Author: Maroon Weekly

TEXAS REDS: THE MUSIC

The 10th annual Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival in Downtown Bryan is upon us, and from September 23 to September 25, you can head down and enjoy live music, delicious food, wine, and craft beer, and great entertainment for all ages. The foundation of the entire festival is the live music, and they definitely do not disappoint. This year there will be a variety of live bands you may either already know or you should know. A headliner this year and an old festival favorite, Ray Wylie Hubbard, will be returning to play on Saturday night of the...

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KEEPING AN EYE ON OUR NEIGHBORS

Football season is in full swing and once again the SEC West is full of possible title contenders. Some teams’ paths may seem easier or more obvious than others, but the end goal is the same: The College Football Playoff. The Alabama Crimson Tide The defending national champion Crimson Tide is seemingly continuing right where they left off a year ago, demolishing defenses and dreams of opposing teams. After trailing by as much as 21 points against Ole Miss this weekend, Alabama came back with a vengeance, taking the win from the Rebels and keeping them ranked #1 for...

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At The Edge @ The Wright Gallery

Located in our own backyard, the Wright Gallery at Texas A&M will be the home to an art exhibit called “At the Edge,” which spotlights polished linear drawings. The exhibit features five Austin-based female artists, Alyson Fox, Shannon Faseler, Rebecca Rothfus Harrell, Bethany Johnson, and Alexandra Robinson. Focusing on the importance of line drawings and physical edges, these artists examine spatial relationships, manipulation of scale, and simplification of forms using different media such as graphite, gouache, and ink. Their work pushes the boundaries of linear drawings. Alyson Fox works with illustration, textile design, photography, and product design. Her work...

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ALBUM REVIEW: “GOTTA BE ME” – CODY JOHNSON

One of Texas’ most well known artists, Cody Johnson, released yet another amazing album that has been highly anticipated by his fans. When the album dropped, 23,000 copies were sold in the first week of the release date. Cody Johnson has been one of the most beloved Texas Country artists since they released their first album “Black and White Label” in 2006. His music has been popular all over the state, and he is no stranger to College Station. He has performed at Hurricane Harry’s multiple times and he has been the headline act for the Aggie Back to...

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NETFLIX REVIEW: THE GET DOWN

This August, Netflix premiered its latest musical production, “The Get Down” inspired by films like “Fame” and “Center Stage.” This recent attempt to bring back the concept of prospective performers trying to change the music world in 1900’s has been well received during its first season. “The Get Down” first aired on August 12 and set the scene with a talented but undiscovered young man trying to deal with unreturned love. This relationship conflict centers around Zeke, who is comfortable in his city, and Mylene, who is set on leaving the Bronx in hopes of being discovered. Zeke is...

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