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Teens rock out at Toquet Hall and Levitt Pavilion

Alex Spadacenta, Staff Writer
June 11, 2015 • 486 views
Filed under A&E, Music

It’s a crisp night in the town of Westport. Voices are coming from the houses, laughter is heard from the restaurants, but in the center of town close to the library, two places are full of music and life: Toquet Hall and the Levitt Pavilion. Toquet Hall, located above jewlery store Dovecote, opened... Read more »

My Morning Jacket’s “The Waterfall” rarely falls short

My Morning Jacket’s “The Waterfall” rarely falls short

Katie Settos, Staff Writer
May 7, 2015 • 699 views
Filed under A&E, Music

With cascading ethereal acoustics that wash into soul infused classic rock jams, My Morning Jacket’s seventh studio album “The Waterfall” is much like a waterfall itself--calming yet roaring at the same time. The Louisville based band, who is set to be one of the main acts at this year’s Go... Read more »

The love begins at Toquet Hall

The love begins at Toquet Hall

Zach McCarthy, Web News Editor
April 13, 2015 • 595 views
Filed under A&E, Music

Toquet Hall was alive and electric Saturday night as several Staples performers came forth to lend their encouragement (and their talents) to a great local cause: the funding and production of “Where the Love Begins.” “Where the Love Begins” is an upcoming musical crafted around commemorating... Read more »

Windows Rolled Down, Speakers Turned Up

Windows Rolled Down, Speakers Turned Up

Molly Liebergall, Staff Writer
March 31, 2015 • 271 views
Filed under A&E, Music

Christopher Morales ’16 Holding the noon to 2:00pm slot every Saturday on WWPT Wrecker Radio, Christopher Morales ’16 is tapped into the Staples music trends as well as the tracks he predicts will be present on most spring playlists.  “In terms of new music, Mumford & Sons is expected ... Read more »

Spotify switches it up with customized playlists

Spotify switches it up with customized playlists

Emily Olrik, Staff Writer
March 30, 2015 • 378 views
Filed under A&E, Music

Staples students whip out their headphones and study up, roll down their car windows and enjoy the best Spotify playlists. This popular music app offers a whole new experience for listeners with a “Browse” section featuring customized playlists inspired by specific moods, occasions and musical tastes and recommended specifically for ... Read more »

New releases rock, rap and dance their way up the charts

New releases rock, rap and dance their way up the charts

Julia Greenspan, Staff Writer
March 17, 2015 • 313 views
Filed under A&E, Music

This Tuesday, Ariana Grande was featured in Cashmere Cat’s newest electronic hit and Taylor Swift released an additional song for her album “1989,” which was released in late October. Not only did pop princesses take the charts, but rock, EDM and rap musicians released major hits as well. Here... Read more »

Orphenians and Broadway pros take the Staples stage

Orphenians and Broadway pros take the Staples stage

Renee Weisz, Staff Writer
February 13, 2015 • 202 views
Filed under A&E, Music

Everyone knows that the Staples Orphenians shine, but on Monday, Feb. 23 the stage will ignite with not only Staples stars, but also Broadway stars, in a benefit concert directed by Staples alum and Broadway’s “Newsies” cast member, Adam Kaplan ’08. All proceeds will go towards funding the... Read more »

Music’s mediocre night

Music’s mediocre night

Julia Greenspan, Web Multimedia Editor
February 11, 2015 • 465 views
Filed under A&E, Music

Unfortunately, “music’s biggest night,” was just the opposite for the 2015 Grammy Awards that took place Sunday, Feb. 8 at 8:00 p.m. While most of the show did focus on music, a portion of it really zeroed in on social issues, making the event more tender than it should have been. President Obama and a domestic violence survivor prec... Read more »

Some find their spotlight outside Staples

Some find their spotlight outside Staples

Claudia Chen, Staff Writer
January 10, 2015 • 704 views
Filed under A&E, Music

Fairfield College Preparatory School’s theater was pitch black. In the darkness, the audience members’ eyes sparkled with anticipation. Then, a spotlight flashed onto the stage or, more specifically, onto Hallie Lavin ’17. She belted out a solo, as she finished her final performance of “The... Read more »

Kempner keeps music in the loop

Kempner keeps music in the loop

Rebecca Hoving, Staff Writer
January 9, 2015 • 581 views
Filed under A&E, Music

Julia Kempner ’16 is not the typical singer. In fact, she isn’t typical at all. Arriving at the interview, arms full with colorful origami butterflies, Kempner said one thing before getting down to business; “Take East Asian [studies] next year.” Besides her love for Spongebob episodes, though... Read more »