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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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UT musicians share growth during the pandemic and experiences with the Butler Summer Series

UT musicians share growth during the pandemic and experiences with the Butler Summer Series

Sofia Treviño, Life and Arts Reporter July 26, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 20 flipbook. With eager neighbors sitting on lawn chairs in a cul de sac, nine musicians played Kristin Jensen’s bassoon ensemble six...

The Sound of UT: Zach Russell

Morgan-Taylor Thomas June 11, 2021

From the hardcore blasts of drums to the melodic tones of a saxophone, Zach Russell seamlessly does it all. The computer science sophomore combines his artistic right brain talents with his analytical...

Students share excitement about return of in-person concerts

Students share excitement about return of in-person concerts

Morgan-Taylor Thomas May 7, 2021

Silently sneaking out early through the back door of her Introduction to Math class, Cecilia Garcia frantically whipped out her phone and scavenged the internet to score a “Harry Styles: Love on Tour”...

Burnt Orange Bluegrass plays live music, keeps bluegrass tradition alive

Burnt Orange Bluegrass plays live music, keeps bluegrass tradition alive

Dina Barrish April 29, 2021

From the foot of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue, eight student musicians holding their respective instruments spotted another student holding a viola case. They didn’t know who she was, but that didn’t...

Fearless (Taylor’s Version): A nostalgic callback to a generation-defining album

Fearless (Taylor’s Version): A nostalgic callback to a generation-defining album

Fiza Kuzhiyil April 11, 2021

If you owned a radio in 2008, you heard a song from Taylor Swift’s album, Fearless. We danced to “You Belong With Me” at middle school dances and tried to shake earworms like “Love Story”...

The Sound of UT: Kyle Kistner

The Sound of UT: Kyle Kistner

Morgan-Taylor Thomas April 6, 2021

After playing guitar in Nuclear Nation, his first band in high school, Kyle Kistner knew he had found a way to express his musical talents and strengthen friendships through music. Before he knew it, Kistner...

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UT freshman traverses rock music world with band ‘Release the Reign’

Lana Haffar March 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Adorned with dark eyeshadow and a red bass guitar, Katelyn Ware takes her place at center stage, her sister Natalie...

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Creatives talk redeeming 2020 SXSW cancellation, more

Morgan-Taylor Thomas March 23, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 10 print edition.   There are 52 weeks in a year, but for rapper Mama Duke, only one really mattered: South by Southwest.   Bouncing...

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Band Ley Line talks multilingual music, sisterhood

Fiza Kuzhiyil March 19, 2021

In front of an ethereal galaxy backdrop of the Black Fret showcase stage, the four members of Ley Line embrace in a huddle as they do before every show. “This is this four-piece sisterhood, and...

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‘Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry’ presents intimate, emotional portrait of young fame

Noah Levine February 26, 2021

“Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry” is an Apple TV+ original documentary centered around the 19-year-old singing sensation Billie Eilish. Spanning multiple tours, music video...

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UT students describe importance behind their favorite songs

Ikram Mohamed February 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 9 print edition. Devra Winslow grew up listening to Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, her dad’s favorite album and...

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The Sound of UT: Riya Mahesh

Morgan-Taylor Thomas February 8, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 2 print edition. Four-year-old Riya Mahesh didn’t have much choice in attending her first piano lesson, her mother...