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The Saint Johns Bring Intimate Vocals to the Red Room

The Saint Johns Bring Intimate Vocals to the Red Room

by Lily Lyons The crowd waiting for The Saint Johns was shyly excited. A man coaxed his girlfriend closer to the stage, and a couple of self-aware Berklee students tried out joking dance moves. Everyone was hungry for the music. …

The Saint Johns Bring Intimate Vocals to the Red Room
Tarun Balani: The Transcendent Jazz You Need to Hear

Tarun Balani: The Transcendent Jazz You Need to Hear

by Lily Lyons Since he graduated from Berklee in 2010, Tarun Balani has been making nuanced, emotionally honest music and establishing himself as a consummate artist to watch.  His latest single “Dharma” has skyrocketed up the editors’ jazz playlist on …

Tarun Balani: The Transcendent Jazz You Need to Hear
Tyesha Simpson pens an Open Letter to Berklee

Tyesha Simpson pens an Open Letter to Berklee

Many of us have had our challenges attending Berklee, whether it be academic, artistic, or personal challenges. Bravely, senior Tyesha Simpson penned this open letter to Berklee on her Facebook page and gave us permission to repost it here. Let …

Tyesha Simpson pens an Open Letter to Berklee
Bibi Bourelly Brings Raw Wisdom to Berklee

Bibi Bourelly Brings Raw Wisdom to Berklee

Photo: globalstylegypsy.com by Dom Jones The line wrapped around the corner in the Learning Center lobby with students brimming to see and hear from Bibi Bourelly, the young 22 year old who has written for superstars Rihanna and Selena Gomez. …

Bibi Bourelly Brings Raw Wisdom to Berklee
7 Ways Orientation Week is Lit

7 Ways Orientation Week is Lit

by Dom Jones At any other school, orientation week can be super boring, but we go to the best music school on Earth in a college town, so there’s no way that’s going to happen here. Everything from the music …

7 Ways Orientation Week is Lit
A Dedicated Artist: Why You Should Know About Tish Hyman

A Dedicated Artist: Why You Should Know About Tish Hyman

by Dom Jones I first saw Tish Hyman at a Jill Scott concert last winter. I was impressed by her, but forgot her name shortly after. I didn’t forget her voice, though. As fate would have it, when I went …

A Dedicated Artist: Why You Should Know About Tish Hyman

Latest from The Groove

Tarun Balani: The Transcendent Jazz You Need to Hear

Tarun Balani: The Transcendent Jazz You Need to Hear

September 15, 2016

by Lily Lyons Since he graduated from Berklee in 2010, Tarun Balani has been making nuanced, emotionally honest music and establishing himself as a consummate artist to watch.  His latest single “Dharma” has skyrocketed up the editors’ jazz playlist on …

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Bibi Bourelly Brings Raw Wisdom to Berklee

Bibi Bourelly Brings Raw Wisdom to Berklee

September 6, 2016

Photo: globalstylegypsy.com by Dom Jones The line wrapped around the corner in the Learning Center lobby with students brimming to see and hear from Bibi Bourelly, the young 22 year old who has written for superstars Rihanna and Selena Gomez. …

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Throwback Thursday: Summer Songs to get you in the Groove

Throwback Thursday: Summer Songs to get you in the Groove

August 4, 2016

by Dom Jones Are you enjoying the last few weeks of summer before it’s back to the Berklee grind (or whatever school you attend)? We are, too. We’ve curated a cool list of summer throwback songs that you have to …

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Get on the RickExpress with “Ex-Man”

Get on the RickExpress with “Ex-Man”

July 28, 2016

by Dom Jones Photo by: RickExpress Ricky McKinney just graduated from Berklee this past Spring, and already he’s touring and releasing music. I caught up with Ricky (known as RickExpress) to talk about life after Berklee, and his new single …

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Artist Profile: Stephanie James Paves the Way Towards Her Destiny

Artist Profile: Stephanie James Paves the Way Towards Her Destiny

June 10, 2016

More than just a singer, Pro Music major and rising senior Stephanie Parsons has made herself an artist under the name Stephanie James, launching her artist career earlier this year.

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Calling Beyoncè’s “Lemonade” ‘Weird’ Means You Don’t Get It

Calling Beyoncè’s “Lemonade” ‘Weird’ Means You Don’t Get It

April 29, 2016

Beyoncè's "Lemonade" has set the Internet on fire. Laden with symbolism and thick with representation of the black struggle, there is so much more to it than a cheater and a woman scorned.

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Skylar Grey’s Songwriting Clinic and her Cabin in the Woods

Skylar Grey’s Songwriting Clinic and her Cabin in the Woods

April 25, 2016

by Dom Jones All Photos by Belinda Huang Songwriting Chair, Bonnie Hayes, read off Skylar Grey’s impressive credits including five Grammy nominations for songwriting, and the fact that she co-wrote Eminem’s smash “Love the way you Lie (ft. Rihanna)

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Chinese Pop Tribute Sparked Awareness of Chinese Sounds in Berklee

Chinese Pop Tribute Sparked Awareness of Chinese Sounds in Berklee

April 20, 2016

In the hopes of raising awareness of the sounds of Chinese music, Xingyu Yao and Louisa Foong, both from China and Malaysia respectively, worked together to co-produce the Chinese Pop Tribute Concert.

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