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Sunday, February 15th, 2015, 9:37 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Rating: 7.5
For a release from the biggest non-Kanye name in hip-hop, much of the conversation surrounding Drake’s “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” has been about semantics and clarification.
It was released with a few days …


Sunday, February 15th, 2015, 9:22 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Kevin Hart, who has for one reason or another, become an unofficial representative of the NBA, won his fourth All-Star Celebrity Game MVP award on Friday — maybe that’s part of the reason. Regardless, the diminutive …


Monday, February 9th, 2015, 12:49 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Rating: 7.5
An opening gig might not be what a band dreams of, but it’s a great start for an emerging group for several reasons. They get experience playing for crowds larger than those they would draw …


Monday, February 9th, 2015, 12:45 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Rating: 9
There are a multitude of reasons to view Stephen Hawking as something other than human.
He’s a celebrity, separated from the reality in which plebeians lead their lives, but more so than other famed figures, his …


Monday, February 9th, 2015, 12:37 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

On Nov. 10, 2007, paramedics transported Donda West to Centinela Freeman Hospital in Marina del Rey, California.
The day before, Kanye West’s mother underwent cosmetic surgery under the care of Dr. Jan Adams, the third doctor she …


Sunday, February 1st, 2015, 11:50 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Maine’s music scene is active and strong. Some of its artists decide to stay, while others feel the need to branch out into larger markets. Whatever the case, the past couple months saw some great releases …


Monday, January 26th, 2015, 12:34 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Rating: 8/10
 
AC/DC has almost literally been making the same album since 1980. Their most recent, last year’s “Rock or Bust,” peaked at No. 1 in 11 countries. They’re still singing about intensity, deviance and making rock …


Monday, January 26th, 2015, 12:18 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Kanye West is the biggest megalomaniac in the game, so it’s not a shocker that he’s been working hard on making 2015 the year of ’Ye.
 
On Dec. 31, 2014, he released “Only One,” which features Paul …


Sunday, January 18th, 2015, 11:46 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Rating: 7
The term “remix” is severely misleading. According to the linguistic structure of the word, a remix should involve taking the already-recorded components of a recording and arranging them in a different way, perhaps panning the …


Sunday, January 18th, 2015, 11:20 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Like the vast arctic tundra that Orono has become recently, so too has the musical landscape of 2015. Thankfully, things have started to pick up and some hopefully-great releases are slated from now until March, when …