Category: Entertainment

Arundel Theater Company’s production of West Side Story highlights Arundel’s talent

By Josh Kirk

Arundel High School is known for having a theater company bursting with awe-inspiring talent and truly unforgettable productions. Their recent spring musical production of West Side Story is certainly no exception. The legendary musical romantic tragedy, featuring music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and choreography by Jerome Robbins, is easily one of the greatest musicals ever made. Staying true to the original Broadway version was Arundel’s main goal for this production. Luckily, they have a top-notch production crew to help out the student cast and tech. That crew features director David Jennings, choreographer Jamie Eacker Jennings, producer Eleanor Minor, vocal director Andrea Brumbach, and orchestra director Ian Burns.

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Arundel Theater Company to perform West Side Story

By Josh Kirk 

Arundel High School’s talented theater company knows how to leave audiences amazed with their spring musical. This is evident in their recent productions of 2016’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 2017’s Les Miserables, and 2018’s All Shook Up. This school year, the theater students have been rehearsing and preparing for a production of the legendary 1957 romantic musical tragedy West Side Story, which is looked at by critics and musical theater fans as one of the greatest musical tragedies of all time.

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Which streaming service is the most worth it?

By Briana Mercado

With the various streaming services that are available to the public today, it’s hard to decide which one you are going to lock into if you are not already leeching under someone else’s account. With different prices, different shows available, and overall customer reviews it’s tough to decide where you are going to spend five percent of your check each month. Well, worry no more! Here’s the rundown.

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Album review: Jeff Rosenstock’s ‘POST-‘ delivers cathartic, smart and incredibly fun pop-punk gold

By Josh Kirk 

On January 1st, musician Jeff Rosenstock released his fourth studio album ‘POST-‘ along side his Record Label Polyvinyl Records.  The album grapples with post-election stress.

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Book Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing

By Caitlyn Freeman

Brief Summary:

Set in the fictional impoverished town of Bois, Mississippi, Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward, is a tear-jerking story about the dynamics of a grieving family.  Jojo, the 13-year-old protagonist, is trying to comprehend what it means to be a man. His grandparents, Mam and Pop, serve as the primary caregivers for Jojo and his 3-year-old sister, Kayla. His mother, Leone, who struggles with grief-induced drug addiction, and his incarcerated father, Michael, continually neglect the children. One day, Jojo’s father calls and informs Leone about his release from prison. Leone, her friend Misty, and the children embark on a road trip across the state of Mississippi to retrieve Michael.  Throughout the trip, Jojo is faced with many obstacles and also encounters a ghost who carries dark secrets of his own.

 

This story will have you on the edge of your seat one minute and sobbing profusely the next. Ward’s book highlights the race and class struggles Jojo and his family encounter as people of color in modern day, rural Mississippi.   Continue reading “Book Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing”

[Spoilers] Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is jam-packed and heavy

By Brooke Kaluzienski

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The movie “Avengers: Infinity War” is the culmination of ten years of Marvel movies, starting with 2008’s “Iron Man.”

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First, Listen: Tesseract’s North American tour comes to Baltimore Soundstage

By James Burcky

This concert has been long anticipated. Continue reading “First, Listen: Tesseract’s North American tour comes to Baltimore Soundstage”

First, Listen: ‘Sonder’ by Tesseract has filled the void I have inside

By James Burcky

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My long wait has ended. Continue reading “First, Listen: ‘Sonder’ by Tesseract has filled the void I have inside”

First, Listen: Tesseract, the fourth-dimensional prog pioneers

By James Burcky

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Spearheading the new wave of modern progressive music, Tesseract gears up for their new album, “Sonder,” to be released soon. Here’s everything you’ll need to know about their previous works to get excited about this upcoming album. Continue reading “First, Listen: Tesseract, the fourth-dimensional prog pioneers”

‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Infinity Stones, explained

By Brooke Kaluzienski

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One of the unique factors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is the existence of six powerful relics that predate the universe itself. These relics are called the Infinity Stones. The concept of the Infinity Stones was first introduced in “Captain America: The First Avenger” with HYDRA’s use of the Tesseract, and the mystery surrounding the Stones has grown from there. Continue reading “‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Infinity Stones, explained”