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The Magic Behind the Rockettes

The Magic Behind the Rockettes

Leah Frain, Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books

Since 1933, the Radio City Rockettes have been a dance organization involved in the Christmas Spectacular. Many families enjoy the Rockette performances during the holiday season, but little know about the secrets that go into the magic of the show. In preparation for the show, the Rockettes practice...

The Thrill of Sam Smith

The Thrill of Sam Smith

Alyssa Hickman, Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books

After an 18-month break from writing, Sam Smith is back with the release of his new album, The Thrill of It All. The revealing album is an exposé of the struggles he has faced over the past few years in regards to his religion, self-doubt, and sexuality. Smith struggled to write about himself becaus...

The Rockette Experience

The Rockette Experience

Leah Frain, Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books

Young dancers who dream of experiencing a week in the life of a Rockette have the opportunity to audition for the Rockette Summer Intensive (RSI), which is entering its 16th season. Girls at least 14 years of age with five years of training in tap, jazz, and ballet are eligible to audition. The Radio...

What’s Next on Broadway?

What’s Next on Broadway?

Alyssa Bowne, Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Trending Now

With 2017 coming to a close, sports lovers are looking forward to the Super Bowl, politicians are anticipating elections, but as for theatregoers, they are awaiting the new season of Broadway shows that are set to debut. The 2018 season will be filled with shows for people of all ages and different interests. The...

Logic’s Inspiring New Single

Logic’s Inspiring New Single

Kelly Garcia, School News/Art, Music, Books Editor, Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books

Logic, Alessia Cara, and Khalid have come together to create a hit song to bring awareness to suicide prevention. The song title, “1-800-273-8255,” is the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This song was released in partnership with the National Suicide Prevention Hotline....

Waving Goodbye Through a Window

Waving Goodbye Through a Window

Madalyn Johnson, Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Trending Now

Ben Platt, the Tony Award winning star of Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen, is set to leave the show, with his final performance set for November 19. The 23-year-old actor announced the news on Twitter in August, expressing to his fans and the cast of Dear Evan Hansen his love and gratitude. “2 readings, 2 ...

“Younger Now” At a Glance

“Younger Now” At a Glance

William DeMuria, Editor-in-Chief, Pop Culture Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Trending Now

“I swear to God, you are younger now than you were years ago,” said Miley Cyrus’ mom last Christmas, inspiring the title of her new album, Younger Now. Her first major release since 2013’s Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, Younger Now illustrates Cyrus’ new musical style, and exemplifies how ...

Mean Girls is Heading to Broadway!

Mean Girls is Heading to Broadway!

Elizabeth DeLeo, Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books

Mean Girls is back! Tina Fey’s cult-classic film will be heading to Broadway this spring. The musical will be performed at The National Theatre in Washington D.C. for its pre-Broadway run, which will be performed starting this Halloween through Dec. 3. The new shows will then begin previews on Marc...

Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Closing of 2017

Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Closing of 2017

Alyssa Bowne, Writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books

On September 3, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 played its final performance, less than a month after the show announced its closing. Fans expressed their surprise and dismay throughout social media, but there are many factors that led up to the closing of The Great Comet. Many people did no...

Magic New Additions to Harry Potter

Magic New Additions to Harry Potter

Samantha Magistre, Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books

Though J.K. Rowling released the final novel in the “Harry Potter” series in 2007, the critically acclaimed author has continued the series by releasing companion books. However, these new additions to the Harry Potter Universe have left many fans with one question: Is the new canon really necessary? Harry Po...

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