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2017 Marching Band Home Show Dazzles Audience

2017 Marching Band Home Show Dazzles Audience

The 19th annual Scotch-Plains Fanwood marching band home show, held on Saturday, Sept 16th on Tyson Field, was a night filled with great energy and music. Ten marching bands from around New Jersey, including John P. Stevens and Westfield High School, competed for titles in their division. The event was also a fundraiser for the

This week’s spotlight worthy: Indie music

written by Gwen Paulovits Feist – Pleasure – 8/10:        Feist opens her new album Pleasure with a forceful bluesy title track that defines her as not the girly pop persona created in her earlier music videos (namely her earlier track 1234). Feist creates a sensual aura that likely is to be continued throughout her album,

Drake’s “More Life” brings some fans disappointment

On March 18th Drake released his 11th studio album, More Life. About a week after its release, many haven’t received the album well, calling him “soft.” Songs like ‘Passionfruit’ and ‘Blem.’ contribute to the overall Caribbean/reggae feel of the album. While some appreciate Drake’s venture into a new genre, many aren’t liking Drake’s new change

Kanye West Disappoints Fans After Mental Breakdown

After a series of mental episodes concerning his fans and peers, Kanye West checked himself into a hospital on Nov. 21, 2016. West began by ending a show early in Sacramento, California on Nov. 19 2016, after singing three songs and going on a half hour rant about Beyonce and Jay-Z, Hillary Clinton, and race

“Joanne” Shows Off Gaga’s Boundless Talent

   Lady Gaga released her fifth studio album, “Joanne,” after a two-year wait since “Cheek to Cheek,” her collaborative jazz album featuring Tony Bennett, was released. Gaga showcases strong vocals and even stronger lyrics as she describes the story of an imperfect love story.    Throughout her history as an artist, Gaga has experimented with

“Starboy” dominates the charts during its first week debut

On November 25, 2016, The Weeknd released his new upbeat album titled Starboy, which holds the namesake of the hit single that has taken over radio waves across US. The album was shortly released after the Weeknd’s  hit single, “Starboy”, was released on  September 22, 2016. This energetic pop hit featured  the techno group, Daft

‘ANTi’-cipation: Rihanna’s new album does not disappoint

Gifs are from giphy.com and belong to their respective owners. I had the opportunity to listen to the ‘island gal’s’ long anticipated album, ‘ANTi’, previously called ‘R8’. This album is Rihanna’s eighth studio album and first album with Jay-Z’s record label, Roc Nation, after she switched from Island Def Jam, (now called Def Jam) in

A special night with All Time Low

photo by Haley Nakonechny For New Jersey All Time Low fans, November 22 was definitely a special night.     Despite the dreadful weather, by 5 o’clock the line of fans eagerly awaiting entry already started to wrap around the parking lot; and by the time the doors opened two hours later, that line almost

Swift shakes off country roots, moves to pop with new album “1989”

By Hannah Simon  Taylor Swift has effortlessly strutted through music genres from country, to country pop, and has finally landed in strictly pop music in the recently released album “1989.”    Swift’s debut album, “Taylor Swift,” featuring the songs “Teardrops On My Guitar” and “Tim McGraw,” was released in 2006 by Big Machine Records when

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