The AMSA Voice

The time is now for independent music

Henry Rollins was the front man for Black Flag for five years in the 1980s.

By Steven Richardson, Staff writer

March 22, 2016

The music industry is greedy. It wants money. It wants artists who make money—for the industry. This greed has opened a new sub-culture among artists that is becoming bigger and a whole lot better than the industry. The time for artistic independence is now. Gerg Anidem, who runs Indie Scene...

Wonders brought to vibrant life in Boston theatre production

Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston captured the magic that is <em>Mary Poppins</em>.

By Lexi Ryan, Staff writer

February 29, 2016

Nannies who fly across the stage, whirlwinds of colorful dancers, statues that come to life, broken dishes that repair themselves, and a household that learns to be a true family were but a few of the wonders contained in Wheelock Family Theatre’s production of Mary Poppins, which closed in Boston o...

Deadpool is funny, fresh, and worth the wait

Ryan Reynolds' new film takes the superhero genre in a different direction.

By Alyana Vera, Co-opinion editor

February 25, 2016

The Deadpool movie has been a long time in the making. From the legion of Deadpool “cosplayers”—fans who dress up as fictional characters—who flock to New York Comic Con every year to star Ryan Reynolds pushing the idea of a movie for the past decade, there is no doubt as to the popularity...

David Bowie: the loss of a legend

David Bowie was a singer, songwriter, entertainer, movie star.

By Steven Richardson, Cartoonist/Staff writer

January 15, 2016

David Bowie, rock ’n’ roll's chameleon, died on Sunday in New York City only two days after turning 69. It is a huge loss for all who appreciate the work of a true artist. “Genius is an over-used word but I think musically, creatively, artistically David Bowie was a genius,” British Prime Minis...

The play’s the thing, and now it’s Into the Woods

Students gathered in the lower school to see the final casting list for AMSA's spring musical.

By Cassandra Xavier, Co-editor

January 11, 2016

The room was filled with chemistry projects precariously balanced on desks, sharing space with anxious singers and actors mumbling over folded and re-folded pieces of paper, hands waving and faces contorting to one emotion or another. Thursday marked the second round of auditions for the upcoming...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits all the right notes

Director J.J. Abrams has recaptured the feel of the series with The Force Awakens.

By Robert Williams, Staff writer

January 9, 2016

A not so long time ago in a galaxy not so far, far away … I sat down at the IMAX theater in Reading to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Let’s just say, sparks flew—probably from all the lightsaber collisions. The Force Awakens follows the story of Finn (John Boyega), an ex-stormtrooper, ...

Hollywood still has a big diversity problem

Emma Stone was cast as a character of Asian descent in Cameron Crowe's latest film.

By Lexi Ryan, Staff writer

January 6, 2016

Emma Stone’s blonde hair and piercing blue eyes, stunning as they may be, make it hard to believe she’s one-quarter Asian. Oh, right—because she’s not. Maybe this is why writer-director Cameron Crowe’s film Aloha, released last year, was such a critical and commercial flop. With a meager...

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