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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...

Four Lovely Songs for Valentine’s Day

Four Lovely Songs for Valentine’s Day

Sam Stenner, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


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"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...

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...

Best Albums of 2016

Best Albums of 2016

Sam Stenner and Jake Pretrillo

January 25, 2017


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2016 proved a strong year for music. In no particular order, here are some of the best: Coloring Book Chance the Rapper follows up his previous mixtapes with his first mainstream release, Coloring Book, making a politically and socially charged album, while also creating immense waves in the music...

Serenading Senior Citizens

Serenading Senior Citizens

Hannah Walker, Staff Writer

December 13, 2016


Filed under Performing Arts

On Saturday, December 9, 2016, Tri M Music Honor Society visited two area senior adult facilities, Chesterfield Heights and Spring Arbor and sang Christmas carols. The students enjoyed interacting with the residents and spreading holiday joy. The residents appreciated the entertainment, and some even sang along. ...

Cozy Tapes Volume 1 Review

Cozy Tapes Volume 1 Review

Sam Stenner, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016


Filed under Performing Arts

New York-based hip hop collective, A$AP Mob formed in 2006. The collective began with only A$AP Yams, A$AP Bari, and A$AP Illz. Later, A$AP Mob continued to build, with many notable additions, including: A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, DA$H, and Playboi Carti. A$AP Mob released its ...

More Than Just Strings and Bows

More Than Just Strings and Bows

Merrill Livingston, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016


Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

On October 21 and 22, 2016, Midlothian orchestra students, including: Sujeet Alwin, Liza Hopper, Jinwoo Kim, Daniel Choe, Jacob Cantor, Clay Webb, Olivia Eggleston, Merrill Livingston, and Sydney Vannostrand, ventured to Cosby High School to participate in All County Orchestra. At this event, orchestra st...

A Party for Palette

A Party for Palette

Ashley Manheim, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under Clubs and Activities

On October 5, 2016, the scent of freshly cooked food filled the air, as Interact Club and Rotary Club members helped kick off the Midlothian Food Festival. Amiable patrons smiled from ear to ear as they mingled and made new friends. Tickets cost $35, which included food, drinks, and entertainment. Whil...

The Holiday Grooves

The Holiday Grooves

Bobby Stout, Staff Writer

December 18, 2015


Filed under A & E

On December 10th, Midlothian High School had something to beam about, apart from cute Christmas sweaters and contagious holiday spirit: the Winter Music Assembly.  The concert overflowed with holiday spirit, delivering beautiful renditions of holiday songs through both vocal performances and instrume...

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