No Skip Discography? An Arctic Monkey for every occasion

By Savannah Higley Before the commercial success of their album AM in the mid-2010s, Arctic Monkeys was fairly well known in the alternative music scene. Their popularity exploded with the release of their song Do I Wanna Know? The album was a smash hit, but Arctic Monkeys has always been good. These Sheffield boys have been rocking since 2002. Their albums all have somewhat different … Continue reading No Skip Discography? An Arctic Monkey for every occasion

Dayton Philharmonic returns to its PhilharMonster

By Leanne Beane The Dayton Performing Art Alliance has several performances planned for their 2021-2022 season, including their annual “PhilharMonster: It’s Alive!!” concert. The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will perform “PhilharMonster: It’s Alive!!” in the Schuster Center on October 17, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Individual tickets are $26 and season tickets range from $64 to $96. The show is conducted by Maestro Neal Gittleman and narrated … Continue reading Dayton Philharmonic returns to its PhilharMonster

Art classes enjoy Funky Figures

By Abbie Stokes Bellbrook’s Art 3 and 4 classes are working though a current project of Funky Figures, an exercise in figure drawing and creative expression. Here are a few statements from the Art 3 and 4 students: Staci Z, Senior, Art 4: “It’s very cool and being able to work with Art 3 students is great because it generates more ideas; partnership is also important … Continue reading Art classes enjoy Funky Figures

Books to fall in love with this autumn

by Paige Bourquin Picture this. The air has just turned cold and the leaves are falling. You are curled up in a warm blanket with the fire roaring. There’s light piano music playing in the background as you hum along to the tune. You take a sip of either your hot pumpkin spice coffee, your rich hot chocolate, or your crisp apple cider as you … Continue reading Books to fall in love with this autumn

40 years ago today: Depeche Mode

By Savannah Higley October 5, 1981. Exactly 41 years ago. Rising New Wave band Depeche Mode releases their debut album “Speak & Spell.”  This is the first step in their rich history. Speak & Spell sets itself apart from their other albums with a different sound and style thanks to their writer Vince Clarke. Clarke quickly departed the band after the release of this album, … Continue reading 40 years ago today: Depeche Mode

Drake and Kanye conflict continues

by Rayne McKinney Since 2009, rappers Drake and Kanye West have been feuding over their careers. From multiple shots and disses towards each other in more than one song, group chat controversies, sneak disses, and tweets back and forth, the artists have shown ignorance and childish behavior. However, Kanye was a major role model for Drake and even a mentor in his early career. Drake … Continue reading Drake and Kanye conflict continues

Get ready for Songs in Blue with the Bellbrook Marching Eagles

By Leanne Beane If you enjoy any of these musical selections, consider looking into the Bellbrook Marching Eagles 2021 show “Out of the Blue” which contains all four of these pieces, including a few of the famed solos. Rhapsody In Blue by George Gershwin “Rhapsody In Blue” by George Gershwin is an orchestral piece written in 1924 for Paul Whiteman’s “An Experiment in Modern Music” … Continue reading Get ready for Songs in Blue with the Bellbrook Marching Eagles

Top 5 strangest MET Gala looks

By Abbie Stokes According to Wikipedia, “The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit.” This year’s Gala was Monday, September 13 … Continue reading Top 5 strangest MET Gala looks

Tokyo Fashion Week 2022: a retrospective

by Abbie Stokes During Tokyo Fashion Week this year, audiences saw five artists showcase new styles and concepts through pre-filmed video showcases, with unique elements and displays being brought to the table from all designers.  Starting off with the most eccentric and awe-inspiring of the group, emerging artist Ryunosuke Okazaki came to the runway with 23 looks, inspired by nature and history, the Jōmon period … Continue reading Tokyo Fashion Week 2022: a retrospective

ABBA returns after 40 years

By Savannah Higley Credit: ABBA Voyage September 2, 2021, Hit Swedish pop/disco group “ABBA” announced a new album coming early November, their first album in 40 years. “ABBA Voyage” is the title of the new album and it’s set to release November 5. ABBA also released two new songs titled “I Still Have Faith In You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down.”  ABBA’s approach to concerts … Continue reading ABBA returns after 40 years