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‘La La Land’ revitalizes movie musical genre

‘La La Land’ revitalizes movie musical genre

By Evan Ruderman, Round Table executive producer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Reviews, The Latest

It’s no stretch to say that recent film “La La Land” was a smash hit, totalling over 400 million dollars in box office sales and being nominated for 14 Academy Awards, winning 5. However, much of the film’s success derived from the soundtrack, being the only Best Picture nominee that was a musi...

Reactions: Adele interrupts her own performance

Reactions: Adele interrupts her own performance

By Owen Migdal, Round Table social media editor-in-chief

March 24, 2017


Filed under Broadcast, Entertainment, Entertainment news videos, Featured videos, News reaction video, Opinion, Reaction videos, Reactions, The Latest, Video

Middletown High School students and staff react to Adele stopping her performance to restart.

Sheeran’s success carries on with ‘÷’

Sheeran’s success carries on with ‘÷’

By Audrey Fisher, Round Table photo editor

March 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Reviews, The Latest

From his debut album to his newest hits, Ed Sheeran has become one of the most famous artists in today's music. His first studio album, “+”, pronounced “Plus”, paved the way for Sheeran’s career. He became known for not only his pop music, but for some of his more touching songs. His newest...

With new song, Lana Del Rey still hasn’t moved past the past

By Caroline Schaeffer, Round Table Reporter

March 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Entertainment news articles, Opinion, Reviews

Starting with the thrum of a deep string, surrealism bleeds from the slow crooning of Lana Del Rey’s voice in her new song, “Love”. Accompanied by album art from her bizarre music video, a portrait of Del Rey overlooks shots from the video surrounded by a sky of stars and planets. At first glan...

Netflix’s “One Day at a Time” makes a roaring comeback

By Kim Fleming, Round Table reporter

March 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Reviews, The Latest

Netflix’s new light-hearted original sitcom “One Day at a Time” made its debut on the streaming site in early January. The show follows the story of the Alvarez’s, a middle-class, single-parent family with Cuban roots. The mother, Penelope, is a war veteran whose husband recently left to take u...

And the Oscar is supposed to go to…

And the Oscar is supposed to go to…

By Meg Kady, Round table reporter

March 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Featured, Opinion, Reviews, Round Table Staff, The Latest

The Oscar broadcast on Feb. 26 was great. Until it wasn’t. I started out the night with the red carpet show saying, “This is the most well produced live event I have seen in awhile.” That attitude continued far throughout the show, until it didn't. I don't even think I need to explain, but for...

Ryan Adams withholds nothing on ‘Prisoner’

Ryan Adams withholds nothing on ‘Prisoner’

By Lucy Kiefert, Round Table entertainment editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Reviews, The Latest

Any artist with as lengthy of a musical history of raw, mostly stripped-down material as Ryan Adams may be expected to flounder when it comes to producing relevant music in today’s climate of showy, glamorous performance art. That only makes it twice as sweet when these artists do just the opposite. ...

Leverage is the modern-day Robin Hood

Leverage is the modern-day Robin Hood

By Heidi Daniels, Round Table reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Reviews, The Latest

The story of Robin Hood is alive and well, now in the form of a modern-day drama set in Boston instead of Sherwood Forest. The show is “Leverage” and after watching the first episodes of the TNT television series, I was enthralled, not only by the action and storyline but by the characters, as well. Nathan...

Reactions: Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Reactions: Guardians of the Galaxy 2

By Jade Ruggieri, Round Table features editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Broadcast, Entertainment, Entertainment news videos, Entertainment reaction video, Featured, Featured videos, Opinion, Reaction videos, Reactions, The Latest, Video

Middletown High School students and staff react to the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Music of Middletown High

By Caroline Schaeffer, Round Table reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Entertainment feature articles, Featured, The Latest

Ever since the beginning of time, music has existed to bring people together, to unite through a common melody. It tells stories with a few beats and a strum of the guitar, and has evolved through the rises and falls of rock ‘n’ roll and New Wave. From Elvis Presley to Lil' Wayne, music has no...

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