Tag: mixed

  • James Taylor brings folk to Frost — to mixed results

    Tuesday night’s James Taylor concert brought together audiences from all walks of life. For some reason, I was in awe at the sheer volume of fedoras, flat caps, baseball hats and glasses retainers — fashion faux-pas for self-conscious Gen Z-ers but a welcome sight for me. Unlike last week’s Frostfest, this Frost Amphitheater concert drew…

  • Music that makes you feel: In praise of mixed feelings

    In “Music that Makes You Feel,” columnist Sam Waddoups recommends albums that take the listener through a specific emotional journey. This week, he covers two albums of piano ballads that explore mixed feelings: Nina Simone’s “Wild is the Wind” and Mitski’s “Lush.” Poet W.H. Auden once defined poetry as “the clear expression of mixed feelings.” In…

  • Stanford Mixed Company sweeps ICCA quarterfinals, sets out for semis

    Lizzy McAlpine, Jonah Nilsson and Imogen Heap may not seem to have much in common besides their singer-songwriter profession. But Stanford’s oldest all-gender a cappella group, Mixed Company (Mixed Co), brought together compositions by each artist in their victorious 2023 West Regional International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) quarterfinal performance. The group placed first…