The Review

Under Review: Captain America 2

Under Review: Captain America 2

Michael VerMeulen, Staff Writer

April 23, 2014


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An action-packed movie, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is an incredible sequel that amazes with its entertaining action, deep emotion and well-developed characters.

ISAS Spotlight: SJS Wind Ensemble

ISAS Spotlight: SJS Wind Ensemble

Michael VerMeulen, Staff Writer

April 14, 2014


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The SJS Wind Ensemble electrified viewers with a half-hour concert of “Second Suite in F” by Gustav Holst and “The Music from Superman Returns” by John Williams and John Ottman. Keep reading for a video of the performance.

ISAS Spotlight: Samuel Hsieh

ISAS Spotlight: Samuel Hsieh

Amy Liu, Staff Writer

April 14, 2014


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Freshman Samuel Hsieh is the only clarinet player for the All Saints Tyler band from Tyler, Texas. Hsieh played “Canzonetta” by Gabriel Pierné for Solo and Ensemble at ISAS. Keep reading to watch a video of his performance.

St. Mark’s melodica player surprises audience

St. Mark’s melodica player surprises audience

Gabe Malek and Chris Zimmerman

April 9, 2014


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Lead tenor saxophonist Nick Buckenham from the St. Mark’s School of Texas stunned the crowd with a surprise appearance on the melodica. Buckenham rehearsed for the first time two days before his performance.

ISAS Spotlight: Albuquerque Academy Violinists

ISAS Spotlight: Albuquerque Academy Violinists

Amy Liu, Staff Writer

April 7, 2014


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Junior Katja Vassilev and freshman Molly McCarthy from Albuquerque Academy, New Mexico, have a friendship as tight as their violin strings. Includes a video preview of their performance.

ISAS Spotlight: Austin Karkowsky

ISAS Spotlight: Austin Karkowsky

Amy Kang and Lydia Liu

April 5, 2014


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Kinkaid freshman and Coffee House performer Austin Karowsky served as an understudy for “The Sound of Music Live!” which aired on NBC, Dec. 5.

ISAS Spotlight: SJS Jazz Band

ISAS Spotlight: SJS Jazz Band

Gabe Malek and Max Westmark

April 4, 2014


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Accompanied by professional trumpet player Bob Odneal, the SJS jazz band powered their way through an hour-long performance of “Attitude Dance” by Tower of Power and “MacArthur Park” by Maynard Ferguson at ISAS, April 3. (Video included)

ISAS Spotlight: Mark “Scrap Daddy” Bradford

ISAS Spotlight: Mark “Scrap Daddy” Bradford

Irene Vazquez and Max Westmark

April 4, 2014


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Though the monstrous metal creature may look out of place in its current spot next to the Lower School Playground, this massive sculpture is the work of the “Scrap Daddy,” Mark Bradford.

ISAS Spotlight: Graffiti Wall

ISAS Spotlight: Graffiti Wall

Megan Shen, Staff Writer

April 4, 2014


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For GONZO247, spray painting is more than just a hobby — it’s a way a life. “The idea for my name came when I was living my life with graffiti art 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” he said. GONZO247, a professional graffiti artist, instructed students in a workshop at ISAS, April 4. Stud...

ISAS Spotlight: Colegios Peterson

ISAS Spotlight: Colegios Peterson

Irene Vazquez, Staff Writer

April 3, 2014


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The language barrier did not stop Colegios Peterson, a school from Mexico City from bringing its contingency of high school artists. Click for a video preview of their Coffee House performance.

ISAS Spotlight: George Barrow

ISAS Spotlight: George Barrow

Amy Liu, Staff Writer

April 3, 2014


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Applause resonated throughout the Coffee House when Kinkaid senior George Barrow strummed the last chord of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Rude Mood.” Meet Kinkaid’s multitalented musician.

John Cooper takes dance to dizzying heights

John Cooper takes dance to dizzying heights

Iris Cronin and Emma Gobillot

April 3, 2014


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For the intermediate and advanced aerial students of the John Cooper School, the dance floor was not on the floor at all.

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