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Micki Miller: The Soul behind the Music

Songwriting and professional music double major Alma Blum sat down to interview Micki Miller ahead of the Signature Series show honoring the music of both Miller and Ariana Grande.

Micki Miller

R&B/Soul artist Micki Miller

By Alma Blum

Micki Miller: Who is she? An underground-music sensation, Micki has stolen the hearts of thousands with her soul-clenching music and inspiring lyrics. She is an advocate for love and strength, which has propelled the project of the Micki Miller Ensemble at Berklee into the spotlight.

So where did she come from? How has she made a name for herself? Why can’t we get enough of her?

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From Fevers to Hot Jazz: ‘Tali Jams New York’ (Episode 6)

Recorder and singer Tali Rubinstein

Image by Noam Galai

By Tali Rubinstein B.M. ’14

I guess I’ve been having too much fun with this blog, because after writing the last one, I got sick and was mostly in bed, or complaining about not being in bed. I practiced the well-known routine of chicken soup, tea with lemon and ginger, and Amazon Prime movies with 4 stars ratings and above, which only disappointed me half of the times. For the other half, I felt much worse after, and promised myself to never again watch another Amazon movie when I’m sick (I’m quite certain that some actively raised my fever).

Failing film-recuperation, I figured I might as well write my next blog while I’m in bed, but unfortunately the muse didn’t strike me. You would think that being sick and all, I would be inspired to write some serious profound observations, but all I could come up with was a few topics from episode 6: “Shingles. Israel. Floriana. Billiard. Mona’s”. And then: nothing.

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Change and Collaboration: A New Spin on Feminism

Singer-songwriter Alexandra Maes

Image by Holy Smoke Photography

By Alexandra Maes

People these days don’t like to say the “F Word.”

Feminism.

From “Free the Nipple” to “Time’s Up” everyone has their own definition of feminism, but no matter what your definition is, feminism in its true form is about equality, and as artists we need to change the narrative to be more about equal collaboration and representation. 

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A Belated Valentine: ‘Tali Jams New York’ (Episode 5)

Tali Rubinstein

Image by Noam Galai

By Tali Rubinstein B.M. ’14

Well, it just so happened to be Valentine’s Day while we were shooting episode 5 of Tali Jams New York a year ago. I’ve never actually celebrated Valentine’s before, being the secular Jew that I am (still figuring out what that is—more about religions that contain people who are not religious in my upcoming article about the lesser-known mathematical statement, “Russell’s Jewish Paradox”).

Whoops, just lost 20 readers there! (and there were only 15 to begin with).

What?!

*confused emoji*

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Why I Want to Move to Spain

Eli Slavkin in ValenciaBy Eli Slavkin

It wasn’t long after setting foot in Spain for the first time in January 2017 to do my third semester in Valencia that I realized that this is the place where I belong. Being a film scoring major and being a Los Angeles native, one would think that L.A. is where I’m meant to be. The career opportunities, the ability to put my education to work in a city with an abundance of creative professionals makes it almost too obvious that I should be there. Not to mention that my family is there, and I spent eighteen years living there. But my heart is in Spain.

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