Category: Arts & Entertainment

2018 brings quality music in this year’s best albums

2018 brings quality music in this year’s best albums

By Ryan Reichard, reporter. 2018 has been a rather conflicting year for music. There have been impressive highs, returns and debuts in addition to new lows, disappointing debuts and a lack of innovation across certain genres. In terms of impressive peaks and innovation, I have compiled a list of the best albums of 2018. 1. “A Star Is Born Soundtrack”- […]

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Bay City Players brings “Carol of the Birds” to the stage

Bay City Players brings “Carol of the Birds” to the stage

By Zach Parfeniuk, reporter. For those looking to sit down and immerse themselves in the feeling of giving and selflessness that we associate with the Christmas season, Bay City Players’ adaptation of “Carol of the Birds” might be just the treat to warm your heart. Leeds Bird, director and honorary president of Bay City Players, has more than 30 years […]

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“Let It Snow” lights up Delta College Planetarium

“Let It Snow” lights up Delta College Planetarium

By Ryan Reichard, reporter. The Delta College Planetarium recently began a seasonal show for this holiday season entitled “Let It Snow.” The show itself is said to be filled with wonder and the holiday spirit bringing the wonder of the holidays indoors and away from the cold. However, is “Let It Snow” going to light up your holiday or does […]

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Grammys could diversify in this year’s potential nominations

Grammys could diversify in this year’s potential nominations

By Ryan Reichard, staff reporter. While music’s biggest night is still months away, the nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards will be announced Wednesday, Dec. 5. In the major categories, there is sure to be some diversity and some surprise nominations now that the four main categories (Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year and […]

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Note-worthy: Rita Ora finds rebirth on “Phoenix”

Note-worthy: Rita Ora finds rebirth on “Phoenix”

By Ryan Reichard, reporter. Throughout her brief career, Rita Ora has experienced several professional highs and lows. From her huge commercial success across seas on her first album to a tumultuous legal battle with rapper Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, the singer has promised her second album for years now. In the time between albums, Ora has released several singles that have […]

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Movie review: Classic disgraced, left with a Grinch-y attitude

Movie review: Classic disgraced, left with a Grinch-y attitude

By Maddison Godi, reporter This holiday season, Illumination Entertainment remade “The Grinch.” After seeing the film, it was obvious that movie makers should leave the classics alone and focus on being original. The first mistake was changing the storyline behind Cindy Lou Who by making her a fan of Christmas instead of her expected yuletide doubts. The story’s plot revolved […]

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Dire Straits frontman returns with new solo release

Dire Straits frontman returns with new solo release

By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. Perhaps most well known as the frontman and lead guitarist of Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler has gone down in history as one of the most prolific musicians and songwriters in the music industry. During the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, he led Dire Straits to worldwide success, from the band’s 1978 self-titled debut (and […]

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Note-worthy: Ariana Grande just keeps “breathin’”

Note-worthy: Ariana Grande just keeps “breathin’”

By Ryan Reichard, reporter. From her TV debut on Nickelodeon’s “Victorious,” Ariana Grande has forged herself a place as one of the most successful and well-respected singers of her generation. Throughout her career, Grande has earned numerous accolades, including Grammy nominations, American Music Awards and, most recently, Billboard’s 2018 Woman of the Year. Grande’s start into superstardom was thanks to […]

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McAlear-Sawden students find the yellow brick road

McAlear-Sawden students find the yellow brick road

By Ryan Reichard, reporter. UNIVERSITY CENTER — On Friday, Nov. 9, students from McAlear-Sawden Elementary School joined Delta College students and community members in a new rendition of the Hollywood classic “The Wizard of Oz.” Director Beth Heyert decided on the iconic film for a couple different reasons. “First, the show is well known,” says Heyart. “The other reason we […]

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Saginaw’s 12th annual film festival entertains, but shows room for improvement

Saginaw’s 12th annual film festival entertains, but shows room for improvement

By Maddison Godi, reporter. From Nov. 8 to Nov. 11, Saginaw hosted the 12th annual Riverside Saginaw Film Festival. The festival was created to bring foreign films to Saginaw and to visitors from surrounding counties. I felt that it fell short of the mark this year, however. The films may seem cheap, but at $6 per show, it adds up […]

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