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The band Power of Fear performing on stage.

Concert photographers capture live musical experiences to enjoy forever

Angie Robinette, Reporter March 1, 2024

Music lovers often want to see their favorite artists in concert to experience the music and energy live. Frequent concert-goers may notice some photographers in front of the stage taking hundreds of photos. Many...

KSU homecoming kickoff featured food, music and fireworks.

Saxophonists work to mentor next generation of musicians

Abigail Kinney, Reporter November 17, 2023

Saxophone Day will be presented Nov. 19 in the Ludwig Recital Hall for current middle and high school students. The saxophone is a captivating instrument from the woodwind family. It can produce mellow...

The crowd cheers as Mariah the Scientist performs at the USG fall concert on Sept. 23, 2023.

Mariah the Scientist’s crowd interactions energize students at Homecoming Concert

Adriana Gasiewski, Staff Reporter September 24, 2023

Mariah the Scientist performed at the Undergraduate Student Government’s fall concert Saturday night, becoming the first female artist to headline the concert since the COVID-19 pandemic. Brian Johnson,...

Yung Gravy to headline homecoming concert

Yung Gravy to headline homecoming concert

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter August 24, 2022

The certified platinum, internet sensation that is Yung Gravy, often known as “your mom’s favorite rapper,” will headline Kent State Undergraduate Student Government’s Homecoming Concert. Yung...

Quavo has signed on as the new headline act for FlashFest 2022 after a tour crew member for Blackbear tested positive for COVID-19.

Quavo to replace Blackbear at FlashFest 2022

Alton Northup, Senior Reporter April 14, 2022

A day after Undergraduate Student Government announced Blackbear would no longer headline FlashFest following a positive COVID test in his touring crew, Quavo has signed on as the new headline act, according...

21 pilots concert

REVIEW: Twenty One Pilots’ electrifies sellout crowd at Quicken Loans Arena

Alex Novak October 24, 2018

 Twenty One Pilots has embarked on its worldwide Bandito tour with as much energy and enthusiasm as ever, and the band brought its music to Cleveland on Tuesday night for a memorable performance.Darkness...

Jesse McCartney performs inside the Kent State Student Center Ballroom on Sept. 27, 2018. 

Jesse McCartney Q&A

Henry Palattella and Erica Fowler September 30, 2018

Q: I know you just did work with Funny or Die. Tell me, are you doing a little more comedy? How did that impact you? What are you doing?Jesse McCartney: Well, it was was one of those things where Funny...

Gospel Choir celebrates retirement for founder

I don't know..... May 4, 2018

The Kent State University Gospel Choir celebrated the retirement of their founder and director, Linda B. Angotti, with a spring concert Thursday night.“It is a bittersweet occasion to have to say goodbye,...

“Freedom Sings” performs on Cartwright Hall April 26, 2018.

Freedom Sings concert stresses importance of First Amendment

Conor Battles April 28, 2018

The music of artists as diverse as Beyoncé and the Beatles was used to discuss the importance and relevance of the First Amendment to Kent State students at the Freedom Sings concert and lecture Thursday...

Kent State Unchained

Adrian Leuthauser April 22, 2018

 A surplus of students sprinted into the lower level of the MACC Center on Thursday evening, trying to secure a guaranteed view of the stage. Tee Grizzley and 2 Chainz were the main performers of the...

The Chainsmokers headline the annual FlashFest concert in the M.A.C. Center on April, 23, 2015. FlashFest was hosted by the Undergraduate Student Government.

REVIEW: The Chainsmokers concert lights up Cleveland

Michael Nied April 26, 2017

The Chainsmokers built a career around their ability to bottle moments of eternal youth in tightly packaged tracks.Sure, their production is worth mentioning. The group, comprised of Alex Pall and Drew...

Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd preform at the M.A.C. Center as a part of FlashFest on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Rae Sremmurd concludes 4/20 with students during FlashFest

Payton Moore April 20, 2017

With every cloudy puff of marijuana smoke emanating from the crowd Thursday, another Kent State student ran, skipped and danced into the Rae Sremmurd and Sammy Adams show at the M.A.C. Center.The latest...

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