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All content by Lea Filidore
The seven female members of X.G. stand in front of a large screen displaying a white number “88” alongside an upward arrow of the same color over a sky background. They are each wearing identical black suit jackets with rhinestone accents and black ties. The performers make peace signs to the crowd with their hands.

Head in the Clouds brings diverse roster to NYC

The festival provided a safe and welcoming space for Asian artists to share their music and connect with fans.
Lea Filidore, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

A colorful billboard that reads “New York head in the clouds music and arts festival” at the top. Behind the billboard, there are fireworks in the sky.

Head In The Clouds comes to NYC

88rising’s two-day music festival aims to represent and amplify the voices of Asian artists.
Lea Filidore, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

This spring, 88rising is bringing its two-day music festival, Head In The Clouds, to New York City. Armed with a star-studded lineup, the Asian American music and arts festival...

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen To This: Thee Sacred Souls’ ‘Running Away’ is nostalgic yet feels new

Listen to this week’s most notable singles from Emile Mosseri, The Japanese House and more.

This week’s new singles range from the soul-filled sound of Thee Sacred Souls to the R&B-influenced pop of girl group FLO. These artists delve into new material, either by...

A man in a gray sweatshirt with the hood pulled up holds a microphone to his mouth under dim red, yellow and blue lights. Behind him is a man at a table with D.J. equipment.

Doechii and Earl Sweatshirt bring the heat to V100

Earl Sweatshirt, Doechii and NYU student artists put on an unforgettable show at Terminal 5.
Lea Filidore, Staff Writer February 28, 2023

NYU often lacks the fervent school spirit of other large universities. That is, until Violet 100 rolls around. Every February, NYU students bleed purple and praise the university...

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen To This: Sidney Gish ponders what could’ve been in ‘Filming School’

Read about this week’s most notable singles from Lovejoy, Lana Del Rey and more.
Sandy Battulga, Alex Tey and Lea Filidore February 16, 2023

This week we’re highlighting songs filled with pain. Singles from Sidney Gish, Lovejoy, Lana Del Rey and NYU’s own Kirsten Johanna examine emotions ranging from self-doubt...

An illustration of a person wearing a white sweater, looking at a painting of a city skyline against a red background. A ray of light shines on the painting, and there are other frames hanging on the wall next to the painting.

Experiencing art in NYC: A guide for students on a budget

Sightseeing in New York City can be expensive, but being a student has its perks.
Lea Filidore, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

If I had a dollar for every time I heard the phrase “the city is our campus,” I could probably pay for one of my overpriced and underused textbooks. Still, how many students...

An illustration of a D.J wearing a black sleeveless top and a black and purple headset and mixing music. Fluorescent green audio waves can be seen on the bottom of the illustration, and dark blue sound bars can be seen behind the D.J.

This weekend: NYU DJs to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the dance floor

This Friday at 10 p.m., NYU student DJs will turn Astor Place Hairstylists from a barber shop into a dance party.
Lea Filidore, Staff Writer February 10, 2023

This Friday night, the unassuming exterior of a classic New York barbershop will be teeming with fun beats and good vibes. Each DJ is sure to bring their own personal flair to...

A line of performers dressed in black and yellow stand on stage, making hand gestures toward the audience.

Tisch New Theatre’s ‘Spring Awakening’ concert rocks on

Tisch New Theatre’s “Spring Awakening: In Concert” debuts a rockin’ production with stunning vocals.
Lea Filidore, Contributing Writer November 15, 2022

Had Tisch New Theatre been putting on a traditional production of “Spring Awakening,” The Cutting Room might have felt like an untraditional venue for such a classic musical....

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen to This: Off camera, ‘Elliot’s Song’ captivates

Read about this week’s most notable singles by HAIM, Ashe and more.

Nearly two weeks after the “Euphoria” season two finale, the show still finds a way to get talked about — this time through the release of “Elliot’s Song.” We won’t...

(Photo by Jack Hyler)

Flying Solo stands out in SoHo

Despite Sunday’s snow, Flying Solo displayed an array of designers at New York Fashion Week — each bringing bold ideas.
Lea Filidore, Contributing Writer February 16, 2022

Flying Solo, unlike most other designer brands advertised in New York Fashion Week, is a coalition of independent designers working together against the fashion industry’s harsh...

Still Woozy played a concert at Brooklyn Steel on Feb. 6. (Photo by Lea Filidore)

Still Woozy and Wallice put rock back in indie-rock concerts

Still Woozy lit up the stage at his second performance at Brooklyn Steel, making his usual psychedelic bedroom pop danceable.
Lea Filidore, Contributing Writer February 11, 2022

Walking into Brooklyn Steel in East Williamsburg to see Still Woozy was like a breath of fresh air — and not just because of the frigid temperatures and even colder winds rushing...

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