Category Archives: Entertainment

Youtube is Red-y for a big change

Last week YouTube introduced a brand new service called YouTube Red. The service essentially removes all advertisements from the website, most notably the commercials that play before videos. There’s only one catch; it costs $10 per month. Is watching videos without interruptions worth the money?     Despite the price, there are some bonuses to signing up for YouTube Red.In addition to an ad-free website, YouTube Red members also have access to offline videos, similar to a perk of some music streaming apps like Spotify.

Members of YouTube Red will also have the option to hear audio from video while using separate apps on their phone. In addition to this, members will also be given a Google Play; a popular music streaming program with their $10 payment.

Not only does YouTube Red come without ads, but it includes the benefits of offline video-viewing, mobile background play, and even a subscription to a music streaming application. Even with the payment of $10 a month, YouTube Red sounds like an incredible deal to me.

AC/DC: Rock or Bust

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In April of this year, iconic rock band AC/DC set out on the road again with their Rock or Bust Tour. Before the group embarked on their twenty first tour, the group hit a bump when guitarist, Malcom Young, suffered a stroke. To fill the void, he was replaced by his nephew Stevie Young. In February, the band suffered another lost when drummer Phil Rudd was kicked out of the band due to legal issues in New Zealand. He was replaced by Chris Slade.

 

AC/DC kicked off their North American leg of the tour in August. There six stops in the U.S. included Foxborough, East Rutherford, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Detroit.

Their set list was a mix of classic songs like, “You Shook Me All Night Long” and “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” and new songs of their Rock or Bust album including singles “Play Ball” and “Rock or Bust.”

Even though the band has been on tour for over 42 years, AC/DC still puts on a great show. Lead guitarist Angus Young still puts in 110% at every show making the crowd go wild when he gets on the ground, spinning in a circle while playing guitar even though he is 60 years old. Between the ringing of hell’s bells to the boom of cannons going off, you’re bound to have an experience that you will never forget. AC/DC, we salute you.

Amber Run

Photo courtesy: www.rock.de
Photo courtesy: www.rock.de

Artist: Amber Run

Album: Pilot

Why listen: The first EP from Amber Run is beautifully arranged with folk-style ballads and tight harmonies. The band from Nottingham, England amps up their modern style with an electronic piano sound, and their vocals have great reverberation, which gives the album a haunting, warm tone. The song I Found has become mildly popular based on its relatable lyrics and a calming aura. The band is very small as of this moment, but they are definitely a new group to watch. They have catchy lyrics and amazing instrumentals. However, if you are not a fan of ballads, this may not be the group for you to listen to. Overall, they make a very creative and uniquely musical sound that would appeal to many.

Rating: 4.5/5

Hulu Vs. Netflix

Netflix has been top dog, taking out the likes of Hollywood video and in most cases, tons of Blockbuster’s stand-alone stores. What had first started out as a DVD-by-mail program, but then quickly evolved into the ability to stream movies and shows, which is what many take advantage of now.

  • Netflix has no commercials or ads are displayed
  • There is no annual commitment.
  • Subscribers have access to a massive catalog of films and TV shows available instantly.
  • The service is available throughout North and South America and 40 countries.
  • Customers have the option to add a separate DVD subscription.

In 2007 Hulu jumped into the scene, starting competition for Netflix. Hulu started as a free online video service that offered a selection of hit shows, movies and many more. Recently Hulu became Hulu Plus that offers more content over the free version.

  • Hulu Plus offers premium subscribers 42,000 episodes of 1,600 TV shows.
  • Many TV shows are available online the day after the premiere.
  • Commercials, ads, and surveys are included in most paid programming.
  • Hulu Plus content is only available to Internet customers in the United States and Japan.

Winner? It’s for you to decide. Both are so easy to operate. Sign up online, create an account and your ready to start watching your favorite movies and TV shows. Plans are starting a $7.99 a month after your free trial!

Youtheatre Presents: Grease

Hot-Rod Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski had a secret romance in summer, but now that they’re back in school, peer-pressure and cliques make things a bit more complicated.

This year, Youtheatre is putting on a production of Grease. Directed by Harry Stockton and Zach Thomas, this musical features songs such as “Summer Nights”, “Greased Lightnin”, and “We Go Together.” Youtheatre’s Grease is bound to be a hit.

The cast features some of FHS’s own students including:

Landon Bott, Gabbi Calvert, Cord Elliott, Megan Elliott, Kaitlyn Fillhart, Lena Kennedy, Blake Maloney, Reagan Maloney, Carly Powell, Andrew Pueschel, Courtney Rinesmith, and Isabel Wolke

Showtimes are at 7pm Friday, October 16, 7pm Saturday, October 17 and 2pm Sunday, October 18 at First Presbyterian Church. Tickets can be purchased at the Arts Partnership Building on Main Street or online at artspartnership.com. Tickets are $12 for Adults and $8 for Seniors/Students.

Mac n’ Cheese in a Mug

Materials Needed:

A large bowl or mug

Macaroni noodles

Water

Shredded Cheese

A tablespoon of milk

Steps:

1. Put ⅓ cup of macaroni noodles in a microwave safe mug or bowl and  ¼ cup of water.

step one

2. Microwave for six minutes stirring it occasionally.

step 2

3. Take it out and if there is any remaining water leave it in the cup.

step 3

4. Add ⅓ cup of shredded cheese to the cup and put it back into the microwave for 30-45 seconds.

step 4

5. Stir well and add a tablespoon of milk and enjoy!

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Fall DIY: Apple Cider Float

Apple Cider Float

A new and delicious twist on your favorite fall treat.

What you’ll need:

Apple cider

Vanilla ice cream

Caramel ice cream topping

Instructions:

  1. Fill your glass half way with apple cider. Cider First step
  2. Add a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream (or a few more scoops if you’re like me). cider icecream step
  3. Use a spoon to drizzle the caramel topping on top of the ice cream. cider carmel
  4. Indulge in this decadent autumn treat! cider final

Love your lips

Lipstick or lip gloss? Many girls have varied opinions on this topic. To find out what will work best for you, consider these guidelines.

Lip Gloss

If you want a product to wear that isn’t too noticeable, lip gloss is your best choice. While lip gloss is more sheer and discrete, it can also be very sticky. You know what that means… your hair will easily get stuck to your lips. Although this is a very annoying problem, lip gloss will finish off a cute outfit any day.

If you’re going for a sheer lip look, try Mentha Lip Tint in Magenta Mint, available from Bath and Body Works ($7.50). This particular gloss is clear, but this brand comes in other colors.

My favorite dark lip gloss is Nars’ Sixties Fan, available from Sephora ($26.00). It’s a dark pomegranate color that is very long-lasting.

nars lip

Lipstick If you’re looking for lip wear that has a wide array of colors to choose from, lipstick is for you. Lipstick comes in fun colors, like orange and purple, or sophisticated colors, like nude or brown. No matter what color, lipstick will come off on any cup, fork, or spoon. Make sure you’re careful when eating, but you can always reapply! Wet n Wild’s Balm Stain comes in many colors and is gentle on your lips.

crayon lip

One of the brighter choices is Red-Dy or Not, which is a cute but bold red. A more subtle option is their balm stain called Rico Mauve. It is a light pink and goes with any dressy casual outfit. Both of these
options are available at any grocery store ($2.99 at Walgreens).

My all-time favorite lipstick is Elegant in Brown from Sephora’s
Color Lip Last collection, available at Sephora ($14.00). This is a darker color which is good for fall.

lipstick

Movie Review: The Visit

Courtesy of impawards.com
Courtesy of impawards.com

Starring: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould,
Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie,Kathryn Hahn

Plot: Kids Becca (DeJonge) and Tyler
(Oxenbould) go on a trip to visit their
grandparents for the first time. Upon arrival,
they are greeted by Nana (Dunagan) and
Pop Pop (McRobbie). All seems well until
the kids notice strange behavior from the
grandparents. Once the siblings discover a
shocking secret about who their
grandparents really are, they wonder if they
will ever make it home.

Why See It: The Visit is a must-see with
moments of horror, comedic elements, and a
twist at the end that will have you on the
edge of your seat.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars