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On the verge of viral: Columbia musicians on creating, marketing, and ascending to fame in a TikTok age
How to become a star overnight? As of late, the answer is simple: TikTok.
“You say you like to tan because it’s fun / But half the time you burn yourself; how is that fun?” Grace Victoria D’Haiti, BC ’21, asks in her song “Black Looks Better on Me.” The song is simultaneously a Black cultural anthem and a commentary on the phenomenon of “blackfishing,” which is when non-Black people pretend to be Black or alter their appearances to look ethnically Black....
When I prepared to make the cross-country migration from rainy, coastal, metropolitan Seattle to rainy, coastal, metropolitan Manhattan to start a new chapter of life ambiguously titled "higher education," I was besieged by reports of all my new home would have to offer. "New York," reported the frequent-fliers in my life, "has the best art and culture in the world. Ballet, the symphony, Broadway theater, international cuisine—it's all there and it's all the best in the world."...
Singer on Broadway: Breaking down the most egregious Broadway trends, from Jersey Boys' to Spiderman'
"Money makes the world go round, it makes the world go round," sings the Emcee in the film version and 1987 revival of "Cabaret." Indeed it is money that makes the world go round, as well as money that makes the iconic "Les Misérables" turntables go round, the union dues and fair salaries go round, and the revolving crowds of theatergoers cycling in and out of Broadway theaters for eight performances a week....
"Bullets Over Broadway," now in previews at the St. James Theater, is based on Woody Allen's movie of the same name. Its incarnation onstage is directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman and features a script by Allen. Tickets cost between $52 and $147. I cannot tell you what the play is about because I don't know. But I can tell you that I will not be going to see "Bullets Over Broadway."...
I was out of the country when "The Sound of Music Live!" aired on NBC, but I wasn't out of reach of the explosion of Internet rage that surfaced on every media outlet from the New York Times to tweets by DiGiorno Pizza in response to it....