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MUSIC: Sept. 18 album shootout

MUSIC: Sept. 18 album shootout

Yimeng Han

September 18, 2012

With 365 days in a year, you might think that most musicians would have the common sense to stagger releases of albums. But it’s Sept. 18, and we have five new albums coming out from five completely different artists. To take a snapshot of the state of the music industry on this day in 2012, we dec...

Ritards audition for ‘America’s Got Talent’

They performed many Christmas and classic songs at their annual concert in Santana Row on Nov. 25. The Ritards had a private audition with the producers of 'America's Got Talent'. If accepted into the next level, they will be on television. Photo by Karishma Mehrotra.

Karishma Mehrotra

February 12, 2012

  Most people are content to stare at the television and watch the judges of “America’s Got Talent” rate performers. On Feb. 12 at 1:15 p.m., the Ritards, an a capella group consisting of local high school students who sing together without instrumental accompaniment, auditioned in fro...

Battling beyond the prize

Battling beyond the prize

Sara Yang

November 25, 2009

14 musical acts contested for a spot in this year's Battle of the Bands, hosted by Youth Commission   Read More »...