Listen to this: The Lumineers

Andrea Hammack Trojan Living Editor The Lumineers are back and looking at the brighter side of things as they release their fourth, and more laid back, studio record.  “BRIGHTSIDE” features nine tracks that, like most of their discography, retells a ripe history of the bands own personal woes, recounts stories from less than strangers or simply paints a captivating mental picture. Beginning the album, the title track pushes itself out of the gate with a chugging drum beat from drummer/pianist Jeremiah Fraites.  Imagery is heavily involved in this song, one…

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Listen to this: Sweet Trip

Rory Johnson Copy Editor I started the new year with something fresh, so obviously I chose Sweet Trip’s 19-year-old “velocity : design : comfort.” Valerie Cooper and Roberto Burgos came together to create a unique blend of electronic, glitch pop and shoegaze made on Burgos’ computer. The album is unique in Sweet Trip’s discography and shows a turning point in their creativity sonically. The opening track “Tekka” has the same drum n’ bass feel as the previous album, but with much more distortion and effects added. Halfway through the song,…

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Review: ‘Being the Ricardos’

From 1951 to 1957, Monday nights were filled with laughter as families gathered in their living rooms to watch the comedic escapades of actressLucille Ball.   Known famously for her lead role in the American sitcom, “I Love Lucy,” Ball quickly became a household name.   Although Ball and her co-stars brought laughter to households across the nation, life behind the camera was anything short of chaotic.   “Being the Ricardos” introduces us to the struggles of Hollywood life during the 1950s.  It was a time when the television industry was unfortunately still…

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Student art on showcase at Wiregrass Museum of Art

Amelia Harrell Staff Writer The Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan is showcasing Troy student artwork in its newest exhibition.  The museum will be premiering a new exhibit titled “Explorations Through Printmaking.”  The prints used within the showcase are pieces created by students of Beverly West Leach, a lecturer of Art and Design at Troy University.  Leach is also a member of the board of directors and on the collections committee for the museum. “The director, Dana Lemmer, had reached out to me and asked me, ‘What am I doing…

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New IAC art exhibit showcases inmate paintings

PJ Heath Staff Writer A new art exhibit with paintings from inmates is being displayed in Troy University’s International Arts Center.  Sharon Everhardt (chair of Anthropology, Sociology & Criminology and an associate professor of sociology) and Stephen Carmody (associate professor of social science) partnered with Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama. The goal is to educate the inmates about horticulture and nutrition, as well as support the women and their artwork.  Inmates have the option to join the Troy-Tutwiler Garden Program and gain knowledge through the 15-week Fundamentals…

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