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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Members of Afrobeat dance group Asé Xpressions perform to a piece called “Fem” on Monday, May 2 at Severance Hall in Cleveland.

Kent State students, staff perform at Severance Music Hall in honor of May 4

Morgan McGrath, Senior Reporter May 3, 2022

Blue lights lit the backdrop at Cleveland’s Severance Hall as performers entered the stage on Monday, May 2. The audience sat in three collective rows – on the floor, or in the two balcony sections...

The cover of “Fearless (Taylor’s Version).”

Taylor Swift’s “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” breathes new life into old songs

Lindsey Vlasic Reporter May 11, 2021

Taylor Swift released “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” on April 9, 2021. The album features 26 songs, including six never before released tracks from the vault. Swift’s new release was the first...

OPINION: Name 5 songs

Audra McClain Opinion Writer April 27, 2021

You have two options when it comes to listening to a new music artist. They are as follows:1.) Become their biggest fan. Memorize every album title, EP title, song title, lyric, former and present band...

OPINION: How The Weeknd made 2020 his year

Gregory Hess Opinion Writer March 30, 2021

Earlier this month, the Grammys came and went yet again with limited in-person guests and “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah hosting the show. The show came and went off without a hitch with its lowest...

Rosi Peruyero Noden, owner of The Battleground, sitting next to artwork which represents Mexican people in Kent.

The Battleground re-opens after 2 and a half month hiatus

Chloe Zofchak Reporter March 19, 2021

After closing January of this year, the Battleground, a traditional Mexican restaurant, reopened Thursday. Rosi Peruyero Noden, owner of the Battleground, chose to temporarily close the restaurant because...

OPINION: Should the internet be regulated for our and others’ own safety?

Gregory Hess Opinion Writer March 17, 2021

In the past, or, to put it more directly, back when I wasn’t even an idea, the internet was an expansive canvas for people to use as a tool to reach and talk to others. This includes early precursors...

Flyer for African Night.

KASA celebrates 26 years of African Night

Cameron Aloway Reporter March 12, 2021

Over the next two weeks, the Kent African Student Association will continue to engage its community with the beauty of Africa via Instagram. Beginning the week of March 29, KASA launches its 26th annual...

Musicians have hope that live events, such as concerts, can resume in the near future.

Musicians remain optimistic despite pandemic threatening return of live events

Lindsey Vlasic Reporter February 23, 2021

According to Nielsen, about 32 million people attend at least one concert every year in the United States, and now that number is almost non-existent. There is, however, hope for a recovery of live events...

Ludwig van Beethoven

New research by Kent professor reveals Beethoven may have heard his final symphony

For years, it was believed Ludwig van Beethoven lost the ability to hear before composing one of his most famous symphonies, but new research by a Kent State professor shows Beethoven may have heard his...

BURR COLLAB: In defense of boy bands

The boy band has been a staple of defining an era, just as much as slang or regrettable fashion trends. Often, these groups are put together by a batch of industry producers to perform songs mainly targeted...

Fans to ‘Come Together’ at downtown Kent’s annual Beatle Fest

Theresa Lovrak Reporter February 21, 2020

Today’s the day to celebrate and remember the music of The Beatles and popular music of their time at the seventh annual Beatle Fest kicking off Friday at 5 p.m. “This is free music all over town,”...

Gift Guide: Woodsy’s Music

At Woodsy’s Music, located on South Water St., shoppers can find deals on a variety of musical instruments for the holidays. “We got sales going on, on everything,” said Paul Braden, manager of...

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