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Cut loose: ‘Footloose’ takes the stage

Cut loose: ‘Footloose’ takes the stage

Lina Wang, lwang.ct@gmail.com
April 29, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

On April 21, 22, and 23, Central brought the classic musical “Footloose” to its very own stage. “Footloose” follows Ren McCormack, played by sophomore Luke Laboe, who moves from Chicago to a tiny city called Bomont. Ren loves to dance, but Reverend Moore, played by junior Lars Johnson, has... Read more »

Theatre Central presents comedy show ‘Harvey’ on March 10, 11 and 12

Theatre Central presents comedy show ‘Harvey’ on March 10, 11 and 12

Lina Wang, lwang.ct@gmail.com
March 9, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Photos, Showcase

Ever wonder what would happen if an adult had an imaginary friend? Find out in Naperville Central’s spring play, "Harvey," a comedy of errors by Mary Chase. The play follows a pleasant man named Elwood P. Dowd who claims that his best friend is a white rabbit that is over 6 feet tall named Harvey.... Read more »

‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ quenches thirst for romance and blood

‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ quenches thirst for romance and blood

Emily Ware, eware.ct@gmail.com
February 29, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

I’m always up for a good zombie movie, so when I heard about "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," I had to see it. And I must say, I was not disappointed. The movie is set in Victorian England, so the characters have all the charm and elegance of nineteenth-century bourgeoisie. Combine this with action sh... Read more »

2016 Grammys: A quick-read list of winners

2016 Grammys: A quick-read list of winners

February 16, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Album of the Year: Taylor Swift, "1989" Record of the Year: Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars), "Uptown Funk" Song of the Year: Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud" Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor Best Rock Performance: Alabama Shakes, "Don't Wanna Fight" Best Country Album: Chris Stapleton, "Traveller" ... Read more »

Meet the 2016 Mr. NCHS contestants

Meet the 2016 Mr. NCHS contestants

Maneesh Somisetty, Drew Quiriconi, and Jacek Kulak
February 10, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Video

"Why did you decide to audition for Mr. NCHS?" "Who is your biggest competitor?" "What's your favorite song to sing in the shower?" "If Mr. NCHS was The Hunger Games, what would be your weapon and who would win?" The Mr. NCHS contestants answer these questions and more in the Central Times'... Read more »

‘The Sword of Summer’ redeems Rick Riordan

‘The Sword of Summer’ redeems Rick Riordan

Virginia Aabram, vaabram.ct@gmail.com
January 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

If you are among the throngs of avid Percy Jackson fans who read your way through the mediocre “Kane Chronicles” and then cringed through “The Heroes of Olympus” series, then rejoice because Rick Riordan is working the magic again!  “The Sword of Summer," the first installment of the “Mag... Read more »

‘Blackstar’ is not just an album, but an experience

‘Blackstar’ is not just an album, but an experience

Sahi Padmanabhan, spadmanabhan.ct@gmail.com
January 27, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

I’ll admit, it took me a minute to work up the nerve to listen to ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”). I love David Bowie. He was an icon, an artist beyond compare and revolutionary for his time. In the 70s, he exploded onto the scene, this strange, androgynous figure who went on stage wearing make... Read more »

Leonardo DiCaprio gives Oscar-worthy performance in ‘The Revenant’

Leonardo DiCaprio gives Oscar-worthy performance in ‘The Revenant’

Emily Ware, eware.ct@gmail.com
January 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

As a personal fan of Leonardo DiCaprio and his never ending battle for an Oscar, I had to see “The Revenant.” And I’m happy to say, I was not disappointed. “The Revenant” was full of beautiful scenery: rushing rivers and crisp pine trees. Throughout the entirety of the movie, I felt as if... Read more »

‘Mr. Robot’: a weird name for a surprisingly addictive show

‘Mr. Robot’: a weird name for a surprisingly addictive show

Inaaz Mirza, imirza.ct@gmail.com
January 25, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Straying from its usual genres, the USA network introduced a psychological-thriller, "Mr. Robot," which fittingly won a Golden Globe for being the best TV show in 2016. Director Sam Esmail created a sharp perception on a basic idea of good vs. evil and soon, I began to contemplate my own values a... Read more »