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Once at CAC

Destiny Vasquez, Cactus Writer

November 27, 2016

When I saw the rehearsals for the musical “Once on This Island” I knew the show was going to be great but to see it opening night was something altogether amazing. The set was beautiful and when the musical started it just...

Girl On the Train

Sierra Lewis, Cactus Writer

November 27, 2016

Recently I went to see The Girl On The Train. It is a typical psychological thriller, and reminded me of Gone Girl. Gone Girl is also a psychological thriller based on a popular novel, as is The Girl On The Train. The plots s...

Originality

Hector Castellanos, Cactus Writer

November 27, 2016

The Central Arizona Jazz Ensemble presented their live jazz show " Originality" on November 17th. The show was extremely fun and entertaining, full of great music, laughter, culture, and a create vibe that filled the crowd. Eac...

Black America Again

Quinton Prunty, Cactus Writer

November 27, 2016

On Friday November 4th, rapper, activist and actor Common (Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr.) released his 11th studio album Black America Again. Common is one of the most influential hip-hop artists within the last two decades, and this...

My Musical Rant

Bob Ledbetter, Cactus Contributor

November 27, 2016

A few weeks ago I received this text from a close friend of mine: “OMG HALESTORM KILLED HUNGER STRIKE!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! RUINED IT!!! RUINED!!! WHY?!?!?! ITS AWFUL!!!” For readers who aren’t familiar, “Hunger Strike...

MCRX: Ten Years of the Black Parade

Dominic Jae Savana, Cactus Editor

October 19, 2016

The internet exploded when the MCRX teaser was posted to My Chemical Romance’s website on July 19th of this year. Speculation of a new tour was on the tips of everyone’s tongues when Gerard Way (vocals) posted to Twitter th...

What the “Universe” Holds: Steven Universe

Destiny Vasquez, Cactus Writer

October 19, 2016

Let’s Consider this article part review and part me just raving, about how awesome the show “Steven Universe” is. Normally, a kids show that airs on Cartoon Network, this show appeals to adults as well children. Now, why...

Dark Stories over Dark Airwaves

Dominic Jae Savana, Cactus Editor

October 19, 2016

The podcast is not an incredibly new form of entertainment, yet the format is really beginning to gain steam in this decade. Podcasts also happen to be the perfect medium of those who love tales of what goes bump in the night....

Chocolate and Art Show with Professor Colleen

Quinton Prunty, Cactus Writer

October 19, 2016

Last month on September 22nd and 23rd, the Los Angeles based underground art show Chocolate and Art made its debut to the downtown Phoenix area at the Monorchid Art Gallery. With over 80 local up-and-coming artists featured, one...

They Still Make Albums Like This

Bob Ledbetter, Cactus Contributor

September 27, 2016

“Remember to stay gold, Ponyboy…stay gold!” Some of us who grew up watching movies in the 80’s remember this classic quote from the film The Outsiders. These were the last words from Johnny (played by a very young pre-Karate...

Movie Review: Hell or High Water

Dominic Savana, Cactus Editor

September 27, 2016

Extra large popcorn. Check. Large Coke. Check. Roll film. Since the first reel, American film culture was plastered with Westerns, and recently, the genre has shifted from the classic Western to the modern Western. Films like...

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