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All Too Familiar: Nostalgia in the Music Industry

All Too Familiar: Nostalgia in the Music Industry

Ava Morouse and Jack Stein

January 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Tune in to Musical Plagarism Technology-wise, the world is continually sounding much-too-similar to songs released looking at what lies ahead. But within the entertainment stratosphere, the masses seem to be looking behind, back at where man has already tread. e past seems to be repea...

Classic Rock: A Brief History of Awesome

Classic Rock: A Brief History of Awesome

Jack Stein, Managing Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

There are bands that groove, there are bands that soothe, there are bands whose talent you just can’t deny. And then there are some bands that just... rock. Be it ear-piercingly loud, unfathomably gentle, or emotionally riveting, there’s some music that you just can’t listen to without leaving just t...

Comedy Music— Why Should YOU Care?

Comedy Music— Why Should YOU Care?

January 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

By Jack Stein     When people hear the phrase “Comedy Music,” they generally don't take whatever comes next very seriously. Music is an art, and people like their art to be serious: a still life painting, or a French noir drama film. They like their music the same way: even if...

Coachella Preview Review

Coachella Preview Review

March 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Coachella is a festival that is looked forward to by thousands of people. Some of those people include the students of the school. The anticipation for the line-up each year grows because the popularity of the festival has been increasing each festival season. Last year’s line-up was fantastic. The...

Rock and Roll Is Dead

Rock and Roll Is Dead

December 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Today, when you listen to popular radio  stations you don’t hear rock—you hear pop. From the ‘60s to the ‘90s, rock was generally the most popular form of music. Now, it seems that rock is fading. There are bands, like The Black Keys, that are still producing rock music, but even their music...

Fall Musical Performances Wrap Up with a Two-Day Exhibition

Fall Musical Performances Wrap Up with a Two-Day Exhibition

December 1, 2014


Filed under Feature

The Laguna Blanca Stage Band, the high school’s advanced performance group, played its first gig of the 2014- 2015 year at the Jogathon Barbecue. The group played two sets filled with funk, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and blues. Losing veteran member Conrad Perry to graduation last year has had a signifi...

Summer Festivals

Summer Festivals

October 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Made in America: A Review The music pulsed as we danced to the sweet melody of Kanye West’s auto-tuned ballad. It was our final night; “Blood on the Leaves” was screaming in our ears. It would not have been so magical had we not had been in Grand Park at the heart of Los Angeles surrounded by ...

“I Wish I Could Go To Coachella” Playlist

“I Wish I Could Go To Coachella”  Playlist

April 21, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Uncategorized

White Noise by Disclosure   Fancy Footwork by Chromeo   The Man by Aloe Blacc   New Theory by Washed Out  

Staff’s Playlist of Study Music

Staff’s Playlist of Study Music

November 15, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Wildfire” by John Mayer “Let Her Go” by Passenger “Ritual Union” by Little Dragon “Brand New Day” by Joshua Radin “Snow (Hey Oh)” by Red Hot Chili Peppers “VCR” by The xx ...

Visual and Performing Arts Collaborate

Visual and Performing Arts  Collaborate

March 12, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Very few events bring together the entire Hope Ranch community – Jogathon, club fair, theater productions – but on Jan. 17, the Visual Arts and Performing Arts Departments came together to unveil one more bridge between students: the “Imagine Project.” The collaborative event, which featur...

Cutting the Arts Cuts Opportunities

Cutting the Arts Cuts Opportunities

March 10, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Feature, Opinion

  As a musician and an actor, our lives have always revolved around the arts. The stage is a workspace and a place where we are free to express ourselves as artists. For both of us, the arts are our passions, possibly even our future careers, and we have dedicated our hearts and our free...

Stage Band Performs at the Crocodile Restaurant and Bar

Stage Band Performs at the Crocodile Restaurant and Bar

April 3, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In the relaxed ambience of the Crocodile Restaurant and Bar, the Stage Band performed a two hour set filled with jazz standards, bossa novas, choros, and funk on Mar. 3. Senior lead vocalist and guitarist Andrew McCaffery, who has been a member of the stage band since his freshman year, said, “playing...

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