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Cal graduate is singing her way to the top

Cal alumna Kavita Baliga, Class of 2000, is a world renowned Western classical singer who has founded the music startup Design Music Entertainment.
November 28, 2018

Kavita Baliga is a profession- al singer. But that wouldn’t be giving her credit where it’s due. She’s a choir conductor, a TED Fellow, a CEO, and an activist. She also happens to be...

Lana Del Rey’s first single enlightens

Lana Del Rey’s newest album“Lust for Life” has excited many fans after the release of the first two singles, “Love” and “Lust for Life.” No date has been set for the album release.
May 15, 2017

Prominent singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey is set to release her latest album, “Lust for Life,” in the near future. Del Rey is known to take on dark themes, such as tragic romance. But with the release...

Seniors should have a say in music for Ball

May 15, 2017

Senior Ball is the last hooray for seniors and the culmination of all dances that have come before it. It should ideally be a night that has something for everyone so all seniors can have a night to remember. But...

Music festivals rock the bay

June 5, 2013

Students who love indie-alternative bands missed out on Coachella and are in complete music festival withdrawal need to get tickets to Vans Warped Tour and The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival as...

Mekaleya Tilahun, Cal’s rising star

Mekaleya Tilahun, Cal's rising star
March 19, 2013

Senior Mekaleya Tilahun strikes the first few chords on her guitar, a  prized possession, that sits perfectly on her knee. With a sparkle in her eye she glances out into the audience and begins to...

Noises from the Newsroom

March 15, 2013

This regular feature will be devoted to members of The Californian interested in the arts.  Everything from music to movies to books will be reviewed by our staff writers and editors. Here are this month’s...

Sounds of summer

Sounds of summer
May 30, 2012

by Joshua Gu, staff writer From the hottest rap stars, to alternative-rock kings to classic rock legends, this year’s summer music festivals are sure to impress June 10 Summer Jam has been produced...

Nick Vivar is a guitar star

February 6, 2012

by Christina Calderon, staff writer Junior Nick Vivar certainly stands out in a crowd, and it’s not just because of his awesome hair. Vivar has been singing from a young age. He began singing karaoke...

Adele rolling deep into Grammys

February 6, 2012

by Nicole Pipp, staff writer It’s music fans’ favorite time of year. It’s the time when all the greatest songs are finally acknowledged and the best artists get to perform our favorite...

Looking into the mind of a true musical master, Brendan Phung

February 6, 2012

by Stephanie Peng, staff writer He plays every instrument that exists. Almost. There’s the piano, the violin, the guitar, the bass, the snare drum, the tenor drum, the mandolin, the ukulele, the cello,...

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