‘Arts & Leisure’

  • Julien Baker debuts emotional album

    Nov 14, 17 • 153 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by ALLAN COLLINS staff writer Your reaction is probably the same as mine when asked the question: “Who in the world is Julien Baker?” When looking through albums to put onto my show at 90.5 WERG, her album artwork for “Turn Out the Lights” just drew...

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    Artist Spotlight Series: Aminé

    Nov 14, 17 • 259 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by MATTHEW FASSNACHT staff writer Adam Daniel, best known by his stage — and middle — name Aminé, burst on to the scene with his 2016 hit single “Caroline,” which peaked at No. 11 on the Hot 100 chart. Like my last article on Jon Bellion, Aminé is...

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    Taylor Swift returns with ‘Reputation’

    Nov 14, 17 • 212 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by KATHRYN HAMILTON staff writer “Look what you made me do!” Prior to about a month ago, this phrase was simply associated with yelling at someone to blame them for something. However, today this phrase no doubt brings the lyrics of a certain pop song...

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    Erie Playhouse presents ‘Mamma Mia’

    Nov 14, 17 • 134 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by LAUREN SOVISKY staff writer A trip to Greece and a big white wedding can definitely help anyone escape the cold chills that have come to Erie. The Erie Playhouse performed “Mamma Mia” this past weekend, introducing Erie to its newly renovated theater...

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    Niall Horan’s debut disappoints

    Nov 7, 17 • 527 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by Let’s start this review by saying: I am a fan of the most recent self-titled record by Harry Styles. I gave the record a 4/5 on one of the websites that I use to rate all the music I listen to. I thought it was a powerful, emotional and reflective...

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    Newest Miles Teller film moves audiences

    Nov 7, 17 • 257 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by Miles Teller’s latest movie, “Thank You For Your Service” is a strikingly visceral portrayal of the true story of three soldiers’ homecomings from Iraq in 2007. Sgt. Schumann, played by Teller, is the story’s main protagonist, but the story also...

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    Remembering Chester Bennington

    Nov 7, 17 • 401 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by Linkin Park recently performed their first concert since the death of front man and lead vocalist, Chester Bennington, on July 20. Bennington died of suicide in his home in Los Angeles County just days before the popular alternative band was set to begin...

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    ‘Without Warning’ recently released

    Oct 31, 17 • 129 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by GRANT KRUSZEWSKI staff writer After a recent proposal, a sophomore studio album and another year of being rap’s best producer, artists Offset (from Migos), 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’ do it again. On Halloween at midnight, the trio dropped what could...

  • Beck releases album ‘Colors’

    Oct 31, 17 • 133 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by ALAN COLLINS staff writer Beck — to be honest, what is there to say about Beck that hasn’t been already said? The Los Angeles native has jumped from one genre to the next through the 32 years that he has been performing under the Beck name. In the mid...

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    Pittsburgh Ballet delights with ‘Dracula’

    Oct 31, 17 • 119 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by LAUREN SOVISKY staff writer While Halloween is often a night of scary movies and tasty treats and tricks, a ballet can also be a contender of haunting events. The Pittsburgh Ballet’s “Dracula” was a dazzling horror story brought to the stage. In the...