Author: Madison Matous

The Hot Sardines “Holiday Stomp”

New York’s hot-jazz darlings are coming to the BCS area to help bring you and yours holiday cheer. MSC OPAS will be presenting The Hot Sardines “Holiday Stomp” concert on Wednesday, December 9 at 7:30pm in Rudder Theatre. The Hot Sardines are one of the hottest acts currently touring the country. For their special holiday concert they will be putting their own unique twist on the classics like “White Christmas” and “Please Come Home for Christmas”. Also keep an ear out for lesser-known gems like Edith Piaf’s “Le Noël de La Rue” and Ella Fitzgerald’s “Santa Claus Got Stuck...

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App Reviews

Alto’s Adventure – $1.99 (App Store, coming soon to Google Play and Kindle Fire App Store) Alto’s Adventure is a relaxing, endless runner game for adults. Snowboard through the beautiful, ever changing alpine landscape as you gather up herds of runaway lamas. The mechanics are easy to learn, but chaining together elaborate trick combos and competing for high scores and distances while progressing through 180 goals keeps things interesting. Earn coins to discover six snowboarders, each with their own special attributes and abilities and unlock upgrades. Check out this game for a unique experience that you won’t be embarrassed to play in public.   1 Second Everyday – $2.99 (App Store, Google Play) The New Year is just around the corner, and if one of your resolutions is to make everyday memorable this app will help you capture it and keep you accountable. Document your life by recording one second every 24 hours. How cool would it be to be able to view a short film on how your year went at the end of 2016? It would definitely make you want to make sure it was a good one. The app was made by Cesar Kuriyama who said he was inspired to create the app after having done a similar project that made a profoundly positive impact on his life and wanted to design an app that let...

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December First Friday

Start the holiday season off right by heading to Downtown Bryan on December 3 for First Friday. Get in the holiday spirit while celebrating local businesses and enjoying the festive sights and sounds. The streets come alive at 5pm and the fun doesn’t stop until midnight, leaving you plenty of time to explore. As always, there will be food, drinks and entertainment, including a special performance by the New Orleans band Hazy Ray. Sit down at a restaurant or if you’re feeling more casual, pick something up at a food truck. Enjoy drink specials while you kick back and listen to local sounds on the streets. Christmas is around the corner and First Friday is a great time to look for presents for family and friends. Downtown Bryan offers everything from the latest in fashion to unique antiques. There is sure to be something for everyone on your list this holiday season. Head over to the Grand Stafford Theatre to listen to Hazy Ray, doors open at 7pm and the music will begin at 8pm. The band is a mix of rock with bluesy sounds they picked up from the New Orleans scene, a signature sound they now brand as “New Orleans Rock.” The band has a large range of influences from Jamie Cullum and Dave Matthews to Radiohead and Maroon 5. The band has a special connection with...

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App Reviews

Unroll.Me – Free (App Store) Your inbox will thank you for getting this app. Just connect the app with your email and the app will sort through your subscriptions so you can easily decide which ones to unsubscribe and which ones to rollup – never has cleaning up your email been so easy. Once you have finished, Unroll.me will send you one concise email with the subscriptions you rolled up to view at your leisure. Over the next couple of days you will find that your inbox is much more manageable. BreakingNews – Free (App Store, Google Play) First known for their Twitter feed, @breakingnews, the app lets you be the first to know about breaking news that is important to you. Editors work around the clock to pick out emerging stories from social media in bite size bits so you get the information you need fast. Check out stories that are around your area and tag the topics you care about most and mute the ones you don’t. Sage Solitaire – Free (App Store) A brand new Solitaire variant that combines the luck and joy of Klondike with the depth of Poker – made specifically for your phone. Because the game is made for your phone means that cards are easily seen and moved. The game keeps you interested with plenty of variety and room to improve. The...

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What’s going on around town

Museum of American G.I. proudly presents Lest We Forget The Museum of American G.I. proudly presents The AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall. All are invited to visit the wall and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country from November 12-15. A special opening ceremony will take play on November 12 at noon, and an evening ceremony at 5pm will feature wreath presentations by all branches of the military, a rifle salute and taps. The exhibit is a great opportunity to teach students about the history and the meaning of the memorial and others like it. Children are encouraged to create crafts like artificial poppies to decorate the Traveling Wall. Movies in the Park: Heavy Weights A fun night out for the whole family starts at 6pm in Wolf Creek Park on Friday, November 13. “Heavy Weights” is a Disney movie that promises nonstop laughter. The movie is about Camp Hope, a camp for overweight boys. The camp that was supposed to be a fun way for the kids to be more active soon became a nightmare when a new owner takes over. Follow the story as campers rebel against this fitness guru and hilarity ensues. A black tie affair with Messina Hoff Bryan’s own winery is releasing its new vintage wine collections. Join Messina Hoff for their release party that will take place November 14. Dress to...

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