Each week, a member of the Modlin Center staff is sharing their COVID-19 playlist. These are the 19 songs helping each of us to get through self-isolation. 

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Pride Month Playlist

Pride Month

Pride Month Playlist

Our COVID-19 playlist this week commemorates the 50thAnniversary of Pride traditions and celebrates all of the extraordinary people in LGBTQ+ community. The Stonewall Uprising signified the beginning of a fight for equality that is still ongoing. We at the Modlin Center stand with you in that fight and remain committed to making our center a safe and welcoming place for all. 

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1. Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
2. Diana Ross, “I’m Coming Out”
3. Lowell, “LGBT”
4. Billy Joel, “Just the Way You Are”
5. Panic at the Disco, “Girls/Girls/Boys”
6. Kylie Minogue, “Raining Glitter”
7. Sufjan Stevens, “Love Yourself”
8. Madonna, “I Rise”
9. Cyndi Lauper, “True Colors”
10. Christina Aguilera, “Beautiful”
11. Against Me!, “True Trans Soul Rebel”
12. Arcade Fire, “We Exist”
13. RuPaul, “Sissy That Walk”
14. Kacey Musgraves, “Follow Your Arrow”
15. P!nk, “Raise Your Glass
16. Sara Bareilles, “Brave”
17. James Blunt, “You’re Beautiful”
18. Donna Summer, “I Feel Love”
19. Queen, “Don’t Stop Me Now”

Fight For Equality Playlist

Fight for Equality Playlist

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The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have once again brought to the surface the systemic injustice that has no place in our society. Our playlist this week reflects our solidarity with the Black community and The Modlin Center for the Arts’ commitment to be a place of inclusion, diversity, empowerment, and equality. We see you, we hear you, we grieve with you, and we stand with you.

1. BeBe Winas, “Lift Every Voice And Sing”
2. Mavis Staples, “Eyes On The Prize”
3. Public Enemy, “Fight The Power”
4. The Impressions, “People Get Ready”
5. Sam Cooke, “A Change Is Gonna Come”
6. The Staple Singers, “Freedom Highway”
7. Billie Holiday, “Strange Fruit”
8. James Brown, "Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud”
9. Mavis Staples, “We Shall Not Be Moved”
10. Gil Scott-Heron, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”
11. The Staple Singers, “When Will We Be Paid”
12. Joan Baez, “Oh, Freedom”
13. Sweet Honey in the Rock, “Ain’ Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round”
14. Aretha Franklin, “Respect”
15. Sam Cooke, “This Little Light Of Mine”
16. Odetta, “This Land”
17. Bob Dylan, “The Times They Are A-Changin’”
18. Common, John Legend, “Glory”
19. Mahalia Jackson, “We Shall Overcome”

Graduation Playlist

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With many area K-12 schools completing their academic year this week, we would like to celebrate the graduates who endured an incredibly challenging final year. Despite constant disruptions and in the face of persistent uncertainty, you made it! Your perseverance is inspiring. To all the graduates, from Pre-K – Graduate degrees, congratulations and we wish you the very best! 

1. Vitamin C, “Graduation”
2. Mikki Ekko, “Watch Me Rise”
3. Flo Rida, “Good Feeling”
4. Cyndi Lauper, “Time After Time”
5. American Authors, “Best Day of My Life”
6. Paramore, “Future”
7. Shawn Mendes , “Something Big”
8. Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
9. OneRepublic, “Counting Stars”
10. Journey, “Don’t Stop Believin’”
11. Imagine Dragons, “On Top of the World”
12. Miley Cyrus, “The Climb”
13. One Direction, “History”
14. Bob Dylan, “Forever Young”
15. Katy Perry, “Firework”
16. Hillary Duff, “Fly”
17. Lukas Graham, “7 Years”
18. Beyoncé, “I Was Here”
19. Kool & The Gang, “Celebration”

"Cool Kids" Playlist

Cool Kids Playlist


Cool Kids COIVD-19 Playlist an extra special selection of songs to celebrate the brave children who have been most effected by the COVID-19 changes. In these challenging and scary times, we created a playlist to celebrate the perseverance of our youth. Please enjoy these fun, uplifting, and sometimes educational songs!

1.The Wiggles, “Social Distancing”
2. Frances England, “Good Day”
3. Imagination Movers, "So Glad You're Here"
4. They Might Be Giants, "Alphabet of Nations"
5. Dan Zanes and Eliaza, "This Little Light of Mine"
6. Ziggy Marley, "Family Time"
7. Justin Roberts, "I've Got the World (For You)"
8. Dan Zanes, Elizabeth Mitchell, "Turn, Turn, Turn"
9. The Fresh Beat Band, "Nobody Does You (Better Than You)
10. Elizabeth Mitchell, "You Are My Sunshine"
11. Tom T. Hall, "I Love"
12. They Might Be Giants, "Infinity"
13. Patty Shukla, "Shake and Move"
14. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, "Over the Rainbow"
15. Justin Roberts, "Nothing On You"
16. Imagination Movers, "We Can Work Together"
17. Splash'N Boots, "I Love Dancing With You"
18. The Laurie Berkner Band, "The Music In Me"
19. The Beatles, "Here Comes The Sun"

Jo Bachman's "Familiar Friends" Playlist

Jo Bachman

Jo Bachman, Artist Services Cooridnator

Over the last several weeks, I’ve found myself returning to the songs or artists that are like old familiar friends. The ones I belt out in my car on a road trip (when we still went on road trips) or that I play with friends on a night of Rock Band (when we could still gather to play Rock Band). These are songs that make me think and smile and remind me of the best of times.

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1. Sara Hickman, "Best of Times" 
2. Save Ferris, "The World is New"
3. U2, "Running to Stand Still"
4. Blind Melon, "No Rain"
5. Tom Petty, "Wildflowers"
6. Pearl Jam, "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter In A Small Town"
7. Garbage, "Supervixen"
8. K’s Choice, "Iron Flower"
9. Poe, "Haunted"
10. Tool, "Parabola"
11. Paul Simon, "Boy in the Bubble"
12. Ani DiFranco, "Little Plastic Castle"
13. Dispatch, "The General"
14. Melissa Ferrick, "Freedom"
15. Fiona Apple, "Extraordinary Machine"
16. Puscifer, "The Humbling River"
17. Tori Amos, "A Sorta Fairytale"
18. Fiona Apple,  "Fetch the Bolt Cutters"
19. Harry Belafonte, "Turn the World Around" 

Jessie Buford's "Frenetic Assortment" Playlist
Jessie Buford

Jessie Buford, Box Office Manager

I am very excited to share a list of my favorite artists and songs with our patrons. This playlist has kept me sane while processing the hundreds of orders we have had to return due to COVID-19. It may be an assortment of musical styles and themes but nothing can uplift your spirit more than your favorite song.

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1. Jukebox The Ghost, “Girl”
2. The Head and the Heart, “Honeybee”
3. Jump, Little Children, “Cathedrals”
4. Brandon Flowers, “Crossfire”
5. Carbon Leaf, “Grey Sky Eyes”
6. Muse, “Something Human”
7. Major Lazer, Marcus Mumford, Diplo, “Lay Your Head on Me”
8. Phoebe Bridgers, “Motion Sickness”
9. You Guys Are Girls, “Double Dash”
10. White Sea, “They Don’t Know”
11. Rilo Kiley, “Silver Lining”
12. Bronze Radio Return, “Shake, Shake, Shake”
13. Kaleida, “Think”
14. The Killers, “Human”
15. Jenny Lewis, “Just One of the Guys”
16. Blind Pilot, “Half Moon”
17. Joan Osborne, “St. Teresa”
18. The Alternate Routes, Lily Costner, “Nothing More”
19. Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers, “See You Later, See You Soon”

Kim Chiarchiaro's "My Greatest Hits" Playlist

 Kim Chiarchiaro

Kim Chiarchiaro, Front of House Coordinator

The part of music that I love the most is how it makes me feel. The past few weeks have been met with so much uncertainty that the one thing we can count on is our memories. Each artist on my playlist evokes a special memory; memories I go back to each time I hear their songs played. I hope you enjoy the greatest hits of my life as much as I do.

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1. Neil Diamond, "Sweet Caroline"
2. The Eagles, "Take it to the Limit"
3. Jackson 5, "I Want You Back"
4. Blonde, "Heart of Glass"
5. Queen, "Somebody to Love"
6. Madonna, "Open Your Heart"
7. Depeche Mode, "Just Can’t Get Enough"
8. The Cure, "Close to Me"
9. U2, "One"
10. They Might Be Giants, "Birdhouse in Your Soul"
11. Indigo Girls, "Closer to Fine"
12. Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Give it Away"
13. Goo Goo Dolls, "Slide"
14. The Cranberries, "Linger"
15. No Doubt, "Spiderwebs"
16. The Wonderstuff, "Don’t Let Me Down, Gently"
17. Pink, "Beautiful Trauma"
18. The Fray, "How to Save a Life"
19. Maroon 5, "Harder to Breath"

McKenna Dunbar's "Playful & Esoteric" Playlist

McKenna Dunbar

McKenna Dunbar, Student Marketing Associate | Rising Sophmore

These are some of the songs I have been listening to a lot during these trying times. They are all of different genres spanning from indie, rap, R&B, blues, and pop. I think this playlist is playful and esoteric — one meant for moments where you just sit with your thoughts. Each song holds a story of hope, happiness, pain, love, peace, or struggle. I hope you find a song that resonates with you. No matter your age, these songs will offer a new perspective on the meaning of life and how you personally interact with the world.

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1.Etta James, "At Last"
3. Bomba Estéreo, "Bosque"
4. The Mamas and the Papas, "Snowqueen of Texas"
5. Willow, "Wait a minute!"
6. Choker, "Juno"
7. Mac Miller, "2009"
8. Nena, "99 Luftballons"
9. Simon & Garfunkel, "America"
10. The Andrews Sisters, Vic Schoen & His Orchestra, "(I’ll be with you) Apple Blossom Time"
11. Lil Peep, "Star Shopping"
12. Lord Huron, "Wait by the River"
13. Rex Orange County, "Happiness"
14. Daniel Caesar, "Best Part"
15. Harry Styles, "Falling"
16. Lana Del Rey, "Looking for America"
17. girls in red, "girls"
18. Frank Ocean, "Chanel"
19. David Bowie, "Five Years — 2012 Remaster"

Sean Farrell's "Pulling the Good From a Bad Situation" Playlist

Sean Farrell

Sean Farrell, Production Manager

Pulling the good from a bad situation. Songs to fit a reflective/somber mood, or ones that simply let me appreciate things like serious musical talent. I personally can’t wait to get back to the business of presenting such talent. In the meantime, this list helps to keep me moving forward, and remember that art is an important part of the human condition. Sometimes, you just need a driving beat, though…

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1. Gary Clark Jr., “(In the Evening) When the Sun Goes Down”
2. Bill Withers, “Ain’t No Sunshine”
3. Miles Davis, "All Blues"
4. Jimi Hendrix, "May This Be Love"
5. Gaelic Storm, "Long Way Home"
6. Barenaked Ladies, "Call And Answer"
7. Mumford & Sons, "Awake My Soul"
8. Little Sonny, "The Creeper Returns"
9. Johnny Cash, "Folsom Prison Blues"
10. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, "Ain’t No Easy Way"
11. Rayland Baxter, "Bad Things"
12. Stevie Ray Vaughan, "Lenny"
13. Bob Dylan, "Everything is Broken"
14. Jim Croce, "Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)"
15. John Coltraine, "Naima"
16. Tim Barry, "Wait At Milano"
17. Yo-Yo Ma,"Bach Cello Suite #1 in G Major, Prelude"
18. Pink Floyd, "Comfortably Numb"
19. Gary Clark Jr., "Numb"

Jon Gunter's "Hope and Determination" Playlist

Jon Gunter

Jon Gunter, Marketing Director

Keeping three kids on task and entertained while working a full-time job and navigating the uncertainty can be overwhelming at times. The thing that gets me through is the hope that sooner than later, if we all work together, this will end. My playlist reflects that hope and determination. I can’t wait to see you back at the Modlin Center soon!

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1. Gillian Welch, “Hard Times”
2. Railroad Earth, “Long Way to Go”
3. The Infamous String Dusters, “Let it Go”
4. The Lil Smokies, “Might as Well”
5. Sam Bush, “King of the World”
6. John Prine, “New Train”
7. The Wonder Stuff, “The Size of a Cow”
8. Joe Cocker, “Feelin’ Alright”
9. Billy Bragg, “Tomorrow’s Gonna Be A Better Day”
10. The Beatles, “Here Comes the Sun”
11. Joe Walsh, “Life’s Been Good”
12. Todd Snider, “Doll Face”
13. Billy Strings, “Turmoil and Tinfoil”
14. Steep Canyon Rangers, “Tell the Ones I Love”
15. Old Crow Medicine Show, “Flicker & Shine”
16. Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, “Storms Never Last”
17. Jason Isbell, “Hope the High Road”
18. Darrell Scott, “River Take Me”
19. Bob Dylan, “Shelter from the Storm” 

Jennifer Lo Prete's "Groovin' at Home" Playlist

Jennifer Lo Prete

Jennifer Lo Prete, Marketing Associate and Editor

The music filling our house features an eclectic mix of world music, rock classics, dance, funk, and some off-the-wall pieces that are just plain fun for dancing. While we are facing a stressful and uncertain future, we have tried to keep our home a place of togetherness. Our increased time at home has allowed us an opportunity to spend more time with our kids, experiment with new recipes, try new wines, reconnect with friends across the globe, and have meaningful discussions with each other. The times may be tough and dancing at home – especially when you can embarrass your teenagers – lightens the mood.

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1.Stevie Wonder, “Higher Ground”
2. Parliament Funkadelic, “One Nation Under a Groove”
3. Parliament Funkadelic, “Give Up The Funk”
4. Bob Sinclair and Raffaela Carrá, “Far l’Amore”
5. Manu Chau, “Me Gustas Tú”
6. Juana Molina, “Eras”
7. Ana Costa, “Cantador de Felicidade”
8. David Bowie, “Let’s Dance”
9. Nino Ferrer, “Les Cornichons”
10. Sophia Loren, “Mambo Italiano”
11. Bridget Bardot, “Tu Veux Ou Tu Veux Pas”
12. Jamiroquai, “Canned Heat”
13. Deee-Lite, “Groove Is In The Heart”
14. Charly Garcia, “Fanky”
15. Peter Gabriel, “Sledgehammer”
16. David Byrne and Marisa Monte, “Waters of March”
17. The Police, “Walking on the Moon”
18. Rolling Stones, “Miss You”
19. Seu Jorge, “Convite para vida”

Chris O'Neil's "Kitchen Rock Out" Playlist

Chris O'Neil 

Chris O'Neil, Operations Manager

We spend a lot of our time in the kitchen, dancing together. Its always been a thing with us. One of the good things that has come from Covid-19, is that we have a lot more time for dancing in the kitchen, and enjoying meals together in our dining room. I’ll be glad when this is all something we can look back on. I am also grateful for the good times and togetherness that self-isolating has allowed for my family and me.

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1. The Hu, "Wolf Totem"

2. John Coltrane, "Blue Train"
3. Imagine Dragons, "Thunder"
4. Queen, "We Are The Champions"
5. Dallas Wind Symphony, "The Star Spangled Banner"
6. The SteelDrivers, "Bad For You"
7. The Young Dubliners, "Foggy Dew"
8. Shanghai Quartet, Mozart String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590 Prussian No. 3
9. Flogging Molly, "Rebels of the Sacred Heart" Led 
10. Led Zeppelin, "When The Levee Breaks"
11. The Clash, "Rock The Casbah"
12. Dropkick Murphys, “I'm Shipping Up To Boston”
13. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, "Where'd You Go"
14. ChewieCatt, "Baby Yoda Song: A Star Wars Rap"
15. The Police, "Message in a Bottle"
16. Run DMC, "Hard Times"
17. Eva Cassidy, "Danny Boy"
18. Jimmy Buffett, "Son of a Son of a Sailor"
19. Frank Sinatra, "All The Way"