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After 40 years, Paul McCartney is back with his third installment of homemade solo albums: ‘“McCartney III,” released just before Christmas. McCartney’s first self-titled album in 1970 was a raw and experimental DIY project recorded in response to the Beatles’ unraveling, with the second alb…

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“Soul” is a truly inspired film. It blends a fantastic score, an interesting premise, unique art and great voice performances by Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey to create one a to create one of the best Disney/Pixar movies in years. The film is a heartfelt, moving adventure that poses interesting qu…

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Students all over have returned back to their hometowns to celebrate the holidays with their families, enjoying the many traditions that come with the season and some very deserved time off. As for traditions, my family doesn’t do gingerbread house contests, themed Christmas trees or run Dec…

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With outstanding performances from newcomer Emma Corrin and Gillian Anderson, the latest season of “The Crown” provides behind-the-scenes insight into Prince Charles’ and Princess Diana’s relationship, political turmoil under Margaret Thatcher’s United Kingdom and the pulling tendency to uph…

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The holiday season will surely look a lot different this year, with many sinking into the newest holiday TV releases to return to a small sense of normalcy. “Dash and Lily,” Netflix’s new eight-episode series based off the book Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, written by David Levithan and Rac…

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At this point in time, what more needs to be said about Elvis Costello? As one of the leading voices in alternative music from his beginnings in the late ‘70s, he rose to prominence on the strength of three home-run albums in a row with “My Aim is True,” “This Year’s Model” and “Armed Forces…

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Contrary to what you may think, the title, “Remote,” is not a nod to the fact that the three band members of Wallows never came in contact with each other during the entirety of recording their new EP. According to an interview in DIY Mag, band member Dylan Minnette claims the concept was to…

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Well, this is an unusual comeback. Normally, if an artist hasn’t released new music in several decades, their triumphant return is a blockbuster event, worthy of trumpets and parades. But in the case of Patty Smyth (not to be confused with Patti Smith), “It’s About Time,” only her third albu…

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Just when you thought TiK ToK was just a catchy song by Ke$ha from 10 years ago, the popular app TikTok, formerly known as Musical.ly, exploded in popularity this year as the world population was forced to stay at home. TikTok is an app where users can make and share short videos and was ori…

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Regal New River Valley in Christiansburg reopened its doors to the public in August with new health and safety measures in place. Virginia is currently in the third phase of reopening where movie theaters can reopen at 50% capacity. Regal New River Valley has been closed since March of this …

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There is a perception that indie bands tend to be flash-in-the-pan affairs, small time projects abandoned once the cost of going on outweighs the benefits of going on, or rather they outweigh the benefits in a way that is completely impossible to ignore. To an extent, this is true. Playing i…