Arts & Entertainment

The Phantom of the Opera draws in audience

By | 2018-04-16T10:33:20+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Home Feature 2, Reviews|

Phantom of the Opera recently celebrated its 30 year anniversary, making it the longest running show on Broadway ever. The show is based on the horror novel by French author Gaston Leroux, and has then since been adapted into several films.

Thirty Seconds to Mars releases ‘America’

By | 2018-04-17T13:53:02+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews|

After a five year period of silence, Alternative rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars recently released their fifth studio album, America. I had never listened to the band prior to the album and I was shocked to see it was led by Jared Leto, who I recognized from "Suicide Squad" when he played The Joker. He also starred in movies such as "Dallas Buyers Club", and Blade Runner 2049.

Fortnite offers free, cross-platform gaming

By | 2018-04-17T10:57:54+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Feature Podcast, Reviews|

Popular game dominates the Battle Royale genre Fortnite allows you to play with up to four friends for free in a Battle Royale style match with players from around the world. In an era of increasing technological integration, virtual pastimes have become more popular. One of the most recent popular video [...]

Feature Art No. 13 – La Lacertilia

By | 2018-04-10T14:51:34+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Feature Art|

Description: This piece was created with of colored pencils, water color pencils, and watercolor paint within the five sections of the circle. Palacios specifically chose specific colors to give it a warm and vibrant feeling when looking at it. I was required to choose a reptile and so I decided to choose a bearded dragon after the one I own named Lazarus. 

Feature Art No. 11 – Gamble House

By | 2018-04-04T11:13:12+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Feature Art|

Description:  This piece of art displays the anomaly of architecture in the form of fine art. The Gamble House, tucked away in a historic neighborhood of Pasadena, California, is commonly described as America's Arts and Crafts masterpiece. Savage visited Pasadena as a child and witnessed and walk the grounds of the Gamble House. The home was designed and built by Greene and Greene architects in 1908-1909 for David B. Gamble and his family.

The Avett Brothers perform with passion

By | 2018-04-17T10:56:35+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Opinions, Reviews|

The Avett Brothers are a folk rock band based out North Carolina consisting of brothers Scott Avett (lead vocals, banjo, guitar, piano) and Seth Avett (lead vocals, guitar, piano), as well as bassist Bob Crawford and cellist Joe Kwon. Drummer Mike March and Violinist Tania Elizabeth are touring members of the band.

Hello, Dolly! shatters expectations with star-studded cast

By | 2018-04-17T10:52:01+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Opinions, Reviews|

After a day full of touring, The Feather staff entered the Sam S. Shubert Theatre dressed in their best formal attire they had brought to New York City, March 13. Students and chaperons found their seats and flipped through their playbills, noting cast members who they had seen in other plays or films. After seeing Wicked two days earlier, the group now prepared to watch the classic Broadway play, Hello, Dolly! Hello, Dolly! was first produced by David Merrick in 1964 and has since become a show beloved by many across the nation. The story is based off the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder and the music and lyrics are by Jerry Herman.

A Wrinkle in Time empowers young people, encourages imagination

By | 2018-04-14T14:12:17+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Reviews|

The movie adaption of the classic novel A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'engle proves to be an empowering and accurate depiction. Directed by Ava DuVarnay, the movie drives home the importance of embracing faults and encourages diversity.

Wicked cast entertains as lead characters shine

By | 2018-03-19T14:51:57+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Theatre|

Sleep-deprived eyes perked up as the lights dimmed down and the orchestra began performing at Gershwin Theatre in New York City, March. 11. Feather staff members, advisers and chaperones arrived at Broadway for the first main activity of the week, Wicked, before preparing for the CSPA’s 94th annual Spring Scholastic Convention. Wicked is a Broadway Musical by Stephen Schwartz and is based on the 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire. The play itself is an alternate telling of the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz, and the 1900 novel by L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, however the play includes several references to both.

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