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First-ever combined concert excites music directors

First-ever combined concert excites music directors

November 30, 2017

On Dec. 15 Naperville Central’s band, orchestra and choir will perform in the auditorium in two separate...

Central choral concert showcases variety of songs

Matthew Felbein, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

Filed under Entertainment

On Tuesday, Oct. 17, the Naperville Central choral groups had their first concert of the 2016-2017 school year. This concert featured the Freshman Choir, Treble Choir, Chorales and the Advanced Female group. The music performed ranged from contemporary and upbeat to flowing and melodious songs. Some were even in different...

Blue Eyed Garden pursues passion in music through local performances

Noelle Schwarz, Profiles Editor

November 14, 2017

Filed under Entertainment

People seated at Empire, a restaurant in Downtown Naperville, focus on the stage in front of them, cheering as band Blue Eyed Garden charges onto the stage. Everyone grows quiet as lead singer, senior Rachel Fockens, steps to the microphone.  This is a typical Tuesday night for the band, which performs at open micropho...

Review: Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ has been better

Review: Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ has been better

November 13, 2017

My love affair with Taylor Swift first started when I was sitting in the back of my mom’s silver minivan...

Central hosts annual Southside Band Festival

Jasmine Zhang, Correspondent

November 12, 2017

Filed under Entertainment

Naperville Central hosted the annual Southside Band Festival on Nov. 9 in order to increase interest in high school band enrollment among junior high students. This concert was one of the two performances that the Wind Ensemble, Central’s top-level curricular band, had put on in the same week. At this concert, unlike the fir...

Photo Gallery: Nov. 8 band concert

Neya Thanikachalam, Editor-in-chief

November 9, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Review: Fall mainstage play ‘Our Town’ conveys profound message

Review: Fall mainstage play ‘Our Town’ conveys profound message

November 4, 2017

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Theatre Central (TC) offered a preview of the fall mainstage play “Our Town” d...

Review: Volley between Carell and Stone not entirely accurate but entertaining

Megan Troke, Editorial Editor

November 3, 2017

Filed under Entertainment

Venturing out in the cold rain at 9:40 p.m. on a school night to go see a movie all by myself is not something I would typically enjoy doing. But “Battle of the Sexes,” which stars Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs, was well worth it. This poignant and at times light-hearted film captures th...

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