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

Nat Geo Live returns to Dayton

By Anna Starkey “The oceans desperately need our help,” explained National Geographic photojournalist, Brian Skerry, to a theater full of astonished onlookers. For the fourth year in a row, National Geographic Live’s three-part series has returned to the Victoria Theater in Dayton, Ohio.  Each installment showcases our world through the eyes of experienced explorers and photographers who have been featured in National Geographic media.  In … Continue reading Nat Geo Live returns to Dayton

Christmas Carols and Musical Perils

by Rachael Birri In the words of Mr. Parks, “Christmas songs are like food; everyone has an opinion.” For example, Mr. Parks hates “Santa Baby.” He describes it as “very disturbing” and just “weird,” a sentiment shared by most, not to mention the greediness of the singer requesting such items as a ‘54 convertible, a duplex, and the deed to a platinum mine. Inversely, his … Continue reading Christmas Carols and Musical Perils

Breaking Nudes: Apple’s iCloud hacked, celebrity nudes leaked

by Jackie Thompson In the latest celebrity photo leak, nude photos of over one hundred celebrities were leaked after a hack of Apple’s online security back-up service, iCloud, on Sunday, August 29. The photos were posted online on 4chan, an Internet message board, by an anonymous user. The FBI is now working with some of the alleged victims on the case, according to CNN. The … Continue reading Breaking Nudes: Apple’s iCloud hacked, celebrity nudes leaked

Movie Review: “Carrie” What should we expect?

by Tori Smith Many moviegoers are buzzing over the recent trailer release for the movie “Carrie.” The movie is scheduled to open in theatres on October 18. “Carrie” is based off of the New York Times bestselling author Stephen King’s first published novel “Carrie.” Published in 1974, the first printing had 30,000 copies, all of which had sold quickly. The role of Carrie White is … Continue reading Movie Review: “Carrie” What should we expect?