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Eugene rapper Endr Won triumphs over hardships and inspires others through his music

Local rapper Endr Won, 32, answers to his stage name just as naturally as he does to his given name, Kenneth. His best friend James refers to him as both but leans towards Kenneth, while the recovering drug addicts he works with at his part-time job refer to him by …

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Review: Marvel Comics’ “Black Panther: The Album” functions as a stand-alone entity structured by Kendrick Lamar’s vision

In an unpredictable turn of events, a Marvel Comics’ “Black Panther” plays catalyst for what can effectively be called a “half” Kendrick album. Lamar’s initial plan was only to perform the occasional guest verse on the new film’s accompanying soundtrack, but after seeing more of the movie, Kendrick was moved …

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Emerald Recommends: Anti-Valentine’s Day Songs

Valentine’s Day is a weird holiday. For those in happy and healthy relationships, it’s often enjoyable. For the many people who aren’t, the gushy festivities can feel a little unnecessary. Here’s a playlist for the different types of people who may feel left out this year — whatever the reason may …

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SMYTH

UO Spanish and Ethnic Studies major Spencer Smyth recently began pursuing his passion for music. Since then, he has established himself as a key figure in the flourishing Eugene music scene.
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Finding harmony between schools at Choralpalooza

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As the first rehearsal during the Corvallis School District’s choir festival started, the students were separated — members of a Corvallis High School choir on one side of the auditorium and members of a Crescent Valley High School choir on the other. …

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Review: Bermuda Triangle’s intimate performance brings laughs and love to Eugene

Alabama Shakes’ frontwoman Brittany Howard and her latest side project Bermuda Triangle performed a casual, intimate set at a packed WOW Hall on Saturday night in Eugene. The performance marked the eighth and final show in an eight-day period for the trio, which kicked off its brief West Coast tour …

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Friday playlist: Winter has come and (halfway) passed

We made it. Well, we’ve made it halfway at least. Now that week five is behind us, winter term is officially halfway over. This leaves only five more weeks until finals week, then spring break and then the start of UO’s beloved spring term. That being said, these next several …

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‘Semen stains the mountaintops’: Looking back on Neutral Milk Hotel’s ‘In the Aeroplane Over the Sea’ 20 years later

There’s a lot that could be said about “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.” For some, Neutral Milk Hotel’s folky sophomore record is a work of genius. Since its release in 1998, the album has developed a strong cult following, evident by steady record sales and a large amount of …

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