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December 11, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Iron Maiden stays true to heavy-metal roots

By | Sep 8, 2015

“The Book of Souls” is quintessential heavy metal: loud, piercing vocals; dueling, lengthy electric guitar solos; and tales of death and the end of the world.

Review: Dr. Dre disappoints with latest release

By | Aug 23, 2015

While the production of “Compton” is superb, the album proves to be largely forgettable.

Review: ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ soars with powerful wordplay

By | Mar 30, 2015

The most captivating part of the album is not the rhymes, nor the blend of beats and verses. It’s a simple conversation between two great artists.

Review: Overwhelming instrumentals drown out R&B soul

By | Feb 25, 2015

Rhythm and blues singer Raheem DeVaughn returns with “Love Sex Passion,” an overproduced album that sacrifices quality for quantity.

Review: ‘Tetsuo and Youth’ provides intellectual wordplay

By | Jan 28, 2015

Lupe Fiasco returns with his final album before his split from Atlantic Records, bringing high-caliber raps.

Review: Satire and cinematography give wings to darkly funny ‘Birdman’

By | Nov 11, 2014

“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” follows an actor who was once a superhero hoping to make it big again, and likewise stars Michael Keaton, who is venturing into the superhero realm again, 25 years after his titular role in 1989’s “Batman,” this time from the perspective of an actor.

Review: Neil Diamond manages to stay fresh with “Melody Road”

By | Oct 29, 2014

Folk veteran Neil Diamond may touch on some tired topics in “Melody Road,” but the album still succeeds as an enjoyable listen.

Ithaca College professor contributes editing to Ken Burns’ documentary

By | Oct 1, 2014

Marlena Grzaslewicz, assistant professor of media arts, sciences and studies, is an Emmy-award winning sound editor who has collaborated with documentarian Ken Burns for more than 20 years. Recently, Grzaslewicz worked as a dialogue editor on Burns’ “The Roosevelts: An Intimate Story,” airing on PBS.