GoldLink to perform at SUB spring concert

first_imgThe Student Union Board (SUB) announced Tuesday that the artist GoldLink will perform at Friday’s spring concert with MadeinTYO! as the opening act. The SUB concert will return to the Stepan Center, after last semester’s concert featuring Quinn XCII was moved to Legend’s. The fall concert was relocated to accommodate for athletics, which was using the center at the time of the concert. Junior and lead programmer of concerts Bethany Boggess said the return to the Stepan Center will allow more students to attend the show.“The Fall Concert featuring Quinn XCII was held at Legends, which has a capacity of 629,” she said in an email. “The Spring Concert will be at Stepan Center, and there are 2,000 tickets available. We reached capacity at Legends pretty quickly in the fall, so the larger venue will allow us to accommodate more students.”According to the SUB website, GoldLink’s single “Crew” reached the 45th spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, and he was nominated for Best New Hip-Hop Artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. He will tour a number of sites, both domestically and internationally, including stops in Hungary, Spain, Croatia and Canada, amongst other places.MadeinTYO! is known for his music video, accompanying his song “Uber Everywhere,” which garnered more than 57 million views, according to the SUB website. He is from Atlanta, home to several other hip-hop artists.In bringing these artists to campus, and introducing more affordable tickets, SUB aimed to make the event more inclusive, Boggess said.“We were incredibly intentional in our selection of the artists for this year’s concert,” she said. “Last semester, a member of the student body prompted SUB Concerts to evaluate its track record of inclusivity and representation. Not only were we able to contract artists with diverse backgrounds and sounds, but we were able to offer tickets for only $5 to hopefully allow more students to attend.” Leading up to the announcement, SUB used a Spotify playlist to keep students guessing about which artist would perform at the show.“The best part of planning the concert was planning and maintaining the Spotify playlist as a means to announce the artists,” Boggess said. “We started with 30 artists on a Spotify playlist called ‘Who’s Coming to Stepan?’ and gradually removed artists until only GoldLink and [MadeinTYO!] remained. It definitely built up a lot of anticipation and kept students interested and talking about the concert before it was announced.”Boggess said she encourages all hip-hop fans to attend the event.“Tickets are on sale now in the LaFortune Box Office for only $5 until 11 p.m. on Thursday night,” she said. “On Friday, you can buy tickets at the door of the show for $10. If you like hip-hop at all, you should give these artists a shot — you won’t be disappointed.”Tags: GoldLink, MadeinTYO!, Stepan Center, SUB concert, SUB Spring Concertlast_img read more

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Crime surges as restrictions eased

first_img“What has likely caused the surge in crime is the transition to the new normal, in which residents’ activities have increased,” he said.”Criminals use it as opportunity to break the law.”During the first month of the COVID-19 partial lockdown in March, the National Police reported a significant drop in the crime rate.With fewer people on the streets, felonies, misdemeanors and public disturbances all decreased significantly.Read also: In quiet Jakarta, minimarkets become new target for criminalsHowever, crime rebounded in the last week of May with a total of 3,177 criminal cases recorded, an increase of 442 cases from the previous week. Some conjecture that this was caused by the financial stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, which all but extinguished economic activity. As of Tuesday, Indonesia was inching closer to its neighbor, Singapore, which has highest number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Southeast Asia with 40,400 cases.Topics : The number of vehicle thefts almost doubled to 226 during the same period.Drug-related crimes increased to 743 from 649 cases in the first week of June.Read also: Crime in Indonesia surges in late May: Police”Meanwhile, gambling activities have increased 100 percent, from a total of 52 cases recorded in the first week of June to 104 cases in the following week,” Awi said in a written statement on Tuesday. Indonesia saw a spike in crime in the first two weeks of June as large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) were eased, the National Police reported on Tuesday.National Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Awi Setiyono said that from June 1 to 7, 441 cases of theft were recorded. The following week, 693 cases of theft were recorded, a 68 percent increase.Fraud cases increased 42 percent over the same period, from 295 cases in the first week of June to 421 cases in the following week. last_img read more

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