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Picnic on the Dawgwood  2019

Picnic on the Dawgwood 2019

May 17, 2019

At this concert, more modern pieces were played to appeal to a bigger audience.  Band member Juan Gonzalez said, “As a senior, a tradition as special as that of the Picnic on the Dawgwood is one that I will miss. The musicianship and overall love and appreciation for the arts at this event is something I will never get tired of experiencing and contributing to, whether I am a high school or coll...

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Teens

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Teens

May 9, 2019

Mother's day is soon approaching and children of all ages are frantically thinking of gift ideas for their mothers. However, several find that some gifts are too expensive to buy or not meaningful enough for their moms. 1. Personalized Mug Personalized mugs are a great idea for gifts. They're easy to find and aren't overly expensive during this time of year. They also make a good way for ...

A 2019 Met Gala Play-by-Play

A 2019 Met Gala Play-by-Play

May 7, 2019

The Met Gala is the annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. This event not only kicks off the opening of the exhibit but it also acts as fashion’s biggest day. Being the Met Gala’s biggest fan, I always watch the event and I always come up with a few interesting thoughts. I decided that this year I would finally keep a diary of my reactions. So with my face mask...

2019 Billboard Music Awards

2019 Billboard Music Awards

May 2, 2019

This 2019 Billboard Awards, hosted by Kelly Clarkson, had many highlights. This included the impactful opener by the host herself where she sang a whole melody of today’s best hits including "Boo'd Up," "Girls Like You," and "I Like It." It was an excellent mash-up and the viewers at home got to see the celebrities in the audience dance as Clarkson sang their songs. Taylor Swift also had a show...

Dunbar Drama Presents Newsies

Dunbar Drama Presents Newsies

April 28, 2019

PLD's Drama Department recently performed the musical, Newsies based on the real Newsboy Strike of 1899. Back then, newspapers were the only source of media, therefore they were the only way to get information about what was going on in the world. Newsboy's jobs were to sell the daily newspaper produced by the local news companies. These newsboys were poor, orphans and in desperate need of inc...

Predictable Plot Ruins After

Predictable Plot Ruins After

April 14, 2019

After is a cheesy predictable romance. Released on April 12th, I knew I had to watch it because of all the talk about how good this movie was going to be around Dunbar. The tailors made the movie seem very unpredictable and mysterious but was disappointing to realize that wasn't the case. Based on Anna Todd's best-selling fan fiction that became a sensation on the social storytelling platform Wa...

Hot Spots in Lexington

Hot Spots in Lexington

April 2, 2019

Lexington is the second biggest city in Kentucky with a total population around 300,000. The variety of landscapes, family activities, and culture makes the city unique including places like Keeneland, Adrenaline trampoline park, The Summit at Fritz Farm, Triangle Park, and L'escalade Rock Climbing. Keeneland Race Track Lexington hosts the major race The Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland. This race q...

Music Validates Me

Music Validates Me

April 2, 2019

The first song I can remember hearing is ‘"No One" by Alicia Keys. I can’t sleep without background noise, so I would leave my radio on every night. The song was popular at the time and Alicia Keys’ voice was soothing to fall asleep to. Because of this song, my obsession with music began. My parents are also big fans of music, so they started heavily influencing my taste in music and provi...

Top 5 Flicks to Catch in 2019

Top 5 Flicks to Catch in 2019

March 30, 2019

This year has a promising list of movies including long-anticipated sequels, remakes and adaptations as well as some original material. These are the five movies of 2019 I can’t wait to see: 5. Aladdin Set to release on May 24, 2019, this year’s second Disney remake after Dumbo will be directed by Guy Ritchie. Despite some of Disney’s past remakes, Aladdin is said to have beneficial add-ons t...

Jackson’s Top 10 Songs of All Time

Jackson’s Top 10 Songs of All Time

March 28, 2019

Throughout the decades, many songs have come and gone out of style. Only the most iconic songs remain in our memories. Here is my list of the top 15 most iconic songs of all time. #10.Eye Of The Tiger-Survivor "Eye Of The Tiger" was composed by the American rock band Survivor. Band members Frankie Sullivan and Jim Peterik wrote the song. It was released as a single from their third album, Eye of the Ti...

Us Movie Review

Us Movie Review

March 25, 2019

Expectations ran high for director Jordan Peele’s new movie Us, which hit theaters on March 22. His 2017 breakout film Get Out had fans highly anticipating this new horror film. ‘US’ begins with a flashback to 1986 where young Adelaide Thomas (Lupita Nyong’o) is vacationing with her parents in Santa Cruz, California. She wanders off and finds herself in a fun house on the beach where...