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Students dislike Kanye West’s new song

Students dislike Kanye West’s new song

January 15, 2014
Filed under Arts, Lifestyle, Music Scene

The music starts and beautiful scenery flies by on the computer screen, unfortunately the beautiful picture is ruined when starts Kanye West “rides” his motorcycle in front of the green screen. Kanye West’s music video for his new song "Bound 2" from his Yeezus album was posted to YouTube on No...

Coffeehouse performances continue raising money for a cause

Coffeehouse performances continue raising money for a cause

Sydney Spreck
December 12, 2013
Filed under Arts, Local News, Music Scene, News

As the wind begins to bite and frost forms on the morning ground, Minnesotans prepare for winter.  One winter tradition that has continued over many years is that of Coffee House performances hosted by the National Honor Society (NHS) at Stillwater Area High School. Coffee House is a gathering of communi...

District choirs sing hearts out for the Fall Choral Festival

District choirs sing hearts out for the Fall Choral Festival

Lucien Lemanski
December 12, 2013
Filed under Activities, Arts, Music Scene

Stand up and walk with a purpose. Left, right and left as the Stillwater Choir walks across the front of the church. The Choir approaches the risers, they start to hum the starting note for the first piece. Choir teacher Erik Christiansen walks up and looks at the ends of the choir to see if the ...

Variety show for all ages

Variety show for all ages

Zak Mantel
December 6, 2013
Filed under Home, Local News, Music Scene, News

Singing, dancing, acting, playing an instrument or playing an instrument and singing while dancing on a unicycle; whatever there is a talent for, it was found at the Theatre Department’s Showcase variety show where students took center stage performing any acts they saw fit. The performances were on Nov....

Benish thrives through music program

Benish thrives through music program

Kate Price
November 27, 2013
Filed under Arts, Music Scene, People

Music is a large part of every teenagers life. For senior Nick Benish, it is on a whole different level. Benish started his music career at a young age and has been with it ever since. He is currently involved in Chamber Orchestra, Concert Choir and Jazz Band, making him one of the most active musici...

Community building within music programs

Community building within music programs

Ellie Anderson
November 26, 2013
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Music Scene

The music groups at Stillwater Area High School have created a close community. The different music groups are creating inseparable bonds with each other through different events that they do as an ensemble. The Belle Chanter recently had a retreat. The band had a lock-in and the Jazz Band will be goi...

Jingle Ball twerks into Twin Cities

Jingle Ball twerks into Twin Cities

Claire Ilkka
November 25, 2013
Filed under Arts, Music Scene, Twin Cities Venues

The VMAs took place in Sept., but the music awards show’s most controversial performers- Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus, to be exact- will be in Minn., singing and most likely twerking their way across the stage at KDWB’s Jingle Ball. The show, which also includes Fall Out Boy, Austin Mahone, Ariana Gr...

Lady Gaga’s new look pops

Lady Gaga’s new look pops

Megan Aller
November 24, 2013
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

The upcoming album “Artpop” by Lady Gaga, is supposed to be a whole new twist to her already outrageous look. She wants to be everything, but is nothing at all. The album “Artpop” was released on Nov. 11. While she still uses her usual ridiculous outfits and songs, she adds a little more sc...

Sammy Brown’s tutorial of ‘How to Go to Confession’

Sammy Brown’s tutorial of ‘How to Go to Confession’

Andrea Rustad
November 6, 2013
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Music Scene

“I knew as soon as I had written it that it’d be special to me forever,” said Stillwater Area High School alumni Sammy Brown of her new single, set to release Nov. 5, with proceeds benefiting the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund. The song, “How to Go to Confession”, is a tribute to her best friend Zach ...

Must Be Nice to see G-Eazy in Minneapolis

Must Be Nice to see G-Eazy in Minneapolis

Danny Ekstrand
November 5, 2013
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Gerald Earl Gillum also know as G-Eazy, launched his rap career in 2009 and is on tour now with his new album Must Be Nice. Eazy has been touring for the last few months stopping in Minneapolis on Oct.12. Eazy sings with a very low tempo, busting rhymes on a smooth scale and with his new album listeners sta...

Knoll hits all the right notes

Knoll hits all the right notes

Lucy Langmack
October 18, 2013
Filed under Arts, Music Scene, People

When Brooke Knoll was only 5 years old, she took an interest in music. Her family, being heavily involved with music, gave her the “musical gene". Her mom plays the flute, her dad plays the guitar, and her brother plays the bass, guitar and drums. It was only fate for Knoll to be involved with music...

Imagine Dragons perform at The Roy

Imagine Dragons perform at The Roy

Maddy Boettner
October 7, 2013
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

“[The concert was] Simply Amazing” junior Megan Ellison said about the Imagine Dragons concert in the Roy Wilkins Auditorium, which packed in an impressive 5,500 people. The attendance was an upgrade from the band's previous smaller shows in the Twin Cities area, Varsity, Triple Rock and Basilica Block...

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