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St. Vincent speaks to listeners with her new sound

St. Vincent speaks to listeners with her new sound

Sarah DiZio, Contributor
March 31, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"The pretty mannequin featured on the cover of Actor is gone, now she's extroverted, reigning with sounds that seem drawn from deep space and she's not sorry."

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10 songs for Blarney Blowout

10 songs for Blarney Blowout

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
March 3, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"This song has been heard in every bar, at every Red Sox and Bruins game, and in a little film Martin Scorsese directed called, “The Departed.” If you have not heard of this song, you may be living under a rock."

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Band spotlight: Values

Band spotlight: Values

Alex Lindsay, Writer
March 3, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Being a local band in today’s music world can be tough, but for hardcore metal band “Values,” it's been a mostly positive experience.

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From page to screen: 6 books to look for in the movies

From page to screen: 6 books to look for in the movies

Ally Michitson, Writer
March 3, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"Most movies are books, and most of those books are best-selling novels. This year, a new wave of Young Adult books and novels are coming to the silver screen."

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Ten 90s throwbacks you forgot you loved

Ten 90s throwbacks you forgot you loved

Allyson Michitson, Writer
March 3, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"From “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” to “Men in Black,” Will Smith pretty much ruled the 90s. Known for having "clean" rap songs, Smith’s “Gettin Jiggy Wit It” won the Grammy for Best Rap Solo in Performance in 1999 and people have been getting "jiggy" with it for 16 years and counting."

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Coachella, Bonnaroo, Ultra, “oh my!”: 10 Music festivals you should attend

Coachella, Bonnaroo, Ultra, “oh my!”: 10 Music festivals you should attend

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
March 2, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"Music has an indescribable power: It brings people together. And music festivals do exactly that every year, all over the country."

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Top five Beatles albums of all time

Top five Beatles albums of all time

Nathalie Sczublewski and Christina Gregg
February 17, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"With 14 albums released in the U.S. and over 40 released in the U.K., it's hard to pick and choose which Beatles creations are the best. We've attempted to do so in choosing the top five Beatles albums of all time."

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Artists to check out now

Artists to check out now

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
February 17, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"Hey, AW readers! We’re back with a brand spanking new list of artists for you to listen to."

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Nintendo can’t keep up

Nintendo can’t keep up

Zack Hardy, Writer
February 17, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"Nintendo had touched on an untapped market. However, this new market of “casual” gamers provided new challenges."

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A way to get back home – Why the Beatles were and are everything

A way to get back home – Why the Beatles were and are everything

Christina Gregg, Writer
February 17, 2014
Filed under Current Affairs, Entertainment

"Whether Americans were watching the Beatles in their motion pictures like “A Hard Day’s Night” or singing along to later hits like “Yellow Submarine,” one thing is certain – fans for years to come were going to cherish the Beatles."

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 2014 Inductees

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 2014 Inductees

Alex Lindsay, Writer
February 17, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Whether you see it or not, these artists have already left a major impression on the hearts of all music lovers.

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Holiday episodes of seasons past

Holiday episodes of seasons past

Samantha Gillis, Writer
December 15, 2013
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"This year, take a walk down memory lane and gather everyone round the TV for these top holiday episodes of seasons past."

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