Charlie Puth contributes refreshing presence to pop music in ‘Voicenotes’

By | 2018-05-22T10:28:40+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Home Feature 2, Reviews|

After the smashing success of songs such as Attention and How Long, Charlie Puth has put out his sophomore studio album, Voicenotes. When comparing his previous album, “Nine Track Mind”, this one is much more original and unique. He applies a unique jazz and funk swagger to his music unlike anything currently on the radio.

Broadway Aladdin combines theatrical talent with modern comedy

By | 2018-05-04T09:53:37+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Home Feature 2, Reviews|

Performed live in the New Amsterdam Theater on Broadway in New York City; Disney production Aladdin brought a classic story to life using comedy and extravagant actors. Aladdin the Disney movie was originally made in 1992. The musical has been on Broadway for four years since 2014 in the New Amsterdam Theater. The team who made the play has won over 20 Tony Awards in a collective amount.

Theatre Review: Legally Blonde fails to meet expectations

By | 2018-05-02T09:43:40+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Home Feature 2, Reviews|

The movie version, featuring Reese Witherspoon is a well known and classic movie. Unfortunately CMT’s theatre version pales in comparison. From the costumes to the singing the show was a disappointment, even though there wasn’t much to look forward to after seeing Annie in December.

Local FPU production features familiar voice, acting

By | 2018-05-04T14:32:22+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Reviews|

Guys and Dolls, a beloved musical from the 1950’s was recently performed by Fresno Pacific University's Theater Program along with other actors. The play featured 23 musical numbers all enthralling in their own right. The musical is based off multiple of Damon Runyon’s short stories. Runyon’s stories were mainly focused on the New York Broadway scene and this continues within Guys and Dolls. One of the lead roles was played by FCS alumni and FPU junior Robbie Hill. The musical was directed by Brooke Aiello.

The Phantom of the Opera draws in audience

By | 2018-05-04T14:31:55+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, 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 [...]

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.

Book Review: Refugee

By | 2018-04-04T08:05:53+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Reviews|

Refugee by Alan Gratz poses the story of three teenage kids living in difficult times around the world. They were forced to move away to the safety of a different country because of all the hardship around them. The three stories take place in areas where people were persecuted or threatened and were forced to pick up their stake and escape to a safer environment.

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