Archive for: music

 

Find Your Passion: Q&A with Hip-Hop Journalist Sama’an Ashrawi

Sama’an Ashrawi interviewed famous artists and comedians, hung out with legendary rappers, and started his own TV show—all while he was still a student at UT....

 
 

For Roosh Williams, It’s Superstardom Or Bust (Or Law School)

Last year, rapper Roosh Williams, BS ’11, was fired from his teaching job after some of his middle-school students discovered his music online. Word got around...

 
 

For the Birds

“It was like Back to the Future,” Jonathan Meiburg, MA ’06, says. The Austin musician, writer, and ornithologist has a habit of doing this during...

 
 

Viva el Mariachi

The UT campus is quiet in the summer, but not at the Butler School of Music—where the second-annual Longhorn Mariachi Camp filled the halls with joyful noise. Ten...

 
 

The Red-Headed Stranger Gives His Archives to UT

A firefighter’s helmet handed over as a token of thanks to a man who gave generously to relief efforts after the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West,...

 
 

The Way Back: Willie at the Armadillo

In the early ’70s, the Armadillo World Headquarters was the epicenter of Austin’s growing live music scene and a favorite Longhorn hangout. Housed in an abandoned...

 
 

For the Love of the Bassoon [Watch]

Very few people find their life’s calling at age 7. Sarah Vogts is one of them. When Sarah Vogts was a second-grader in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, she watched...

 
 

American Idol Sends UT Premed Student to Hollywood

UT premed student Munfarid Zaidi has received his golden ticket to Hollywood—and while being cradled in the arms of American Idol judge Harry Connick Jr., no...

 
 

UT Libraries Scores Treasure Trove of Music

UT music lovers are in for quite a treat. A collection of nearly 60,000 CDs and more than 4,000 LPs from past decades is the newest and grooviest addition to the...

 
 

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Mother Falcon Blazes a New Path for ‘Orch Dorks’

With a rotating group of 15 to 20 members and a hodgepodge of classical instruments, it’s almost more accurate to call Mother Falcon an orchestra than a band....

 
 
 
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