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TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘Wrath’

| April 16, 2018 | 1 Comment
TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘Wrath’

Spoiler Warning for the Season 8 Finale (Season 8, Episode 16) of “The Walking Dead,” as well as all episodes of the previous seasons. Certain spoilers from the graphic novel series will also be discussed. Minor spoilers from “Fear the Walking Dead” will also be discussed.  All Out War is officially over. The final battle […]

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Radio Free Charlotte’s Open Mic Fest

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
Radio Free Charlotte’s Open Mic Fest

 Photos by Chris Crews Arriving at the Popp Martin Student Union for Open Mic Fest, I was first filled with excitement watching preparations for what appeared to be a rather sizable event. Planned and hosted by Radio Free Charlotte staff, Open Mic Fest was intended to showcase UNC Charlotte student singers, rappers, bands and […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘How to: Friend, Love, Freefall’ – Rainbow Kitten Surprise

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘How to: Friend, Love, Freefall’ – Rainbow Kitten Surprise

It’s become a common occurrence for me to jump onto an emerging artist well into their career in the music scene. More than often it’s independent groups like alt-J and Glass Animals, these “new” artists tend to spark my interest with a single song, a single from their past that suddenly draws me into their […]

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Ten Great Songs from Prince

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
Ten Great Songs from Prince

  It’s been two years since the music world lost Prince. An artist who fully believed in creative control over his music, Prince did what he wanted, and his attitude was met with great respect and influenced many other musicians such as André 3000 and Frank Ocean. Rather than mourning his loss, let’s celebrate his […]

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A Night of Imagination at the Philharmonia

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Night of Imagination at the Philharmonia

The Philharmonia concert was held on Wed. April 11. It was a free concert by the Carolinas Orchestral Leadership Academy at UNCC, featuring musicians ages 14 and up. Directed by Sabrina Howard, the half-hour performance featured four tracks that are evocative, imaginative and moving. The opening piece, “Passacaglia,” displays the precision and technique the song […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘Worth’

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘Worth’

Spoiler Warning for Season 8, Episode 15 of “The Walking Dead,” as well as all episodes of the previous seasons. Certain spoilers from the graphic novel series will also be discussed. The conflict among the Saviors hits a climax as betrayals are shattered and secrets come to the surface in a somewhat lackluster penultimate episode. […]

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“The Challenge: Vendettas”- Episode 14

| April 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
“The Challenge: Vendettas”- Episode 14

Welcome back to another episode of “The Challenge: Vendettas”! We are entering finale territory and this season could not end faster, in my opinion. There are eight competitors left vying for fame, Instagram followers, and sometimes, money. The women left in the “The Challenge” are fan favorites Cara Maria and rookie Kam, along with “The […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Happy Anniversary”

| April 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Happy Anniversary”

I can’t deny my occasional guilty pleasure in watching a good romantic comedy. Unfortunately, it often seems Hollywood follows the same outline for every romantic comedy released, complete with the same generic cute couple, how they meet-cute and subsequently fall in love. Netflix’s new quirky, offbeat comedy “Happy Anniversary,” written and directed by Jared Stern, […]

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Ten Great Songs from The Smiths

| April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
Ten Great Songs from The Smiths

More than 30 years since their breakup, The Smiths remains one of the most mythical bands in the 1980s. In an era where independent music was on the rise, The Smiths was one of the forerunners of that period. The songwriting partnership between Morrissey and Johnny Marr was considered the Lennon-McCartney of their generation. And […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Challenge: Vendettas’ – Episode 13

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘The Challenge: Vendettas’ – Episode 13

Welcome back to another episode of “The Challenge: Vendettas”! After the overwhelming cut shoot edit that was last week, we have a more steadied episode this time around. MTV is gearing us up for a finale and are working hard to make sure we tune in. They are working even harder to promote the latest […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘Still Gotta Mean Something’

| April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘Still Gotta Mean Something’

Spoiler Warning for Season 8, Episode 14 of “The Walking Dead,” as well as all episodes of the previous seasons. Certain spoilers from the graphic novel series will also be discussed. In “The Walking Dead,” the characters are forced to reflect on their pasts, their present and their futures. The latest episode focuses on this […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ready Player One’ is Spielberg magic gone very wrong

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ready Player One’ is Spielberg magic gone very wrong

It’s almost a cliché to love Steven Spielberg, but what isn’t to love? He’s brought us some of the most magical films we’ve ever seen in the span of a 40+ year career. The wonderful thing about Spielberg is that in his magic, he finds a way to always diversify his cinematic repertoire. For every […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Acrimony’ is ridiculous, yet somehow engaging fodder

| March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Acrimony’ is ridiculous, yet somehow engaging fodder

There was a time in my life when I enjoyed Tyler Perry movies. I was young enough to find Madea to be hilarious, and the stories to be engaging enough to ignore their flaws. To this day, I still can very much so enjoy the early works of his as the benefit of nostalgia is […]

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At Wendy’s – “We Beefin?” Mixtape Mini-Review

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
At Wendy’s – “We Beefin?” Mixtape Mini-Review

For the record, I literally did not see this coming. However, I was well aware of Wendy’s Twitter account having a very sassy (but lovely) attitude that cracks me up every time I read it. This is a mixtape that I could not take seriously; the whole time I was just sitting there with a big […]

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