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Rock band Kiss puts on electrifying performance as part of final tour

Carolyn Nash

April 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

The iconic American rock band Kiss gave audiences a final show they would never forget when they reunited at TD Garden on March 26. The Boston concert kicked off with bandmates Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer arriving onstage dressed in their stage outfits, sporting the iconic...

‘The Highwaymen’ depicts unique angle about the death of Bonnie and Clyde

‘The Highwaymen’ depicts unique angle about the death of Bonnie and Clyde

Morgan Hume

April 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow, better known as the infamous pair of partners-in-crime Bonnie and Clyde, were known for their string of murders during the 1930s, but it was Frank Hamer and Maney Gault who pulled the trigger and fatally shot the couple in order to finally end their...

Werner Herzog speaks about experience in filmmaking and directing

Werner Herzog speaks about experience in filmmaking and directing

Caroline Enos and Morgan Hume

April 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Acclaimed German director Werner Herzog visited Boston University (BU) on March 25 to discuss his career in filmmaking as part of the university’s ongoing “Conversations in the Arts and Ideas” series. Herzog’s lecture, “Every Man For Himself, and God Against All,” not only outlined his career...

Album Review: Broadway’s Ben Platt embraces personal side on ‘Sing To Me Instead’

Album Review: Broadway’s Ben Platt embraces personal side on ‘Sing To Me Instead’

Morgan Hume

April 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

Ben Platt soared into stardom after originating the characters of Evan Hansen and Benji Applebaum, but on his debut album, he set the fictional characters aside to step into his most authentic role yet: himself. On March 29, the Broadway and film actor released “Sing To Me Instead,” his first...

Album Review: Billie Eilish showcases haunting vocals on anticipated debut record

Album Review: Billie Eilish showcases haunting vocals on anticipated debut record

Phoebe Adams

April 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

After weeks of anticipation and lots of teasers from her social media accounts, Billie Eilish finally released her long-awaited debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO” on March 29. Eilish, a 17-year-old Los Angeles native, has slowly been making a name for herself in the music industry...

Jazz Band hosts first solo concert

Jazz Band hosts first solo concert

Kyle Crozier

April 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Music

The Suffolk University Jazz Band combined the unique personalities and performance styles of 10 students to give the audience a chance to dance to lively music on Wednesday night during their first solo show. The band invited Suffolk students to dress up, eat catered tacos and courageously join them...

New MFA exhibit highlights relationship between gender and fashion

New MFA exhibit highlights relationship between gender and fashion

Emily Devlin

March 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Exhibits

On March 21, the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) opened the Gender Bending Fashion Exhibit, which explores fashion and gender over the years. Outside the exhibit is a timeline detailing fashion and gender all the way back to Ancient Egypt and Pharaoh Hatshepsut. Billy Porter’s appearance at the ...

William Fitzsimmons: Folk musician speaks on new album, songwriting process and ongoing tour

William Fitzsimmons: Folk musician speaks on new album, songwriting process and ongoing tour

Morgan Hume

March 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

After overcoming a turbulent year in his personal life, seasoned folk musician William Fitzsimmons turned harrowing experiences into soft, expressive songs on his latest album “Mission Bell,” released in 2018. The singer-songwriter is currently on tour supporting the heartfelt record detai...

‘Umbrella Academy’ offers stepping stone into the world of superheroes

Phoebe Adams

March 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Joining the ranks of superhero teams like the Avengers and the Justice League, Netflix’s newest superhero show, “Umbrella Academy,” once again takes the battle of saving the world to the streets of New York. “Umbrella Academy” is based off a comic book of the same name written by Gerard Way ...

Jordan Peele’s latest horror flick uses creative allusions to spellbind viewers

Jordan Peele’s latest horror flick uses creative allusions to spellbind viewers

Sarah Lukowski

March 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Director Jordan Peele’s new horror movie “Us” has proved that he is always one step ahead of the audience with its obscure references, creepy soundtrack, stunning visuals and a chilling plot twist that grossed a whopping $70 million its first weekend. The audacious thriller follows ...

Boston Ballet demonstrates brilliant acting and seamless routines in ‘Coppelia’

Boston Ballet demonstrates brilliant acting and seamless routines in ‘Coppelia’

Morgan Hume

March 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

Toys and dolls burst to life at The Citizens Bank Opera House on Thursday evening during the Boston Ballet’s opening night of Coppelia. The humorous ballet choreographed by George Balanchine enchanted audiences to the instrumental music of Léo Delibes. The classic story is set in a vi...

Alice Phoebe Lou evokes emotion during concert at The Red Room at Cafe 939

Alice Phoebe Lou evokes emotion during concert at The Red Room at Cafe 939

Shayla Manning

March 13, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

South African singer-songwriter Alice Phoebe Lou delivered a set overflowing with hazy, stripped-down indie sounds at her intimate sold out show at The Red Room at Cafe 939 last Tuesday. Joined by several members of her band, Lou previewed songs from her new album, “Paper Castles,” which was released ...

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