Review: Usher

22 04 2010

From School Library Journal, 4/21/2010

With Raymond v. Raymond, Usher reclaims the spark from his earlier albums and craftily mixes great beats with popular artists like, Danja, and Jermaine Dupri. This album casts Usher in a more mature light and addresses his recent divorce as well as his emotional state. A unique mixture of R&B, hip-hop, and pop drive the fresh, playful, and soulful tracks. Check out “There Goes My Baby,” “Lil Freak,” “Monstat,” and “Pro Lover.” It’s clear that while there’s still more to learn about Usher, Raymond v. Raymond is keeping him on track.—Ludjji E., Grade 10, Floral Park (NY) Memorial High School

Want to check it out? Find it in our Catalog!


Audition news!

13 01 2010

Happy New Year and welcome back!

Here’s some info for all you singers, performers and spotlight-lovers: Fox’s hit show Glee will be back for Season 2 and is holding open auditions for three new roles. Awesome. Be sure to keep an eye on their official web site for more details.

In the meantime, you can find Glee soundtracks and a DVD in our catalog (bet you didn’t expect that, huh?)

New Moon soundtrack – review

18 11 2009

With the much anticipated November 20 release of the movie New Moon, devotees will get great satisfaction in listening to this soundtrack. Like the soundtrack of Twilight, the music in New Moon is moody, dark, and a perfect fit for the romantic turmoil that’s so much a part of the story. Delivered by some of the best bands in alternative rock, this soundtrack is top-notch from start to finish. Fans will have a lot to sink their teeth into especially Death Cab for Cutie’s “Meet Me on the Equinox,” Muse’s “I Belong to You,” and the Killers’ “White Demon Love Song.”—Ellie R , Grade 11, Floral Park (NY) Memorial High School (courtesy of SLJ 11/18/09)

Want to listen to the New Moon Soundtrack for yourself? You can check it out at the library! Find it here in our catalog

The Duck Song

15 10 2009

I love this!!

NYC Kids’ Choir — how awesome are they?

30 06 2009

Some of you may think that being in the music program at school is a drag. Others are probably obsessed with it. Either way, the talent spectrum in elementary, middle and even high school is kind of all over the place — some kids are really good, and some aren’t.

But that is NOT the case with PS22’s Choir. They are awesome, as you can see here. And they cover a lot of current stuff. Pretty inspiring! Check out what else they’ ve done.

So, what do you think?

29 04 2009

Have you ever read a book, listened to music, or watched a movie and thought to yourself: “Self, that was really awesome!” or “That was the worst piece of crap I have ever read/listened to/watched.”

Well, now you can share your thoughts on Library books, music and movies with other people. Yeah, that’s right. Our spiffy new Library Catalog allows you to leave reviews that everyone can see. Here’s an example:


In the catalog, if you click on where it says “10 reviews,” you’ll be able to read what people have already said, plus you’ll be able to write something yourself. Cool, huh?

You will need to register the first time – but it only takes an email and password.

Parkdale Idol

13 04 2009

Okay all you local peeps… more specifically, you local peeps with talent. Parkdale High School (Riverdale, MD) is hosting the 4th Annual Parkdale Idol Talent Showcase and Competition.

Can you sing? Dance? Perform spoken word? Rock out on the guitar? If you can, than I suggest you sign up. If not, than you should definitely check it out. There is a fee, but a percentage goes to a good cause. Here’s the info:

The Phoenix Medina Writer’s Project and Lyrikal Storm Youth Fine Arts Group present the 4th annual “Parkdale Idol” Talent Showcase and Competition. The competition consists of area singers, dance crews, spoken word artists, and musicians with special guest Artists Patrick Matam “Pages” (Brave New Voices Maryland Slam Team Lead 2006-2008), Latina songstress “Jeni Huezo” among other surprise guests. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the Aliya B Carter Lyrikal Storm scholarship fund to celebrate scholastic and creative artistic achievement.

It’s on Friday, April 24 at 5:00 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.