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Performing arts go out with a chitty and a bang

Performing arts go out with a chitty and a bang

Agnes Bartha, Photo Editor

April 19, 2016


Filed under Arts, Top Stories

Caractacus Potts, the main character in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, struggles to make ends meet as an inventor and father of two in early 20th century England. His children, Jeremy and Jemima, do not attend school and his father roams around telling stories of his great, imaginary adventures. When Potts’ childre...

ICYMI: Spring Band Show

Marlowe Starling, Insight Editor

March 15, 2016


Filed under Arts

Palmetto’s musicians congregated onstage on Mar. 10, 2016 to communicate through the language of music.   Musical numbers varied from symphonic to jazz genres, featuring the occasional guest performer, in a wide array of musical styles with unique historical backgrounds under the instruction of Ban...

The Life of Pablo: The Review of Pablo

The Life of Pablo: The Review of Pablo

Thomas Martinez, Copy Editor

February 21, 2016


Filed under Arts, Top Stories

Shortly after performing on Saturday Night Live on February 14, internationally renowned rapper Kanye West released his seventh full-length album, The Life of Pablo (T.L.O.P.) through GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings. West grew up in South Side, Chicago and first acclaimed fame with his work as a produc...

Ms. King in Focus

Chrystal Peterson, Design Team

January 19, 2016


Filed under Archive, Arts, FEATURE

When some people hear the word “job,” a wave of disgust hits them. Get up, get dressed and drive to someplace where getting paid so little costs you your own happiness. Then again, there are cases, like Ms. King’s, where the exact opposite takes place. Born and raised in Miami, Ms. Katherine King...

Jonathan Schleien: From inspired to inspiration

Jonathan Schleien: From inspired to inspiration

Susan Aghedo, Staff Writer

January 10, 2016


Filed under Arts, Top Stories

Senior drum major, Jonathan Schleien, holds the highest leadership position in the marching band, leading and conducting the band. Schleien also plays lead tenor for the jazz band. His start in music began at a temple service his parents dragged him to when he was in the second grade. “I learned t...

Meet Marcello Peschiera: Behind the scenes

Meet Marcello Peschiera: Behind the scenes

Chrystal Peterson, Design Team

December 13, 2015


Filed under Arts, Top Stories

Senior Marcello Peschiera-- director, writer, filmmaker, photographer and gym enthusiast-- is not the ordinary high school student. With dreams of becoming a director, Peschiera has written a total of nine scripts, and filmed a total of three short films. He continues to produce short films in his busy...

The Return of the Queen

Carmella Jimenez, Copy Editor

December 9, 2015


Filed under Arts

Adele’s most recent album, 25, sold 3.38 million copies in its first week on sale in the U.S. making it the only album to sell more than three million copies in a week, according to Nielsen music. Her third studio album debuted as number one on Billboard 200. During Adele’s four year hiatus, 25 s...

Meet Mrs. Falagan: A life of art in all forms

Meet Mrs. Falagan: A life of art in all forms

Thomas Martinez, Copy Editor

December 8, 2015


Filed under Arts, Top Stories

A love of art defines Art History teacher Margarita Falagan's life. Influenced by her father and grandfather, both of whom were artists, Falagan quickly realized that creative freedom was her passion in life as a child in revolutionary Cuba. The impact of living under communist rule weighed heavily ...

Palmetto’s night of expression

Palmetto’s night of expression

Brian Morrison, Copy Editor

December 4, 2015


Filed under Arts, Top Stories

Students gathered in the Banyan Bowl at Pinecrest Gardens and collectively shared and performed in front of an audience of their peers and fellow art lovers at Poetry Night. While their methods of expression varied, with some reciting prose and others performing a musical number, the experience these pe...

Meet Natalia Ortega: creating a spotlight of her own

Meet Natalia Ortega: creating a spotlight of her own

Marlowe Starling, Insight Editor

November 22, 2015


Filed under Arts, Top Stories

On stage, she is a character: Beth March from Little Women, a New York performer in the cast of Curtains, a maturing Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical. On stage, she is also Natalia Ortega, every move, word and lyric performed for her love of theatre. A musical theatre student, sophomore Natalia Ortega,...

ICYMI: Fall into dance

ICYMI: Fall into dance

Agnes Bartha, Photo Editor

November 15, 2015


Filed under Arts

On the evening of November 12th, parents and students alike gathered in the auditorium to watch Palmetto's annual fall dance show, unprepared for the extraordinary performance they would witness. This year, the production featured dancers from Studio 33 and Howard Drive Elementary performing alongside...

Selena’s Revival

Megan Martinez, Business Manager

November 3, 2015


Filed under Arts

Selena Gomez’s latest album, Revival, makes it easy to forget that she was ever Alex Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place. This album portrays Selena Gomez in a light she has never been noticed in before. In contrast to her past bubblegum pop albums, Revival contains intimate and seducing themes. This ...

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