Author: Sara Matthews

Album Review: “Suncity” by Khalid

The sophomore album, “Suncity,” for R&B singer, Khalid, was released in October of 2018. Receiving praise and recognition for his debut album, Khalid had a lot to follow up on. “Suncity” completely lives up to the heart and soul of Khalid’s roots. The young singer from El Paso, Texas, shows his diversity in vocal abilities. He seamlessly weaves in elements of pop into his heavily R&B influenced style. The album itself cohesively compiles the singer’s experiences with love, growth, and his vigor for life. Khalid has come far in his career and his versatility since his breakout song, “Location”...

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Stoney LaRue with Austin Meade at Hurricane Harry’s

For all you Red Dirt country music lovers out there, here’s a show for you! Hurricane Harry’s presents Stoney LaRue with Austin Meade on November 30 with some boot stomping good fun. Both musicians value the artistry of Texas country, and their songs encapsulate the grittiness and twang that fans love. Stoney LaRue was born in Taft, Texas and grew up in Oklahoma, where much of his Red Dirt guitar skills come from. He began playing music at a young age and started his humble beginnings by touring around colleges playing music. After befriending fellow musicians Jason Boland and...

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Movie Review: “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”

A fresh twist on the Christmas classic, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” tells the story of young Clara as she adventures to a magical land to retrieve a key. Gifted a locked egg from her deceased mother, Clara becomes determined to open the egg. She journeys through the four realms of the forest in order to complete her quest, meeting unlikely characters along the way. Filled with the traditional staples of “The Nutcracker,” this film integrates the mice, ballet, and the sugar plum fairy into an adventurous tale of self-discovery and coming of age. This Disney live-action movie...

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Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

Dive right into the ocean with Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure. An event for the whole family, the adventure lets you explore the prehistoric depths of the ocean and gives people of all ages a chance to learn about marine life eons before us. MSC OPAS brings this immersive experience of how the ocean was long ago to Rudder Auditorium on Friday, November 30. This show uses actors, technology, puppets, and innovative set designs to create an interactive experience. Children will absolutely love the imaginative and ethereal atmosphere. Light technology and props imitate the peaceful reflections of waves underwater. Guides...

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Album Review: Malibu Nights by LANY

For anyone who has been through or is going through heartbreak, LANY’s newest album is the perfect remedy. Pop rock band LANY released their sophomore album, “Malibu Nights” this fall. Layered with synthesizers to give the album an 80’s vibe, LANY beautifully tells the story of heartbreak and gives hope to people for recovery. The album takes you step by step into a relationship’s downfall, from start to finish. The front-man of LANY, Paul Klein, wonderfully encapsulates the rollercoaster of emotions of being in love. Their first song on the record, “Thick and Thin,” initiates the problems and nervous...

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