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Brooke Cuzick
Cuzick is currently a senior staff writing for Arts and Entertainment. She was previously the Music | Fine Arts editor and an A&E reporter.
Cuzick is currently a senior staff writing for Arts and Entertainment. She was previously the Music | Fine Arts editor and an A&E reporter.

Arts

Dec. 4, 2020 5:35 p.m.

Q&A: YUNGBLUD discusses album and virtual tour, encourages fans to be ‘weird!’

YUNGBLUD is giving punk rock a long-awaited facelift – complete with glitter, dresses and an occasional sprinkling of anarchy for flavor.
The animated singer, who’s known as Dominic Harrison offstage, has been toting his intense political and social stances from his 2018 debut album “21st Century Liability” to his newest record “weird!” His rowdy and uplifting lyrics aim to encourage everyone who listens to speak up and be unapologetically themselves, he said.

By Brooke Cuzick

Arts

April 10, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Headliners: Akshay Anand lets narratives lead the way in his original acoustic music

Akshay Anand’s acoustic, romantic musical style has some of his friends referring to him as the “Indian Ed Sheeran.”
The third-year molecular, cell and developmental biology student said he attributes the comparison to the fingerpicking and slow tempos in each of his original songs, creating a tone similar to Sheeran’s first album “+.” Anand said after years of partially completing tracks, he discovered the most effective method for his writing was to fully invest himself by penning lyrics and instrumentals in a single sitting.

By Brooke Cuzick

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