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Always Welcome to Sing

    By Patrick Lovett A&E Co-Editor   As a chorus of voices that are singular yet in harmony, unique and still complimentary, A cappella at Providence College almost epitomizes the Friar Family—that bond encompassing the campus and the alumni beyond it. This past Saturday, PC’s A cappella Club celebrated its 20th anniversary during Alumni & Family Weekend. All three ... Read More »

Chili Peppers Still Hot at TD Garden

  By Blaine Payer `18 A&E Staff   It seems like everyone knows at least one song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their unique-brand of funk-rock has been captivating audiences for years, and after their sold-out show at TD Garden last Wednesday, it is easy to see why they are still so popular. The band can captivate a crowd ... Read More »

Flapper Gone Famous: Zelda Fitzgerald

  By Kerry Torpey `20 A&E Staff   Ask any literature lovers about the relationship between Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald and you will hear about the tumultuous nights of drinking, partying, and adultery. Amazon’s new series, Z: The Beginning of Everything, attempts to capture the inception of the legendary couple with a specific spotlight on Scott’s muse, Zelda Sayre. ... Read More »

Adele Won, Beyoncé Deserved

  By Elizabeth Jancsy `18 A&E Staff   The biggest names in Hollywood and music packed the Staples Center Sunday night for the 59th year of The Grammy Awards. The show featured a variety of performances and a number of winners. However, it was clear there were truly only two contenders Sunday night: Adele and Beyoncé. After a groundbreaking year ... Read More »

Unlikely Heroes: Lego Batman and John Wick

  By Michael Welch `17 A&E Staff   A plastic toy and former hitman are not exactly how you imagine heroes—well, unless you are in Hollywood. Lego Batman and John Wick: Chapter 2 have essentially rescued the legacy of sequels and spin-offs, the Hollywood customs of continuation that have often suffered scrutiny for making bland and unoriginal films. Both Lego ... Read More »

Making SNL Relevant Again

  By Joe Clancy `18   A lot has happened in President Trump’s first 100 days; executive orders and protests seem to dominate the news reel every day. One unprecedented change, however, is the surging popularity of Saturday Night Live (SNL). With Alec Baldwin playing President Trump and Melissa McCarthy as the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, satirical impersonations ... Read More »

Friars Take the Stage at KCACTF

  By Patrick Lovett `17 A&E Co-Editor   Located in the Smith Center for the Arts, on the periphery of campus and the scope of its community, Providence College’s theatre program is working to find center stage. From Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, six students from PC participated in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in Danbury, Connecticut. ... Read More »

Gaga Shines, Soars in Halftime Show

  By Ryan Cox `18 A&E Staff   For many Patriots fans, until the fourth quarter, the only good thing about Super Bowl LI was the halftime show featuring Lady Gaga. For 12 minutes, the 30-year-old, Grammy award-winning pop icon rocked NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, singing a medley of her greatest hits. The performance felt like a concert; Gaga’s ... Read More »