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Musically Inclined

Musically Inclined

Jake Petrillo and Mr. Gordon Rawls
February 27, 2017
Filed under Performing Arts

Congratulations to bassoonist Matthew Tignor, trombonist Paul Covert, and clarinetist Ketki Morabkar for outstanding showings at the All-Virginia Band and Orchestra auditions on Saturday.  The chance to try out is an accomplishment in itself. All three scored very well, and Tignor, selected to the...

Midlo Chorus Grabs Victory in Georgia

Midlo Chorus Grabs Victory in Georgia

Dreya Fernandes, Staff Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

On Saturday, February 25, in Augusta, Georgia, Lakeside High School hosted the Georgia Vocal Invitational show choir competition. Just for Show and City Lights both traveled to Georgia on Friday afternoon to arrive early enough for a full night's sleep. The competition started early on Saturday morning ...

A Night of Stunning Stars

A Night of Stunning Stars

Merrill Livingston, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under A & E

On the evening of Friday, February 17, 2017, Midlo's choral groups took the stage for the annual Night of Stars. City Lights, Rhythmic Drive, Pitch Perfect, and Just For Show, accompanied by Show Choir Band, showcased their competition performances. The auditorium, filled with ecstatic students and ...

Will You Hear the People Sing?

Will You Hear the People Sing?

Emily Peachee, Managing Editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under Performing Arts

Congratulations to the new cast of Midlothian's spring prodcution of Les Miserables! Principal Characters: Jean Valjean……………………………………………………………………….……Garrett Redden Gavroche………………………………………………………………....………………Emily Peachee Cosette…………………………………………...

Jazz for the Modern Era

Jazz for the Modern Era

Sam Stenner, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under A & E

Members of the modern jazz group BADBADNOTGOOD rose from humble beginnings performing in their college classroom to the currently standing at the forefront of modern jazz music. Their mission statement: make new jazz for the modern listener, stripping away the stigma of cosmopolitanism in modern ja...

Keys to Fine Art

Keys to Fine Art

Ellen Tucker and Sam Stenner
February 21, 2017
Filed under Visual Arts

Congratulations to the following students who received Fine Arts Scholastic Key Awards. A number of students will have their work up for the Chesterfield County Public Schools ceremony at the Hull Street Technical Center on March 25th. The students who received Gold Key recognition will move on to compe...

A Journey to the Wild West

A Journey to the Wild West

Emily Peachee, Managing Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under Performing Arts

On February 9, 2017,  Midlothian’s Theater Department put on the winter production of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, co-directed by Mrs. Katherine Baugher and Emily Peachee. This production tells the story of tenderfoot Ransome Foster, powerfully portrayed by Sean Dudley, beaten and left for dead b...

Four Lovely Songs for Valentine’s Day

Four Lovely Songs for Valentine’s Day

Sam Stenner, Staff Writer
February 13, 2017
Filed under A & E

"Dream a Little Dream of Me" -Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong An absolutely beautiful song, “Dream a Little Dream of Me” by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald screams affection. It opens with a blaring horn, easily associated with this elegant song and is later accompanied by Fitzgerald...

Making Beautiful Music

Making Beautiful Music

Ellen Tucker, Staff Writer
February 13, 2017
Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

Congratulations to Andrea Taylor and John El-Jor, who auditioned and were selected to attend All-State Chorus.  Gabe Fenyes was also selected as a first alternate.   According to the three, the audition process was moderately lengthy. To begin, they entered a room that had two judges, both hidden b...

The Future of Goth Music

The Future of Goth Music

Sam Stenner, Writer
February 13, 2017
Filed under A & E

On June 15, 1979, Goth band, Joy Division, released its debut album, Unknown Pleasures. Since then, this album tore every listener’s heart out, either leaving them sad or causing them to identify with the tortured croons of despair and darkness.  The rush of emotionally charged cries for help have bec...

Midlo Theatre Presents: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Midlo Theatre Presents: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Michael DeMatteo
February 6, 2017
Filed under Performing Arts

Come see The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: February 9-11, Midlo Theatre!

Touring “One School At a Time”

Touring “One School At a Time”

Emily Peachee, Managing Editor
February 6, 2017
Filed under Performing Arts

Based on a true story, the student-organized play, 21 Chump Street, made its touring debut at Midlothian High School and Tomahawk Creek Middle School on January 26th and 27th. On the night of the 27th, the cast performed the play during Midlothian High School’s annual Theatre Night. During the school d...

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