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Oscar-nominated film The Red Turtle grips story of survival
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Oscar-nominated film The Red Turtle grips story of survival

by Benjamin Wallin

The goal of a storyteller, especially in the context of film, is to “show, don’t tell.” The concept, generally attributed in origin to playwright and author Anton Chekhov, suggests that the storyteller should try to eschew direct exposition, the explicit telling of what happens, choosing instead to allow the reader or viewer to interpret the…

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UMG gains full control of pop icon Prince’s music

by Artan Ljukovic

After signing a multi-year agreement with Prince’s estate, Universal Music Group now owns all of the late icon’s music released between 1994 and 2016, including previously unheard material from his vault. The news came on Feb. 9 when Michele Anthony, executive vice president of UMG, said the following in a statement: “It’s an honor professionally…

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Snubs, tears, politics take over 59th annual Grammy Awards

by Maxim Ibadov

On Feb. 12, The Recording Academy celebrated the music’s biggest night with its 59th annual Grammy Awards. An evening when the most talented musicians faced off for music’s most important honors was hosted by actor and TV host James Corden. Corden opened the ceremony rolling down the stage without a shoe on and then erupted…

MOMI presents exhibit devoted to life and work of Scorsese
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MOMI presents exhibit devoted to life and work of Scorsese

by Luis Lucero

New York City has several famed film directors to call its own such as Woody Allen, Mel Brooks and Stanley Kubrick, to name a few. But none are as acclaimed as Academy Award-winning director and documentarian Martin Scorsese. At the Museum of the Moving Image in Scorsese’s home borough of Queens, a new exhibit opened…

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Student-run production breathes life into Baruch’s theater scene

by Jonathan Sperling & Maria Markowicz

For performing arts students, trying to find rehearsing space in Baruch College can be the toughest element of putting on a production. While renting the rehearsal studio is possible, the space is only available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., excluding times when professional companies are renting it. There is also the option of using…

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The Neal Morse Band releases new album, The Similitude of a Dream

by Luis Lucero

One of the most prominent figures in modern progressive rock is singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse. Starting with his critically acclaimed band Spock’s Beard, Morse has made his presence known across various projects, including progressive rock super groups Transatlantic and Flying Colors, his solo career as a Christian musician and now his current project,…

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Annual BroadwayCon takes over Javits Center

by Maxim Ibadov

The Broadway community held its second-annual BroadwayCon on the weekend of Jan. 27-29 in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Inspired by events such as Comic Con, BroadwayCon is a celebration of U.S. theater tradition, where thespians from all walks of life come together, including both the creators and their excited audiences….

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Spinrilla faces lawsuit

by Tafannum Rahman

Music apps on cellphones make getting ready in the morning fun, make subway rides feel shorter and allow travelers to listen to their favorite artists on the go. However, many require access to Wi-Fi, unless they have plentiful data. Luckily for some, Spinrilla lets users listen to music without Wi-Fi access so they can enjoy…

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Nicki Minaj accuses Zanotti of racism

by Artan Ljukovic

Hip-hop and pop music icon Nicki Minaj publicly accused shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti of being racist because of an unwillingness to collaborate with her on a shoe collection shortly after he debuted 24 shoes named “Nicki.” Nicki Minaj also claimed that she was an inspiration to Zanotti and his work. Nicki Minaj set Twitter ablaze…

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