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Phillipa Soo is the saving grace of ‘Amelie’

Phillipa Soo is the saving grace of ‘Amelie’

April 19, 2017
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Dreamers. Goldfish. Garden gnomes. Elton John. Paris, France. The unifying factor that links all of these seemingly unrelated aspects into a single Broadway musical is one woman: Phillipa Soo. Broadway’s newest musical “Amélie” stars Soo in a decidedly different role, playing the quirky titula...

“Newsies” establishes a new precedent for movie musicals

“Newsies” establishes a new precedent for movie musicals

Alexandra Weitzman
April 19, 2017
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Playing for a limited time only, Disney’s “Newsies: The Broadway Musical” premiered on the big screen for four days. Although the show was initially set to show only on Feb. 16, 18 and 22, an extra day was added on Mar. 4, totaling box office sales to $3.47 million, according to Playbill.com. Unlik...

“Dear Evan Hansen” conquers tough topics

“Dear Evan Hansen” conquers tough topics

Jack Hester
April 16, 2017
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One of the worst and most unthinkable thoughts is to imagine a life without your existence. Would people notice if you just vanished? Is it even worth continuing to go on? Many have tried conveying these thoughts into PSA’s, short films or other types of media, but rarely in a musical. “Dear Evan ...

“Get Out” does not disappoint

“Get Out” does not disappoint

Veronica Yaron
April 13, 2017
Filed under Arts, Reviews

Driving to the theater with the only friend who would see a film with me at 5:45 on a Tuesday night, I wondered if the 99 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes was worth me failing a test. Spoiler: it was. Jordan Peele, one half of Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele,” made his first directorial deb...

Thundercat releases solid new album

Thundercat releases solid new album

March 30, 2017
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On his latest record “Drunk,” Thundercat shows us all that he still knows how to have fun and entertain listeners while doing it. The bassist isn’t just coming off his first charting album, “Apocalypse;” he’s also gained a wider audience after collaborating with Kendrick Lamar on the rapp...

Drake’s new playlist disappoints

Drake’s new playlist disappoints

Julia Pardee
March 24, 2017
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The humble “6 God” promised his 22-song playlist would become “the soundtrack of your life.” He promised it would be released in December – actually, in February. But the underwhelming album “More Life” ruined the Toronto native’s credibility as it was released three months late and ...

Sheeran ends hiatus with new music

Sheeran ends hiatus with new music

Sam DeCuicies
March 2, 2017
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After his hiatus from the music scene, the famous ginger from Britain has finally returned. Ed Sheeran’s newest album "÷" is set to drop on March 3. To promote the album, Sheeran released two singles on Jan. 6. Prior to these songs, Sheeran’s latest release dated back to 2014 with his album “X” (pronoun...

‘Silence’ explore loyalty, perseverance in Christian missionaries’ journey

‘Silence’ explore loyalty, perseverance in Christian missionaries’ journey

Sawyer Barth
February 20, 2017
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The recent release of historical drama film “Silence” marks the end of a nearly 30-year-long journey. Since 1989, Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese, known for films such as “Goodfellas” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” had been in the process of developing and financing his piece, but...

“Lion” draws attention to global ignored issues

“Lion” draws attention to global ignored issues

Michael Landolfi
February 18, 2017
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“Lion” is a poignant film from first-time director Garth Davis. Starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and the eight-year-old Sunny Pawar, the movie takes place in India and Australia, telling the true story of a young boy who was separated from his family, until an Australian couple adopts...

“The Crown” sheds light on the life of Queen Elizabeth

“The Crown” sheds light on the life of Queen Elizabeth

Veronica Yaron
February 7, 2017
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For as much as Americans fought to get away from the British monarchy’s control, we sure love to soak in all their royal drama. Screenwriter Peter Morgan doesn’t hold back in Netflix’s newest show, “The Crown.” Its 10-episode run follows a young Elizabeth as she maneuvers from Princess to new...

“Arrival” brings more than aliens to the movie screen

“Arrival” brings more than aliens to the movie screen

Sawyer Barth
December 22, 2016
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The major motion picture “Arrival,” written by Eric Heisserer and based on the 1998 science fiction novella “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang, hit U.S. theaters Nov. 11. The movie received a 93 percent critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes and earned third place in the box office during its opening...

A Tribe Called Quest returns with a hit album

A Tribe Called Quest returns with a hit album

Sydney Coneeny
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts, Reviews

A new sound is trickling through the radio stream of similar-sounding indie pop songs. With its techno-funk and flashback hip-hop vibe, it’s a retro-revolution kind of music bringing back the beat that once drove old school hip-hop. Don’t get the wrong idea though: A Tribe Called Quest is a cast...

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