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Story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer Kamasi Washington stands as one of the leading voices in today’s jazz culture. Having collaborated with prominent names in hip-hop like Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus, the West Coast tenor saxophonist and composer surprised the music world with the 2015 release of his critically acclaimed, ambitiously long jazz …

Story by Hadley Schelton / Contributing Writer After walking away from his record deal with Atlantic Records in 2014, Cody Simpson was thought to have gone off-radar.  However, he surprised everyone in 2015 when he released his first album as an independent artist.  He titled it “Free” in honor of finally being able to create …

Story by Erin Alexander / Contributing Writer Dolly​ ​Parton​ ​is​ ​known​ ​nationwide​ ​for​ ​that​ ​classic​ ​country​ ​sound.​ The icon released her​ ​first​ ​album, “Hello I’m Dolly,”​​ ​50 years​ ​ago. Fast-forward half a century, and ​she’s still producing new music for her fans. Except these fans are a bit younger than Parton’s general audience. Parton’s​ ​first​ …

Demi Lovato released her sixth studio album, “Tell Me You Love Me,” on Friday, a follow-up to her 2015 release “Confident.” “Tell Me You Love Me” is an album about lost love mixed with memories of passion. The tone of some songs is solemn, while others are more upbeat. The album only has one collaboration …

Story by Jordan Trice / Contributing Writer Rising pop artist Torii Wolf takes the music industry by storm in her new EP “Flow Riiot,” a project sure to bring her both the spotlight and a larger fan base. Wolf, signed to TTT records, worked extensively with DJ Premier on her new collection, which surprised many …

Story by Blake Holliday / Contributing Writer It’s normal for pop stars and celebrities to reinvent or revamp their image, which Miley Cyrus has shown countless times over the years. Throughout her career, she’s gone from Disney sweetheart to free-loving hippie, and now with her latest album, she brings it all back to her country …