Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Music

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA’S NEW MASK

DERRICK DAVIS ON THE POINT OF NO RETURN  Does art mimic life, or does life mimic art? Generations have explored this question as it pertains to society, culture, and emotional expression. In 2020, however, the Phantom of the Opera’s reclusive lifestyle and modest face gear reach a new level of...

FEMALE ARTISTS CRITICIZED FOR BEING VULGAR

THEIR NECKS! THEIR BACKS! With the summer release of WAP by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, the ongoing discussion of female vulgarity has come to the surface once again.  The song explicitly discusses ways the two want to be satisfied sexually, causing an uproar all over social media for its...

LUXE MAN SPOTLIGHT: JACQUES JOHNSON

  WHO IS JACQUES JOHNSON? Luxe Kurves chatted with the rising artist Jacques Johnson from Atlanta. Jacques, who started in music at a young age in high school, never look back. Since then, his music is booming, opening shows for T.I, Jeezy, Migos, and more. Jacques has earned various endorsements, and...

BREAKDOWN OF THE CARDI B AND CANDACE OWENS FIASCO  

WHY ARE THESE REPUBLICANS SO PRESSED OVER CARDI?  In light of the presidential elections coming to a close, a feud sparked between two well-known Black women. 27-year-old rapper Cardi B was bashed by 32-year-old conservative commentator Candace Owens in September following the artist's interview with Joe Biden (Democrat). The Event: Owens appeared...

INCORPORATING FEMININE FASHION INTO YOUR DAILY LIFE

HOW SOCIAL CONSTRUCTS ARE CRAMPING YOUR STYLE Fashion trends always seem to be changing, and trying to keep up with what is and isn’t in style can be a hard job - even for the biggest of influencers and fashion icons.  When it comes to style and clothing, women have...

NATIONAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS DAY

WOMEN OF COLOR IN BUSINESS Since the beginning of time, men have controlled every aspect of our lives. They caught the food, found the land, wrote the laws, designed the clothes, constructed the buildings, built the companies that accomplished all of this, and made decisions about absolutely everything. Yet, they...

WORSHIP AS A LIFESTYLE

WHAT IS CONSIDERED WORSHIP? Everyone is on their knees, hands raised, praising God in complete surrender. And here I am, stressing about my Shakespeare exam with my notecards surreptitiously hidden in my hands between the folds of my dress. This has been my worship life for the past month. I guess...

CONCERTS AFTER CORONA

WHAT WILL THEY LOOK LIKE? Picture this: it’s January of 2020 and you have just received tickets to a Harry Styles concert as a holiday gift. You spend the next few weeks planning outfits, religiously listening to Fine Line, imagining what it’s like to breathe the same air as your...

WHAT TAYLOR SWIFT’S ‘FOLKLORE’ MEANS TO QUEER FANS

A MUSICAL ANALYSIS AND REVIEW Earlier this summer, Taylor Swift dropped her eighth album with only a day’s notice. ‘Folklore’ seems to take Swift a few steps back to her country roots and away from the mainstream pop of her past few albums. Made entirely during isolation, Swift describes ‘Folklore”...