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Cinetopia: just another theater

Cinetopia: just another theater

Olivia Baird, Writer

June 18, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

A more expensive ticket does not guarantee a superior movie experience.

Styx, Foreigner concert review

Styx, Foreigner concert review

Zac Johnson, Writer

June 18, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

The Soundtrack of Summer tour made its way through Kansas City on June 8, featuring Styx, Foreigner, and former Eagles member Don Felder. With rock and roll blaring and energy pulsating throughout the crowd, this concert was one for nearly all ages, as the audience was generally around 40-90 years old. The...

Vampire Weekend review

Vampire Weekend review

Zac Johnson, Writer

June 5, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

At 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 2, fans poured into Crossroads, one of the largest outdoor music venues in downtown Kansas City, for the third and final night of Buzz Under the Stars. The lineup consisted of the Cults followed by the headliner band, Vampire Weekend, who won the Grammy for best Alternat...

Curtains open on “Curtains”

Curtains open on “Curtains”

Sidney Hallak, Writer

February 21, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Reviews, Top Stories

The curtains opened to the roar of applause as the BVNW production of "Curtains" premiered tonight in the performing arts center. Featuring a varied cast, the show focused on a murder mystery within a Broadway hopeful show. Detective Frank Cioffi, played by senior Samuel Long, struggled to solve the...

‘Catching Fire’ ignites a spark

‘Catching Fire’ ignites a spark

Laney Breidenthal, Reporter

November 25, 2013


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Reviews

In the second installment of The Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, Jennifer Lawrence and the rest of the cast came back to burn up the big screen. With a new director, Francis Lawrence, and several additions to the cast, the movie obliterated its predecessor. The change in directors proved to ...

At the end of your rope

At the end of your rope

It's Not All Black and White, Meredith Johnson

September 5, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Reviews

Two weeks ago, I was watching the news and was shocked to hear about a murder case out of Oklahoma.  It was utterly disturbing.  Three teenage boys shot a complete stranger in the back, not because of a robbery out of spite or some invidious feud.  There was no motive at all.  The boys were bored;...

Your new favorite song

Your new favorite song

Finding Endorphins and Cara Brashears

September 4, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Reviews

Everyone has that one song. That one song that every time your iPod shuffles to that track, the corners of your mouth can't help but creep upwards. That one song that has 100+ plays and zero skips. That one song that every lyric, every pitch change, every "Oooohh" and every background beat is ingrained...

“The Heist” – Macklemore

LJ Riehl, Writer

December 10, 2012


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, Reviews

Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage name Macklemore snaps into the leader boards with his new album The Heist featuring Ryan Louis. This duo has combined to make an extremely influential new album bringing together dope beats and meaningful lyrics. This album fully encompasses who Macklemore is. I...

Frank Ocean, Channel Orange: Best Album of the Year

Cara Brashears, Writer

November 26, 2012


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, Reviews

Frank Ocean, Channel Orange. Needless to say, I’m obsessed. This R&B lyrical mastermind has created an album from a variety of inspirations—funk, slow-tempo hip-hop, electro, and dubstep-inspired beats are all found within the compilation. You can’t help but tap your fingers or bob your...

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