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KWCR album of the week: Magic Man ‘Before the Waves’

KWCR album of the week: Magic Man ‘Before the Waves’

“Before the Waves” starts off mystical, like the sound of a seashell, before crashing into a catchy summer romance beat. Magic Man, an electronic-indie rock band from Boston, captures the excitement and butterflies that comes with youth and warm night crushes while evoking the nostalgia of summer flings you wish had worked out. Less poppy than Grouplove and […]

Album of the Week: Lana Del Rey ‘Ultraviolence’

If Marilyn Monroe was transformed into a series of melodies, they’d be coming from Lana Del Rey. Like Monroe, Del Rey’s music uniquely and masterfully possesses conflicting qualities of sexuality and innocence. Creating a sensual sophistication that appeals to both men and women, her music is elegant with signature orchestral intros, hip with a poppy-techno […]

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Epic Rap Battles of History: Science Episodes

Let’s face it – we all have those days when homework just doesn’t happen. Math and history? Yawn. We’d much rather spend our time watching random internet videos – check out a few from epicrapbattlesofhistory.com. Pssst . . . the science ones are the best! Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison Favorite line: “I don’t alternate […]

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I never thought electronic music could be combined so well with folksy singer-songwriter melodies, but Sylvan Esso’s self-titled album has managed to create a beautiful combination of those genres. Sylvan Esso’s music is described as electronic folk-pop as they collaborate elements of singer-songwriter lyrics and sound with electronic beats. The band was formed in North […]

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Ogden’s Art Festival displays creativity in the community

Peacock feathers took shape in shades of green, purple and blue on a glistening gold piano outside the Union Station Saturday morning. Every summer pianos painted by local artists are displayed throughout Historic 25th Street before they are sold. The pianos are a project organized by Nurture the Creative Mind Foundation, a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower […]

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Ogden Music Festival encourages exploration of music

Children ran, weaving their way through inviting booths with painted faces and homemade banjos along the river shoreline. The high, lonesome sounds of bluegrass music accompanied their play in the heat of the seventh annual Ogden Music Festival. Hidden over the bridge from the city feel of Historic 25th Street, the festival echoed through Fort […]

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