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Jack Seda-Schreiber and Thomas Hintton

April 30, 2020

We gather here today to mourn the loss of Tony Allen. As legendary producer Brian Eno once put it, Tony is one of the greatest musicians of the last century. Tony Allen is a brilliant drummer whose style is only unique to him. His drumming practically made Fela Kuti as big and as influential as he was....

Ana Frango Elétrico Has a Little Bit of Heart to Share

Ana Frango Elétrico Has a Little Bit of Heart to Share

Jack Seda-Schreiber, Entertainment Editor

April 19, 2020

Ana Frango Elétrico is an amazing young talent. Having just released her second album, "Little Electric Chicken Heart," she is slowly but surely making her way into being one of the most talked-about new musical acts, getting rave reviews all across the boards from many notable music publications. With...

THE SCENE: iZ

THE SCENE: iZ

Jack Seda-Schreiber, Entertainment Editor

April 5, 2020

This is iZ. iZ has a new EP out; her debut EP. Entitled "iS this iT," it is a sprawling journey through trippy, piano-driven sound, ethereal noises, and soothing vocals (both spoken and sung). Featuring contributions from many local Westchester musicians (MoonKitty, Kayla Joe, and Sofia St Jean),...

Skinny Pelembe is a New Artist to Watch

Skinny Pelembe is a New Artist to Watch

Jack Seda-Schreiber, Entertainment Editor

February 29, 2020

Skinny Pelembe is possibly the best new artist right now. With a sound that combines elements of post-punk, indie rock, afrobeat, dance, trip-hop, hip hop, dub reggae, and electronica, it makes an exciting new area of music special to him and only him. Therefore, I was incredibly excited to sit down...

Zoolander 2 Announced to Release in 2016

Zoolander 2 Announced to Release in 2016

John Principio, Entertainment Editor

March 10, 2015

While millions of people tuned into the coveted Paris Fashion Week this March, there were two runway-walkers who may have stolen the spotlight and the story of the entire event. Clad in pieces from Valentino Garavani’s 2015 fall collection, Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and fellow male model Hansel...

American Sniper: The Truth Behind ‘The Legend’

American Sniper: The Truth Behind 'The Legend'

John Principio, Entertainment Editor

February 3, 2015

*Spoiler Alert* Over the past few weeks, box offices around the world have been booming with sales due to the release of American Sniper late in 2014. While the film is riveting, thrilling, and at times heart wrenching, it is also exaggerated and misleading. The film captures the life of Navy...

Friends Seek Lyrical Success In Band ‘ODC’

Friends Seek Lyrical Success In Band 'ODC'

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff

December 11, 2014

Two dedicated young men who share an interest in music took it upon themselves to create a hip-hip duo around the foundation of their friendship, so solid and promising that it has taken them from their hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina to their new home for the next four years at Mercy College. Ricky...

Feasting On The Value Of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Feasting On The Value Of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

John Principio, Impact Staff

November 12, 2014

It’s that time of year, leaves are beginning to crisp and fall, pumpkin spiced lattes are once again putting our local baristas in the weeds and everyone seems to be thinking of food. While much of this food hype comes from the approaching Thanksgiving holiday, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is also...

The House I Live In

Michael Perrota, Advisor

September 9, 2012

What has the war on drugs really cost us? Is it worth it? This new documentary, from the maker of the killer flick "Why We Fight," seems to be a real eye opener. While plans began to combat substance abuse as far back as 1914, it was President Richard  Nixon that really coined the phrase "War on...

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