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With her solo debut, singer Hyolyn lives up to her "Korean Beyonce" nickname

Posted By: Jade Eckels · 4/17/2014 3:53:00 PM

Hyolyn, "Love & Hate" album review

Note to the reader: This is a Korean-language album. All of the songs feature at least one English word.  All specific lyrics referenced in the following review are English lyrics. 

 The ten-track solo album from respected Korean singer Hyolyn was much anticipated for fans who were familiar with her powerful voice, which has earned her the nickname “The Korean Beyonce.” She was first introduced into the Korean music scene as a member and lead singer of five-person Korean pop (K-pop) girl group Sistar in 2010.  The album “Love & Hate” marks Hyolyn's debut as a solo artist.

 The album starts off beautifully and somberly with “Lonely.” This highly addictive track features Hyolyn's sweet and slightly scratchy voice as she mourns the loss of a lover and, as a result, the loss of her happiness. Whether you understand Korean or not, the tone, ...

RoboCop reboot: How does the new action film compare to the 1987 original?

Posted By: VOX Staff · 4/17/2014 3:06:00 PM

While actor Samuel L. Jackson, the star of the new “Robocop” cautions audiences against comparing this version to the 1987 original, there are some things that I simply must talk about.  The new film focuses heavily on hero Alex Murphy's family and his transition from father and husband to father, husband, and machine. There was no theme of family in the original (Murphy's wife and son had left town, believing him to be dead). Bur family is a central theme in this new remake.  After an accident occurs his wife, Clara Murphy, is given the choice of taking Alex off life support and letting him die or allowing him to live a very different life as a man and a machine.  Alex Murphy's accident come as a result of Murphy and his partner Jack Lewis (Michael K. Williams) being discovered while working undercover on a suspected weapon smuggling business. His ...

Young the Giant delivers big emotional evening for fans

Posted By: Alexandria Wilson · 3/1/2014 10:11:00 AM

My fellow press photographers and I were escorted through a cleared path that cut straight through to the pit at the front of the Tabernacle stage. As fans awaited the members of Young the Giant to hit the stage February 22 in downtown Atlanta, the air was thick with anticipation, humid heat, and filled with the murmurs of eager fans. When we reached the designated area for the press, my nose was greeted by the edge of the stage. It didn’t register in my mind just how close I would be to the band until the lights dimmed and a wall of screams bombarded  me as the members of Young the Giant stepped onto the stage.  The first few notes of “Anagram” caused the screams to double in force and volume.

Whenever the beat dropped, the drums pounded, or the mood of the song shifted, the lights behind the band ...

Fifty years later, screams for The Beatles still resonate with teens

Posted By: VOX Staff · 2/9/2014 12:44:00 PM

By Jade and Divanna Eckels, VOX staff

Screams erupted in "The Ed Sullivan Show" theater on February 9, 1964 as The Beatles began the first song of their set, "All My Lovin'. "  This moment, first broadcast 50 years tonight, marked the first time that The Beatles were on American television. Shrill screams erupt for The Beatles, and not just when they’re performing, but anytime that their group name is mentioned.  It seems as if everyone in the studio audience was there for The Beatles. 

They perform their set with smiles on their faces, basking in the support from the audience, made up almost entirely of teenage girls.  They sing live with perfect pitch and play their instruments with ease.  The camera focuses mostly on The Beatles but occasionally goes out to the audience, usually focusing on a different girl each time.  Each girl  is fidgeting due to unbridled excitement.  ...

Everything you need to know about Super Bowl 48!

Posted By: Vaughn Cyrus · 1/31/2014 1:39:00 PM
   The most watched sporting event is finally here! Yes, I am talking about the Super Bowl 48. The game will be played this Sunday, February 2nd at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Kick off is at 6:25 p.m. The Denver Broncos, led by quarterback Peyton Manning and his immaculate offense will take on the Seattle Seahawks and its high octane defense.
  This is the first time both number one seeds have made it to the Super Bowl since the last time Manning went to the big game in 2010. If Manning can lead his Broncos to victory, he will be the first starting quarterback to win the big game for two different teams (his former team is the Colts). If the Seahawks were to win the game, Russell Wilson would win his first Super Bowl ring.
   I am predicting that the Denver Broncos ...