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Terror visits Media, PA

Terror visits Media, PA

Zach Ritz, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


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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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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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, 2016


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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...

LGBT+ community outraged by latest “The 100” storyline

Dana Perkiss, Practicum Writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

On the seventh episode of the third season of The CW's "The 100" that aired in the beginning of March, Commander Lexa, who is played by Australian actress Alycia Debnam-Carey, died after finally getting together with long-time love interest Clarke, played by Eliza Taylor. Fans of the couple, who have...

Make room, Mr. Yorke

Jeffrey Holmes and Eric Ryan

March 21, 2016


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The career trajectory of Radiohead moved them from one-hit wonder to rock legends within the span of a decade. From the popularity of their 1992 grunge hit “Creep,” followed by the prog-tinged album “OK Computer,” and the IDM experiments of “Kid A,” the band’s status is practically immortal....

The Sad Boys invade Philly

Eric Ryan, Special to The Quad

March 21, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

The Union Transfer, a venue created in 2011, has had its fair share of cult followings, and the scene remained the same on March 16 as 19 year-old Swedish rapper Yung Lean took the stage. Growing up in Stokholm, Jonatan Hastad started his career with The Hasch Boys, naming himself Yung Lean and joining...

“Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final” awaits U.S. release

“Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final” awaits U.S. release

Megan Sabers, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Game developer Atlus, the company responsible for the popular series “Persona,” has recently announced a new installment in its challenging JRPG series, “Shin Megami Tensei.” First releasing on the Japanese Super Famicom in 1992, the fifth game in the series, “Shin Megami Tensei IV,” was...

Zoe Saldana cast as Nina Simone:

Zoe Saldana cast as Nina Simone:

Teah Blades, Practicum Writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Earlier this month the producers of the upcoming Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana released the film trailer, and a lot of criticism has resurfaced since its viewing. “Nina” will star Saldana from “Avatar” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” as the late singer and civil rights activist...

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