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Jazz pianist practices in Loyola practice room.

Loyola Jazz Fest is back

Arianna D'Antonio, Senior Staff Writer March 25, 2023

After a three-year hiatus, the Loyola Jazz Fest was back for its 53rd annual festival to bring together a community with a love for music, particularly jazz, said its host and Loyola Jazz studies professor...

Drag queens for the Doggie Drag Show pose for pictures after round one of the competition concludes.

Nola on Tap taps into people’s love of brews and pups

Gabrielle Korein, Photo Editor March 23, 2023

Nola on Tap returned to New Orleans this past weekend after a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19. Nola on Tap, hosted at Lafreniere Park on Saturday, March 18, is an event dedicated to showcasing local...

Man stands performing onstage at Loyola Universitys Nunemaker Hall auditorium.

Irish musician holds benefit concert at Loyola

Brendan Heffernan March 18, 2023

Musician Danny O’Flaherty built a shrine to Irish music and culture with O’Flaherty’s Irish Channel Pub, a French Quarter bar he operated for 16 years alongside his brother, Patrick. While the...

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RAYE’s “21st Century Blues” review: The revitalization of blues in the modern age

Dajah Saul, Social Media Graphics Lead Designer March 17, 2023

“Ladies and gentleman, give a warm heartbreak welcome to the wonderful, RAYE,” serves as the melodic introduction to one of the best albums of the new year: “21st Century Blues" by blues artist RAYE. I...

FounderAidan OConnor stands in front of a room full of people at an EX3 meeting

Changing ‘I want to be’ to ‘I am,’ organization plans to connect all artists

Abigail Schmidt, Life and Times Editor March 16, 2023

When music industry major Aidan O’Connor transferred to Loyola his sophomore year, he said he felt like every artist was “waiting for something.” O’Connor said he noticed that a lot of creatives...

“Midnight Series” Review: Thailand Is Woke

“Midnight Series” Review: Thailand Is Woke

Ella Michna, Assistant Reviews Editor March 16, 2023

“Midnight Series” is a trilogy from the Thai network GMMTV. It consists of three related miniseries that ran from December 2022 to March 2023: “Midnight Motel”, “Dirty Laundry”, and “Moonlight...

The cast of Head over Heels performs onstage in Loyolas Marquette Theater.

TAD production wins Big Easy Award

Arianna D'Antonio, Worldview Editor March 11, 2023

After months of hard work to make "Head Over Heels" something to remember, Loyola's Theatre and Dance Department took home the Big Easy Award for Best University Theatre Production. Chair of the Theatre...

Teddy Tietze leans over a microphone to interview an artist for his blog, Weird Face.

New blog highlights the weird faces behind music

Sofia Bermejo Mongillo, Staff Writer March 9, 2023

In searching for ways to shed light on artists that they feel don’t get the attention they deserve, music industry senior Owen Baekey and Loyola graduate Teddy Tietze began their blog, Weird Face. Centered...

Interview with the Vampire review: Undead Creoles

“Interview with the Vampire” review: Undead Creoles

Ella Michna, Assistant Reviews Editor March 7, 2023

Many of us are familiar with the 1994 film “Interview with the Vampire,” but the new series adaptation far exceeds both the film and the original novel by highlighting experiences around race and sexuality. The...

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Watch and Stream: Mar. 3

Mia Oliva, Reviews Editor March 7, 2023

Now that Mardi Gras season has come to a close, here are a couple of movies and TV series to unwind to this week. The Mandalorian Returning for a third season, The Mandalorian “Mando” (Pedro...

An overhead of the stage at the Bocelli show

Loyola Chorale gets ‘once in a life time’ opportunity to perform with Italian tenor

Macie Batson, Editor in Chief March 6, 2023

“Nothing could really prepare me for being that close to one of the greatest tenors of all time,” said Loyola senior Ava Lipford. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Lipford, like many...

Prom goers in fancy dress slow dance under string lights at the Broadside Theater in New Orleans.

Students host prom for release of new short film

Mia Oliva, Reviews Editor March 4, 2023

This past summer, digital filmmaking sophomores Oliver Parker and Quinn Young collaborated to generate a concept for their script-to-screen class. In approximately four days, “Muff” was born.  Parker...

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