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ROCKIN' OUT: Reggae hits high tide
The Paragons were a reggae and rocksteady group from Kingston, Jamaica. They began in the late 1960s. The band had four members and released albums from into the 1980s. They released 10 albums total. This music makes me feel fantastic. It is a feel-good sound and makes me want to dance. The Paragons’ music is outta this world. Their most famous track was “The Tide is High,” written by band member John Holt. You ca...
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockin' Out: On cloud in Norway
Kygo is a Norwegian DJ, songwriter, producer and musician. He started to learn to play the piano at age 6 and is still playing today. He has released several singles, such as “ID,” “Here For You” and “Stay.” Kygo’s first studio album, “Cloud Nine,” was released on May 13. I like Kygo’s music because it is very unique. I love the sound effects and the beat is great. I like to listen to his music quietly. Tune in to...
May 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Such stuff as plays are made on
In William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” a magician and his daughter lead a lonely life on a mystical island, until a shipwreck brings them reluctant company. There’s nothing lonely or reluctant about the troupe performing the classic play this weekend in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium drama pod. “I only have nine lines or so, but it’s so much fun,” said Kodiak Middle School drama club member Rylee Grunden, who le...
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockin' out: Enjoy a taste of Meatoaf
Marvin Lee Aday, also called Meatloaf, was born on Sept. 27, 1947, in Dallas, Texas. He is an American singer and plays rock ’n’ roll, heavy metal and hard rock. He has also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows. One was “The Rocky Horror Picture Show. His album “Bat Out of Hell” has sold over 43 million copies. I think Meatloaf is an awesome musician. I love his music, especially “Wasted.” It is one of ...
May 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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ROCKIN’ OUT: Idol with some heart
Carrie Marie Underwood is a U.S. country singer. She won the fourth season of American Idol. Her first album, “Some Hearts,” has sold 7 million copies. Underwood has won an American Music Award, eight Billboard Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards, plus many more. In 2007, she won a Grammy for Best New Artist. I think of her music as very inspiring. I like the instrumentation of her music. I like her voice because ...
May 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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ROCKIN' OUT: Bittersweet tunes
The Verve was an English rock band formed in 1990. They released “Hymn,” one of the bestselling albums in UK chart history. In 1998 the band won two Brit Awards. One was Best British Group. “Bitter Sweet Symphony” was nominated for Best Rock Song at the Grammy Awards in 1999. I like this band and love listening to them when I work in the shop. I find their music to be calming and I like all the sound effects in th...
Apr 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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ROCKIN' OUT: ‘Joker & Thief’ recalls classics
Wolfmother is an Australian hard rock band from Sydney. They released their first album in 2005 and sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. They are often compares to classic rock and metal bands from the 1960s and ’70s, including Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and AC/DC. I really like the start of the song “Joker and the Thief” and I really love heavy metal music. The instruments in this song keep such a great beat ...
Apr 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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ROCKIN' OUT: Loggins takes off on hit soundtrack
The “Top Gun” soundtrack is one of the most popular soundtracks of all time. It reached platinum nine times! Kenny Loggins performed two songs on the soundtrack: “Playing with the Boys” and “Danger Zone.” I’ve watched “Top Gun” a few times and loved it as a kid. I like that it is full of suspense. My favorite scenes from the movie are when the pilots are flying I think “Danger Zone” is great because it has a reall...
Apr 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockin' Out: Upbeat S. African transplantation
Kongos is a South Africa-born American band. This band is unique because it is a family band. It is four brothers: Johnny, Daniel, Jesse and Dylan. They spent their childhood in London and South Africa. They live in Arizona now. I love the sound of the accordion in their music — it is really upbeat. It was cool to learn they were born in South Africa. I’d like to go there someday. Their music is full of energy and...
Apr 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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ROCKIN' OUT: Smash those squash
“Bullet with Butterfly Wings” is a song by the American alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins. It is the lead single from the band’s 1995 double album “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.” The song won the 1997 Grammy award for the best hard rock performance. This song really pumps me up when the lead lyric “The world is a vampire” comes in followed by the guitar and drums. I bet they were frustrated with so...
Mar 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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