restoring our homes from the latest Gulf of Mexico hurricanes.

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In the last couple weeks, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have hit the coasts of the southern United States and surrounding countries, devastating millions of homes and hundreds of cities. Harvey and Irma are the only Category 4 Atlantic storms to ever hit the United States in the same year, let alone the same two…

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The great sound divide: Ed Sheeran ‘Divide’ album review

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Ed Sheeran’s new album titled Divide, released on March 3, 2017. Photo by Elena Gonzales (12). Ed Sheeran presents a rally of emotions in his newly released album, ÷ (Divide). Officially released on Friday March 3, 2017, this album is one for a true music lover as its versatile tunes take the listener on a…

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Tiaras for rising music queens: Review of Tiarra Girls’ first EP release

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(Left to Right) Sophia Baltierra (18) , Tori Baltierra (15), and Tiffany Baltierra (19) on their new self-titled EP Cover. The Tiarra girls were awarded Best Performing Band Under 18 for the second year in a row at Austin Chronicle’s awards show hosted by KUTX. “[The EP] being realeased just makes it very real, we…

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Noteworthy Performance: School to prison pipeline explained from left stage

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The biggest issue with schooling was ripped from its shadows and was tossed on stage: the school-to-prison pipeline. Notes From The Field, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith at the 2nd Stage Theater in New York City until December 18, captured every emotion that high school students and their parents deal with when they…

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The hot seat: What it’s like to be an attorney and witness

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Asking questions and being asked are two completely different feelings. Both roles are equally scary and both rely heavily on each other to make it through the round and get the verdict you’re hoping for. I have been in youth and government since my junior year and both years have proven without a doubt to…

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: New addition to Harry Potter Universe

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Photo by Vimeo.com from Buddha Jones (Feb. 2016). Dedicated fans of the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling have adamantly followed each addition to the wizarding world (in books and movies); And the recent movie release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has the whole world flipping out. In the new movie, which…

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The low down on ‘The Get Down’

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The Get Down, Netflix “It’s about music man. Music is the only reason. It’ll move you forward and open up doors that everyone says are shut. It’ll give you the whole f****** world for free if you just love it and hold back nothing.” -Grandmaster Flash (Mamoudou Athie) In a colorful explosion ‘The Get Down’,…

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Binge on More Than Candy: 10 Spooky Shows and Movies to Watch this October

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There’s something about fall that makes people excited. For many it’s pumpkin spice lattes, for others it’s cozy sweaters and cool weather, but for some, the delicate hint of fall in the air means one things – Halloween. As many people in the world who look forward to this holiday for the entire year, here…

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