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Huron Players Perform “Fantastick” Show

Huron Players Perform “Fantastick” Show

Ava Esmael
February 17
Filed under A & E

Huron High School’s New Theatre was transported to a new world as the live orchestra played enchanting music for the Huron Players winter musical “The Fantasticks”, with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. The student-run theatre group displayed their musical talents for this unconv...

EMU Students Perform ‘The Vagina Monologues’

EMU Students Perform ‘The Vagina Monologues’

Paige Duff
February 14
Filed under A & E, CATEGORY FRONT PAGE

The house lights dimmed. Voices in the audience hushed to whispers, then fell silent. An excited air filled the theater as a woman in a blazer and a purple t-shirt took to the stage. Why all the fuss? It was 8:00 p.m. at the EMU Student Center on a Friday night, and The Vagina Monologues was about to beg...

Pokey LaFarge and Jack Grelle Light Up The Ark

Pokey LaFarge and Jack Grelle Light Up The Ark

Isaac McKenna
February 13
Filed under A & E, MUSIC

The crowd chattered in the warmly lit environment of the sold out Ark on Feb. 2. The diverse crowd awaited a show by two young roots musicians; Pokey LaFarge was the main entertainer, and would bring his signature mix of roots styles to the stage after an opening performance by country musician Jack Gr...

Red Hot Chili Peppers “The Getaway” Tour Review

Red Hot Chili Peppers “The Getaway” Tour Review

Alex Hughes
February 8
Filed under A & E, MUSIC, UNCATEGORIZED

The mood was light on Thursday Feb. 2 as friends and families waited patiently for the Red Hot Chili Peppers to take the stage at Joe Louis Arena. Thousands of fans sat around telling war stories of past shows and arguing about whether “Blood Sugar Sex Majik” was a better album than “Californi...

Bright Colors, Blaring Jazz and the White Boy that “Saves Jazz”

Bright Colors, Blaring Jazz and the White Boy that “Saves Jazz”

Mira Simonton-Chao
February 1
Filed under A & E, MOVIE REVIEWS

Smooth jazz, hypnotically annoying ‘80s music and something comparable only to Vulfpeck fills your ears. A blur of swirling color and dancers fly out from all edges of the the screen. The booming music is so loud you can feel every word like an earthquake. Suddenly you’re absorbed into a story of love, ...

Community High’s Digital Photography Show

Community High’s Digital Photography Show

Caitlin Mahoney, Arts editor
January 23
Filed under A & E, ART, STUDENT ARTS

The Community High School photo show at Sweetwaters coffee shop in Kerrytown features an eclectic display of student photography. Photographs range from nature pieces to cityscapes, and captured by iPhones to Nikons. Around 30 photographs are on display around the coffee shop and are also availab...

Shades of Yale University A Capella Group Performs at the Neutral Zone

Shades of Yale University A Capella Group Performs at the Neutral Zone

Gina Liu
January 18
Filed under A & E, MULTIMEDIA, MUSIC

As Yale University freshman Cami Arboles crooned an astonishing high note in a rendition of Etta James’s ‘At Last,’ thunder rumbled from above, as if on cue. Arboles was one of 18 members, which also included CHS alumnus Isaac Scobey-Thal, of the acapella group Shades, that performed at the Neutral Z...

Colson Whitehead Reads His New Book ‘The Underground Railroad’

Colson Whitehead Reads His New Book ‘The Underground Railroad’

Kate Burns
January 18
Filed under A & E, BOOKS

Standing in a grey jacket with a dark blue turtleneck under the 13 chandeliers of Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Colson Whitehead reads and speaks about his new book ‘The Underground Railroad’. This Oprah Book Club novel is about what most of us first think when we hear about the underground railroad ...

“La La Land” Review

“La La Land” Review

Nicole Coveyou
January 13
Filed under A & E

One by one, people made their way to the ticket booth under the shining Michigan Theater sign, each ordering a ticket for the 7:15 p.m. showing of “La La Land,” a popular new romantic musical comedy film released on Dec. 9, 2016 in theaters. “La La Land” has already won six Golden Globes and seven...

Mover Shaker

Mover Shaker

Alex Hughes
January 9
Filed under A & E, MUSIC

In the midst of a recent boom in guitar driven music, one local band has stood out to me in particular. I saw this band play a show in the spring of 2016 and was blown away by their performance. That band is Detroit’s very own Mover Shaker. Formed in February 2014, the group consists of vocalist and guitarists Jack Parsons and Gabriel M...

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