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Grammy winner Wyclef Jean visits UMass Lowell music students

Grammy winner Wyclef Jean visits UMass Lowell music students

Three-time Grammy musician Wyclef Jean leads a master class with music students at Durgin Hall. (Ren Santiago/Connector) Andre Ragel Connector Editor On March 1st, three-time Grammy award winner, songwriter and musician Wyclef Jean visited UMass Lowell’s Durgin Hall. Jean led a master class for music students, listening to various performances in search of promising talent

Storytelling events in Boston give platform to artists

Mary Everett Connector Contributor Alex Glover was not expecting to share a personal story with the crowd when he went to Laugh Boston on a Tuesday night in October. “I showed up and I didn’t know that it was a participatory event. I actually thought I was going to see a stand-up comedy routine,” Glover

Teach-in shows the importance of climate action

Lower water levels as a result of warmer weather and less rain. (Taylor Carito/Connector) Andre Ragel Connector Staff Hundreds of students, faculty and environmental advocates gathered on Oct. 19 for the UMass Lowell Climate Change Initiative’s 2017 Teach-In Building Communities for Climate Action held at Cumnock Hall. The Climate Change Teach-In is an annual event

Boston shows much love for Alvvays

Christopher Romano Connector Staff   A band like Alvvays does not come around too often. With lush synthesizers and Fender-style-reverb washed guitars, Alvvays reminds listeners of a time that hasn’t really existed musically. Their use of lyrics about avoiding adulthood, and poppy, memorable choruses set them apart from other bands today. In some respects, Alvvays

Sanders and Warren campaign at Our Revolution rally

Bernie Sanders speaks to hundreds at Our Revolution rally in Boston. (Chris Romano/Connector) Chris Romano Connector Staff Despite being a stormy night with a mix of rain, snow and hail, Senator Bernie Sanders’ organization, Our Revolution, held a rally at the Orpheum Theater in Boston. The rally, held on Friday, was meant to highlight local

Thousands attend Women’s March for America

Thousands gathered at Boston Common with signs and signature pink hats. (Courtesy of Taylor Carito/Connector) Taylor Carito and Nick Bramante Connector Staff Over 100,000 people flooded Boston Common on Saturday in attendance of the Women’s March for America Boston following Friday’s inauguration of President Donald Trump. With a sea of attendees covering a majority of

The legend of David Ortiz is ending, but is one more title necessary?

Ortiz belted his historic 500th career home run during the 2015 campaign (Max Wildstein/WEBN). Thomas Lydon Connector Staff With the beginning of another Major League Baseball season just around the corner, Red Sox Nation is sure to be somewhere between excited and skeptical on what’s to come. Some think that this is Boston’s rebound year

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