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And The Oscar Goes To…

And The Oscar Goes To…

February 4, 2015


Filed under Arts

On Feb. 22, the Academy Awards will honor the year in filmmaking. Which movie will take home the most prestigious prize - Best Picture. Odds by Wynn Las Vegas The Frontrunner Boyhood - 2 to 5 Directed by Richard Linklater, who is also up for an Oscar himself, Boyhood is the most ambitiou...

A look back at the success of ‘Hairspray’

A look back at the success of ‘Hairspray’

Jake Gold, Staff Writer

February 4, 2015


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There was no doubt that LBMT’s Hairspray was going to be a great musical. I knew that going in. What I didn’t expect, however, was a show that-so chock-full of energy and humor and enthusiasm—would truly blow me away. And, that Hairspray did. Hairspray, set in Baltimore in the 1960s, is the...

Lake Braddock Theatre wins Patriot Conference One-Act Play Championship

Lake Braddock Theatre wins Patriot Conference One-Act Play Championship

Jake Gold, Staff Writer

February 2, 2015


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On Jan. 31, Lake Braddock Theatre (LBT) unanimously won the Patriot Conference One Act Play championship with its production of Of Mice and Men. Of Mice and Men, which tells the story of two friends, Lennie (senior Levi Meerovich) and George (senior Nick Edwards), who go to California in the depression-st...

After months of preparation, “Hairspray” arrives

After months of preparation,  “Hairspray” arrives

Jake Gold, Staff Writer

January 23, 2015


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Lake Braddock’s theatre departments have had a number of excellent shows in the past years—Les Mis and 1984 stand out especially. But the latest from Lake Braddock Musical Theatre (LBMT), Hairspray, is the best show that I’ve ever seen at the Little Theater. It was, for lack of a better word, ju...

‘American Sniper’ Review: Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

‘American Sniper’ Review: Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

Josh Wartel, Editor-In-Chief

January 18, 2015


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“The rush of battle is often potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug,” wrote journalist Chris Hedges in 2002. Although Hedge’s words were most famous for their use as an epigraph for Kathryn Bigelow’s 2008 Academy-Award winning The Hurt Locker, they could work equally well for  director Clint ...

‘Selma’ Review: We Cannot Wait

‘Selma’ Review: We Cannot Wait

Josh Wartel, Editor-In-Chief

January 10, 2015


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In one of the opening scenes of Selma, which opened nationwide on Friday and is directed by Ava DuVernay, an African-American civil rights activist, Annie Lee Cooper (played by Oprah Winfrey) attempts to register to vote in Alabama. A white clerk asks her to recite the Preamble to the Constitution; she do...

‘Boyhood’ Review: Growing Up Already?

‘Boyhood’ Review: Growing Up Already?

Josh Wartel, Editor-In-Chief

December 30, 2014


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“Do you ever think they will make another Star Wars movie?” asks Mason. The year is 2008 and Mason and his father, Mason Sr., are sitting around a campfire in the heart of Texas. Mason says there can’t possibly be another movie; the father agrees.  “Return of the Jedi-it’s over,” Mason Sr. say...

‘Wild’ Review: Walk It Off

‘Wild’ Review: Walk It Off

Josh Wartel, Editor-in-chief

December 26, 2014


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In the opening minutes of Wild, a recently released film directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, Cheryl Strayed climbs one desert hill after another, weighed down by an enormous backpack. Strayed (played by Reese Witherspoon) is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), a scenic 2,000 mile route that runs from Ari...

Dominic Prakash: Cars

Dominic Prakash: Cars

December 18, 2014


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Auto tech teacher, Dominic Prakash, is interviewed about his favorite and least favorite cars. 1. Chevorlet Monte Carlo SS “The Monte Carlo was the first car that I bought myself, brand new. And I like it because the back seat can carry people, less like the Camaro, where the back seat is useless....

LBMT Dives Hair First In Preperation for Upcoming ‘Hairspray’

LBMT Dives Hair First In Preperation for Upcoming ‘Hairspray’

Jake Gold, Staff Writer

December 18, 2014


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With a history of powerful productions, Lake Braddock Musical Theatre (LBMT) promises to present another hit show with its winter performance, Hairspray, showing Jan. 22-25. Hairspray is a 1960’s story of a plus-sized performer, Tracy Turnblad (played by junior Kirsten Chase), who goes toe-to-toe w...

In Theaters Nationwide: 5 Winter Movies To Watch For

In Theaters Nationwide: 5 Winter Movies To Watch For

Daniel Jarris, Staff Writer

December 16, 2014


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1. Into the Woods - Dec. 25 The acclaimed cast of Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick and Meryl Streep join forces in this creative spin on many classic fairy tales. This musical combines Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood into one story about a baker and his wife. Thi...

Start The Bidding

Start The Bidding

Jake Gold, Staff Writer

December 16, 2014


Filed under Arts

Art classes are often brushed aside in schools. According to a 2012 survey by the U.S. Department of Education, 11 percent of secondary schools do not offer a visual arts course. To combat the overall disregard arts within the education system, the Arts Department at LB hosted an auction in the library...