Newsies on Broadway: Carrying the Banner for a New Generation by Carrie

As a writer, it would be difficult for me to separate my Broadway experience with Newsies from the countless hours I spent as a little girl being absorbed by the film version of Newsies. As the story of newspaper boys at the turn of the century who decide to stand up to juggernauts of American business, Newsies has always been billed as a modern David and Goliath of sorts.

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O’Death Rocks! At Least, I Think So… by Joseph

While on leave from Iraq—just putzing about with my brother, sharing a few beers and watching New York Noise (a local music program)—a video for a unknown band started to play. The band: O’Death. The album: Head Home. The song: “Down to Rest.” The intro to the song was quite simple (just a couple of chords, slightly haunting and repetitious). The vocals…. my God, how raw! The video itself… so odd an unprecedented. All in all, it was just a scant 3:42 seconds.

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The Story of How a Concert Changed How I View the Music I love, or: I Could Have Danced All Night

Have you ever been to a truly amazing concert and afterwards had trouble telling people why it was so amazing? The specific details fall away leaving only your adrenaline and your emotions. That’s why everyone wants pictures, to remember what happened. Most of the concerts I’ve ever been to have been fun—really, I can’t complain about any of them. I just have never danced as hard as I did on May 7th.

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Video Vault: AC/DC – Hells Bells

So I’m going to see the Goo Goo Dolls on July 30th and plan to do a full review of the show this weekend.  Until then I have a live video of when I saw the amazing AC/DC at Madison Square Garden back on November 18th, 2008.  It was an amazing show.  Angus had a eleven minute solo at one point .  It ‘s one of the best live shows I’ve seen to date.  Here is Hells Bells for your enjoyment.

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