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Riley Coven


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‘Dare to Drum’ follows innovative Dallas musicians

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The Texas music scene is about to get another burst of inventive collaboration through upcoming documentary Dare to Drum, an experience that follows the story of Stewart Copeland, D’Drum and Maestro Jaap van Zweden. The three artists combine their percussive t... More »

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‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ meets expectations

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Summer 2017 saw the typical onslaught of high-octane blockbuster thrillers. Some disappointed and some overachieved, but very few hit the middle ground of a fun popcorn flick without much technical achievement. “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” is one of those films. P... More »

The essential items for every room

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The Residential Commons at Southern Methodist University are more than just a standard residence for students attending college; they’re a key part of the SMU experience. As every student, barring personal exceptions, is required to spend at least two years li... More »

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What to expect from the residential commons

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If you’re a student at SMU, chances are you spent some time in a residential commons. Each is different and each has its own benefits. Commons pride is very real and students have been known to stay in their room longer than the required two years. What make t... More »

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Must Do’s at SMU

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The sun is blazing, the bugs are buzzing and the foot traffic on the Boulevard is at a minimum. Summer is in session and while it’s a time of rest and relaxation for most of the student body, it’s also a time of eager exuberance for those that are about to emb... More »

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JMBLYA brings hip-hop’s biggest stars to Dallas

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The city of Dallas spent Saturday with the best of the best in today’s current wave of hip-hop. At JMBLYA, the annual Texas hip-hop music festival, a number of artists brought their boisterous chart topping hits to the stage. Over 50,000 people showed up to se... More »

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Paul Van Dyk brings trance tour to Dallas

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Paul Van Dyk is lighting up the DJ world. The Grammy award-winning producer is making a comeback after suffering a near-fatal accident on stage last year. Van Dyk not only was the first trance/dance producer to be nominated for a Grammy but was also voted the ... More »