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West Chester African Student Association presents Afrisa Fashion Show

Lauren Detweiler, Staff Writer
April 18
Filed under Entertainment

This past Thursday, April 14, Afrisa put on their first annual fashion show in the Sykes Ballroom. The place was all done up in beautiful lights and set up like a runway, welcoming students and family to view the show. The theme for their first show was “Coming to America” and set quite a precedent...

The dirty sounds of the Underworld

Dimitri Kandilanaftis, Staff Writer
April 18
Filed under Entertainment

The electronic dance duo Underworld consisting of singer-lyricist Karl Hyde and producer Rick Smith released their first record in half a decade: “Barbara Barbara We Face a Shining Future,” their latest since “Barking” places matters of pure optimism at the heart of beautiful dance rhythms. A...

“Metal Gear” developer goes independent

“Metal Gear” developer goes independent

Megan Sabers, Staff Writer
April 11
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Hideo Kojima, game designer and director of Kojima Productions, has seen a lot of excitement in the past year. To start with, the most recent installment in his highly praised “Metal Gear Solid” series, “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” launched this past September, gaining high marks across...

The Lumineers expand indie pop on “Cleopatra”

Lauren Detweiler, Staff Writer
April 11
Filed under Entertainment

Just this past Friday, April 8, folk-pop band The Lumineers released their long anticipated second album, “Cleopatra.” While The Lumineers may not be a household name, it’s almost certain that you’ve heard their hit “Ho Hey” or possibly “Stubborn Love” on the radio or on television at...

Terror visits Media, PA

Terror visits Media, PA

Zach Ritz, Staff Writer
April 11
Filed under Entertainment

Though I wasn’t able to attend the whole Media Film Festival, a festival that is going on its ninth-year in a row, I still managed to catch the Friday Horror Fest, presented by Baker Street Tattoo. As I walked into the theatre with a good buddy of mine, we couldn’t help but notice most of the people...

Balam Acab explores ambient music with new album

Zach Ritz, Staff Writer
April 4
Filed under Entertainment

Balam Acab is Alec Koone, a 24- year-old ambient producer that first grabbed my attention with his freshman 2011 release of “Wander/Wonder.” His variations of styles can be seen going throughout his releases.However, none of them seem forced or emotionless. While Koone‘s “Wander” was informed...

RJD2 seeks fortune

Eric Ryan, Staff Writer
April 4
Filed under Entertainment

Philadelphia resident DJ RJD2 has been enjoying his success in the corner of the music industry he inhabits since 1993, and continues his legacy with his sixth solo album, “Dame Fortune,” which was released on Friday, March 25. “Dame Fortune” features vocals from Jordan Brown, Son Little,...

Abbé Society hosts Rams’ Got Talent

Abbé Society hosts Rams’ Got Talent

Lauren Detweiler, Staff Writer
April 4
Filed under Entertainment

On this past Thursday, April 7, the Abbé Society Nominee Class put on a talent show to benefit women’s health and homelessness while celebrating some of the great talent here at West Chester University. Ultimately the night would produce two winners: one picked by the judges, and one picked by the...

Young Thug prepares for debut album

Young Thug prepares for debut album

Jeffrey Holmes, Entertainment Editor
April 4
Filed under Entertainment

In a rapid-fire bout of creativity, vocalist Jeffrey Lamar Williams, known onstage as Young Thug, has capped off a series of mixtapes with last week’s “Slime Season 3.” With three numerical installments and the intermission EP “I’m Up,” Thug is preparing for a 2016 tour of the United States...

Shakespeare takes West Chester by storm

Olivia Damore, Special to The Quad
April 4
Filed under Entertainment

On the winds of a rough storm out at sea comes Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” directed by professor Leonard Kelly. The original debut of “The Tempest” consisted of an all-male cast. The only female character written in the show is Miranda, who would have been portrayed by a man as well. This...

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