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Posted by Brittany Smith on 11/27 at 11:48 AM
Tis’ the season to break out those crazy holiday recipes, and let’s be thankful for the ones that work!
Every year, cranberries are the one ingredient that I can’t seem to find a place for. I love them, but can’t bear the sight of that cylindrical slab or goopy sauce. After a myriad of berry-big failures, I’ve vowed to take a lighter, simpler approach: a salad.
Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/26 at 05:20 PM
About a week ago, while I was listening to music via YouTube, I began perusing through the “Recommended” section to the left of the page. I feel as though this section is often overlooked (at least it was by me) but it’s a musical goldmine. So often it has led me to fantastic artists who I would never have known about otherwise. And, once again, the goldmine didn’t let me down.
While browsing haphazardly through a sea of unfamiliar artists, I settled on one by the name of Delilah. Her single “Shades Of Grey” was being featured and after listening to it, I knew that her music was something I wanted to investigate further. After exploring the UK-based singer-songwriter in depth, I was pleasantly surprised.
Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/21 at 03:22 PM
Looking for a cool jam over the break?
Check out Flight Facilities’ single, “Crave You”. I discovered the band through Pandora after I started radio based on Lana Del Rey. There isn’t much in the way of biography on the band and from what Spotify suggests, they have only released three singles, most of which have been remixed by various DJs.
Posted by Mike Moynahan on 11/21 at 03:18 PM
Brooklyn duo Matt (Johnson) & Kim (Schifino) are back in action with the release of their new album Lightning, released on October 2nd by FADER Label, an independent label based out of New York City. The album is their first since 2010’s Sidewalks and the duo returns with the same contagious pop symphonies their fans have come to love them for.
Posted by Brittany Smith on 11/20 at 08:00 AM
Think back to your very first impressions of Thanksgiving. What were they like? Your young mind probably formulated heartwarming images of pilgrims smiling with Native Americans over warm, delicious food that they’d harvested and cooked together. Both parties truly thankful and dressed to impress; the natives in their tribal best, and the pilgrims in those oddly buckled hats and shoes.
Now think harder, what did the turkey look like? It was beautiful, of course, and looked just like your hand that you’d traced and colored in class: a sizeable bird, wild with full plumage and deep natural colors that was just large enough to feed the small village.
So, what’s different?
Posted by Emily Wiley on 11/19 at 03:15 PM
Thanksgiving Day can be daunting for even the most experienced cook. PBS Food is ready to help you pick out your Thanksgiving recipes, plan ahead to stay on track, and remember what Thanksgiving is really about – being grateful and spending time with family.
Posted by Jessica Illuzzi on 11/15 at 09:52 PM
The smell of baking bread and the clatter of bakers working in the kitchen creep up to the still empty, sunlit front room of the Gemelli Bakers, where owner Anthony Sapia drinks his morning coffee on a wooden stool.
“I say I’ve been retired since I was 26 because I wake up with the same question as a retired person. What am I going to do today? If I want to watch birds I watch birds, if I want to drink 10 cups of coffee I drink 10 cups of coffee,” Sapia said, lifting his cup.
Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/14 at 05:00 PM
In in her newest single “How to be a Heartbreaker,” Marina and the Diamonds have the guide to breaking hearts.
Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/12 at 06:23 PM
If you’re looking for a singer with powerhouse vocals, a songwriter who has mastered the ability to capture the most heartfelt of lyrics, and an album that is utterly poignant, your search ends here.
Posted by Mike Moynahan on 11/12 at 06:05 PM
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rolled into University Park’s Bryce Jordan Center on November 1 and they made sure to rock while they were there. They set started off with a couple of new tracks off of Springsteen’s latest release Wrecking Ball. While new songs like “We Take Care of Our Own” and “Death to My Hometown” may not have been known by all in attendance, they were still very fun to listen to and got the crowd on their feet from the beginning of the set.
Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/07 at 05:02 PM
Seeing the Toots and the Maytals perform at The State Theatre on Monday night happened by chance. During my first class last Thursday morning, my professor offered what would now be “two free tickets” to see the Toots and the Maytals perform as he could no longer go. “They play reggae music,” he said. Instead of allowing him to elaborate further (which may have encouraged another one of my peers to snatch the tickets before I could) I piped up. “I’ll go!”
And so the tickets were mine.
Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/05 at 02:13 AM
If you’re looking for a taste of Jamaica in downtown State College, head to The State Theatre on tonight.
The Toots and the Maytals are performing at 8 p.m., and they’ll be heating up State College with their Caribbean flare.
Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/02 at 03:22 PM
Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/02 at 02:21 PM
Considering the hectic week I’ve had, I decided to slow things down with James Morrison.
I discovered the UK-based singer/songwriter back in 2006 when he toured with John Mayer and I fell in love. As soon as he stepped up to the microphone, introduced himself with that dreamy voice of his, and began to strum the chords to his first song, I knew that he was destined for my iPod. His first album, Undiscovered, was on repeat for the rest of the summer.
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