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Blockbusters: Say ‘Hello’ To Aloha

June 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Anastasia Kadiyala and Jackie Lee Arts Reporters Rating: 4/5 stars We were a bit hesitant coming into Aloha because of all the negative reviews it received. The movie had a rocky start, but, to our surprise, by the end we were both hooked. For a movie that is pretty much guaranteed not to win an Oscar, the cast included many well- known stars, including Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, Emma Stone, […]

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Review: South Stage And Theater Ink’s Macbeth Is A Dark And Riveting Success

June 07, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Sophia Franco Arts Reporter From May 28 to May 30, South Stage and Theater Ink joined forces to put on a performance of Macbeth, marking the 32nd year of the annual North/South Shakespeare production. The classic tragedy revolves around the rise and fall of the titular character Macbeth, a Scottish general who, under the direction of his wife, Lady Macbeth, attempts to murder his way to the throne of Scotland. Newton South […]

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Courageous In The Kitchen: How Freshman Robert Dandliker Became A Professional Chef At Age 12

May 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Abby Lass Managing Editor of Arts With his pleasant demeanor and easygoing attitude, it’s no surprise that freshman Robert Dandliker managed to procure a job at a restaurant as a professional chef when he was just 12-years-old. Dandliker moved to Newton from Chicago in 2011 determined to pursue his love of cooking, which he says he acquired from his love of eating. “I moved here from Chicago in the summer of 2011 […]

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Blood and Death: How South Stage Lives up to the Violence of Macbeth

May 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Gil Alon Arts Reporter In an attempt to bring something new to the stage, South Stage’s and Theater Ink’s upcoming production of Macbeth will feature the one-thousand-year-old art of sword fighting. More commonly referred to as stage combat, the goal of sword fighting is to create the illusion that the characters are violently attacking each other, all the while maintaining a safe environment for the actors. This technique immerses viewers in the […]

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Dancing in the Dark: The Newest Wave of Glow Dances is Here

May 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Jaehun Lee Arts Reporter You may not know Poi by name, but chances are you’ve seen the unique art form at a school event in the past few years. Poi, a performing art that involves swinging tethered weights in a variety of rhythmic and geometric patterns, has its roots in spirituality. A derivation of Maori tribal movements in New Zealand, poi has grown more popular in America because of its blend of […]

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Blockbusters: Pitch Perfect 2 Is Aca-Awful

May 18, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Anastasia Kadiyala and Jackie Lee Arts Reporters Rating: 1.5/5 Stars While the first installment of Pitch Perfect highlighted the world of competitive collegiate a capella in an incredibly enjoyable way, its sequel, Pitch Perfect 2, didn’t do the Barden Bellas justice. Most of the classic Barden Bellas, along with a few a capella novices, are on a quest to redeem themselves after a mishap at the President’s birthday bash. Banned from all […]

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Block Busters: Age of Ultron Is A Solid Addition To The Marvel Universe

May 13, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Abby Lass Managing Editor of Arts The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2012 blockbuster The Avengers, premiered on May 1 and has since garnered mixed reviews and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, both of which are well earned. The movie picks up where we last left the Marvel universe after Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with a fractured S.H.I.E.L.D. and the ever-present paranoia that leaves […]

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Review: Acafest Has Something For Everyone

May 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Siena Small Arts Reporter On May 8, Newton South hosted its annual a cappella concert, Acafest. Despite some scheduling mishaps, the event was a smashing success. Two of the four acts scheduled to perform did not manage to make the event, but this didn’t take away from the immense talent on display. The show opened with an introduction from Adam DeAngelo and Nathan Reider, which led into a performance by Newtones, Newton […]

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Review: Student Directing Festival Looks at the Pain of Reality Through Fiction

May 05, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Abby Lass Managing Editor of Arts From April 30 through May 2, South Stage presented its first show of the spring season, the annual Student Directing Festival. This production included two one-act plays, The Nelson Family Thanksgiving, written by seniors Sam Fidler and Yasmin Yacoby and directed by Yacoby, and Park Angel, directed by senior Rebecca Williams. Nelson focuses on the marital problems of Marshall (played by sophomore Aaron Foster) and Liz […]

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