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Artist of the Week: Ella Mai

Author Name: OCL Editor |  

Published On Nov 19th, 2018

R&B singer/songwriter and UK native, Ella Mai has come on strong in the latter half of 2018. With her eponymous debut album release in October, Mai has established herself as one of the most sought after acts in the U.S. Ella Mai was released through 10 Summers and Interscope. The album included the "Boo'd Up" which reached number five on the U.S. ....

College Football Playoff concerts to be headlined by Ellie Goulding, Leon Bridges

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Published On Nov 15th, 2018

It's that time of year again. The AT&T Playloff Playlist Live!, a three-day concert series that occurs in conjunction with the college football playoff, has announced the performers for the Jan. 4-6 events.

Taking place at the Discovery Meadow in downtown San Jose, the free shows will include performances from Ellie Goulding, Leon Bridges, OneRepublic, Logic, and Aleissica Cara among others. ....

Virginia Commonwealth University's RamFest 2018 headlined by first female artist, outsells prior year's concert

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Published On Nov 15th, 2018

Jon Mirador

Richmond Coliseum was home to Virginia Commonwealth University's (VCU) 13th Annual RamFest concert - the capstone event of homecoming activities - which featured Young Crazy, Isaiah Johnson, A-Game, Saweetie, and headliner Ella Mai.

A product of VCU's Activities Programming Board (APB), the event was a combination of styles and energies, captivating the crowd. Isaiah Johnson kicked off the show, followed by A-Game ....

Tina Fey is Great at Northeastern

Author Name: OCL Editor |  

Published On Nov 9th, 2018

On November 8th, Tina Fey lit up the crowd at Northeastern, with insight, anecdotes, and incredible stories from an illustrative career.

Fey, known for her time on SNL and 30 Rock, was funny, fascinating, and motivating, as she explained a career that has included all facets of entertainment. Whether talking about her time as a writer, actor, or producer, Fey was ....

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

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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

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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

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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 ....