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Luke Bryan Concert Review

Ashley Hutchinson

     Saturday, September 14, was a busy day at Blossom Music Center. Country singer Luke Bryan made an Ohio appearance while on his Sunset Repeat tour. 

     The concert was said to start at 7 pm, but Bryan did not make an appearance until around 9:30. Instead, the audience watched the opening acts perform. The two opening acts included Jon Langston and Cole Swindell, both of whom are also country singers. 

     Blossom Music Center was designed to hold about 23,000 people, and every single ticket to this concert was completely sold out. 

     Jon Langston was a decent opening act, but most of the audience was not familiar with his music. Cole Swindell, however, was a big hit among the crowd because his songs seemed to be more well-known. 

     “I enjoyed one of them, Cole Swindell, but not the other one because I did not know his music that well,” junior Hayley Kohler said after attending the concert.

     Overall, the concert was an amazing experience. “I enjoyed it because I knew all of the songs that he performed,” Kohler said.

     Bryan’s set list was around 23 songs long and included crowd favorites such as “Knockin’ Boots”, “That’s my Kind of Night” and “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset”. 

     My personal favorite was “Knockin’ Boots” because it is his most recent song and it was the most popular among the audience. It was such a cool experience when every single person knew the song and had a blast dancing to it.

     The concert production was done very well and no improvements were needed there. All of the acts ran smoothly and each of the performers did a wonderful job. 

    The only negative, for me personally, is that he did not perform a few of the songs I really like. However, this was balanced out because I discovered new songs that I had never heard before and I came to love them just as much.

     I would definitely attend one of his concerts again. It was so much fun and was a very memorable experience for me. His next concerts will also include new songs, which will be a good change. 

     Luke Bryan’s Sunset Repeat tour was a concert that I will never forget. 

     

 

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Post Malone Album Review

Brianna Doctor 

     Nearly a year after releasing his second album, Post Malone has finally released his newest 17 track album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, for his fans who have long awaited new music from the talented artist. 

     Since July, Malone has been teasing his fans with new music. He released his top hit “Goodbyes” featuring Young Thug, and a week before releasing his album, Malone dropped one more song “Circles” to give his fans a little taste of what was to come on Hollywood’s Bleeding.

     Malone has been entertaining people with his music since 2016 when he released his first album, Stoney. Two years later he released his second hip-hop based album, beerbongs and bentleys

     For years, Malone has been known for being a hip-hop artist, but his newest album is more pop-focused this time around. Hollywood’s Bleeding contains many sentimental songs that fans listening can relate to.   

     With songs like “A Thousand Bad Times’ and “Allergic”, Malone gives his audience some energetic beats while singing about his relationship issues.

     Malone is no stranger to heartbreak, and through a beautiful pop collaboration with SZA called “Staring at the Sun”, he describes a troubled past relationship in which his lover is blinded by her thoughts that Malone can change, but this will never happen. 

     Through another more down to earth collaboration about heartbreak, Malone describes the feeling of betrayal from a past lover in the song “Die For Me” featuring Future and Halsey. 

     Although Malone’s new album is more pop, he still includes his hip-hop roots through a couple of songs that feature collaborations with rap artists, DaBaby, Lil Baby, and Meek Mill. 

     In his song “On the Road”, Malone, Lil Baby, and Meek Mill explain all the ups and downs they go through by themselves while creating their music. Next, Malone sings about his “Enemies.” He explains how his friends who had let him down turned into his enemies with rapper DaBaby. 

     In his previous album, Malone let his fans know that he was not afraid to flex his success. In Hollywood’s Bleeding, he still sings about his fame, but this time, in his new pop style..

     Malone sings about all of the things he has, and how he has worked so hard to receive those things in the song “Saint-Tropez.” In addition, Malone sings about how he does whatever wants so he can be whatever he wants in “I’m Gonna Be.”

     Malone’s best collaboration may come as a surprise to listeners. In his song “Take What You Want”, Malone creates a perfect balance of heavy metal and hip-hop with artists, Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott, as they sing about a toxic lover.

     Only 2 days after releasing his newest album, Malone has taken over song charts on both Apple Music and Spotify. 

     Malone also announced his new Hollywood’s Bleeding merchandise: t-shirts in multiple colors with multiple designs, sweatshirts, and CD’s. His merchandise is available at www.shop.postmalone.com

     In support of his newest album, Malone kicks of his Runaway Tour Sept. 14, and the tour will run through Nov 20. He will be accompanied by Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh.

     For most Post Malone fans, his newest album is on repeat, but for those who have not listened to his amazing new music, it is now available to stream on all music outlets. 

     Hollywood’s Bleeding is an album with music different from the typical hip-hop rhythms Malone is known for, yet he has successfully made an album full of songs that contain deeper meanings for fans to relate to while creating catchy tunes to keep listeners coming back for more.

     

     

     

Five Feet Apart Movie Review

Cori Van Orman

IMDb rating: 7.1/10

Personal rating: 8/10

    5 Feet Apart was a very touching movie about cystic fibrosis patients. CF patients are not supposed to get too close to each other.

    Stella, a CF patient has a hospital visit where she has to stay and work on her regime. Her best friend, Poe, also has CF and they can hang out as long as they take the appropriate steps and keep their distance.

    Stella meets Will, a cystic fibrosis patient with a lung bacteria issue. Nurse Barb, Stella’s favorite nurse, tells her to stay away from him so that she does not get the fungus.

    She cannot stay away from him and is very attracted to him. They get very close and it causes a lot of problems in the long run.

    Over time, as Stella and Will get closer, Nurse Barb finds out and tries her hardest to put an end to it.

    The kids take a stand against their disease and try to fight for the relationship and feelings they have for each other.

    This movie envokes many emotions. It has happy moments of romance, love, passion, and overall happy events. However, this movie is sad and hard to watch at times. These kids are faced with death and illness and the inability to hug each other due to the shared disease.

    It is incredibly hard to imagine a life where someone cannot hug their best friend. It is hard for them to sit around and take treatments and pray for a new set of lungs every so many years.

    Doctors, nurses, and CF families have gone to see 5 Feet Apart. Although they agree the movie is touching and sweet, some of the events do not match with real CF events. Some of the facts do not align with real life, but overall everyone can agree the movie has a great message and meaning and is worth everyone’s time to go see.

“You” TV Show Review

 

Cori Van Orman

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Personal Rating: 8/10

    Netflix has recently put “You” on their app. “You” is a very unique show with many twists and turns throughout the first season.

    Although there is only one season out now, it is an awesome show to sit down and binge for hours. “You” will have people in absolute shock.

    The show starts with the main character, Joe, talking to Beck, the girl he falls for, through his thoughts. He is recounting the events of meeting her to show us the events leading up to the future.

    He talks of how he immediately falls for her and he begins to follow her. He finds where she lives and stands outside her apartment watching her.

     Joe uses his secret knowledge of her to his advantage and tricks her boyfriend into meeting him. After making the boyfriend disappear he gets Beck to go out with him.

    He continues to stalk her and her friends for months. After Joe and Beck have a solid relationship he finds out some secrets about her best friend Peach. Beck tries to track down his ex Candace and that causes them to have a life altering fight.

    Near the end of the show, Beck finds a box of Joe’s hidden treasures. This box includes inappropriate items and cell phones of all Joe’s hidden secrets.

    “You” talks of how stalking and love can take a dangerous turn and become terrible. It tries to warn people of the effects of toxic traits and people.                   

    This show is a great way to teach people to be conscious about who they talk to and who they trust. Joe is a very good representation of a man who seems trustworthy and kind based on his job and personality. It is important for people to be aware of their surroundings and who they let into their lives.

    I loved this show. It helped me realize that everyone is not who they seem. If you are looking for a good show with meaning behind it, “You” is a great place to start. Binge-worthy with a touch of teaching is important in a good show.

    This show sucks people in and forces them to rethink dangerous situations they make be putting themselves into by interacting with people they know nothing about.