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Where We Went: Chromeo at Terminal 5
Anyone who’s seen Almost Famous knows that going backstage at a concert is a thrilling experience. But how about when the performing act was your college French professor? Yes, you heard me correctly: David Macklovitch (a.k.a. Dave 1 of electrofunk duo Chromeo) taught me French for not one, but two semesters when I was an undergraduate at Barnard. This was back in 2010, and not only was he teaching a full course load, but he was also pursuing a Ph.D in French Literature at Columbia and simultaneously promoting his third studio album (he’s since earned his degree, and the album, Business Casual, was generally well-received by critics). “It was another level,” Macklovitch told me of balancing his hectic schedule (I can attest that he seldom missed a class and always arrived in the finest designer suits). “The reality is, it’s not very good for the health.” 
He seems to be doing just fine now. When I saw Chromeo perform at Terminal 5 in New York City, the venue was jam-packed with fans, as well as musically inclined Columbia alums (Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend hung out backstage after the show). And even though the band is gearing up to embark on the European leg of their Come Alive tour, Macklovitch confessed that he still misses life on campus: “I came super close to teaching again at the beginning of last year, but I backed out at the last minute,” he said. If he ever has a change of heart, I expect that class to fill up fast (I mean, rapide). 
— Claire Stern, InStyle Editorial Assistant
Photo credit: Clayton Woodley

Where We Went: Chromeo at Terminal 5

Anyone who’s seen Almost Famous knows that going backstage at a concert is a thrilling experience. But how about when the performing act was your college French professor? Yes, you heard me correctly: David Macklovitch (a.k.a. Dave 1 of electrofunk duo Chromeo) taught me French for not one, but two semesters when I was an undergraduate at Barnard. This was back in 2010, and not only was he teaching a full course load, but he was also pursuing a Ph.D in French Literature at Columbia and simultaneously promoting his third studio album (he’s since earned his degree, and the album, Business Casual, was generally well-received by critics). “It was another level,” Macklovitch told me of balancing his hectic schedule (I can attest that he seldom missed a class and always arrived in the finest designer suits). “The reality is, it’s not very good for the health.” 

He seems to be doing just fine now. When I saw Chromeo perform at Terminal 5 in New York City, the venue was jam-packed with fans, as well as musically inclined Columbia alums (Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend hung out backstage after the show). And even though the band is gearing up to embark on the European leg of their Come Alive tour, Macklovitch confessed that he still misses life on campus: “I came super close to teaching again at the beginning of last year, but I backed out at the last minute,” he said. If he ever has a change of heart, I expect that class to fill up fast (I mean, rapide). 

— Claire Stern, InStyle Editorial Assistant

Photo credit: Clayton Woodley

Who We Met: Country Star Sara Evans

Who: Karen Levy, Senior Entertainment Editor

Star: Country Star Sara Evans 

When We Met: July 16th, 2013 at the InStyle offices in Los Angeles

Karen says: "It’s no surprise that Sara’s music is so popular. She is a fantastic storyteller! After playing us a copy of her new single (hitting the music scene September 9th), we continued to be all ears as Sara recounted her early days as a country demo singer in Nashville. These days, aspiring vocalists cover her songs as they reach for the stars. ‘Danielle Bradbery sang two of my songs on The Voice. My phone starting blowing up when she won. I tweeted congratulations at her and she tweeted back,’ Sara told us. It was a very tweet story! Check out Sara’s new album when it drops in February 2014.”