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Standing tall, actors Leah Sava Jeffries, Walker Scobell, and Aryan Simhadri pose on set. Casting was announced in late May of 2023, and the shows finale was released December of the same year.

Percy Jackson Steals Hearts Once Again with New Show

Katie Ring, Reporter February 28, 2024

“Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood.” These words strike excitement in the hearts of every fan, young and old. So naturally, when plans for a Percy Jackson and the Olympians show were announced,...

Malcolm Todds third album Sweet Boy Pt. 1 contains of 14 tracks, all produced and written by Todd.

Malcolm Todd Adds New Piece to Music Puzzle: ‘Sweet Boy Pt. 1’

Sarah Jung, Reporter February 11, 2024

The rising alternative R&B and indie singer-songwriter Malcolm Todd released his new album, Sweet Boy Pt. 1 on Friday, Feb 2nd. Inspired by other artists such as Steve Lacy, Tyler the Creator, and...

On Jan. 18, Benson Boone released Beautiful Things. In the single, Boone reflects on the meaning of life.

Benson Boone’s ‘Beautiful Things’ Was Not So Beautiful

Katie Ring, Reporter February 4, 2024

We take what we have for granted. That’s just a fact of life. In the song Beautiful Things, Benson Boone begs to keep what he has and does his best to appreciate it. However, his best wasn’t good enough...

Showcasing 13 new tracks, Dabins 1st album Giggles talks about his musical career and his life.

DPR LIVE Unveils New Chapter with Dabin and ‘Giggles’

Sarah Jung, Reporter January 30, 2024

DPR LIVE, a South Korean rapper and singer, has announced a major shift in his music career, including a stage name change to his birth name: Dabin. Apart from his DPR crew, he has created a new label...

Ariana Grande released her single Yes, and? for her upcoming album, Eternal Sunshine. Grande has already released six albums and a variety of singles, leaving fans to anticipate how this one will be.

Fans Say Yes to Ariana Grande’s ‘Yes, And?’

Mahek Sureka, Yearbooker January 28, 2024

After three years, two-time Grammy winner Ariana Grande released her solo Yes, and? as the lead for the upcoming album,  Eternal Sunshine. The complete album will be released on March 8.  Yes, and?...

Saltburn, directed by Emerald Fennel, premiered in theaters on Nov. 17, 2023. It follows the perspective of Oxford student Oliver Quick during his stay at his wealthy friends estate.

‘Saltburn’ Brings Visually Rich Portrayal of Privilege and Hedonism to Screen

Mallory Milner, Reporter January 17, 2024

Many people describe walking into the theater for Emerald Fennell's latest film Saltburn with no clue what they were about to witness, their prior knowledge consisting solely of what they remembered from...

Wonka, released on Dec. 15, features actor Timothée Chalamet and follows Willy Wonka in his early days as a chocolatier.

‘Wonka’ Lives Up to Films in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Franchise

Maddy Yendle, Reporter January 2, 2024

After first hearing about the Wonka movie directed by Paul King on social media, it was intriguing to see what more could be said about the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory franchise — and if it was...

On Dec. 8, Studio Ghibli released its final Miyazaki film: The Boy and The Heron. The story follows the adventure of Mahito as he plunges into a magical world filled with both the living and the dead.

Hayao Miyazaki Waves Masterful Farewell With ‘The Boy And the Heron’

Valerie Zhang, Reporter December 27, 2023

Wielding a self-constructed bow and arrow and malice in his heart, a boy readies himself for the task ahead — killing a heron that has been screeching of his dead mother.   In the recently released...

From November 17- December 31, ZACH Theatre has been putting on their unique spin on Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. A holiday tradition in Austin, the theatre has been putting on various iterations of this classic tale for years. A grand spectacle chock full of great performances, this years show remains an amazing outing for the whole family.

Spirited Scrooge Spectacle: ZACH’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ Stuns

Mayla Montgomery, Reporter December 26, 2023

Christmas in Austin is far from the wintery wonderland many associate with the holiday. But despite the persistent humidity and warm temperatures, many of the city's favorite Christmas traditions are still...

On Nov. 17, the long anticipated prequel to The Hunger Games was released. The movie follows the story of Coriolanus Snow through his time as a mentor and a peacekeeper, but it was too much to fit into one movie, making the character development and plot feel rushed.

‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ Was Too Predictable

Hannah McDonough, Horizon Assistant Editor December 10, 2023

Sitting anxiously next to his peers, Coriolanus Snow watches the 10th Annual Hunger Games unfold before him on a television screen. The camera pans to Lucy Gray Baird, his assigned tribute, as she waits...

Let Flo Go is composed of Ky Court and her older sister Bo. An indie rock band with personal, playful lyrics and heavenly sister harmonies, Let Flo Gos message is one of support and love. “Music is such an intimate thing. Right? Being able to share that with somebody is so powerful,” Court said. “We wrote this song [called] It’s All Right. And the lyrics are like ‘Im better off alone, I have my own hand to hold. Something that I always think while Im up on stage is I have Bo’s hand to hold. I dont ever need to be the only person supporting myself because I have my sister beside me.”

A Hand To Hold: Ky Court Finds Power in Creating Music With Sister

Mayla Montgomery, Reporter December 3, 2023

Ky Court’s life has always been saturated with music. From growing up in Santa Barbara’s youth rock scene to playing gigs all around Austin, Court —one half of the sister duo Let Flo Go — has been...

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