On-trend: athleisure wear Reply

By Danielle Hogan – Contributing Writer

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Athleisure: the newest trend in comfortable fashion. Photo by Morgan Vanwickler

To describe athleisure fashion in a few words: Adidas, Nike and leggings. Essentially, athleisure is comfort clothing that is used normally for exercising and going to the gym worn out of context. Women wear leggings, men wear tracksuits, but never to the gym.

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Ringo’s new album has all that Ringo Starr charm Reply

By Casey DiBari – 1851 Staff

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Ringo Starr’s newest album “Give More Love” was released on September 15. This is Starr’s 19th studio album. Photo courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises.

Step aside old Taylor Swift, move over Brad Paisley, and throw out your Steven Tyler country albums, world. There’s a new star entering the country scene, and his name is Richard Starkey.

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“Artifact 2017” preimeres at Boston Ballet Reply

By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief

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A scene from the newly rechoreographed “Artifact 2017,” by William Forsythe. Photo courtesy of Boston Ballet 

With a quick name change and a rechoreographed ending, “Artifact 2017” kicked off its opening night on Thursday, February 23 at the Boston Opera House at 539 Washington Street, Boston and will run until Sunday, March 5 with a matinee showing of the performance. “Artifact 2017” is the first show of a five-year partnership with William Forsythe, one of the most innovative choreographers of today. Boston Ballet is the first North American company to perform “Artifact” in full.

According to the Boston Globe, the ballet was created in 1984 and reimagined what a classical ballet could be. The show is unique and features more than just ballet as an art form. Memorizing choreography, spoken word and a minimalistic set and costumes are the focal points of the show, leaving the show at two hours.

The show, well extremely innovate and extraordinary, is not for everyone. While “Artifact 2017” promises classical ballet, the rest of the show is not traditional. The spoken word aspects of what looks and feels like an evil Disney-like character brought laughter to the crowd, as did an old man with a megaphone, but left those coming for a traditional ballet at a loss. The costumes were simple variations and different colored leotards and stockings, but still beautifully worn when the ballerinas danced in unison.

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The ballet features a unique perspective to dance and performance. The show will be on stage until March 5 at the Boston Opera House. Photo courtesy of Boston Ballet 

Also according to the Boston Globe, “The heart of the ballet’s music is a score, partly improvised, by Eva Crossman-Hecht based on Ferruccio Busoni’s piano transcription of Bach’s monumental ‘Chaconne,’ as well as a sound collage by Forsythe himself.” The show’s ending was rechoreographed, something different than the original from 1984, thus being renamed to “Artifact 2017.”

The fast talking mother-daughter duo returns in the highly anticipated Netflix revival Reply

By Samantha Plumley – 1851 Staff

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The “Gilmore Girls” four-part revival was released on Netflix on November 25. The show brought back classic characters. Photo courtesy of Netflix

“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” is the four 90-minute long episodes and a homecoming for fans and characters alike. After the disappointing ending of the original series almost a decade ago, the revival was the closure fans needed. More…

The “Starboy” comes back down to Earth Reply

By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief 

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The Weeknd performs on Saturday Night Live in September featuring a new haircut. His new album “Starboy” was released Friday, November 25. Photo courtesy of hiphop-n-more.com

The Weeknd’s new album, dropped Friday, November 25, was among one the most anticipated album releases of the year. The Weeknd, the one-man group of Abel Tesfaye, is now among the ranks of Drake, Kanye West, and other high-named and high-profiled rappers and artists. Although Tesfaye’s last album “Beauty Behind the Madness” was dropped just last August 2015, his new album “Starboy” was still in high demand. “Starboy” is name of the first single released by Tesfaye on September 22 and features Daft Punk and faced immediate success. “Starboy” is the third studio album released by Tesfaye, but also released three full mixtapes in 2011. “Beauty Behind the Madness” featured five singles and “Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Starboy” is projected to follow suit.  More…

“Trailer Park Boys” bring hilarity abroad Reply

By Seán McGlone – News Editor

Canada’s beloved group of hell-raising trailer park dwellers Bubbles, Ricky, and Julian step out of Sunnyvale Trailer Park on a vacation to Europe in “Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: Europe,” released on Netflix on October 28.

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(L to R) Robb Wells, Mike Smith, and John Paul Tremblay star in “Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: Europe” released on Netflix on October 28. Photo Courtesy of Vice

 

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Gaga fans meet “Joanne” Reply

By Mackenzie Dineen – Co-Arts Editor

Lady Gaga’s newest album, “Joanne,” released October 21, embodies an entirely new sound from her previous work. The album challenges her pop discography with unique folk influences and takes inspiration from artists including the Beatles, David Bowie, and Elton John. The album begins with “Diamond Heart,” a loud ballad that showcases Gaga’s raw vocals. The track focuses on “young wild Americans” and their nature. “A-Yo” is a mix of folk inspired vocals, a hip-hop breakdown, and an upbeat tempo. While the combination is interesting and nuanced, it can feel overwhelming at times. “Joanne,” the title track of the album, is an acoustic ballad focusing on loss. Lady Gaga’s intimate vocal performance makes the song more personal. The song is dedicated to, and the album is named after, Gaga’s late aunt.

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A “Strange” movie hits cinemas Reply

By Colin Froment – 1851 Staff

Whether you love or hate comic books, fans of them were treated when a plethora of their favorite characters were featured in action movies this year. The latest of the superhero film frenzy is Marvel’s fourteenth film, “Doctor Strange.” It tells the tale of a top surgeon who destroys his hands in a car accident and embarks on a journey to heal himself, while learning the hidden arts of magic and mysticism.

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Benedict Cumberbatch (L) stars as Dr. Stephen Strange. Chiwetel Ejiofor (R) stars as Baron Mordo, a sorcerer. Photo Courtesy of IMDb

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