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Images from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Concert in Cincinnati

Images from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Concert in Cincinnati

Joseph DeVaughn Reviews The Heist: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Macklemore, I want my mind back! Ever since I started listening to The Heist,  by rapper Macklemore, my mind has been owned by the wonderful music on the album. “Tonight is the night, we’ll fight till’ it’s over/ So we put our hands up like the ceiling can’t hold us,”  from “Can’t hold us.” plays […]

THS Band’s Last Concert of the Year

THS Band’s Last Concert of the Year

This Tuesday, March 14th, the concert band is having it’s final performance of the year as well as the high school’s steel and jazz band. The concert band will be performing four songs; Invocation & African Dance by Matt Conaway and The Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre which will be conducted by Richard Gonzales, Sketches […]

Record Store Day 2013

Record Store Day 2013

  Imagine, finally walking into to the store after waiting in line for an hour, walking fastly up to the bin sitting on the makeshift counter, rustling through the stack of records, to find the last copy of your favorite band’s special release, and you are the proud owner of it. That is the beauty […]

Setting Stone Coffee House is Approaching

Setting Stone Coffee House is Approaching

On Friday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m., the Setting Stone Coffee House will return for the second time to the new Talawanda High School. “The last one–the first one at the new building–was amazing, and we expect it to be just as positive of an experience this time around, if not better,” Clare Squance, one […]

Pioneer in Rock Music Dies at 88

Pioneer in Rock Music Dies at 88

On April 5th, 2012 Jim Marshall, the founder of Marshall Amplification, passed away at his home in Milton Keynes, England at age 88. Jim Marshall founded his music company in 1962 with the savings he had from years of music lessons. He initially sold mainly drum related equipment until he decided to make a cheaper version […]

Hip-Hop Rivalries: East .vs. West

Throughout the 90’s hip-hop was engulfed in a territorial feud pitting rappers on the east coast against rappers on the west coast. I would to revisit this feud but instead of dwelling on the past I will pit each coast, based on the talent of it’s MC’s, against each other to once and for all […]

Fermata…Somewhere?

Fermata…Somewhere?

Raps, beat boxing and rhythms. No, this is not a Kayne West video. This is Talawanda High School’s a cappella choir, Fermata Nowhere. This 3-year-old choir is nothing but original. Mr. Pearson’s idea for this kind of choir came from experience as a director, and from wanting the very best for his very capable students. […]

The Fray

The Fray

American alternative rock band, The Fray are scheduled to visit Oxford on Wednesday, April 18th, where the Grammy nominated band will perform in front of thousands of Miami and Talawanda students. With anticipation rising, sophomore Jordan Smith is looking forward to the concert. “I’m so pumped!  It’s my favorite band!” Formed in 2002, The Fray […]

Mixtape review: Taylor Allderdice

Mixtape review: Taylor Allderdice

Taylor Allderdice, Wiz Khalifas latest mixtape. Also, the name of his old high school, signifying he is now coming back to his roots. After the relatively negative feedback of his debut album, his return is here. In most rapper’s careers there is a falling point, where either fans stay and listen, or fall out. Wiz […]

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