Author: Abby Newton

9th Annual Acappellooza at Rudder Auditorium

Texas A&M’s HardChord DynaMix, a mixed a cappella group, presents its ninth Acappellooza. Held at Rudder Auditorium at Texas A&M, Acappellooza is a singing competition between nine different collegiate a cappella groups. HardChord DynaMix’ goal is to contribute the finest a cappella to the surrounding community, and that is exactly what Acappellooza does for Texas A&M and surrounding universities. Many people are familiar with the popular movies, “Pitch Perfect” and “Pitch Perfect 2,” which are about collegiate a cappella singers who compete with each other and bring their talent and the art of a cappella to light. This is...

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Concerts of the Week

College Station has live performances to fit every music taste, so let’s look at this week in concerts! Tuesday, February 14 The Tap is a great place to spend your Valentine’s Day. Head out to enjoy One Night Stand with The Random Road Number Band from 8pm-12am with guests Austin Taylor and Beavers. There will be Valentine’s Day drink specials along with the live performances. Cover will be normal, but ladies get in free. Friday, February 17 The Great Guinness Toast with Blaggards at O’Bannon’s Taphouse will feature stout Irish rock band, Blaggards, from Houston, Texas. The music will...

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Stoney LaRue at Hurricane Harry’s

A respected name in Texas Country, Stoney LaRue has been performing in College Station for years. Texas A&M students and Brazos Valley residents have welcomed him to Hurricane Harry’s. As an artist raised in Oklahoma, LaRue has proven his worth and is now comparable to the ‘greats’ of Texas Country such as Pat Green and Robert Earl Keen. His rising influence in the industry quickly resulted in an increase of fans, or as he refers to them, the “LaRue Crue.” The most recent release from LaRue in 2015, “Us Time” pays tribute to his supporters by featuring his most...

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Open Mic Night at The Village

The perfect way for a singer-songwriters to showcase their talent, meet other musicians in The Brazos Valley and possibly find opportunities to move forward in their career are open-mic nights! The Village Cafe and host Joey Mcgee presents an open-mic style singer/songwriter night on Thursday, February 9th and every Thursday night from 8-11pm. Joey Mcgee is a local musician who has released three albums, and The Village shows its appreciation for local talent by welcoming him to host the event every week. Many musicians began their career by playing open-mic nights during their college years, and their beautiful stage...

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Local Spotlight: Nikki Pederson Talent Agency

Nikki Pederson, a local businesswoman and professional in the fashion and talent industries, has worn many hats and has been the source of many success stories. She has been a professional makeup artist, Area Director for Miss Texas USA pageant, and is now owner of a successful talent agency. Her personal experience in modeling, acting, and pageants led her to open her own agency, Nikki Pederson Talent, in 1999. Since then, Pederson has discovered Disney actresses Tiffany Thorton and Raini Rodriguez, models Mathew Florida and Chatel “Nik” Deberry, as well as all-around talents such as actress/singer/songwriter Caitlyn Taylor Love....

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