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April 5, 2015 - 7:23pm
University Union will host its annual Mayfest event on April 24, 2015 in Walnut Park from 1-6 p.m.

University Union announced this year’s line up for Mayfest, which will feature electro-pop duo The Knocks as headliners with rapper Skizzy Mars as direct support, and pop artist VÉRITÉ as the opener. 

March 31, 2015 - 9:00pm
Kygo will co-headline the annual campus concert event.

Rapper 50 Cent with G-Unit will headline University Union's annual Block Party on April 24 in the Carrier Dome, according to a press release by University Union representatives.

Joining 50 Cent are co-headliner Kygo and hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd.

One of the most successful rappers in history, 50 Cent has sold more than 22 million albums worldwide and received 13 Grammy nominations during his career. He's the CEO of G-Unit records, which houses Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks, among other artists.

March 19, 2015 - 8:58am
The "Piano Man" will perform his seventh concert at Syracuse's Carrier Dome Friday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m.

This is an age where artists struggle to stay relevant and the audiences’ attention can fade as fast as a breakout artists’  hit single drops on the Billboard charts.  But some artists that have been around since the '70s can still draw large crowds to venues like the Carrier Dome and Madison Square Garden.  Billy Joel is one of those artists.  What is the difference between him and today’s infamous 'one hit wonders?'

March 10, 2015 - 12:37am
The failure to complete a music critique exercise, and the realization that it's OK.

I am a failure.

What's worse is I failed at something that I wanted to do and that was easy. An inexcusable failure. I failed to listen to one album I'd never heard every day in February and tweet about it. What I did, though, was listen to about half a month's worth of new music, tweet a little and prove to myself that there's nothing I hate more than having my listening habits dictated, even if I'm the one imposing sanctions.

February 28, 2015 - 7:08pm
Orange Music Group, or OMG, held their Winter Artist Showcase, bringing together talented, diverse Syracuse singers.

Picture the sounds of smooth R&B, up-beat rap, and an acappella rendition of Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" all in one night. 

As Zoya Davis stepped on the stage at Schine Underground, she took full pride in telling the audience that the two singers who performed before her were her very talented friends.

The freshman music industry major took her seat beside the guitarist, inhaled deeply, and sung a cover of Adele’s “Don’t You Remember” in front of an audience of 100 people.

February 15, 2015 - 6:38pm
University Union announced today the concert will take place on March 4th at 8pm in Syracuse University's Schine Underground.

University Union's Bandersnatch concert series is known for bringing big names like Cash Cash and Trippy Turtle to Syracuse University and this semester will be no different.

February 9, 2015 - 12:30am
Grammys 2015: Sam Smith wins big, Kanye pulls a Kanye, and Beck beats Beyoncé; the night in review

They don't call it 'music's biggest night' for nothing. Here are some of the most memorable moments from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards:

It's Sam Smith's night. No, it's Sam Smith's year

Beating out artists like Iggy Azalea, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and Ed Sheeran, the 22-year-old English singer took home 4 Grammys including Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year. Smith also hit the stage to give a bone-chilling performance of "Stay with Me" with none other than Mary J. Blige.

February 8, 2015 - 7:13pm
Review: R&B singer Teyana Taylor tops a bill of dance, music and comedy at 'SNL: the Showcase'

Although Saturday night was filled with a variety of different entertainers, the spotlight was on R&B singer Teyana Taylor. Known best for her appearance on MTV's "My Super Sweet 16", Taylor took the audience on a roller coaster ride of emotions from the minute she stepped onto the stage until the very last note she sang.

December 16, 2014 - 3:13pm
Goldring Arts Journalism grad student Kate Drozynski picks the best recordings, the best live shows and the best musicians from 2014.

Music is personal. With a bevy of end-of-the-year best-of lists streaming from every outlet, it’s easy to forget that what matters most is how you felt about what you heard in 2014. I’ve been fortunate enough to see and hear a lot of things this year. Sifting through the musical memories and compiling a list of favorite moments is what these wrap-ups are all about. Here are a few moments that made my 2014 worth listening to.

December 5, 2014 - 1:13am
Give your head a break from cramming for finals and treat your ears to these five home-stretch tunes instead.

We get it -- finals week is tough. If you're not frantically trying to cram names and dates into your noggin, you're likely pounding out a term paper in the midnight hour. I speak from experience here. Luckily, music is always here to help.