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Five words for a Mumford and Sons Grammy win

Alex Burnham, Staff Writer

February 13, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Odds & Ends, Quotes, The Current

Mumford and Sons won best album at the Grammy Awards Sunday for "Babel." The 12-track album, which is accompanied by three bonus songs, continues where the indie-folk group left off with "Sigh No More." The Current and Daily staffers,...

Here We Go Again: Quotes of the week

Alex Burnham, Writer

February 13, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Odds & Ends, Quotes, The Current

“Until this issue is resolved … I will not go to the bathroom.” – Actor Matt Damon. Damon, co-founder of the organization Water.org, implores viewers to donate $25 to provide a person somewhere in the world with clean w...

Canadian pop duo Tegan and Sara synthesizes radio success

Alex Burnham, Writer

February 6, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, The Current

The accessible Canadian twin duo Tegan and Sara built on their fan base once more with an album marketed to alternative and New Wave listeners. The pair’s seventh studio album, “Heartthrob,” released Jan. 29 after a four-year...

The Rundown: Week of Feb. 4

Annie Bruce, Writer

February 6, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

Guy Fieri was not allowed inside a VIP Super Bowl party, and he did not take it well. Fieri apparently caused quite the scene after he couldn't get in to the Second Line Studios bash Sunday. Imagine what Fieri's initial reac...

The Rundown: Week of Jan. 28

Annie Bruce, Writer

January 30, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

J.J. Abrams has been named director of the new “Star Wars” movie. Abrams’ previous directing credits include the newly revamped “Star Trek” series, so he already has experience remaking a classic. Let the ultimate battle begin: ...

Extolling Nosaj Thing’s sophomore album

Alex Burnham, Writer

January 30, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, The Current

Los Angeles-based DJ Jason Chung, known by the stage name Nosaj Thing, recently released his sophomore album "Home" nearly four years after his debut LP "Drift." The follow-up dropped  Jan. 22, resonating with clarity and...

Toro y Moi produces incredible third album

Alex Burnham, Writer

January 23, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Music, Reviews, The Current

Nearly three years after his debut album, Chaz Bundick, known by his stage name Toro y Moi, released his third studio compilation on Jan. 22. The 26-year-old artist demonstrates a musical maturity throughout “Anything in Return.”...

The Rundown: Week of Jan. 21

Annie Bruce, Writer

January 23, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

A million hearts broke after sources reported Beyonce was lip-synching at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony. While People reports Kelly Clarkson sang live (and no one really cares about James Taylor), the Marine Corps...

The Rundown: Week of Jan. 13

Annie Bruce, Writer

January 16, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

Britney Spears and fiance Jason Trawick have split up after dating for three years. The third time is not the charm for Spears, who has been married twice before. Spears also announced she is not returning as an "X Fact...

The Rundown: Week of Jan. 7

Annie Bruce, Writer

January 10, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

Justin Bieber will host “Saturday Night Live” Feb. 9, according to NBC. The pop sensation needs to recreate his image after being photographed allegedly smoking marijuana. Now the only stories focusing on him will be about...