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Lollapalooza close to selling out due to impressive lineup

Brie Coder, Courier Staff

March 28, 2017

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It’s that time of year again! It’s time to save money to purchase tickets to music festivals coming up this summer. Lollapalooza, a very famous music festival in Chicago, has yet another impressive lineup for this year. The...

Sesame Street introduces new autistic muppet

Anna Aughenbaugh, Courier Staff

March 28, 2017

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Sesame Street is the famous show where playful Muppets teach children valuable life lessons, and it was announced that the show is adding a new friend. Julia is the newest addition to the Sesame Street Muppet family, and there...

Changing sound could be a bad move for a rock group

Brie Coder

March 8, 2017

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On Feb. 16, Linkin Park announced they were working on a new album entitled “One More Light.” This will be the band’s seventh studio album and will be released on May 19. Like any other artist, the band released a single that...

Picasso at the Lapin Agile is a unique performance

Alyssa Hohman

March 8, 2017

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Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein are not two names that are often associated, yet in “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” that is exactly what happens. The main stage production ran from Wednesday to Sunday ofthis past week, written...

Stand up comedy shifts from cynicism and irony to sincerity

Joshua Defibaugh

March 8, 2017

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Before taking his own life in 2008, celebrated novelist David Foster Wallace decried the effects the postmodern movement had on his and subsequent generations. “The problem, though, is now the shticks of postmodernism — irony, cy...

“Get Out” is smart, funny, and horrific, a must see

Shavez Rosenthal

March 8, 2017

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If you have not seen the movie “Get Out” by now, it would be advisable for you to get out and go see it. Without spoiling the movie, the following is a synopsis. Ultimately, “Get Out” is about a young black man (Daniel K...

Time stands still: A story about life, love, and sacrifice

Alyssa Hohman

February 27, 2017

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After almost getting killed by a roadside bomb, life as Sarah (Kiah Clements) knew it changed forever. Sarah and James(Chris Burch) are journalistswho often find themselvesin the middle of war zones, genocides and countless oth...

59th Annual Grammys was about much more than music

Abbi Seul

February 27, 2017

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On Feb. 12, 2017, the annual Grammy awards show took place and sparked a myriad of conversation and debate. The Host, James Corden, brought grins and humor while narrating the show. Corden entertained the audience with a live r...

Fifty Shades sequel does not live up to the first film

February 20, 2017

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The highly anticipated sequel to the “Fifty Shades of Gray” trilogy, “Fifty Shades Darker,” came out in theaters on Feb. 10, and it was not what people were expecting. The “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie both pleased a...

Metallica Come to Chicago

February 20, 2017

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To all the Metallica fans in Illinois, our dream is coming true. On Monday Feb. 13, Metallica announced they will be coming to Chicago on June 18 to perform at Soldier Field. Tickets went on sale last Friday for the general p...

“3 mics” A new take on comedy with darker tone

February 20, 2017

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The comedy special on Netflix “3 Mics” is a new style of comedy. Neil Brennan is the comedian behind the microphones who was growing tired of the monotonous stand-up comedy style that is becoming popular. He came up with ...

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