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Death of Michael Jackson will not stop his fame

Death of Michael Jackson will not stop his fame

Joe Dewale

May 8, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Since Michael Jackson's death, many people have forgotten about the king of pop. However, now he's back from the dead with the new album titled Xscape from his record company, Epic Records, to be released on May 13. After his death, Jackson's belongings and household were not open to very many peop...

Mathisen makes musical magic

Mathisen makes musical magic

Katie Beedle

May 7, 2014


Filed under Music Scene, People

Senior Nic Mathisen is a musical genius at Stillwater Area High School. Mathisen has participated in the school’s Concert Orchestra and Concert Choir, along with various outside of school musical programs including playing cello in a string quartet, playing in the Bethel University orchestra and a ...

Xcel hosts the Artpop Ball

Maddie Ek

May 6, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music Scene

American pop singer and songwriter, Lady Gaga, is coming to the Twin Cities on May 20 as a stop on her Artpop Ball Tour. She will be performing at 7:30 p.m. at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. This will be her fourth time performing in this location. Lady Gaga is known for her crazy outfits and...

Keeping up with Koenning

Andrea Rustad

April 15, 2014


Filed under Music Scene, People

Some people love music. Some people are good at making music. But then there’s Katie Koenning. This senior is one of the most talented and dedicated violinists in Concert Orchestra, and helps lead them as well. Her passion for music has helped her get to where she is today, and has fueled her ambition...

Although a pristine sound, Kings of Leon seem bored while on stage

Although a pristine sound, Kings of Leon seem bored while on stage

Nicole Loe

April 4, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Having hit number one on the United Kingdom charts for four albums,The Kings of Leon are not just an ordinary band. They are far closer than any other bandmates, they are family , brothers Jared, Caleb,  Nathan and their cousin, Matthew. For the three brothers, being sons of a preacher and traveling ...

Concert band represents SAHS in Indianapolis

Concert band represents SAHS in Indianapolis

Fiona Montie

April 3, 2014


Filed under Activities, Music Scene, News

The concert wind symphony band enjoyed a trip to Indianapolis to participate in the Music for All National Festival. This is a selective convention in which the group had the opportunity to play with other talented bands from around the country. The actual festival took place March 6-8 and was presented by ...

Miley Cyrus Twerks her way in the Xcel Energy Center

Miley Cyrus Twerks her way in the Xcel Energy Center

Karlee Stennes

April 2, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Global superstar Miley Cyrus brought her BANGERZ TOUR to Xcel Energy Center on Mar. 10. She has had to travel to other avenues to get to the top. She's had to court controversy and generate hype, in a fashion that might make Madonna blush. She's had to twerk and tease, shock and surprise, disrobe and...

Lily Johnson performs in Concert Orchestra’s Concerto Concert

Ryan Longnecker

April 1, 2014


Filed under Arts, Multimedia, Music Scene, News, People

Every year, a few students are selected to perform with the concert orchestra at the end of the year to highlight their talents. Most often, it is either a band or orchestra member that gets selected, but occasionally there is a truly exceptional singer that gets selected. This year, senior Lily John...

Music streaming reaches mind-reading levels

Music streaming reaches mind-reading levels

Carson Kuball

March 3, 2014


Filed under Health and Science, Music Scene

Music has always been a very popular part of our culture. It has been around since the beginning of time and has evolved with technology throughout the years. People are constantly searching for new ways to listen to their favorite songs and genres of music. From Pandora to iTunes radio to Spotify, the...

Peters performs for Crimson Horizon

Nick Wicker

March 2, 2014


Filed under Music Scene, People

The glass door swings closed on the small basement room. Its walls are covered with a mellow green paint and adorned with artistically formed brass candle holders along with sculpted metal objects hanging from hooks. It is plain to see the previous owners of the space cared for it, putting forward effort...

Campbell and Bush rock International Blues Challenge

Fiona Montie

February 20, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music Scene, People

The International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn., is the largest competition in the blues industry. This year on Jan. 21-25, the 30th annual IBC was held once again, and senior Tom Bush and junior Colin Campbell, along with two other fellow band mates from East Ridge High School and FAIR High School ...

Music organizations bring back phenomenal results from SEC live evaluation

Music organizations bring back phenomenal results from SEC live evaluation

Savannah Sylvis

February 6, 2014


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Music Scene

February brings a lot of events to the Stillwater Area High School and the area around. A lot of these events are very theatrical. The Encore Wind Ensemble flew by on Feb. 6, bringing great sound to the people of Stillwater. Little Shop of Horror, showing the weekend of Feb. 28, and SEC (Suburban Eas...

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