Lucia Zambetti Proves That Indie-Pop and Instagram Can Coexist

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Perhaps you haven’t yet heard of 17 year old pop artist Lucia Zambetti. But maybe you’ve stumbled upon her TikTok or Instagram accounts, each with followings of over 100,000 people. The internet has allowed her multiple platforms to distribute her music — and although she has only been releasing content since 2019, her fan base has continued to increase in number, with each of her four Spotify singles having at least 75,000 streams.

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How to Experience Southern Hospitality Next Saturday Without Actually Traveling to Texas

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“Everything is nebulous and time is fake,” oboist Gwen Goble said when asked about her 344th day at home since Oberlin Conservatory shut down due to the pandemic. Though the Northeastern Ohio school has allowed students to return to campus since last August, Goble opted to stay home and continue her studies remotely for both the fall and spring semesters.

In her third year at the conservatory, Goble’s primary focus this spring has been on preparing her junior recital, which streams live on Saturday, March 6 at 4:30 pm EST. A native of Keller, Texas, Goble is commemorating her tenth year of playing with an unaccompanied program — including a diverse array of composers, ranging from C.P.E. Bach to Jenni Brandon. 

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Junior Recital: Jackson Wu

Jackson Wu, a jazz guitarist from Needham, Massachusetts, will take the stage on March 2, at 7:30 pm at Oberlin’s Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse for his Junior Recital. A double degree student in the College and Conservatory, Wu is pursuing his studies in Computer Science, as well as Jazz Guitar under the mentorship of Bobby Ferrazza.

Wu’s extravagant program will include a wide range of genres, featuring works by Cedar Walton, McCoy Tyner, Johnny Mandel, and Wu himself. He will be joined by his quintet, Noah Kawaguchi on tenor sax, Abe Gold on piano, Kamran Curlin on bass, and Tim Voet on drums. 

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