A Q&A With Triple Threat Brittany Campbell

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If you haven’t heard of Brittany Campbell yet – you will. A classic triple (or quadruple) threat – she can sing, act, dance – and even dabbles in animation.

Brittany has been building her career since she was only 5-years-old. You can currently find her in Chicago, performing as Angelica Schuyler in the cultural phenomenon otherwise known as Hamilton. She also had a role in Netflix’s revival of “She’s Gotta Have It,” playing the character Black Diamond. If you don’t think her resumé is impressive already…she got her start performing in the Metropolitan Opera’s Chorus in New York City…all during her young teen years. Before her move to Chicago for Hamilton, Campbell has had broadway experience in A Christmas Carol and studied music at Carnegie Melon – a university that has been described as “the destination for the academically gifted musician.”

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Music: The Personal & The Political

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Hi all – thanks for reading. I’ve decided to write something a bit differently with this post because it’s something that has been weighing on me a lot recently.

With all of the messed up, wild, terrifying crap that takes place in the world on a daily basis, it makes sense that many people like to look towards music or other forms of art as not only an outlook for self-expression, but for self-care. Dealing with a break-up, the loss of a friendship, the death of a family member, or anything else that is apart of the human experience – comes with various forms of coping mechanisms.

A Guide To My Favorite Podcasts

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Hello everyone! Happy 2018. I’m super excited to share my first post of 2018 and it’s a bit different than anything I’ve done. Over the last six months or so, I’ve gotten super into podcasts and I asked my twitter followers if a post on my favorites would be of interest, and was happy to see that it was something my readers would like to check out! I’ve compiled some of my favorites as well as some that are on my list to listen to. I hope you enjoy and come away from this post with something new to hear!

B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash

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I was super excited to get tickets to Jingle Bash this year because, well of course, Taylor Swift was headlining. Swift has never done a radio concert performance like this in Chicago – and she’s only doing three other ones across the country during this holiday season, so I knew that I had to jump at the chance.

An In-Depth Look at Taylor Swift’s “Reputation”

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As many of you know, I have been a huge Taylor Swift fan for the past 11 years – starting when I was just 12 years old. I have seen Taylor Swift perform seven times and will be seeing her for the eighth time at B96’s Jingle Bash on December 7. I was lucky enough to meet her at her 1989 World Tour stop in Chicago at Soldier Field – click here to read about it.

While I have been extremely anxious about what her 6th album is going to bring, it has brought me a ridiculous amount of desire to write about the music she has been releasing.

This piece has been a work in progress – the content has been stirring in my head since the release of her first single back in August – and I sit here typing just two weeks out from the official release of the album.

A Guide to My Favorite Music Venues in Chicago…and Their Neighboring Bars

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A lot of people ask me about the music scene in Chicago and I’m hoping that this post can be used as a guide that people can return to in order to learn more about the unique music venues in Chicago. I feel like I’ve been to so many of them (I’ve been to all of the ones I’ve listed below except one), and it’s awesome that the city is so massive that I probably won’t ever actually get to every single venue.

I have been working on this blog post for awhile, but I had so many ideas for it that I needed time to really draw out how I wanted it to go. Thank you to those who voted on my Twitter and Instagram polls on what you wanted to see: it helped so much!

Taylor Swift’s 10 Best Songs

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In honor of my queen, Taylor Swift, for announcing the release of her sixth album, “Reputation,” out November 10th, I’ve decided to share my top 10 Taylor Swift songs. I’ve been wanting to do this post for awhile and I finally decided to bite the bullet once I heard we’re getting new music (!!!!) tomorrow.