Seoul Kitchen Brings Traditional Flavors to the Table -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lamar revolutionizes music -

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

DECAcated -

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WA indeed has talent -

Friday, March 20, 2015

Pizza not the star of Brickhouse Center -

Friday, March 20, 2015

Cinderella classic brought to life -

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cody Trudel: Breaking Records -

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Antonelli leads junior class -

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Night of roundball 2015 -

Monday, March 16, 2015

Where is the “sex” in sex ed? -

Friday, March 13, 2015

Spring rec ball returns -

Friday, March 13, 2015

Capstone Experience offers variety -

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lacerte: a voice for her class -

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Boys’ Basketball’s historic run comes to a close -

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

McCord shoots for the future -

Monday, March 9, 2015

Photos: Boys’ Basketball wins Sectionals -

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Boys’ Basketball takes sectional crown -

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Willows exceeds expectations -

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Dream Diner fulfills dreams -

Monday, March 2, 2015

China buffet satisfies -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lamar revolutionizes music

To Pimp a Butterfly album cover.

By Peter Conway Staff Writer Kendrick Lamar’s most recent album, To Pimp a Butterfly, was surprisingly released March 16, a week before its intended release on March 23. This revolutionary album has sound like I have never heard before. Every song seems to change flow to a drastic extent, and sometimes multiple times within the song. To Pimp a Butterfly is Kendrick’s third highly acclaimed album, coming after Section 80 and Good Kid m.a.a.d. City. All of these albums have hints of genius in them, but nothing like his latest album. No hip-hop artist has ever attempted to create music that is, plainly, just so different. I feel…

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New album impresses

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Our staff writer reviews Joey Bad’s new album.

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J.Cole’s latest album satisfies

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See what one of our staff writers thinks of the new J. Cole album that was released today, December 9, 2014.

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The Killers rock Connecticut

Flowers performing onstage.

Last fall, The Killers announced they would be going on an 18-month hiatus. However, it was apparent that the band had a bit of smoke and mirrors going on as they played the Mohegan Sun Arena in CT this month.

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Tepniyum brings culture to WA

Cambodian group playing together on the stage.

Last Wednesday, Tepniyum, a Cambodian performing group, brought their musical talents to the Performing Arts Center for WA students to enjoy.

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Arctic Monkeys take Boston by storm

Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys

Often hailed as the biggest band in Britain today, Arctic Monkeys played Boston’s Agganis Arena to a sold-out crowd on Thursday night.

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The 13 best albums of 2013

The 13 best albums of 2013

By Jocelyn Cote Graphic Designer No matter how you look at it, 2013 was an incredible year for music. From long-awaited albums to unexpected comebacks, this was certainly a year to remember. Now, as 2013 draws to a close, I’ve lent my ears to its musical output once again to assemble my favorite releases.  13. Lorde – Pure Heroine I’ll be honest here – I didn’t know what to think of Lorde at first when “Royals” first started to hit radio airwaves. Sure, her voice is impressive for a seventeen-year-old, and her songs are catchy, but is her songcraft really…

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Top 11 holiday songs

Our top pick of holiday songs.

By Abigail Cianciolo Editor-in-Chief  The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear, so why not have a repertoire of some of the best holiday music this season? 11. “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano With a blend of English and Spanish vocals, “Feliz Navidad” is a great musical selection that will spice up your holiday radio. 10. “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey This classic holiday tune is a sure crowd pleasure. With its catchy beat, it will be stuck in your head all season! 9.“White Christmas” by Bing Crosby I am…

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Photos: Musicians draw crowds at PCA

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By Jocelyn Cote Graphic Designer After a day of doorbuster deals and early-morning shopping, many local teenagers chose to spend their Black Friday evening at Westford’s Parish Center for the Arts for a joint acoustic night and rock show. Another Westford Teen Arts Council sanctioned event, the show featured an interesting mix of open mic acoustic performances and two bands: newcomers Shirts and Shoes and local favorites The Cranks. Attendance at the show was higher than ever, with the PCA packed to the brim with audience members. The night was a success for both WTAC and all musicians involved.

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New music from Avett Brothers

Magpie and the Dandelion

By Craig Brinkerhoff Copy Editor Americana revivalists The Avett Brothers are back with a new album, Magpie and the Dandelion, released on Tuesday, October 15th.  Despite advanced criticisms on the expected over-production of the album, I can safely say it goes hand in hand with many of their best releases. The album opens up with “Open Ended Life,” a country-twanged number that is one of the few times the band successfully utilizes a drum kit.  On their last album, The Carpenter, they attempted to find this sound, but did not quite achieve it until now. The next few tracks are quintessential Avett Brothers:…

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White is the new black

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By Madhu Kaushik Staff Writer In an event new to Westford Academy,  junior Tommy Chen and senior Alex Markoski hosted a “White Box” performance Friday in the chorus room. Excitement was high with about forty students in the audience. Those who were performers strummed on guitars or hummed to themselves before the show started. Others were eagerly anticipating the open-mic event where their friends would participate in showing off their talent to their peers. The White Box was an informal event, open to all students, which added to the comfortable atmosphere. The performances opened with Chen playing “Julio” on the…

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Fall Out Boy play intimate Boston show

Fall Out Boy takes the stage

By Jocelyn Cote Reviews Editor The evening of Sunday, May 26th marked a celebration amongst local fans of distinguished Chicago pop-punkers Fall Out Boy. Nearly five years and one hiatus later, the band was scheduled to make their long-awaited return to Boston at the House of Blues. Fall Out Boy released their comeback album Save Rock and Roll in April, and embarked on a club tour in support of the record this month. The 2,500 capacity venue was intimate for such a popular band, and likewise the show sold out in less than 20 minutes when tickets went onsale. The…

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