Hillsdale College’s jazz music program is taking on new projects this year, projects that will continue training and expanding Hillsdale’s already expansive jazz division.
One of these tragically recent discoveries is the powerful, brazenly talented Etta James, who died last Friday morning in Riverside Calif. at the age of 73 due to complications from leukemia. Four-time Grammy Award winner, member of both The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The Blues Hall of Fame, James left an indelible mark on modern music. Adele cites James as her biggest influence. Flo Rida’s “Good Feeling” is a tribute. Beyonce Knowles played James in the movie “Cadillac Records.” Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, R. Kelly, and even The Rolling Stones attest to her influence.
Holy Trinity Parish will hold a Sacred Music concert Sunday Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. The attire is casual and the concert will last about an hour.
Hillsdale is beautiful. Even when the sky is grey, the ground is mud, and the streets are slush; we are surrounded by stunning, new, Neo-classical architecture seldom associated with college campuses.
Hillsdale College’s art students will get a chance to show off the fruits of this semester’s work next week in the Juried Art Exhibit....