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Concert Review: Queen + Adam Lambert are the Champions of the World Tour

Queen + Adam Lambert are back in action and ready to rock cities across the United States and Canada all summer long. Once again, original members Brian May and Roger Taylor are joined by American singer (of American Idol fame) Adam Lambert to perform two hours’ worth of the iconic British band’s greatest hits. I first saw […]

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Exploring the Idyllic Islands of Venice

The way to discover Venice is to go without any agenda and get completely lost. As you try to navigate your way to the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square, you will traverse across bridges and canals and spontaneously find quaint restaurants, quirky shops, holy churches, and hoards of visitors and Venetians alike. While walking […]

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Top 5 for 5: Elizabeth Lists Her Favorite Live Musicians

Elizabeth The, Senior Social Media and Creative Director has been with The Hudsucker since day one, and has written about a variety of subjects for the site. Her passion for music shines through her writing, so for her Top 5 for 5 she chose to write about her favorite musicians she’s seen live.  Concerts are my […]

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Concert Review: John Legend Gives Love and Light on Darkness and Light Tour

John Legend is a provider of music therapy at its finest. With his soothing and soulful voice, his calm and wise manner of speaking to his audience, his easy and smooth stage presence, and his emotional and thoughtful songs, he delivers an uplifting and unforgettable show that elevates the concert experience for those lucky enough […]

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Indulging in Florence’s Must-See Artistic Masterpieces

Under the Tuscan sun is where one can discover the birthplace of the Renaissance — Florence. The capital of the Italy’s region of Tuscany is rife with the legacies of renowned Renaissance figures such as Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raphael, Donatello, Botticelli, Titian, and Giambologna, all of whom projected the ideals of the flourishing period of cultural rebirth and revival into their artwork.

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A Tour of Rome’s Most Enchanting Fountains You Must Check Out

Earlier this April, I wandered the cobblestone streets of Rome, Italy in search of ancient artifacts and baroque beauty. What I discovered was that Roman design is best embodied in a specific architectural piece — the water fountain. The Eternal City has a long history with water, beginning in Ancient Rome when elaborate aqueduct systems were established to transport water from […]

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Building Resilience and Moving Ahead Through Tough Transitions

Breakups and layoffs suck. Whether it’s the end of a long-term relationship with someone you love, the loss of a job you were dedicated to, or another life-altering situation, being thrust into these scenarios where a big part of your life comes to a sudden end is downright unnerving and terrifying. You enter into that uncomfortable gray area of […]

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Top Moments of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards

The 2017 awards season officially kicked off with last night’s 74th Annual Golden Globes. Emceed by first-time host Jimmy Fallon, the ceremony began with a lively song-and-dance opener inspired by La La Land, featuring appearances from Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Evan Rachel Wood, the kids from Stranger Things, Ryan Reynolds, and  Fallon’s partner-in-crime, Justin Timberlake. With the evening’s soundtrack […]

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Deck the Halls With Films So Jolly: 10 Must-See Movies for Christmas 2016

More than ever, we are compelled to turn to entertainment for escapism. With all the social strife and political turmoil that unfolded throughout 2016, the movie theater is the destination for being transported away from reality for a few hours and entering into a different state of mind. As the year finally winds down, this winter season’s selection of December […]

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The Best of 2016 Christmas Albums

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, which means it’s now socially acceptable to start playing holiday-themed music as you countdown to December 25! From fresh takes on traditional classics to the introduction of new contemporary originals, there’s never a shortage of creativity when it comes to introducing new Christmas songs to the music listener’s repertoire. With the […]

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6 Haunted Train Stations Around the World

There is a fixating quality to scary stories. From goosebump-inducing tales told around the campfire to creepypasta urban legends that have gone viral on the internet, people are naturally drawn into the shock and awe of the world of the supernatural. One place where encounters with ghosts and spirits occur frequently are at train stations. Both […]

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How to Step up Your Reading Game

So you want to become a voracious reader? If you’re like me, you have rows of hardcovers and paperbacks on your bookshelf, collecting dust as they wait for you to pick them up and devour them. Due to other more pressing priorities in your life, such as school, work and your freelance side hustle, your reading to-do list […]

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10 Fashion Trends for Fall 2016

Fall is the season for turning over a new leaf. The art of revamping aspects of your life for a fresh start is best seen in fall style, when we welcome the colder months with brand new outfits. From classic to unconventional, and soft to the touch fabrics to experimental twists on denim, these ten fashion trends are looks you must consider adding […]

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Artist Spotlight: Avalon Young

What’s in a name? For R&B singer/songwriter Avalon Young, the story behind her name foretold her future. Named after the song by Roxy Music, Avalon had her musical destiny initiated for her before she even sang her first note. Years later, she had the lyrics “Yes, the picture’s changing every moment. And your destination, you don’t know it” inked on […]

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Concert Review: The Future is Now with Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas

On August 25th, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas brought their Future Now Tour to Rogers Arena in Vancouver. This package deal of a concert starring the two young pop singers’ promised to be a treat for joint fans of the dynamic duo, reviving nostalgia from their Camp Rock origins and showcasing their developed artistry in the present day.

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