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J. Cole impresses with the same “Ville Mentality”

J. Cole impresses with the same “Ville Mentality”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Cole has been described as one of the most captivating artists in the industry due to his impressive lyricism and passionate topics.

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“La La Land” is a new movie with an old soul

“La La Land” is a new movie with an old soul

Emily Harvey, Staff Writer
February 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Inspired by Hollywood’s Golden Era, director Damien Chazelle channels classic movie musicals in a modern day romance starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Like its execution, an expression of old and new, “La La Land” manages to find balance by thoroughly exploring the two sides of life. It cele... Read more »

One Last Ride for Phife Dawg and The Tribe

One Last Ride for Phife Dawg and The Tribe

Jabril Edmondson, Contributing Writer
February 5, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

"A Tribe Called Quest has graced us with one final album in a period in which rap has completely changed."

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The Gondoliers makes a splash for Macon audiences

The Gondoliers makes a splash for Macon audiences

Elliot James, Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Audiences at the Mercer performance laughed out loud, listened attentively and gave a roaring applause at the end of show.

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‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ satisfies fans’ dreams

‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ satisfies fans’ dreams

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer
December 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

“Gilmore Girls” fans were able to return to Stars Hollow when Netflix premiered its four-episode revival of the show on Nov. 25.

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‘Arrival’ captivates with exceptional writing and incredible performances

‘Arrival’ captivates with exceptional writing and incredible performances

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
December 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Unlike other action-based sci-fi movies, “Arrival” captivates without using a series of high-intensity action scenes with advanced technological weapons. Instead, it presents a story that speaks to the mind and to the soul.

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Tears of joy from D.R.A.M.’s “Big Baby D.R.A.M.”

Tears of joy from D.R.A.M.’s “Big Baby D.R.A.M.”

Jabril Edmondson, Contributing Writer
November 23, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The artist behind “Broccoli” and “Cha Cha” has come out with more than two songs. On Oct. 21, Atlantic Records artist Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith, a.k.a. D.R.A.M., released his first studio album entitled “Big Baby D.R.A.M.” His single “Broccoli” has already gone double... Read more »

Little Mix’s “Get Weird” serves up an emotionally charged experience

Little Mix’s “Get Weird” serves up an emotionally charged experience

Ashley Antoine, Staff Writer
November 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Little Mix, made up of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson, was put together in the eighth season of the UK’s “The X Factor,” and the group went on to win the competition. The group now has three albums, “Salute,” “DNA” and “Get Weird,” and is ... Read more »

Humor and heart combine in Rick Riordan’s latest mythological adventure

Humor and heart combine in Rick Riordan’s latest mythological adventure

Elizabeth Tammi, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

In Rick Riordan’s Norse-inspired trilogy “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard,” a homeless Boston teenager saves his city — before promptly dying. But Magnus’s death is only the beginning of his crazy existence as he enters Valhalla, an afterlife designed for selfless warriors. Even if his lif... Read more »

American Horror Story’s latest season shrouded in mystery

American Horror Story’s latest season shrouded in mystery

Katie Atkinson, News Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

“American Horror Story” has arisen from the grave that its former seasons had seemingly buried it in. While predecessors “Freak Show” and “Hotel” ultimately flopped, season 6 so far is a success — even though I’m still not sure about what’s really going on. “American Horror Stor... Read more »

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” introduces new threats in its fourth season

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” introduces new threats in its fourth season

Langston Hughes, Contributing Writer
October 16, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

ABC has brought back Marvel’s hit television series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for its fourth season. The agents are back for another round, facing new dangers and encountering new threats. However, it might be more than what they bargained for. In the previous season, the agents were able to take down an anc... Read more »

Deceptively likable criminals steal hearts in ‘Crooked Kingdom’

Deceptively likable criminals steal hearts in ‘Crooked Kingdom’

Elizabeth Tammi, Contributing Writer
October 16, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

The streets of Ketterdam are plagued by crime and debauchery, and no one knows how to control them better than Kaz Brekker. After Kaz gathers a group of six delinquents off the street, they manage to pull off a harrowing heist, but when the gang is double-crossed at the last instant, they’re for... Read more »

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