By Mitch Raznick

Booking a local artist for Tunes @ Night is never easy, just because there’s such a great selection of local artists to choose from here in Lawrence. So many musicians in the area email the live music coordinators looking to perform and be a part of this great SUA & KJHK event. It’s an opportunity not only for the artist to introduce themselves to KU students, but also for the students themselves to become immersed in the local music scene. The SUA & KJHK Live Music committee loves showing KU students and other Lawrencians just what Lawrence has to offer in terms of its music.

Although the selection process isn’t easy, it’s fun getting into contact with these artists. Being that most of them don’t have official booking agents, the Live Music Coordinators usually speak directly to the artists to confirm info on dates, equipment, how much the artist will be paid and other details. This way, we really get an idea of the type of people we’ll be hosting for Tunes @ Night. And so far, they’ve all been great people who are genuinely excited to play our event. I’ve never seen as many exclamation points in professional emails as these artists often use.

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By David Wiesner

For the holidays, my family and I have many traditional recipes that we make every year, and this casserole is one of my favorites! Because it’s liked by so many people, it’s perfect for any holiday!

Recipe:

1 Stick of Butter

1 Can of Whole Kernel Corn

1 Can of Cream-Style Corn

1 Can of Milk

1 Can of Macaroni Noodles

I tbsp. of Salt

1 tbsp. of Pepper

½ of Stick of Velveeta Cheese

Instructions:

  1. Get a casserole dish, and dump the two cans of corn, a can of macaroni, a can of milk into it, and stir them all together.
  2. Cut the Velveeta Cheese into tiny cubes, and put them into the pan
  3. Cut the Butter into tiny cubes, put in the pan,  and mix them all together
  4. Put the Salt and Pepper in the pan, and finish stirring the mixture.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-45 or until the cheese is golden brown
  6. When done baking, take out of oven, serve, and enjoy.

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“Rae got it going on pal, call me the rap assassinator Rhymes rugged and built like Schwarzenegger..”

For those of you who are familiar with these lyrics you probably know the masterminds behind them, and if not it’s The Wu-Tang Clan. They are back in the lab cookin’ up something hot: The Wu-Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. This album was produced secretly over six years and only one was copy was dropped. The point to the madness? The Clan wants to show that even in a world of illegal downloads and YouTube to MP3 converters, music can still be considered as valuable and prestigious as the work of the greats, like Bach and Beethoven. Music as an art form today has taken a new meaning.

The one of a kind, non-replicable copy of The Wu-Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is to raise awareness that music can once again retake its place in the world of Fine Arts. The copy is being offered for FIVE MILLION DOLLARS, which portrays music in the same context as famous works of art. This method artful music is not far into the future.  If artists not only value their work, but themselves again, music as a whole can regain its place among the Fine Arts.

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By Emma Hanson

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The holiday season has officially kicked off! On November 3, Starbucks brought out their iconic Red Cups. Dating back 17 years, the creative team at Starbucks decided to try something new as their market was expanding into countries outside of the US, like Singapore and Japan. At that time the company had 1,400 stores which today has jumped to over 20,000! Not only are the red cups back, but so are the holiday-themed drinks! There’s even a few new ones, for those who love to try new things! For the first time in 5 years, Starbucks has added a completely new beverage: Chestnut Praline Latte. This was released November 11 to the public, in addition to the Peppermint and Gingerbread lattes. Be on the lookout for these red icons sparkling the streets this holiday season!

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By Katie Miller

Our Mean Girls event on October 29 was so fetch. Our guests feasted on Kalteen bars, rainbow cake, cheese and crackers, and mocktails served in pink martini glasses. The ballroom was fully decorated with Mean Girls quotes and images of scenes from the movie. Attendees competed for Mean Girls swag bags in trivia and quoting competitions. How many times can I tell you how great this event was? The limit does not exist!

World Series of Pop Culture drew a large Daisy Hill crowd eager to compete for $300. Trivia questions included “What nationality is Cameron Diaz’s father?” (Cuban) or “What was the name of the meth that Jesse Pinkman was cooking before he joined Walter in Breaking Bad?” (Chili P, yo!) The competition concluded with a “Guess which TV show this theme song is from?” round. Our coordinator, Kassandra Valles, sang excerpts of songs for the competitors who were not able to identify the catchy song from Degrassi, but easily sang along to That 70’s Show’s “In the Street.” Our attendees left pleased with the event but extremely disappointed in their lack of pop culture knowledge.

But we’re not done! We have several movies left of our Campus Movie Series! This weekend (November 14th – 17th) we’re showing Tammy. On November 21 – 23, we’re showing Guardians of the Galaxy, and on November 5 – 7, we’re showing The Expendables 3! Campus Movie Series is COMPLETELY FREE this semester!

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By Jamie Stone

Come see SZA tonight (November 6) at Liberty Hall on Mass Street! The tickets are only $7 if you purchase them with your KU ID before 5:00 at the Union Programs Office located on level 4 of the Kansas Union. If you buy them at the door, they are $10. So enjoy some great music by not only SZA, but her opening act, Kawehi!

Kawehi is a one-woman band sensation from right here in Lawrence, Kansas! Kawehi’s most popular album is Robot Heart, which is available on Spotify and iTunes. So get a feel for her music, and then come see her live! Here is one of my favorite covers, “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson. She has many other great covers that you can check out as well. Kawehi has a lot of amazing songs, so make sure you check them all out! And buy your tickets today!

 

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By Tyler Daniels

Solana Rowe, better known by her stage name SZA, is a rising R&B artist from St. Louis, Missouri. Just three years into her career, she has already been signed by Top Dawg Entertainment (known for nationally recognized artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q) and has performed a number of national music festivals such as the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago and will be performing at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin.  Though her first full length album is still in the works, she has released three EPs in the past three years with her latest EP, “Z”, reaching number 9 on the US R&B charts and number 39 overall and features singles such as “Babylon” and “Child’s Play”.

In terms of influences, SZA recognizes a number of artists from a variety of genres that she grew up listening to or just happened to stumbleupon later on in life. Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, Icelandic singer-songwriter Bjork, and rapper Common are all artists she looks up to and admires. SZA will be performing at Liberty Hall on November 6th, 2014 at 9:00 PM. Ticket information including how to purchase them is available in the ticket section on suaevents.com.

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Spooktacular Halloween Treats

By Leah Zarich

These spook-tacular treats are a super fun way to liven up any fall party!

Halloween Puppy Chow

Ingredients

  • 9 cups Chex Cereal I prefer Rice
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter divided
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine divided
  • 1 tsp. vanilla divided
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar divided
  • 1 1/2 cups candy corn

Instructions

  1. Split cereal in half and put 4.5 cups in one bowl and 4.5 cups in another bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a pan, heat white chocolate chips, 1/4 cup peanut butter, and 1/4 cup butter or margarine. Stir frequently until melted. Add 1/2 tsp. vanilla.
  3. Remove from heat and pour over one of the bowls of cereal until evenly coated. Pour into a gallon bag with 3/4 cup powdered sugar. Seal bag and shake until well coated.
  4. Repeat Steps 2 & 3 for the chocolate chex.
  5. Pour white chocolate and milk chocolate chex into one bowl. Add candy corns and mix well. Store in airtight containers

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By Michaela Edwards

In honor of our next Tourney Tuesday: Dodgeball, we’ve compiled a list of some of the World’s most interesting sports!

1. Bossaboll

  • Bossaball is played on a trampoline and is quite similar to volleyball. This fun hybrid originated in Spain, but has been most popular in Belgium.

2. Kabaddi

  • How long can you hold your breath? In this game, you’ll find out! This extreme form of tag started in India and is spreading through Asia. The goal is to tag as many of your opponents as possible when the player is on their side of the court, all while holding your breath and chanting “Kabaddi.”

3. Octopush (Underwater Hockey)

  • This sport is very similar to hockey except that the game is played at the bottom of a swimming pool. The sticks are shorter and the pucks are heavier to accommodate for the environment. The players wear snorkels and goggles.

4. Zorbing

  • Zorbing is simple and versatile. One person gets into a giant ball and rolls down a hill. Whoever reaches the bottom of the hill first, wins! There are multiple ways to Zorb. Some people attempt to play soccer while in a Zorb ball and others play on water.
  • There’s even a song titled after it, but it doesn’t have anything to do with launching down hills, yet you still get that dizzy feeling.

5. Slacklining

  • Adrenaline junkie? Then slack-lining is for you! This sport is similar to tightrope walking, but it travels better. Slacklingin doesn’t require a circus tent and can be done almost anywhere. It involves people on a band or rope from varying heights. Fun, right? They do flips, spins, and various tricks anywhere from one to 100 feet in the air!

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Overnight Oats

By Emma Hanson

We know how tough it can be to find time for a nutritious breakfast. If class starts at 10, most of us push snooze up until about 9:45, leaving only enough time to grab a Pop-Tart. Instead of starting your day off with processed breakfast foods, why not give overnight oats a try? Before bed, combine your favorite ingredients in a little jar or container, stick it in the fridge, and it’ll be ready to grab on your way out the door. Below we’ve given five of our favorite tasty mix-in ingredients to try, enjoy!

  1. In a jar, combine 1/4 cup of yogurt (we recommend vanilla greek or non-fat yogurt), 1/3 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup of rolled oats, 1 tsp. of chia seeds, and 1 tsp of honey or sweetener.
  2. Add your favorite mix-in ingredients:

 

Peanut butter and banana

1/4 cup sliced bananas

1 tbs. peanut butter

 

Pumpkin pie

1 1/2 tbs. pumpkin

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. ginger

 

Cinnamon roll

2 tsp. maple syrup

1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. vanilla extract

 

Chocolate chip cookie dough

1/2 ripe banana

3 tbs. vanilla protein powder

1 tsp. vanilla extract

A dash of sea salt

2 tbs. mini chocolate chips

 

Brownie batter

2 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder

A dash of salt

1/4 cup chocolate protein powder

3. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy your protein packed, on-the-go breakfast the next morning!

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