Jazz band rarely toots its own horn

Jazz band rarely toots its own horn

Jenna McNicholas, Staff Writer
March 28, 2014 • 354 views
Filed under A&E, Music

They have won countless awards and accolades, and they pack a full house at every concert.  Yet they are rarely on Good Morning Staples, or have posters hung up around school enticing you to go to one of their performances. The Jazz Band is the best kept secret at Staples, not counting the secret... Read more »

Local performers wow Toquet Hall audience

Local performers wow Toquet Hall audience

Rachel Treisman, Staff Writer
March 27, 2014 • 391 views
Filed under A&E, Music

Teenagers talk and laugh, crowding around the overstuffed couches and game tables as the evening sun slowly sets. Local talents Fighting Static, James Kerr, Alex Retter and Sarah Barrios prepare to hit the stage. It’s seven pm on Friday, March 21, and the concert at Toquet Hall is about to begin. Weston’s... Read more »

Westport orchestras serenade crowd at festival

Westport orchestras serenade crowd at festival

Deanna Hartog and Jane Levy
March 23, 2014 • 900 views
Filed under A&E, Music

A crowd of hundreds piled into the Staples Gymnasium on Thursday March 19 at 7:30pm to attend the 2014 Westport Orchestra Festival. The event combined both the melodious sounds of the 7th and 8th grade Orchestras from Bedford and Coleytown, and the incredible talent of the Staples Symphonic Orchestra... Read more »

7 songs that will survive centuries

7 songs that will survive centuries

Grayson Weir, Staff Writer
February 21, 2014 • 1,053 views
Filed under A&E, Music

There are some songs that will be played over and over again, by generation after generation, and will never become outdated. But to me, 7 stand out. 1: Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ is Southern Rock at its finest. Nothing will ever come close to touching this song.... Read more »

Four new bands electrify the Toquet Hall stage

Four new bands electrify the Toquet Hall stage

Olivia Kalb, A&E Editor
October 29, 2013 • 1,140 views
Filed under A&E, Music

The room, a bit shabby with walls covered in student artwork, is dark. The dim spotlight shining on the messy stage is the only lighting in the room. Three band members tramp all over the stage, preparing for their set. “Check, check, hello? Dairy Queen, popsicles, blizzards, crossword puzzles,”... Read more »

“Bangerz” leaves Miley’s old image behind

“Bangerz” leaves Miley’s old image behind

Nicole DeBlasi, Web A&E Editor
October 16, 2013 • 782 views
Filed under A&E, Music

What are some of the first things that come to mind when you think of Miley Cyrus? Is it Hannah Montana? Is it Liam Hemsworth? Or is it Twerking? In the past couple of weeks, Miley Cyrus has taken over the media, and with her new album release, it will surely keep her well-talked about. With “We Can’t... Read more »

Examining Taylor Swift: Swiftly Becoming Obsolete

Examining Taylor Swift: Swiftly Becoming Obsolete

Cheyenne Haslett
October 26, 2012 • 311 views
Filed under A&E, Music

Lately, listening to the radio brings my faith in humanity down exponentially each time I tune into the most popular stations in the Northeast. Every minute that I am subjected to the ridiculous commentary on Z100’s “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” or 106.1 BLI’s nasally commentators “Dana... Read more »

Examining Taylor Swift: ‘Red’ is the New Black

Examining Taylor Swift: ‘Red’ is the New Black

Alex Kogstad , Staff Writer
October 26, 2012 • 1,350 views
Filed under A&E, Music

The first time I heard the lyrics “Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won’t see that I want and I’m needing everything that we should be,” float out of my headphones I knew I had found my new favorite artist. Taylor Swift has long been revered by countless teenage girls,... Read more »

Album Review: G.O.O.D. Music’s “Cruel Summer”

CRUEL SUMMER

G.O.O.D. Music's "Cruel Summer"

I wanted to like this album. I really did. Based on the tracklist alone, the album should be flawless.

Ned Hardy , Editor-in-Chief
October 1, 2012 • 248 views
Filed under A&E, Music, Top Stories

I wanted to like this album. I really did. Based on the tracklist alone, the album should be flawless. Features range from hip-hop heavyweights like Ghostface Killa, Ma$e, and Raekwon to three of the best rap lyricists of all time: Pusha-T (of Clipse fame), the ever-illustrious Jay-Z, and Mr. Kanye... Read more »

Tessa Schroll: A Music Ninja

Tessa Schroll: A Music Ninja

Ellie Mann, Business Manager
September 20, 2012 • 698 views
Filed under A&E, Music

After moving to America from Germany, Tessa Schroll ’13 has been interested in American music artists.  She was automatically drawn to the American music scene.  Schroll decided to put her passion to work by writing for Music Ninja, a music discovery site, on a daily basis. A music discovery site... Read more »