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Electric Boa strikes West Chester

Elizabeth Knode
October 28, 2011
Filed under Entertainment

  Performing at the music venue The Note on East Market Street in downtown West Chester is a musical artiste of rock, The Electric Boa.   Experience "a laser beam fired at point-blank range" when the band takes the stage, for its sound is raw and artful rock.   Electric Boa bassist Greg Cornwel...

The horror behind “American Horror Story”

Jennifer Mika
October 28, 2011
Filed under Entertainment

  "American Horror Story" is just that-- a story that focuses on all things horror including deception, spirits, and murder. The FX Network presents a new television series, which revolves around the Harmons, a troubled family who moves from Boston to Los Angeles in order to resolve past issues. H...

“The Walking Dead” walks out alive

Alanna Smothers
October 28, 2011
Filed under Entertainment

  Fans of "The Walking Dead" were eagerly anticipating the return of the AMC's hit zombie themed television series. For those not in the know, the show premiered last year on Oct. 31, with a slew of rave reviews. TV Guide stated that it was a zombie show "with more heart than ...

Jay Z and Kanye West cannot be thrown off of the “Throne”

Emerald Thomas
October 28, 2011
Filed under Entertainment

  Jay-Z and Kanye West are only contributing to their already attained stadium status with their highly anticipated joint album, "Watch the day." With the track records and album sales of these two artists, is it wrong for them to ask, "Who Gon Stop Me?" Emerald Thomas is a fourth-year student...

Rock out with West Chester Radio

Jennifer Mika
October 23, 2011
Filed under Entertainment

West Chester University proudly presents The Curve, a non-profit college radio station broadcasting here on campus. It is a student-run organization that is dedicated to serving students and faculty, by keeping the community aware of upcoming events. The Curve is run primarily by students who are i...

WCU Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Cabaret”

Kiersten McMonagle
October 23, 2011
Filed under Entertainment

While everybody probably enjoyed the homecoming festivities over the past few days, the football game was not the only part of the weekend worth celebrating.   This past Friday night at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, West Chester's theatre department presented its first musical of the 2011-2012 s...

Book Review: “Hannah’s List” by Debbie Macomber

Jacqueline Valentino
October 23, 2011
Filed under Entertainment

In her novel  "Hannah's List," Debbie Macomber explores the relationship between losing someone you love and finding love again. Macomber tells a tale about a man, Dr. Michael Everett, whose wife, Hannah, loses her battle with cancer and dies. A year later, his brother-in-law gives Michael a letter...

Book review: “Tick Tock” by James Patterson

Jacqueline Valentino
October 1, 2011
Filed under Entertainment

James Patterson's "Tick Tock" starts off with a boom. Literally, a bomb has been planted in the New York City public library. The bomb has enough explosives to kill at least two dozen people as soon as the first unfortunate person opens the laptop it's hidden in. However, the people in the library ge...

Song covers on YouTube enhance appreciation of music

Carol Fritz
October 1, 2011
Filed under Entertainment

Constant access to music is fairly unlimited nowadays—look at anyone's iTunes library, and it would not be surprising to see that it would take weeks to listen to every song in his or her collection. Add to that the 24 hours of video being uploaded to YouTube every single minute, millions of wh...

3-D glasses showdown: Who will blink first, Sony or theaters?

Patrick Goldstein
October 1, 2011
Filed under Entertainment

America's movie studios and theater owners are starting to sound exactly like the Democrats and Republicans, fighting over _ well, everything. As you may remember, the studios had a nasty showdown with exhibitors earlier this year when, with hardly any warning, they launched the much-ballyhooed Direct TV...

Television review: Is TLC’s “Extreme Couponing” extremely obsessive?

Katie Derby
October 1, 2011
Filed under Entertainment

The TLC network first previewed its show "Extreme savings." Unbelievable is right. One can watch normal people buy hundreds of dollars worth of groceries for $20 or less. This seems like an impossible feat, but somehow these people accomplish it. Once the show started, I could not help but remain glued to my t...

Television review: ‘Glee’ third season premiere

Sarah Griggs
September 24, 2011
Filed under Entertainment

What were you doing Tuesday night? Making dinner? Going on a run? Well if you are like the 8.7 million other Americans, you were parked in front of the television anxiously waiting the premier of "Glee." As usual, "Glee" started at 8p.m. on Fox television, and this year many were less than impressed.&n...

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