Even though the outside world is anything but normal these days, the show must still go on.
Spotify has been in the spotlight continually this month. From employees trying to get complete editorial control over podcasts to CEO’s angering artists, there has been quite some backlash toward the company as a whole. Is said backlash justified? You decide.
The Smithereens are an iconic American rock band that formed in the 1980s, with founding members Pat DiNizio, Jim Babjak, Mike Mesaros, and Dennis Diken. They are from Carteret, New Jersey and have played around the Jersey Shore throughout their ongoing career, so it’s only fitting that they stop by West Long Branch.
Monmouth’s Global Education Office will be presenting The Eagle Huntress at Pollak Theatre on Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. The viewing is free and open to the public. This film is a part of the World Cinema Series and it fits perfectly with this year’s theme, Women: Power and Identity.
When I walked into Pollak Theatre, my generation’s hip-hop and rap songs were playing over the sound system. I sat down and was subtly grooving to the music and mouthing the lyrics, except the “N” word, which was said repeatedly and not censored out. I thought “Ooh this is gonna be good, they have a good playlist to start out with.” Little did I know that people like me, sitting there and singing along to the songs, were the reason the performers chose that playlist.
When Justin Bieber’s ‘Yummy’ was released on Jan. 3, fans and critics formed differing opinions on the song. Since this was Bieber’s first solo single in three years, he aimed to get the song to the number 1 spot on streaming charts.
Since the beginning of rock and roll, the music has always shaped the culture around it. From the 1950s to now, rock and roll has evolved into a way of life for many. With bands like The Rolling Stones to Buddy Holly, their music has touched the hearts and lives of their listeners.
Being a professional singer is a gift on its own, yet being able to write songs is even more impressive. On a Winter’s Night featured five singer-songwriters, each having solo careers as well as their collaborations with each other that have occurred for over a decade last Saturday, Nov. 16 at Pollak Theatre.
The 5th Dimension brought soul to Pollak Theatre last Friday, Oct. 8.