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Oh, what a night! Jersey Boys meets high expectations

Oh, what a night! Jersey Boys meets high expectations

Adriana Guidi, Perspectives Editor
October 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

“You’re just too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off of you,” are lyrics from Frankie Valli’s song, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” as well as words to describe how I felt while watching the performance of “Jersey Boys.” “Jersey Boys,” which is currently on a national tour, came t...

Benner’s B-Sides: ‘My Woman’ showcases indie-rock goddess Angel Olsen

Benner’s B-Sides: ‘My Woman’ showcases indie-rock goddess Angel Olsen

Edward Benner, News Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under Columns, Entertainment

Angel Olsen lives up to her first name on her latest record, “My Woman,” as she sings of love and heartbreak with an almost divine delivery. Olsen soars, croons, belts, and serenades listeners across the folk and indie-rock-influenced album. The album blends sixties pop music styles with elements ...

Highly anticipated Frank Ocean album drops after four years

Highly anticipated Frank Ocean album drops after four years

Edward Benner, News Editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Since his 2012 release of his debut “Channel Orange,” Frank Ocean has become synonymous with mystery, excess, and pure genius.  The now 28-year-old R&B singer is thought to be one of the most talented and prolific songwriters of the 21st  century.   Ocean conveyed great promise with his debut ...

Best albums of 2016 (so far)

Best albums of 2016 (so far)

Edward Benner, News Editor
September 19, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Pairings Bistro fashions food into art

Pairings Bistro fashions food into art

Alyssa Kraus, Reporter
June 6, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Soft blues music drifts through the front door, welcoming me with its jazzy tone into Pairings Bistro, a small restaurant in Bel Air that serves American food with Mediterranean influences. A rush of warm air fans my face as my eyes adjust to the candle-lit room. To my left, the walls are decorated from the...

Where should you chill?

Where should you chill?

Taylor Bynion, Reporter
June 3, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

When I visited Yogurt Mountain in Forest Hill, I had high expectations because the yogurt shop was recommended to me by a friend. As I walked in the door, I was greeted by a young worker eating his dinner at one of the shop’s tables. This was the first of many strange things that my Yogurt Mountain expe...

Movie of the Month: “The Darkness” falls short of expectations

Movie of the Month: “The Darkness” falls short of expectations

Daniel Robinson, Copy Editor
May 27, 2016
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

This week I spent 13 dollars. Actually, I shouldn’t say that, that’s too nice. What I meant was, I wasted 13 dollars this weekend on the worst horror movie I’ve ever seen, “The Darkness.” “The Darkness” came out on Friday, May 13. When I first found out that this movie was coming out on ...

Theatre Department announces plays for the upcoming year

Theatre Department announces plays for the upcoming year

Caroline Cooney, In-Focus Editor
May 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, In the Community

On May 20, the JC Theatre Department held their annual theater awards where they honored those in both productions this year and announced the plays for the following year. The fall musical will be “Mary Poppins” and the spring musical will be “Shrek the Musical.” Students involved with the Theatre Department, ...

Album Review: “Post Pop Depression”

Album Review: “Post Pop Depression”

Edward Benner
May 17, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

The music industry is in a much different place today than it was in 1973 when Iggy Pop burst onto the scene with his first solo record “Raw Power.” This debut album shocked the world with its ferocity and in-your-face rock and roll that elevated Iggy Pop to a cultural symbol. Iggy Pop molded an ...

The Next Bite: Ouzo Bay – Opa!

The Next Bite: Ouzo Bay – Opa!

Pia Scotto, Community Editor
May 13, 2016
Filed under Columns, Entertainment, The Next Bite

When walking through the streets of Baltimore on a beautiful night, keep walking until you hit the corner where the restaurant Ouzo Bay is located. You won’t be able to miss its nightlife and bright blue lights shining through the walls, pulling you in to check it out. Ouzo Bay is not only beautiful on the outsi...

Theatre department wins Baltimore Theatre Awards

Theatre department wins Baltimore Theatre Awards

Azanae Barrow, Community Editor
May 11, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, In the Community

On May 1, the JC theatre department received five awards from the Baltimore Theatre Awards in four categories. Junior Zach Miller won an award for Best Actor for his performance as Gomez Addams, while freshman Rachel Miller and senior Victoria Caldwell tied for Best Supporting Actress. “The Addams Family...

Artist Spotlight: Kothenbeutel shares passion for art

Artist Spotlight: Kothenbeutel shares passion for art

Adriana Guidi, Entertainment Editor
May 10, 2016
Filed under Artist Profile, Entertainment

“When I sometimes am in a different and unique place, I see something cool, and it inspires me to want to try to create what I see into art,” sophomore Ashlee Kothenbeutel said. Kothenbeutel has been pursuing art ever since she was ten years old. “It has always been a way to get my emotions o...

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