Musings On Composer Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations

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By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer Last week I had the pleasure of attending a performance by the Tempe Symphony Orchestra (before you mock me for being so high-brow, let me mention that it was free, and graduate students love anything that is free). And as an aside, classical music in person sounds so much better […]

How Does Music Relate to Productivity?

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By Mackenzie Pedersen, Staff Writer What is the correlation between music and productivity? Perhaps you can relate to one of these two scenarios: It’s first thing Monday morning. You have fought traffic and time for the last hour and half to make it into your cushy cubicle. You finally get ready to begin the day, […]

Five Playlists for Thunderbird Moments

By DJ Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer It’s often said that if art is the way we decorate space, then music is the way we decorate time. The music we listen to and love takes ordinary and extraordinary moments and transforms them into powerful snapshots of our lives. Years or even decades down the line, listening […]

Get Out of Glendale: Musical Instrument Museum

By Emma Livingston, Co-editor Music is the language of the soul. These words are emblazoned across the entrance of the Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), “The World’s Only Global Instrument Museum” is located, conveniently enough, only 20 minutes down the road from Thunderbird School of Global Management. So, when differing cultural concepts of time are threatening […]

El Día de los Muertos

By Lauren Herber, Staff Writer On Sunday, October 25, I attended Phoenix’s fourth annual Día de los Muertos festival. The event, which took place in Steele Indian School Park, featured live music and dancing, food, art, face painting, and much more. The festival was full of families celebrating this aspect of Mexican culture. El Día […]

Get Out of Glendale: Phoenix Music Scene

By Lauren Herber, Staff Writer Being a large metropolitan city, Phoenix has often been host to big-name artists such as Kanye West, Selena Gomez, and Flo Rida. It’s also a hub, however, for up-and-coming artists who are extremely talented though still relatively unknown. As a person with a very diverse taste in music, I’m always […]

Finance Faculty Form Rap Group*

By Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer ATTENTION: Satire article. Reader discretion is advised. In a bid to appeal to Thunderbird’s new, younger crop of students, Thunderbird finance faculty have formed a rap group. “I noticed that incoming students were intimidated by finance,” explained Lena Booth. “They think it’s dry and overly quantitative. That’s why I formed […]

A Trip through Latin American Rock & Roll

By Jake Strickler, Staff Writer In 1965, a no-hit-wonder from Alabama named Gary Sanders released a song called “Ain’t No Beatle.” In it, he decries the US popularity of British Invasion bands – specifically the Beatles and the Rolling Stones – when the musicians and styles that these groups emulated or copied outright were distinctly […]

Behind the Scenes: The Preview & The Regional Night

By Deepali Ramaiah & Bala Rajendran Thunderbird Campus Preview weekend is one of the best-organized initiatives at Thunderbird, meant to connect the school with prospective students. The success of the program depends on thorough planning and co-ordination of Thunderbird Campus Ambassadors (CAs). With planning starting as early as the beginning of trimester to decide the […]

#SXSW, #Brands

Hearing the news of Lady Gaga being vomited upon by a ‘vomit painter’ during her live show at SXSW this year, you can’t help but ponder the notion that South By Southwest, the ten days of music, film, and interactive mayhem that descends upon ‘too-cool’ Austin each year, maybe has changed a bit. In 1987, […]