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Practically Perfect in Every Way: Mary Poppins Returns Review by Emily Carlisle

Practically Perfect in Every Way: Mary Poppins Returns Review by Emily Carlisle

Emily Carlisle

January 13, 2019


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Director Rob Mar’s “Mary Poppins Returns” is the sequel to the 1964 Disney classic, “Mary Poppins.” In this movie, viewers revisit a grown up Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) as they struggle with “The Great Slump” or The Great Depression. Once again, Mary Poppins (Emily...

Rock Bottom?: CHS students, head of WHJE examine rap recently overtaking rock music for most popular music genre

Rock Bottom?: CHS students, head of WHJE examine rap recently overtaking rock music for most popular music genre

Jesse Cooper, Isabella White

December 13, 2018


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Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Little Richard, Ray Charles, and The Rolling Stones—these are the names of the people and bands who contributed to the birth of the rock genre. The electric guitar, the bass, the drums and the lead vocals all create the sound that can make people so excited that they br...

Dancing in the Spotlight: Local dance group Expressenz earns new performance opportunities after being on “World of Dance,” will perform in Yuletide celebration

Dancing in the Spotlight: Local dance group Expressenz earns new performance opportunities after being on “World of Dance,” will perform in Yuletide celebration

Emily Carlisle

November 16, 2018


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Earlier this year, students may have seen some familiar faces on their television screens. Eight girls from a local dance group, Expressenz, had the opportunity to compete on NBC’s reality competition series, “World of Dance.” Now months later, Expressenz is still receiving publicity from the show...

Ambassadors continue to assemble set, songs for Holiday Spectacular

Ambassadors continue to assemble set, songs for Holiday Spectacular

Emily Carlisle

November 10, 2018


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The students in Ambassadors work towards one of their biggest goals for the year, Holiday Spectacular (Spec). This is Carmel Choir’s 27th year putting on this holiday classic. Spec showcases every choir in the program through a number of songs including only one group and a few where the entire progr...

After fall concert, Ambassadors prepare for Cabaret, more

After fall concert, Ambassadors prepare for Cabaret, more

Emily Carlisle

October 17, 2018


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The choir department’s fall concert was last Tuesday. Now that the fall concert is over, the Ambassadors have a much busier schedule. They plan to perform this weekend at their Cabaret show with the Accents (the all girls competitive show choir). Kyle Barker, associate choral director and lead dire...

Ambassadors prepare for busy upcoming schedule

Ambassadors prepare for busy upcoming schedule

Emily Carlisle

September 26, 2018


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This school’s top mixed gender competitive show choir, Ambassadors is getting ready for the start of a busy season. The choir is currently focused on the upcoming fall concert, Homecoming festivities, and a choral festival. Kyle Barker, associate choral director and lead director of Ambassadors, said...

Creativity takes courage: With International Arts Festival this weekend, student artists weigh whether to pursue art as career

Creativity takes courage: With International Arts Festival this weekend, student artists weigh whether to pursue art as career

Emily Carlisle and Grace Xu

September 21, 2018


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This weekend, Carmel plans to host its 21st annual Carmel International Arts Festival (CIAF). The festival will consist of over 130 juried artists, food vendors, entertainment, as well as an “Art Rocks!” party on Saturday evening. Joan Cimino, vice president of CIAF, introduced CHS to the festival...

Ambassadors starts the busy year

Ambassadors starts the busy year

Emily Carlisle

September 4, 2018


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Ambassadors, CHS’s top mixed competitive show choir began preparing for the year ahead during the summer when they went to a camp called Kirkwood in Wilmington, Ohio for their annual retreat. At Kirkwood, they learned two choreographed numbers and began working on a ballad for the fall concert. Ja...

Ambassadors continues to prepare for choral competitions

Ambassadors continues to prepare for choral competitions

April 26, 2018


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For the next two weeks, the Ambassadors will be very busy as they finalize their set for a state wide competition known as ISSMA on April 28, according to Kyle Barker, associate director and leader of Ambassadors. According to Barker, as fourth quarter continues, the Ambassadors are staying occupied getting ...

Competition season for Ambassadors comes to a close

Competition season for Ambassadors comes to a close

March 7, 2018


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According to Kyle Barker, associate director and leader of Ambassadors, the choir does a total of four competitions during its season, three of which are already finished. The show choir has its biggest competition yet in Calif. The group will spend the weekend there, competing and representing Carmel. Asid...

Ambassadors prepare for upcoming competitions

February 14, 2018


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According to Kyle Barker, associate choral director and leader of Ambassadors, competition season is getting close for those students, who had a parent preview on Feb. 12. He said, “I’m just ready to get the shows out in front of judges, the kids need feedback. I’m excited and I think the kids a...

Holiday Spectacular performances to start this week

December 5, 2017


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Holiday Spectacular, or Spec, is a series of yearly holiday performances including all of the choirs. This year marks the 26th consecutive year of Spec. It features many different styles of music from popular Christmas songs to songs celebrating many different religions. Performances start this week, s...