August 10, 2020

Posts from "Arts & Entertainment"

  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.04, 2012

    Editor vs. Editor

      Sarah O’Brien Favorite Guilty-Pleasure TV Show: Phineas and Ferb Her Views: Did I go there? Yes, yes I did. Guilty-pleasure TV means something you would not necessarily bring up in conversation…so I am going to publish mine in the paper instead. This summer, I shared a room with my younger sister, Meghan. We bonded over this show, which actually has solid jokes and entertaining musical numbers (the music has earned the series four Emmy nominations overall). Not to mention that it is the only show on television that stars a platypus spy. Co-creators Dan Povenmire (who has worked on shows such as Hey Arnold! and Family Guy) and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (The Simpsons, Rocko’s Modern Life) aimed to establish a show with humor that would appeal to adults and children alike. Filled with pop culture references and (a personal favorite) puns, Phineas and Ferb is not one I would roll my eyes at (Candace-style) while babysitting or hanging with Meg. The one downfall of the show is being left to wonder, WHY CAN’T I EVER HAVE SUCH EPIC SUMMER VACATIONS?

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.04, 2012

    Let’s Rant

    Let me preface this with the fact that I love SNL, and I love Tina Fey more. Tina Fey as Sarah Palin was pure, comic genius:­­­­­­­­­­­ a script that wrote itself, if you will. However, what I find less-than-kosher are pictures of the President of the United States emerging from the ocean in his swim trunks all over People Magazine.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.04, 2012

    MUMFORD & SONS: BABEL

    Last week, almost three years after the release of their first album, Sigh No More, Mumford & Sons released their sophomore album, Babel. The English folk rock band toured this past summer, stopping in Providence in early August.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.04, 2012

    once upon a time………….

      Once Upon a Time, there was this show… It has been almost a year since ABC’s Once Upon a Time first aired. This past Sunday marked the beginning of the show’s second season, watched by approximately 11 million viewers

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.04, 2012

    Street Spotlight

      Just a quick walk up from Kennedy Plaza, Westminster is one of the hidden gems of the Downcity area. The road is flanked with old brick walkways and curtained by stringed lights that make the street glow each and every evening. The combination of small boutiques, historical buildings, and looming financial buildings make this pocket of downtown a wanderer’s paradise. Its location near Thayer Street, Kennedy Plaza, and the State House also make this spot key for people-watching.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.04, 2012

    Move it, Move it with Motherland

      With Late Night Madness fast approaching, students are eagerly anticipating dance groups that will be performing. Of course, there is the annual BMSA versus BOP dance-off, as well as numbers from Dance Club and Dance Team, but this year there will be a new group taking the court. Meet the Motherland Dance Group, made up of about 30 members who celebrate the African culture through dance.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Sep.06, 2012

    Beyond House Parties

      By now, most of you have heard about what Providence College has to offer. Either you are a freshman or transfer getting adjusted to the countless options PC provides, from clubs to events to academic services (there is this great group called The Cowl…), or you are a returning student occupied with your classes (and with teaching the newbies to golf). Sure, you attend the BOP events-thank you Stall Street Journal-but are you taking full advantage of living in the city of Providence? Nicknamed the “Creative Capital,” the city boasts many forms of arts and entertainment to keep you busy throughout the year. Below, I’ve highlighted some of my favorite haunts; I dare you to explore.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | May.04, 2012

    Irish You’d Go to the Step Dance Show

    If you are truly a dedicated reader of PC’s weekly publication, you’re most likely reading it on Thursday when it first hits the stands. And if it’s currently before 8 p.m., you have plenty of time to get yourself over to the Smith Center to see Providence College Irish Dance’s (PCID) Spring Spectacular. Tickets are only three dollars, and it promises to be a superb show. But maybe I’m a bit biased, because I happen to be a member of the club.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Apr.27, 2012

    Drama Desks Awards Drops “Best Orchestration”

     

    If you’re a musical theatre nerd, you know that the Drama Desk Awards are like the Tony Award’s weird younger cousin. They’re not as popular, but they’re interesting in their own way. The Drama Desk Awards are unique because they honor Broadway, Off-Broadway, and non-profit productions. They tend not to focus on what “has to win,” or in other words, they don’t chose their awards based on “big money.” Since 1955, they have been considered one of the most prestigious theatre awards.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Apr.26, 2012

    Let’s Rant: the Death of YOLO

    Yes, most citizens of civilized Western nations believe that you truly do only live once, but that doesn’t mean everything you do has to be attributed to this Drake slogan from his song “The Motto.” The average American lives to be 78 years old, but you don’t hear people saying Y-O-L-T-B-S-E-Y-O. The number of times I’ve heard someone say “Didn’t do my civ readings…YOLO” is unhealthy. You chose not to do your Civ readings because they’re probably boring, not because you’re only going to live once. The best is when I’m at LaSalle and someone gets one of those red velvet cupcake bombs. You know the ones I’m talking about–they’re about the size of a basketball, and the person attributes the order to “YOLO.” You are given one life, but indulging in one of those will make it quite a bit shorter.

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