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88 Rising: Be On The Lookout

Author Name: OCL Editor |  

Published On Oct 11th, 2018

In January of 2018, Nielsen recognized hip-hop as the most consumed form of music in the world, surpassing rock for the first time. On the road to that milestone, hip-hop has opened it's doors to performers from all backgrounds, ethnicities and creeds. With that explosion in talent base, we want to note the arrival of 88 Rising, a hip-hop collective ....

BREAKING: Spoken Word Poetry Act I.N.K. returning to the college market

Author Name: OCL Editor |  

Published On Oct 11th, 2018

KNOXVILLE - Multiple sources are confirming that Lane Shuler and Jonathan “Courageous” Clark, collectively known as I.N.K. are returning to the college market.  

The duo took the college market by storm in 2013 with their debut at NACA Mid America, and APCA Nationals shortly after that.  After four years of a whirlwind of national touring, the duo abruptly announced their retirement ....

MN Daily – Review: 2018 homecoming concert was caked with good vibes

Author Name: OCL Editor |  

Published On Oct 10th, 2018

The University of Minnesota was set for an incredible homecoming. Steve Aoki to headline, with Bea Miller in direct support.

Aoki, a prolific music creator and former Verge Campus Tour headliner, is renowned for his touring schedule. Often performing 250 shows a year, Aoki is perhaps the most famous DJ in the world. In 2016, Aoki earned a Guinness world record ....

Homecoming SZN at HBCU's: Concerts, Comedy, and Celebration

Author Name: Alexis Young | Howard University  

Published On Oct 3rd, 2018

Fall is here and you know what that means… Homecoming SZN. The most exciting time of the year, no doubt! HBCU alumni swarm back to their alma maters for a week-long reunion full of festivities from the football game, fashion show, step show, to the oh-so infamous tailgate. Not to mention the wild nights of debauchery that most attendees won’t ....

Elon University Announces Jesse McCartney, Sean Kingston, and Quinn XCII for concert

Author Name: OCL Editor |  

Published On Sep 26th, 2018

Elon University in North Carolina has a announced Jesse McCartney, Sean Kingston, and special guest Quinn XCII as the performers for the Homecoming concert on November 3, 2018.

The event will be the first concert in the new Schar Center, a space that is intended to be "the largest facility on Elon’s campus, providing a venue for convocations, speakers and other ....

FAMU 2018 Homecoming with Gucci Mane and Kodak Black

Author Name: Sam Helm | OCL Editor  

Published On Sep 25th, 2018

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), an HBCU in Tallahassee, is responsible for one of the best homecoming celebrations in the nation. The event lasts for a week, highlighted by a comedy show, concert, and the homecoming football game. The 2018 Homecoming Comedy Show features a live Wild N Out. Made famous on MTV, the show is the brainchild of Nick ....

Nasim Pedrad To Perform at MIT

Author Name: OCL Editor |  

Published On Sep 25th, 2018

Nasim Pedrad, stand-up comedian and former SNL Cast Member, will perform at MIT's FallFest on Saturday, September 29th, 2018.

The Iranian native was the first Middle-Eastern cast member in SNL's history. After leaving she had a guest role in NBC's Brooklyn 99, and will play Dalia in the upcoming Disney live action adaptation of Aladdin.

Fall Festival is planned by the Events Committee, ....

Lil Baby to perform for ECU Homecoming

Author Name: OCL Editor |  

Published On Sep 25th, 2018

Eastern Carolina University has announced that Lil Baby will be headlining the 2018 Homecoming Concert.

Lil Baby rose to prominence with mixtape Harder Than Hard, and went viral after partnering with Drake on "Yes, Indeed." A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Lil Baby rises from an incredible hot bed of incredible rap talent, joining stars like T.I., Ludacris, Gucci Mane, Killer Mike, and ....

Bo Burnham to Speak at Binghamton

Author Name: Sam Helm | OCL Editor  

Published On Sep 25th, 2018

Bo Burnham, former YouTube star and stand-up comedian, now writer and director of the critically heralded Eighth Grade, will be sharing his experiences with Binghamton University.

Burnham was one of the original YouTube stars, where his home recorded comedy songs offered critiques on race, gender, and religion among other subjects. His first comedy special highlighted his YouTube work, supported directly by Comedy ....

Pollstar - Big Artist On Campus: How Jesse McCartney Is Keeping His Fan Base And The Quad Happy

Author Name: Francisco REndon  

Published On Sep 24th, 2018

Jesse McCartney has been acquiring fans from all walks of life throughout his now 20-year career in entertainment, and those fans still turn up when he comes to town on tour. 

Despite making music in a genre that can be notoriously inhospitable to artists who rose to prominence in their teens, the pop star’s fans continue to push him forward as ....