Author: Linley Stringer

Russian Ballet @ Rudder Auditorium

The world-renowned Russian Ballet is spreading its magic in College Station on February 1 in Rudder Auditorium performing the Spanish classic, “Don Quixote.” After its formation in Moscow in 1989, the Russian Ballet has quickly risen in global esteem as one of the top ballet companies in the world. With 50 of the best ballerinas Russia has to offer, they are sure to dazzle audiences with their grace and talent. Despite the youth of this company, Russian Ballet groups have formed a distinguishable niche in the world of high-class entertainment. The Russian style of ballet is distinct in its...

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Grand Stafford Weekend Lineup – Jan 19-21

The closing out of the holiday season brings the new year, and with it comes the spring season of incredible artists rolling in to play at the Grand Stafford Theater in historic Downtown Bryan. Maroon Weekly has the scoop on who is playing and when they’re coming for the next three shows. Thomas Csorba and Jack Thweatt are playing at the Stafford on January 19. Csorba is a singer-songwriter from College Station’s southern neighbor, Houston. His inspiration growing up is from artists such as Townes Van Zandt, Buddy Holly, and Woodie Guthrie, and those vibes have morphed and shaped...

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Album Review: “You Take Me Back” by Jack Thweatt

Album: You Take Me Back Release Date: September 09, 2016   You might remember him as local band Votary’s frontman, but Jack Thweatt has broken out into a solo career in the singer-songwriter department with his first full-length album. “You Take Me Back” is a soulful album with a bluesy feel, each song echoing with his distinct clear voice. Thweatt’s sound is similar to other popular singer-songwriters like Matt Wertz and Ben Rector, emulating their light sounds and meaningful lyrics, but also very much taking on a voice of his own. This would be the ideal album to snuggle up and...

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5-0, BUT A WAYS TO GO

In the very fabric of our name, we embody the culture and passion of this little Brazos town. Our hearts beat far and wide with the Spirit of the 12th Man. Most of us have dreamed about our days at Texas A&M since before we even understood what it meant to “Gig ‘Em.” And we relish in those Kyle Field afternoons, with 100,000 of our closest friends. There’s just something powerful about being unified for a common purpose; the deep-seeded yell that pushes our beloved Aggies to victory (hopefully). However, it remains no mystery that our Farmers have been...

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Movie Review: The Huntsman: Winter’s War

By Linley McCord There really isn’t a good way to define this movie. It’s both an origin story and a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman (2012). It combines Thor, Frozen, and The Chronicles of Narnia all into one pseudo-fairy tale that doesn’t quite work out how it was probably intended to. And it has about five different plots running through it that all somehow interweave, though not smoothly. To start, two close sisters are introduced: Ravenna and Freya. They’re both witches, and through a tragedy, are separated into two different but equally as tyrannical kingdoms. Freya is...

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