On Friday April 22nd, the fury was real in the Battle of the Band hosted by Molloy Performing Arts Club, Gaelic Society and the Ultimate Frisbee Club. Five bands fought it out to come out on top and receive the $25 Guitar Center gift card for each member of the winning band.
The doors opened and the fans poured into Hays Theatre. Little by little as the night progressed, fans moved to the very front of the stage to cheer on their favorites.
Skyward Effect opened up the night with covers giving the audience Blink – 182 vibes. Two Chances Too Late, Greg Frank The Tank, The Radiance and Dear Anonymous kept the crowd dancing and on their feet. 32 Pints, the winners of the night, had an authentic sound, one of their own, separating them from the other bands and making them stand out to the audience.
The night ended with each band shouting out the others and expressing how grateful they were to be a part of the event. Overall, the night was a tremendous success bringing new fans to these homegrown bands and giving their fans a night to remember.
On Wednesday April 6, in the Madison Theatre Molloy College’s Music Department held it’s annual Honors Recital. The night started and ended in a roaring applause in support of all the students who are in the Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society, the national Music Honor Society who performed.
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Students performed pieces by Mozart, John Duke, and many others electrifying the room with sounds of the violin, piano, guitar and the incredible voices of some of the students. The night began with Michael Munoz on the guitar and ended with Slyvia Fordes- Berman on the violin with Suk Hee Hong on the piano accompanying her. Brianne Bunick, Keira Liantonio, Jason Kloos, Dominque Goldstein and Theresa Bissex all shared their vocal talents with the audience and wowed each one of them.
As well as riveting performances, a new member of the Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society was inducted that evening. Anne O’Rourke was the undergraduate inductee for the 2016 year and accepted her honor graciously.
Kayne West has announced that he has big upcoming plans for his fashion and music in the year 2016.
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Kayne released his seventh album, The Life of Pablo, and had his Season 3 Yeezy fashion show earlier this year. The fashion show consisted of colorful pieces of clothing, which is different than his normal neutral colored schemes. The Kardashian-Jenner family appeared at the fashion show dressed from head-to-toe in exclusive Yeezy fashion.
Photo from Kayne’s personal Twitter account
He announced on Twitter this past week that he will be releasing six more fashion collections, in addition to two more albums by the end of 2016. He claims that he will be going “Mad Max,” meaning that he is going full force this year with his collections.
According to InTouch Weekly, the name of the next album will be called Turbo Grafx 16 and is set to be released by the summer.
According to his personal Twitter account, Kayne feels this society is “stuck in the past” when it comes to fashion. He intends to break the traditions and start new trends with his new collections. There is no release date on any of the new collections as of right now.
Photo from Kayne’s personal Twitter account
This past weekend, the Cultural Arts Playhouse (CAP) closed it’s first main-stage production, “Hairspray”, at it’s new Syosset location. The company made it’s move in December, from a small 80-seat store front in Plainview to a brand new, 180 stadium style seat venue in Syosset. Hairspray, a 1960’s style dance show based in Baltimore, Maryland made for the perfect first show at the new space. The show’s main character is a teenage girl named Tracey Turnblad who’s dream is to be a dancer on a local TV show called The Corny Collins Show. Tracey auditions for the show and when she is cast, she uses her new celebrity status to help integrate the show.
Kaylyn Lewis, who made her debut as Tracey in the Cultural Arts Playhouse’s production of Hairspray, teared up after Saturday night’s final performance. “Coming into a new theater is never easy, but these guys made it so it was.”, said Kaylyn. “Being able to work on a show that I have wanted to work to for quite some time was a dream come true, and working on it with some of the most talented performers I have ever met made it all the more special.”
“Closing a show is always bittersweet. The bonds formed, the jokes made, the songs sung…all before you even hit the stage! Everyone has such great energy and it’s such a blast to be able to put up such an incredible production with my best friends.” said Jared Grossman, the son of CAP founder Bruce Grossman. Jared plays TV host Corny Collins in the show.
Next on the agenda for the Cultural Arts Playhouse is Guys & Dolls, which opens later this month.