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Drake rebrands himself

Drake rebrands himself

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Craig Sanislo Of all the rappers in the industry today, Drake is one of the biggest names out there. Drake is attacking the rap game, and he is determined to make himself into one of the biggest stars the world has ever seen. In December, Drake's new album, "More Life" is set to release. The album is ...

The Weekend becomes ‘Starboy’ with album topping charts

The Weekend becomes ‘Starboy’ with album topping charts

Kaitlyn Launderville, Social Media Reporter
January 10, 2017
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Canadian R&B singer ,The Weeknd, blows up the charts on the Billboard 200 with his new album Starboy landing himself at No. 1 within a week. Starboy is the third largest debut of 2016 behind Drake's Views and Beyonce's Lemonade.  The Weeknd was born Toronto, Canada and raised in Scarborough. The Weekn...

‘Hamilton’ mixtape features modern singers

‘Hamilton’ mixtape features modern singers

Linnea Phillips, Social Media Editor
January 9, 2017
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Sold out Broadway performances, an incredible top selling album, a book and a PBS behind the scenes documentary. What is next for the high-powered Broadway show Hamilton? A mix-tape. Hamilton: An American Musical has boasted sold out shows in New York and Chicago for at least two years, and with the r...

Soundcloud takes over spotify

Linnea Phillips, Layout Editor
October 20, 2016
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Spotify and Soundcloud are the two biggest online music streaming sites of this decade. Both Spotify and Soundcloud are fantastic resources for streaming the latest and greatest music, but some people argue that Spotify is the better of the two. While Soundcloud allows people to listen to many up and coming artists, pod...

Seniors say goodbye to Con Amici

Seniors say goodbye to Con Amici

Jonathan Rustad, Copy Editor
May 9, 2016
Filed under Arts, Music Scene, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

On May 2, music echoed throughout the historic auditorium of the Washington County Courthouse.  The melodies were performed by the Con Amici Orchestra.  After preparing for months, their final concert for the year was ready and it was designed to impress. This extracurricular ensemble of student...

Move over iTunes new apps taking over

Move over iTunes new apps taking over

Zach Toohey, Copy Editor
April 9, 2016
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

The act of listening to music has been an unconditional tradition for hundreds of years. We have moved from records to tapes and now to the world of smartphones. iTunes has always dominated the music market, offering every song you could ever think of for a low price of $1.29. But recently music apps ha...

Concerto soloists just announced

Concerto soloists just announced

Kai Knudson, Copy Editor
March 14, 2016
Filed under Arts, Music Scene, Photo Slide Shows

Soloing is one of the most prestigious opportunities a musician can get. It also can be one of the most frightening moments in their musical career, being the focus of an entire audience. This wide spectrum of emotions is part of the Stillwater Concerto Concert. The Concerto Concert takes place...

Lady Gaga’s pops with new album

Lady Gaga’s pops with new album

Cassie Hansen, In Studio Anchor
February 11, 2016
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Lady Gaga over the years has made a name for herself as a pop icon. Her ability to remain a relevant artist since her debut album in 2008, The Fame, is testimony to her ability to sing catchy pop songs and her uninhibited taste in clothing. Although it has been 2 years since her most recent releas...

Bieber rises with Purpose

Bieber rises with Purpose

Noah Linder, Podcast Editor
January 15, 2016
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Canadian singer Justin Bieber is at it again. Coming back for his fifth studio album, Bieber’s Purpose is his way back into the big leagues after a two year album drought. Released on Nov. 13, 2015, Purpose sold 522,000 copies in one week. His comeback album features 13 songs and a total of 48 mi...

Young musician excels in blues brother band

Young musician excels in blues brother band

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

It all started with receiving his first drum kit on Christmas morning. Normally kids get toys and treats from their parents that they grow out of, but at age eight, Evan ran down the stairs, looked under the tree, and began his music career. The beginnings of a young musician Sophomore Evan Campbe...

Winter concert brings holiday cheer

Winter concert brings holiday cheer

Mary Burchill, Fashion Blog Editor
January 12, 2016
Filed under Arts, Music Scene, Photo Slide Shows

Bringing music together and captivating audiences is something Stillwater Area High School is becoming known for with the award-winning high school music department. The Winter Concert is a music department tradition bringing together the Orchestra, band and choir for a holiday cheer masterpiece. ...

Winter Coffeehouse: music, talent and soul

Winter Coffeehouse: music, talent and soul

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor
December 18, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

The biannual concert is one of the many fundraisers that NHS hosts. It is completely student-lead and all of the acts are chosen based off of auditions. As usual, all money raised will go to a charitable cause. This year, NHS is donating all funds to Bantfwana Phambili, an organization that provid...

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