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It’s a Hamilton Christmas

It’s a Hamilton Christmas

Madisyn Siebert, Associate Arts Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

Powell Hall kicked off their Christmas celebrations Sunday evening with a 90-minute set from Leslie Odom Jr., who is most famously known for his role in the smash hit “Hamilton,” as the original Aaron Burr. He was backed by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kevin McBeth. From the moment you ...

Young the Giant Hits Home with Audience, Produces More Mature Album

Young the Giant Hits Home with Audience, Produces More Mature Album

Chandana Kamaraj, Arts Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, Young the Giant returned to St. Louis for the fourth time since their “Home of the Strange” tour. After performing at the Pageant during the fall of 2016, they returned in the spring to Hollywood Ampitheater. They were also WashU’s WILD free concert in October. Young the Giant...

Duo in HoHo Show Share Love for St. Louis

Duo in HoHo Show Share Love for St. Louis

Madisyn Siebert, Associate Arts Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

The Point continued their string of HoHo Shows at The Pageant with the duo of lovelytheband and Bastille Thursday, Nov. 29. The combination of the two bands was something that I would never have put together first, but the two performances ended up being a perfect pair. The sold-out show was packe...

ACL is More Than Just a Music Festival

ACL is More Than Just a Music Festival

Madisyn Siebert, Associate Arts Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under ACL, Arts, Concert Reviews

Austin City Limits has made its way onto the list of one of the world’s most well-known music festivals. Since its founding in 2002, the three-day music festival is in the heart of Zilker Park in downtown Austin—the live music capital of the world. The headliners this year included Odesza, Pa...

A Preview of SLU’s “The Crucible”

A Preview of SLU’s “The Crucible”

Molly Jackson, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Plays

The second show of Saint Louis University’s Theater Season opens on Thursday, and runs through Dec. 2. “The Crucible” is a play based on the mass hysteria caused by the Salem witch trials. Written in 1952 by Arthur Miller, this show was also inspired by McCarthyism and the accusations or “witch...

Starwolf Shines at Blueberry Hill

Starwolf Shines at Blueberry Hill

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

Laden with undertones from songs of the 1980s, Starwolf’s music successfully works indie with synth pop. The St. Louis band released its debut EP “Ti Amo, Stargazer” on Nov. 9, which features six songs – its cover song “Ti Amo, Stargazer,” “Take It All,” “Guilty Pleasure,” “Heart...

The message of ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ clicks

The message of ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ clicks

Chandana Kamaraj, Arts Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies

“Ralph Breaks the Internet,” the long-awaited sequel to Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” crashed into theatres on Nov. 21. Hype for the film built through teaser trailers, primarily featuring familiar interfaces like iPad apps, social media sites, and of course, Disney princesses. “Ralph Breaks...

Fantastic Beasts Roars In Theaters

Fantastic Beasts Roars In Theaters

Chandana Kamaraj, Arts Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies

After much laid out background information in the first Fantastic Beasts, the director David Yates comes back with “Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald,” written by J.K. Rowling. The sequel includes much-needed substance delving into the lives of the Dumbledores, many of whom we soon learn about...

A Conversation With Chris Rhein: Chandana Kamaraj

A Conversation With Chris Rhein: Chandana Kamaraj

Chandana Kamaraj, Associate Arts Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts

A Conversation with Sean Anders

A Conversation with Sean Anders

Tara Tabibi, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018


Filed under Arts

Kids are inarguably more expensive and require more emotional labor than animals, but they are certainly no less deserving of love and care.  Although a number of movies depict adoption from the perspective of tragedy and drama (Lorraine Levy’s critically acclaimed “The Other Son” is the firs...

Julien Baker’s New EP is Pure Genius

Julien Baker’s New EP is Pure Genius

Tom Bergan, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018


Filed under Arts

When people first hear Julien Baker’s music, they often marvel at the contrast that she is able to create within one song. Within moments, Baker can manipulate her voice from a whisper to a roar, crescendoing with the ease of an orchestra, so the awe is understandable. What is not fully known to the ...

The Sun Reappears with Khalid’s New EP

The Sun Reappears with Khalid’s New EP

Lani Frost, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Arts

This singer-songwriter, at the young age of 20, is a rising star in the American music industry and does not fail to show off his vocal and writing talent in this mini-album. With a total of seven songs—with some unconventional ones a typical listener would think of—this EP is a good addition to Khalid’s d...

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