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Fine Arts Friday: New York guitarist entertains assembly

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Brooklyn based electric guitarist Ava Mendoza performed February 26th at middle school assembly. She performed one song at Fine Arts Friday and four songs later in the morning for a larger group of students. “I’m playing with lots of new people I’ve never played with before, so I’m looking forward to seeing what they’re like…

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The Blanton Museum of Art exhibits Latin American design

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In English, ‘modern’, is a word synonymous with sleek, stylish, new. But, in Central and South America of the 1940s, the word ‘moderno’ was about more than looks– it symbolized the promise and freedom of the future. Spared from the ravages of the Second World War, many Latin American countries thrived in the 1940s after…

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DRIB Takes Flight: Mysterious Bird Graffiti Migrates Across Austin

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For many artists, graffiti is a chance to say what they want and for their work to be seen. However, graffiti straddles a fine line between “street art” and “vandalism,” and has plagued the US with debates and legislation for decades. Many cities have designated walls for artists to graffiti on; in Austin, we have…

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Swingin’ Back into the School Year: Starlettes Receive a New Dance Coach

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It’s been over three months since Ms.Washington parted ways with our school, and a couple months since the school’s new dance teacher, Ms. Schmidt arrived to teach the girls. On the first day of school, the dance team danced to “Soul Bossa Nova”, otherwise known as the Austin Powers theme song, and the difference was…

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The Color Run

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The ARS Marching Band hosted their first annual Color Run 5k Fundraiser last Friday and a good time was had by all.  

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Seniors perform their last first choir performance

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  The Fall Concert, last Monday October 20th, launched the choir program for the 2014-2015 school year. For a majority of the senior choir students, this is their fifth or sixth year performing for the choir. “I started in sixth grade,” said senior Toni Akunebu. “[Now], I am definitely more confident.” Experience and the support from peers help students overcome their…

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Disney Cabaret begins rehearsals for student-led production

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The first annual Ann Richards Cabaret will begin rehearsals this Monday in preparation for a student written, student directed, and student produced show to be performed on January 13th. “Cabaret is our attempt to get closer to having a musical on campus,” said choir teacher Millicent Jardine. “And so with our limited resources I decided that Cabaret would…

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A Fine Night to Remember: ARS Fine Arts Social

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The Ann Richards Chorale program extended an invitation to the other Fine Arts to their social, that became a Fine night to remember.   Since 2010 Millicent Jardine, the Choral Director here, started the event: the Choir Social, “When I was in school, we had a choir social and I always thought it was really nice…

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