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The Music of Protest

The Music of Protest

Anna Watson, Arts & Entertainment Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Heads recently turned in response to Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize in literature--never before has the prize gone to a songwriter. Even more surprising is Dylan’s apparent refusal to accept or even acknowledge the award. But perhaps this behavior matches perfectly what Dylan is arguably known best...

Music in the Megalopolis: Band Trip to NYC

Music in the Megalopolis: Band Trip to NYC

Emilia Galchutt and Maria Larson
October 28, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

82 people. 70 hours on a bus. 12 attractions. 8 states. 2 (scheduled) performances. 1 band trip. Over MEA break, the AVHS marching band took a trip to New York City. Leaving Wednesday, October 19th, and returning on Monday, October 24th, the band had six days of new experiences that exposed them to...

Art Team: The Mia’s Teen Council

Art Team: The Mia’s Teen Council

Trinity Ek, Arts & Entertainment Assistant Editor
October 27, 2016
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Playing games, directing Snapchat stories, crafting with kids, snacking, and spending quality time with friends—sound like fun? It’s all a part of the job. The Minneapolis Institute of Art’s teen council, Art Team, is comprised of about a dozen high school students who meet weekly on Thursdays and help staff events at the museum. ...

What Has Happened to Our Animated Movies?

What Has Happened to Our Animated Movies?

Leigh Rosenthal, Arts & Entertainment Writer
October 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

From the days where sippy cups and nap times were a daily occurrence and staying up until 3 am to study wasn’t a worry, most of us were introduced to a common childhood favorite: animated movies. Whether it was princess, action-based, or other, animated movies were and continue to be the timeless...

Movie Relief

Movie Relief

Tasnia Iffat, Arts & Entertainment Writer
October 18, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Despite the roaring start of the new school year, some are already looking forward to the summer. An option for stress relief is taking some time to watch new movies. Although the common romantic comedy can be relaxing, there are some upcoming movies that are different from your average Pretty Woman.   Miss Pergerine...

Adventures Close to Home

Adventures Close to Home

Zynab Ahmed and Osob Abas
June 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With the aspects of freedom days away, relaxing under the sun and breathing some fresh air are all people can think about. Some might be exploring another city with family and friends, but most might be planning to stay close to home. Minnesota is a great state to spend the summer; from local festivals...

Turning a New Chapter

Turning a New Chapter

Leigh Rosenthal, Arts & Entertainment Writer
June 6, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Tears of all kind rolled down the cheeks of the seniors on June 2nd. Tears of joy, of relief, of gratitude, of sadness. This was the day where the seniors finished their academic careers here at Apple Valley High School. The only way I can describe this day is that it was so bittersweet. With tears ...

Recognizing Creativity With NAHS

Recognizing Creativity With NAHS

Rachel Stevens, Arts & Entertainment Writer
May 31, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Artists have the potential to impact others in a way that not many people can. Too often these artists don’t have a wide base of people that share their same interests, like sports and academics do. Thankfully a program exists that gives recognition to the young artists with a skill and a passion for ...

A Love Letter To Theater

A Love Letter To Theater

Samantha Brandt, Arts & Entertainment Editor
May 26, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

What could be said to convince you to sacrifice twenty hours of your free time every week? How about more than that? Thirty? Forty? It seems like a ridiculous idea - those precious hours of after school time are the only thing keeping some of us sane. Yet, many students give up that time and enjoy do...

Danceworks 2016

Danceworks 2016

Micaela Garcia, Arts & Entertainment Writer
May 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The music blasts a melody--the dancers mimic the rhythm with their bodies, moving each part in sync to create a masterpiece of twists and turns. Their heartbeats become the beat of the song. The room is dark. Different colored lights pierce the blackness and illuminate the stage. Smoke drifts across ...

Student R&B Band Draws a Crowd

Student R&B Band Draws a Crowd

Bill Blatzheim, Special to The Talon
May 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Did you hear those funky sounds coming from the front entrance after school on Thursday? Those were brought to you by the Apple Valley High R&B Band, a performing arts ensemble in its second year that combines forces of both the instrumental and vocal music programs. The idea for an R&B band...

Nostalgia: How A Generation Turned To The Past

Nostalgia: How A Generation Turned To The Past

Samantha Brandt, Arts & Entertainment Editor
May 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Nostalgia. That warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you watch an old movie from your childhood, or hear your favorite song from 2010. It’s a love of ‘the good old days.’ The concept of nostalgia is nothing new, but its emergence as part of mainstream culture seems almost paradoxical. Why is a young gen...

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