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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 • 2,592 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature, 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 • 1,047 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature

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 • 4,410 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature

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 »

The Radio City Rockettes

The Radio City Rockettes

Alyson Mandato, Writer
December 29 • 1,279 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature

Most people don't know that The Radio City Rockettes did not start in New York City. The group first kicked to life in 1925 as the “Missouri Rockets” and made their show business debut in St. Louis with their creator, Russell Markert. “If I ever got a chance to get a group of American girls who... Read more »

Get Ready for the Foo Fighters

Get Ready for the Foo Fighters

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Music Editor
December 13 • 644 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature

After a 14- month hiatus, the Foo Fighters are back. In late 2012, at the Global Citizens Festival, Dave Grohl, front man of the band said they would be a taking a break for a while, but no one knew that break wouldn’t last too long. The Foo Fighters have begun rehearsing again and will play their... Read more »

Q102’s 2013 Jingle Ball

Q102’s 2013 Jingle Ball

Joelle Iovine, Editor-in-chief
December 6 • 1,401 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature

December 4, 2013 kicked off the annual Q102 Jingle Ball. This festive concert took place at Wells Fargo Center in Philly. Elvis Duran and his team announced each artist who was performing and gave away coveted prizes like back stage passes and meet and greets. This year’s Jingle Ball’s lineup... Read more »

Songs for the Philippines

Songs for the Philippines

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Music Editor
December 4 • 673 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature

On November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the city of Tacloban in the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan is recorded as the biggest storm in history because of its 200 mph winds and 16 foot waves. As of December 4, the death toll is 5,632 citizens. Donations have been pouring in from everywhere around... Read more »

Taking the Internet by Storm

Taking the Internet by Storm

Julia Aleo, Writer
November 26 • 1,339 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature

This is Daniel Alexander a 20-year-old student living in Texas.  He's been online since 2006 creating videos and music, things that people can enjoy and connect with. His music has been played on LASR, KZUU, Strange Waves and other college radio stations across America. His videos have also been shown... Read more »

Such a “Perfect Day” to Misunderstand Lyrics

Such a “Perfect Day” to Misunderstand Lyrics

Jamie Galyas, Writer
November 12 • 2,472 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature, Features

On October 28th, 2013 the day following the death of rock- pioneer Lou Reed, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi of the Vatican decided to honor Reed by tweeting his “heartfelt” lyrics. Reed’s life was full of making music, with his most popular song “Take a Walk on the Wild Side,” and being lead singe... Read more »

“Word of Mouth” Is Bringing the Pop November Craves

“Word of Mouth” Is Bringing the Pop November Craves

Trinity Day, Writer
October 31 • 962 views
Filed under Arts, Music, Literature

The Wanted, an English-Irish boy band, are coming back into the spotlight with their new album “Word of Mouth” coming out November 4, 2013. The members of the band are Max George, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, and Nathan Sykes. Some of the tracks featured on the album are “Chasing... Read more »

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