Post Tagged with: "Arts and Entertainment"

The Wonder Years are in their best years

The Wonder Years are in their best years

By Jack Rechsteiner, managing editor. When I first stumbled across The Wonder Years as they were putting out their debut album on No Sleep Records in 2008, I had no idea it would start a 10-year love affair with their music. Since then, my relationship with The Wonder Years music has had its “Upsides” (sorry, I couldn’t stop myself) and downsides, […]

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Memes are the art movement of this generation – This is Art

Memes are the art movement of this generation – This is Art

By Jack Rechsteiner, managing editor. What is going to be the great art movement that defines the beginning of the 21st century? I think that we’re living through it right now, and it is memes. Memes have been around for a while now. If you look at the how memes have evolved ever since internet culture took off in the early […]

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Delta AFA students honored at art exhibition

Delta AFA students honored at art exhibition

By Michael Piwowarski, photojournalist. SAGINAW – From a teapot that looks like a fox to items made out of felted soap, from oil on canvas to graphite on paper, people enjoyed a wide variety of art on display at the 2018 Student Art Exhibition and Awards show. Hosted by the Saginaw Warehouse Artist Guild – at its studio located at 1840 […]

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Cardi B: ‘Invasion of Privacy’ or Invasion to the mainstream?

Cardi B: ‘Invasion of Privacy’ or Invasion to the mainstream?

By Ryan Reichard, arts and entertainment editor. Cardi B burst into the mainstream last summer with her bonafide hit, “Bodak Yellow,” leaving everyone emphatically rapping along. And, as they say, a star was born. “Bodak Yellow” was a huge commercial success, topping the Billboard 100 for 3 weeks, becoming the longest running song by a solo female MC. It seemed she […]

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Five music festivals to f––– with this summer

Five music festivals to f––– with this summer

By Haley Gray, reporter. Music festivals are a great way to go out, meet new people and enjoy yourself with like-minded individuals, jamming out to whatever you believe kicks ass. Here’s a list of some of the best festivals coming to the mitten state this summer:     Faster Horses   Now this one is a classic in Michigan culture – […]

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ provides smiles, sniffles to viewers

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ provides smiles, sniffles to viewers

By Joe Thornton, reporter. “You will be found.” Within the first two songs, it was evident that both the message and melodies of Broadway show “Dear Evan Hansen” would force me on a path of self-discovery. The musical shines a spotlight on a socially awkward high school teenager, Evan Hansen, who feels unnoticed and unimportant. Conflict soon arises internally and externally […]

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This Is Art – Accountability in the art and music scene

This Is Art – Accountability in the art and music scene

By Jack Rechsteiner, managing editor. Lately there has been a lot of talk in the media and among people about calling out others for unacceptable behavior and keeping abusers out of spaces that should be safe, especially spaces involved with art, music, film and general expression. There seems to be a unanimous consensus that this is a healthy and progressive step […]

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It feels good to be king

It feels good to be king

By Jack Rechsteiner, managing editor. “Black Panther” is the best superhero movie I have seen in a long time. I know that’s a pretty big claim to make. Marvel Studios has become known over the past few years for putting out movies that are nothing short of excellent. Starting with “Iron Man,” one of the movies that launched the superhero cinema […]

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This Is Art: Open to experimenting

This Is Art: Open to experimenting

By Jack Rechsteiner, managing editor. Experimental is defined as “involving a radically new and innovative style.” Experimental art pushes boundaries, breaks them and redefines what we can think of as art. “Experimental art is the highest form of art. I get this high off humanity when I see people going into these places who have never been explored before. It’s like […]

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Midland play is anything but normal

Midland play is anything but normal

By Jack Rechsteiner, managing editor. Local theater troupe, Passion Theatre, brought a Pulitzer Prize–winning play to Midland and gave a performance that showed exactly why “Next to Normal” deserved the award. “‘Next to Normal’ has been our dream show for this group since I was 16. We finally decided to go through with it, and it has been the most difficult, […]

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