“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” based on the popular book series by Suzanne Collins, made its debut on November 22 to excited and eager crowds and high expectations. Fans were not disappointed. Considered by many to surpass the first movie in the series, “Catching Fire” delivers drama, action and humor.
Jennifer Lawrence gives a powerful and inspiring performance as Katniss Everdeen. After winning the Hunger Games, Katniss must deal with an oncoming revolution at home, inspired by her final actions in the games, as well as the 75th Quarter Quell. At her side is an angry Peeta Mellark, played by Josh Hutcherson, who has realized that their romance was simply an act to gain sponsors and survive.
The film begins in the wintertime. The ground is iced over and the air is cold. There is tension felt between all of the main characters who are realizing that even ...
This month, fans flooded Philips Arena ready to see the 27-year-old Canadian rapper Aubrey Graham, better known as Drake. After rushing to my amazing seat above the floor section, the lights went down and the first act came on stage, Party Next Door, the latest rapper signed to Drake’s label, OVO Sound. Even though I’d never heard of him, he was a pretty good performer. The crowd was dancing either way.
After Party Next Door, native ATLien, Future, came out to perform his hits like “Woke up in a New Bugatti” and “Loveeeeee Song.” The crowd’s energy went from 3 to 3,000 in seconds! Future was definitely the best performer out of the 3 opening acts. He made the made the crowd even more excited for Drizzy. Future led the crowd in a hip-hop sing-a-long as he performed his latest singles “Sh*t” and “Honest.” Everyone was jamming and jumping up ...
Drama. Suspense. Unapologetic fun. You might be thinking of the newest action movie or that scandalous reality show, but there’s another situation where these words apply: Kennesaw State University Women’s Choral Day. Every year, KSU hosts a vocal workshop for female high schoolers in Georgia. The singers learn four or five pieces of music in just one day and perform the selections in a concert that night. The entire event is intense, but fun-filled. This year, I was privileged to attend.
When the concert includes an Appalachian folk song, a Latin hymn, a classical ballad and a feisty Caribbean piece, it’s safe to say you’re learning an eclectic mix of music. All four selections were novel and challenging, so the day was crammed with rehearsals. However, even though most ardent singer grows weary after the 10 run-through. There were many breaks sprinkled in so that our 250-strong choir wouldn’t grow bored. ...
This weekend's teen-friendly events happening in and around Atlanta, written in verse!
NetherWorld Haunted House
Leaves of darkened colors and fading life blanket the ground
Nights become longer and the air rings with ghastly sounds
Halloween creeps upon the world and soon the legendary fright will be all around
Be very afraid, for the Haunted House of Netherworld is back in town
For those thrill-seeking persons that are in the scaring spirit and eager for Halloween to arrive, you may find what you’re looking for at one Atlanta’s of teen-friendliest annual attractions, NetherWorld Haunted House. With it’s grand opening on Friday, Sep. 27th, this ghoulish place of fear and suspense will send surges of adrenaline throughout your body and its dark mysteries will chill you to the bone. Be wary of shadowy corners, long hallways, abysmal basements, and disfigured rooms. You will be driven into the gut wrenching, ...
If you’re going to be in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, or Alabama for the remainder of this week, then you’re in luck. The new band Jule Vera kicked off their (very) limited tour in Atlanta on Tuesday and will wrap up in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, Sept. 28. Ticket prices are very affordable, ranging in price from $10-$60 depending on the venue. For specific tour dates and information click here.
If you’re reading this and wondering who Jule Vera is, they are a new indie pop rock band that has been taking Georgia and Alabama by storm.
Ansley Newman, lead vocalist, Jake Roland, guitarist, and William Stacey, bassist, who were all in a band before Jule Vera, came together to form what it is now. Each song is written by the teens as a team and is performed with all their hearts on the stage.
At a show you can hear ...