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Review: Toro Y Moi's 'What For?' is made for summer listening

We can be thankful that Chaz Bundick is the musical chameleon that he is. Along with his live band, the EDM connoisseur has constructed What For?, an amazingly refreshing rock record that's practically made for the summer afternoons on the porch. Drawing parallels to the later Arctic Monkeys albums, in particular S …

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  1. Review: Toro Y Moi's 'What For?' is made for summer listening

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    We can be thankful that Chaz Bundick is the musical chameleon that he is. Along with his live band, the EDM connoisseur has constructed What For?, an amazingly refreshing rock record that's practically made for the summer afternoons on the porch.

  2. Review: 'Furious 7' is the Paul Walker send off we needed

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    In 2013, Fast and Furious 6 was released, and it was an instant success. The movie grossed more than $780 million worldwide and cemented the Fast and Furious series as one of the most popular and profitable franchises existing today. A sequel was green-lighted almost immediately, with a set release date …

  3. Q&A: Andrew Paul Frazier talks hard work, the music industry and inspiration

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    Andrew Paul Frazier is an 18-year-old student from East Lake High. He goes to school, hangs out with his girlfriend, plays music and lives a normal high school life; however, he is different from most 18-year-old students. • Frazier is a singer and songwriter who recently signed with AMTC Music Record Label. …

    Andrew Frazier is working hard to make it in the music business, no easy task.
  4. Review: Kendrick Lamar puts out the best rap album of the year (no, really)

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    Over two days, Interscope Records made one very crucial but beautiful mistake when it released Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly a week early by accident. Forget that this was a promotional nightmare; we had another surprise release on our hands. And quite the surprise it was on the first listen.

  5. Review: Tinashe's latest mixtape, Amethyst, is far from being a filler

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    No one can say that singer Tinashe represents the month of February any less than a rapper reps his or her city. Now onto her fourth mixtape, she's gone from Aquarius to Amethyst, her birthstone and the name of her new set. Recorded during the 2014 Christmas break between tours, Amethyst sees …

  6. Review: 'It Follows' is freaking horrifying

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    What an interesting turn of events that have led to this point. The weekend appeared to be leading me toward reviewing the new Kevin Hart-Will Farrell comedy, Get Hard. The trailers seemed funny, and Farrell and Hart are always entertaining to watch. But after scanning the showtimes for my local theater, another …

    Maika Monroe, who perfectly portrays the seemingly innocent and then terrified Jay in It Follows, is the victim of a curse, brought about by having sex with her boyfriend. The curse causes an entity, seen only by Jay, to follow her until it kills her.
  7. Review: Busch Gardens' Food and (no wine) Festival

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    For all of you food lovers, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a dream come true. This year, Busch Gardens is hosting its first-ever Food & Wine Festival. Of course, for high-schoolers, the food will be the main focus of the event.

    Try the pan-seared salmon cakes at Chef’s Plantation, above, for dinner. Want something sweet? Get Blazin’ Bistro’s, right, vanilla bean ice cream, topped with maple fudge syrup and bacon toffee. Comfort Kitchen, far right, features a bacon mac and cheese that uses cherrywood bacon and three cheeses.

Photos by AMELIA GOLDSTEIN,
Canterbury School of Florida
  8. Review: Original season 1 songs from 'Empire' are more than made-for-TV

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    Fox's highly successful new show, Empire, has churned out another set of original music from its inaugural season, just about two months into the season. The first season compilation contains original songs by cast members Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Gray, Serayah McNeill and Terrence Howard, along with a few …

  9. Review: 'Insurgent' has the surprises of a page turner — plus lots of action

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    Young-adult dystopian future is a new genre. Ranging from flourishing book and movie franchises, such as The Hunger Games and Twilight, to short-lived attempts to cash in on this new genre, such as The Host and The Mortal Instruments, these are the movies that get young teens to flock to the …

    Insurgent, the Divergent Series sequel, uses spectacular action set pieces, a sense of mystery and good acting to sell the series.
  10. CONCERT REVIEW: Pentatonix puts on a killer show at Bush Garden's Food & Wine Festival

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    On March 22 Pentatonix (PTX for short) performed at Busch Gardens for the Food & Wine Festival in front of a crowd of hundreds, and well, they kind of nailed it.

    Pentatonix (PTX for short) performs at the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival on March 22.