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

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

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

Autumn Décor Ideas to Spice Up Your Bedroom

By Leanne Beane As autumn approaches, many individuals are searching for new décor to match the upcoming season. Popular themes include homegrown food, forests, vibrant colors, and spicy scents. As companies begin advertising their seasonal items, candles, small animal figurines, and autumn plants rise to the top of the sales. These pieces of décor are inexpensive and trendy, perfect for any bedroom. Companies such as … Continue reading Autumn Décor Ideas to Spice Up Your Bedroom

DPYO Ends 79th Season With A Bang

By Rachel Giffin The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra ended its 79th season on May 7, 2017, with the last exciting notes of Arturo Marquez’ “Danzon.” It also featured other well known pieces such as “On The Beautiful Blue Danube” by Strauss and “Night on Bald Mountain” by Mussorgsky. DPYO is open to elite musicians who are high school students in the Dayton area. These students … Continue reading DPYO Ends 79th Season With A Bang

BHS Music Department Celebrates Its Final Concert of the Season

by Rachel Giffin Bellbrook High School bands finished their final concert of the 2017 season with the flourish and grandeur of David Holsinger’s “American Faces,” a piece inspired by the national unity and ingenuity symbolized by Mount Rushmore. The concert highlighted the 2017 senior class and outstanding members of the ensemble with awards given throughout the concert. Performing at the concert was the BHS Percussion … Continue reading BHS Music Department Celebrates Its Final Concert of the Season

Miamisburg Theater Presents A Tale As Old As Time

by Bergen Eppers Children’s Performing Arts of Miamisburg is taking its own turn on the tale as old as time. On May 13, this children’s theater will be having their last performance of the 1994 Tony Award winning musical Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at the Memorial Auditorium. Based on the 1991 Academy Award winning movie, “Beauty and the Beast” still adds humor, romance, and action … Continue reading Miamisburg Theater Presents A Tale As Old As Time

BHS Jazz Band Performs at Sugar Maple Festival

By Rachel Giffin The Bellbrook High School Jazz Band performed several spectacular numbers on Saturday, April 22, at Bellbrock Park for listeners attending the Sugar Maple Festival in Bellbrook. The BHS Jazz Band’s program featured many soloists, and songs from a wide variety of jazz forms. As the performance continued, spectators gathered in higher numbers, some dancing to the lively music. The BHS Jazz Band … Continue reading BHS Jazz Band Performs at Sugar Maple Festival

Netflix Releases Third Season of Black Mirror

By Meghan Malas After three years since the last release, Netflix finally released the third season of the satirical science fiction, Black Mirror. The show itself mimics the workings of “The Twilight Zone” in that it includes three to seven individual stories per season that leave one feeling eerie, yet intrigued. Each episode of the show has its own characters and plot line. Black Mirror … Continue reading Netflix Releases Third Season of Black Mirror

Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature, Makes History

by Meghan Malas Bob Dylan, a 75 year old musical and cultural influencer for more than five decades, has been awarded the Nobel Prize recognizing his excellence in literature on a global scale. Not only has he received the highest award in the field of literature, he also is the first musician to claim this title. For the past fifty years, Dylan has sold millions … Continue reading Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature, Makes History