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Liz Cooper shows 'Hot Sass' at the Brighton Music Hall

Liz Cooper’s "Hot Sass" tour not only marks her first headlining tour since COVID-19, but also a transformational moment in her career. The tour and accompanying album, "Hot Sass," which was released on Sept. 3, is her first solo album; until "Hot Sass,"Cooper performed under the band name Liz Cooper & The Stampede. Cooper also departs sonically from her previous folk-rock releases. In place of her old sound, Cooper comes into her own with a grittier, soft-rock sound. 

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The Brattle Theatre puts on its 8th Grrl Haus program

Despite temporarily closing its physical theater space near Harvard Square due to COVID-19,The Brattle Theatre has been keeping film fans entertained for the past year with virtual screenings of movie premieres and old favorites. Most recently, The Brattle offered viewers "Grrl Haus: Let’s Have a Party!," an eight-day-long program featuring films and videos by female, nonbinary, transgender and genderqueer creators. 

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How COVID-19 has affected the arts, locally and globally

While larger artists have stayed afloat, beloved venues have felt the impact of the end of live shows. In Boston, multiple local venues have been forced to close doors due to economic losses following the cancellation and postponement of live music. One such venue is Great Scott, which has hosted shows in the greater Boston area for more than 40 years.

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Sufjan Stevens doesn’t peak with ‘The Ascension’

The album itself is strong, and doesn't fall flat in many areas, save for some disappointing lyrics. The melodies are well constructed and beautiful, and Stevens' vocals are consistently enjoyable. However, it simply lacks the resounding greatness of his past work.

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Senior Profile: Hong expresses identity through fashion

“Fashion isn’t as hugely represented, it's whitewashed. There's not a lot of interest in it at Tufts," graduating senior Kaitlynn Hong said over Zoom. "Before [The Lewkk] there weren’t a lot of events highlighting students of color and also people who were interested in fashion, together.”

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Cosentino talks 'Always Tomorrow,' how Best Coast has changed

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. "It's not that bad/And I have no reason to be sad/But I find a way/Almost every day to stay this way/ When will I change?" asked Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino nearly five years ago on the indie rock duo's album "California ...

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Hanno discusses 'Elephants,' future projects, dining hall debate

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.On Feb. 5, The Daily chatted with Tufts alum, former Daily arts editor and indie filmmaker Alex Hanno (LA’14), who made his feature film debut with his latest work, "Elephants" (2018).The sentimental drama centers around a former couple, ...

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Julia Jacklin brings heart-wrenching folk songs on tour

Going through a breakup? Missing an ex? Just feeling a crushing, existential loneliness and wanting to curl up in bed and be emo for an hour or so? Or, are you perfectly content and satisfied by your relationships and just want to hear some impactful, to-the-point but powerful music? Look no further ...

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