Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters Rock Indy

Plant returns to Indianapolis after 45 years. By Breanna Cooper Jan. 25, 1975: Led Zeppelin, consisting of Robert Plant on lead vocals, Jimmy Page on guitar, John Paul Jones on bass guitar plus any of the more than twenty instruments he can play, and the late John Bonham on drums played at the Market ...


A Conversation with The Yellow Kites

Local folk-rock band turns IUPUI Journalism lounge into stage. By Breanna Cooper The sounds of humming and acoustic guitar filled the journalism lounge on Wednesday as Kendall and Erina Ludwig, married since 2009, warmed up to perform a small set for a Campus Session. Their folk-rock group The Yellow ...


Monty Python Still Making Audiences Laugh 34 Years Later

'Meaning of Live' premiered at the Heartland Film Festival to give audiences an inside look to the O2 shows. By Breanna Cooper For decades, Monty Python has been notorious for cracking up audiences. The Pythons: John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and the late Graham ...


Remembering an Icon: David Bowie

Remembering the life and legacy of rock pioneer David Bowie. By Breanna Cooper On Jan. 8, I intended to review David Bowie’s new album Blackstar. As I listened, I noted the instrumentation in “I Can’t Give Everything Away,” the bizarre introduction to “Girls Love Me,” and kept in mind ...


One Month, One Novel

Author Jay Coles lends words of wisdom to aspiring authors during National Novel Writing Month. By Breanna Cooper While writing a novel is something many people have on their bucket list, life, as everyone knows, can sometimes get in the way of things one has planned. However, with November being National ...


Let’s Talk About: David Bowie’s “Blackstar”

Bowie's new single showcases his genius and his knack for all things strange. By Breanna Cooper The God of glam rock is at it again, and he is just as weird as ever. On Nov. 19, David Bowie released “Blackstar” (stylized as ★), a song which serves as a preview for his upcoming album of the ...


A Chat with Diane Coffee’s Shaun Fleming

Taking a break from prepping for his tour, Fleming spoke with us over the phone about his influences, the creation of his first EP, and the Bloomington music scene. By Breanna Cooper High school can be a time when you discover who you are and what you want to be. For Shaun Fleming, a high school talent ...


The Song Remains the Same

Jason Bonham is working to keep the spirit of rock’n’roll alive today. By Breanna Cooper When many think about rock ’n’ roll, images from the days When Giants Walked the Earth come to mind. However, as we all know, a lifestyle of “sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll” is not a sustainable ...


IUPUI Student Pens CIA Thriller

Nathan Brown, a communications undergrad at IUPUI has just released his first novel-out now. By Breanna Cooper Beyond taking classes and working towards a degree, college is a time to expand one’s horizons. For Nathan Brown, a public relations major here at IUPUI, that means getting his first book ...


The River: Revisited

The Boss hit the road to revisit his classic double album, “The River.” By Breanna Cooper Louisville, Ky. - Thirty-six years after releasing The River, Bruce Springsteen is bringing the contents of his fifth studio album, along with many of his hit songs, back to the stage. Springsteen, along ...


A Chat With the Cowboys

Getting ready for their Friday night show at Joyful Noise, the band reflected on how the group of four first got together to make music, and their favorite moments. By Breanna Cooper Bloomington rock band The Cowboys get ready for their third show at Joyful Noise Recordings. With shows in St. Louis, ...


Classic Meets Contemporary

The first INfusion Music Fest, hosted by ISO, hopes to bring classical music to new audiences, along with a message of conservationism. By Breanna Cooper Flower crowns, body paint, and large crowds are all things people think of when they hear “music festival.” As for the upcoming INfusion Music ...


Indy Pays Tribute to Gene Wilder

Indy film fans came together to celebrate the life and work of late actor Gene Wilder. By Breanna Cooper When the news began to spread on Aug. 29 that the comedic actor Gene Wilder passed away at the age of 83, fans of every age and demographic took to social media to share their memories and adoration ...


Bringing Back Beatlemania

American English brings the magic of The Beatles back to stages around the world. Drummer Tom Gable speaks with The Campus Citizen about the impact The Beatles had on the world and how it feels to be a part of the new generation of Beatlemania. By Breanna Cooper April 10, 1970: The Beatles officially ...


Book Review: 'Things That Can and Cannot Be Said'

Arundhati Roy and John Cusack's conversation with each other and with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden gives readers extraordinary insight into government surveillance and the consequences of bringing that information to the public. By Breanna Cooper In June of 2013, the British newspaper The Guardian broke ...


Film Review: 'Josephine'

The 25th annual Heartland Film Festival closed out on a high note with Rory Feek's Civil War drama 'Josephine.' By Breanna Cooper The 25th annual Heartland Film Festival ended on a high note with a screening of “Josephine,” written and directed by musician Rory Feek. Set during the ending ...

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Colorado Legalizes the Right to Die

The 2016 election season saw Colorado become the sixth state in the Union to legalize physician-assisted suicide. By Breanna Cooper On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters in Colorado voted for Proposition 106: The End of Life Options Act by a 2-1 margin. This proposition allows terminally-ill patients with ...

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Remembering Leonard Cohen

A look back at the prolific life and career of musician Leonard Cohen By Breanna Cooper Few musicians reach the level of icon. Even fewer establish a career that spans decades, bringing with it songs that have been covered by hundreds of other artists. Leonard Cohen, however, was one of those musicians. ...


Music Review: Neil Young’s 'Peace Trail'

Master storyteller Neil Young looks back on 2016 with his latest album 'Peace Trail.' By Breanna Cooper The year 2016 has been interesting and not necessarily in a good way. Many Americans are fearful of the administration set to be sworn into office in a few weeks, and many more citizens have to ...

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