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Can the artist be separated from their art?

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Sydney Bellon, Columnist

February 6, 2020

Michael Jackson was an incredible performer who made ingenious contributions to pop culture and the music industry, which gave him tremendous power. In the prime of his career he allegedly sexually abused kids who were devoted fans with ambitions of performing. Wade Robson, who accused Jackson of abuse, d...

Conrad Murray’s conviction another distraction from Michael Jackson’s music


November 17, 2011

On Nov. 7, Conrad Murray, who was Michael Jackson's doctor before Jackson's death, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter against Jackson. Coupled with the verdict was a recent documentary on Murray and his relationship with Jackson called "Michael Jackson and the Doctor: The Fatal Friendship." Though...

New professor Dr. Douglas Scarborough brings passion for jazz to Whitman

Credit: Marie von Hafften

Mallory Martin

September 15, 2011

This year Whitman welcomes new jazz professor Dr. Douglas Scarborough to the music department staff. Scarborough has held teaching positions at the University of South Carolina-Upstate and Virginia's Washington and Lee University. A singer, composer, trombonist and keyboardist, he has written and recorde...

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