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Teen Arts Festival

Teen Arts Festival

Alex Schwartz
June 24, 2015
Filed under Arts, Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School

On Friday, May 29th, about 3,500 students from all over Bergen County arrived at Bergen Community College to take part in Teen Arts, an arts festival full of different kinds of exhibitions, demonstrations, and classes covering creative writing, visual art, performance, dance, and music. Teens from...

Netflix More Popular than Cable Television at BCA

Netflix More Popular than Cable Television at BCA

Simona Vigodner
June 10, 2015
Filed under Arts, Features, School

Headphones out, laptop screens on. Walking down the hallway of BCA, there is always some kind of online activity. Some students are doing homework; others are entertaining themselves, most often by watching movies or television shows. In today’s day and age, technology has made it easier to get a...

Judas Priest: Redeemer of Souls

Judas Priest: Redeemer of Souls

Nicholas Cho
June 23, 2014
Filed under Arts

Even into their 45th year of their career, British heavy metal titans Judas Priest continue to capture their classic raw and heavy sound in their new studio album, Redeemer of Souls. This album marks Judas Priest’s first album since 2008, which saw the release of Nostradamus.  To make the ant...

Eric Johnson: Europe Live

Eric Johnson: Europe Live

Nicholas Cho
June 10, 2014
Filed under Arts

Europe Live proves again that Eric Johnson is one of the best live guitarists today. To be released on June 24th, 2014, Europe Live is a career-spanning collection of 14 cuts from Johnson’s recent 2013 Europe tour. The album features Chris Maresh on bass and Wayne Salzmann II on drums, and i...

Oz Noy Showcases New Album “Twisted Blues Vol. 2” Live at the Iridium

Oz Noy Showcases New Album “Twisted Blues Vol. 2” Live at the Iridium

Nicholas Cho
May 27, 2014
Filed under Arts

On the evening of Saturday May 17th, Israeli jazz fusion guitarist Oz Noy performed a set of fresh cuts from his new album, Twisted Blues Vol. 2, at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City with his group, the Oz Noy Trio. The guitarist was backed by world-renowned drummer Keith Carlock (John Mayer/ Steel...

Book Review: Young Money by Kevin Roose

Book Review: Young Money by Kevin Roose

Caitlin Chan
May 23, 2014
Filed under Arts

   Pictured above is the front book cover of Young Money by Kevin Roose Young Money by Kevin Roose is a fantastic, enlightening read that I highly recommend to anybody who is either pursuing a career in finance or is even remotely interested in the life of a banker. The book is narrative non-fiction, following eight young financial workers t...

Frozen: Is It Worth the Hype?

Frozen: Is It Worth the Hype?

Meena Raman
May 9, 2014
Filed under Arts

These days, hearing the opening notes of the famous Disney hit, "Let it Go," can be a possible source of annoyance for some, excitement for others, and in certain extreme cases, the cause of vivacious group sing-alongs. The immense popularity of the song, however, is just an example of the viral success of Frozen, an ani...

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Tom Yuz
May 9, 2014
Filed under Arts

  The newest addition to the Captain America movie series has lived up to its hype to deliver a film enriched by crisp dialogue and amazing computer-generated movie graphics. Continuing from the awakening of Steve Rogers, or Captain America, played by handsome star Chris Evans, the movie captu...

Jack Bruce: Silver Rails

Jack Bruce: Silver Rails

Nicholas Cho
March 21, 2014
Filed under Arts

It may have been 10 years since Jack Bruce released his last solo album, More Jack Than God, but Silver Rails is definitely worth the wait. Bruce is considered to be one of the greatest bassists of all time, well-known as a founding member of the rock power trio, Cream, and for his fretless b...

Hospitality and Face the Music Mesmerize at the Ecstatic Music Festival Kick-Off Concert

Hospitality and Face the Music Mesmerize at the Ecstatic Music Festival Kick-Off Concert

Nicholas Cho
February 20, 2014
Filed under Arts

Kicking off the Ecstatic Music Festival, Hospitality performed a sold-out concert at the Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR in New York City on January 31st, 2014.  For this special show, the Brooklyn-based indie pop group was joined by Face the Music’s Pannonia String Quartet to perform new and riveting re...

Kurt Rosenwinkel’s New Quartet Takes Audience on a Cosmic, Musical Journey at the Jazz Standard

Kurt Rosenwinkel’s New Quartet Takes Audience on a Cosmic, Musical Journey at the Jazz Standard

Nicholas Cho
January 20, 2014
Filed under Arts

On the night of January 11, 2014, Kurt Rosenwinkel and his New Quartet performed a riveting set at the Jazz Standard in New York City.  The intimate setting of this concert allowed the audience to connect with Rosenwinkel's celestial music, sending the crowd on a mystical journey, all compliments ...

Jersey Band Member Celebrates Music Store Opening

Gina Gerbasio
October 23, 2013
Filed under Arts

On Tuesday September 3rd, Frank Iero, lead singer of the classic rock band, My Chemical Romance, traveled to Lyndhurst, New Jersey to perform andmeet some fans at the opening of A&M Music Center. He attended to support the owner of the shop, his former high school history teacher and long-time a...

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