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Starring Maddie Ziegler and Kate Hudson, musical drama “Music” was released on Feb. 10.

Sia demonstrates ableism in new movie ‘Music’

Isabella Rivel '24, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

Singer/songwriter Sia created “Music,” a movie that has been under fire recently, and for good reason. This movie and Sia’s behavior reek of disrespect and could be offensive to autistic viewers. “The...

Zayn Malik released his third solo album “Nobody Is Listening” on Jan. 15, after the release of tone-setting singles, “Better” and “Vibez.”

ZAYN’s new album ‘Nobody Is Listening’ redefines classic R&B

Maddy Tansley ’23, Staff Writer January 22, 2021

Zayn Malik, former member of English-Irish boyband “One Direction,” constructed plans to release his third solo album, “Nobody Is Listening” on Jan. 15, a week after dropping the single “Vibez.”...

Despite the barriers put in place by COVID-19 the highly regarded Candlelight concert prevailed taking on the form of a virtually broadcasted performance accessible to thousands across the nation.

Virtual Candlelight captivates attention, proves successful

Marina Engler ’21, Staff Writer January 5, 2021

Every year the holiday season is unofficially underway when bright lights illuminate the Staples high school stage and music fills the air, commencing the annual Candlelight concert. A performance so highly...

Shawn Mendes released his fourth studio album on Dec. 4 after releasing his single “Wonder” and his collaboration with Justin Bieber, “Monster.” Mendes is also offering fans to buy the album on vinyl and CD.

Shawn Mendes continues to thrive with new album ‘Wonder’

Carly Kaplowitz ’21, Associate Managing Editor December 11, 2020

With dreamy eyes and an equally dreamy voice, it is hard to not like anything that comes out of Shawn Mendes’ mouth. At just 14 years old, he was tearing at our hearts with his music covers on the popular...

The Grammys have long been a pop culture staple, and are treated as a metric for musical success and ability. Though the repute of the Grammys is indisputable, they are also notorious for controversy, some of which demands that their position in the music industry and society at large be reassessed.

2021 Grammy nominations reaffirm that the ceremony is unworthy of prestige

Mimi Casey ’22, Paper Opinions Editor December 3, 2020

Few art forms are so unifying or accessible as music, and the artists responsible are undoubtedly deserving of recognition. Accordingly, a ceremony exists that claims to do just that. The Grammys are,...

Musical artist The Weeknd was left frustrated by the Grammys after receiving zero nominations for the 2021 awards.

The Grammys disappoint fans, artists yet again

Emma Smith ’22, Paper Arts Editor December 3, 2020

#Scammies2021 trended on Twitter after the nomination list for the 2021 Grammy Awards was released on Tuesday, Nov. 24.  Popular artist The Weeknd was one of the most vocal about the 2021 Grammy nominations...

The Rolling Stones performed “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” during the Global Citizen live stream concert. Other popular singers like Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Shawn Mendes also performed from their homes.

The public adopts live stream concerts as the new normal

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of people together in a large room, singing and dancing to their favorite artist seems like it happened decades ago.   During the past months in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Harry Styles’ “Golden” music video combines great cinematography, amazing outfits, and a catchy song to form a near-perfect piece.

Harry Styles’ “Golden” stuns viewers

Julia Kasabian ’21, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

Harry Styles is one of the biggest names in music. And with his latest music video, he’s taken the world by storm. Styles’ music video for “Golden,” the first song off his album “Fine Line,”...

Local band Slight Return finds profound meaning in music

Mimi Casey ’22 November 10, 2020

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Orphenians concerts cannot occur as they have in previous years such as in this performance at the Levitt Pavilion last year. Orphenians will miss performing to a live audience, which is a favorite part of the choir for many.

Orphenians harmonize despite COVID-19 restrictions

Karina Murray '22, Blue Staff Paper News Editor October 6, 2020

As the curtains closed hastily on last years’ theater and choral programs due to the shut down of schools, Staples’ musicians wondered optimistically what the 2020-2021 school year would entail for...

NAV released his third studio album, featuring 18 songs and a multitude of appearances from other artists.

NAV’s third studio album proves mediocre

Siri Kanter '20, Staff Writer May 15, 2020

Hip-hop artist NAV released his third studio album, “Good Intentions,” on May 8. Overall, “Good Intentions” delivered to the extent I had expected it to. It was not the most innovative, amazing...

Kehlani’s fourth commercial mixtape was made available on Apple Music and Spotify on Friday, May 8.

Kehlani releases fourth mixtape, further establishes herself as R&B star

Jacob Greenberger ’22, Staff Writer May 13, 2020

Oakland R&B artist, Kehlani, released on May 8 her fourth commercial mixtape on streaming services: “It Was Good Until It Wasn’t.” Kehlani’s most conceptual and best storytelling album saw...

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