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Top 10 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Top 10 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Feature Editor
November 3 • 586 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books

(Listed by year; starting with old to new)     Elvis Presley- Elvis Presley (1956)   ‘I’m Counting on You,’ to listen to this album. The self- titled record is the King of Rock’s debut studio album. When you listen to Presley’s legendary hit, ‘Blue Suede Shoes,’ ... Read more »

Taylor Swift’s Exclusive Listening Session

Taylor Swift’s Exclusive Listening Session

Julia Aleo, Writer
October 14 • 1,135 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Pop Culture

When the phone rang on Wednesday, October 1, this was the last thing I was expecting. The person on the other end of the phone claimed to work for taylorswift.com, and wanted to invite me to a secret event on Friday, October 3.  She would not tell me what we were doing, but just explained it would... Read more »

The Concert for Valor

The Concert for Valor

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Feature Editor
October 10 • 674 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Current News, Pop Culture

On Oct. 2, HBO and Starbucks announced there will be a Veteran’s Day concert held at the Mall in Washington D.C on Nov. 11. This event is titled “The Concert for Valor,” and it will feature musical acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Eminem, Rihanna, Dave Grohl, Zac Brown Band, Carrie Underwood,... Read more »

Is ‘Rock n Roll’ Dead?

Is ‘Rock n Roll’ Dead?

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Feature Editor
September 17 • 595 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Features

‘Imagine’ going back to the 50’s when Elvis Presley was the king of rock, then flash forward a few years to the 70’s when Led Zeppelin invaded the music scene now just go two more decades down the line and visualize Nirvana taking the world by storm. Soft rock, hard rock, punk rock and grunge;... Read more »

Taylor Swift’s Shaking It Off with a New Album

Julia Aleo, Writer
September 15 • 745 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Pop Culture

On August 18th, 2014  at 5pm Miss Taylor Swift hosted a Yahoo Live stream party from the top of the empire state building. People from all around the world tuned to hear what she had to tell us about her upcoming album. The first thing Swift revealed to us was her new single, “Shake It Off.” This... Read more »

Taylor Swift tells fan to “Shake it Off”

Taylor Swift tells fan to “Shake it Off”

Stephanie Brogna, Managing Editor
September 10 • 1,079 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Pop Culture

Taylor Swift, multi-million dollar singer songwriter, writes a fan a heartwarming instagram post. On September 4, 2014, Swift replied to a bullied fan. Hannah, the lucky girl to have received Swift’s advice, tagged the singer in a post telling Swift her bullying story. Swift answered with an extremely... Read more »

“Monumentour”

“Monumentour”

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Music Editor
January 15 • 1,227 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Current News, Pop Culture

Fall Out Boy and Paramore have just announced they are co- headlining a North American summer tour. They will hit the road for what they are calling the, “Monumentour,” in June. Their first stop will be in Hartford, Connecticut, then they will make their way cross country and end in Concord, California.... Read more »

SJV Choir and Band Spread Cheer at the Annual Christmas Concert

SJV Choir and Band Spread Cheer at the Annual Christmas Concert

Jessica Ventura, Writer
January 9 • 2,755 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, School News

Music is a must-have when ringing in the holiday season and Saint John Vianney’s choir and band did just that on Monday, December 9, 2013. Under the leadership of Ms. Mary-Kate Figur, who is now the new Director of Vocal Music, and Mrs. Rachel Ryan, the choir and band displayed a night complete with... Read more »

The Stolen Celebrate the Release of “Adults”

Kevin Maloney, Writer
January 8 • 1,096 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books

Local pop-punk act The Stolen celebrated the release of their new EP “Adults” on Monday, December 30 at Brighton Bar in Long Branch. With them were tour mates On Your Marks and A Will Away joined also by Stereotypical, Cross Town Train, Beneath the Sun, and This is All Now. The Brighton Bar was the... Read more »

Rap Taking Over Music World

Rap Taking Over Music World

Joelle Iovine, Editor-in-chief
January 7 • 4,498 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books

Within today’s society it seems as if there is only one genre that catches young teen’s attention. After asking ten different teenagers more than half classified their music tastes as only rap. Artists like Lil Wayne, Drake, Eminem, Pitbul and Big Sean are becoming idols to these young adults. So... Read more »

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