The Fifth Annual All City Music Festival was performed on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. in the Sangamon Auditorium at UIS. The middle school and high school bands and choirs from Glenwood, Springfield, and Lanphier participated, which was over 390 people. There they debuted a myriad of compositions.
“The third one’s always the worst.” These words were coined by English actress Sophie Turner in her auspicious portrayal of the 18-year-old Jean Grey in director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Never have they been of more relevance than when delving into the third cinematic installment of a much more light-hearted and still universally debated topic: video game adaptations.
Marvel’s Black Panther has only been out in the United States for only six weeks now and already grossing over $786.3 million on opening night, and over $1.1 billion worldwide. From this data there is no question that Ryan Coogler’s cinematic and narrative masterpiece has more than deserved it’s steller critical acclaim from both critics and fans alike, and that, without question, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) has more than earned his place as the new face of the MCU.
Very minor spoilers for the film after this point. You have been warned.
Finnikin of the Rock is the first book in Australian author Melina Marchetta’s Lumatere Chronicles. Since the book’s release in 2008, it has been regarded as “dark and beautiful and utterly believable,” by such groundbreaking author’s as Kristin Cashore, creator of the famous Graceling series, and by countless others as “the next Game of Thrones.”