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REVIEW: Luke Combs releases album ‘What You See Is What You Get’

Luke Combs has jumped several notches with his booking for the 2019 edition of the Stagecoach country music festival in Indio, Calif., where he first performed in 2017. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

William Becker, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

There is an interesting amount of diversity going on in modern country music; “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and the remix with Billy Ray Cyrus absolutely shattered the charts with a fusion of country and rap. On the other end, Eric Church’s most recent album deeply embraced experimentation, craf...

Kelsey Singer wins ACE’s Last Seahawk Standing 2019

From left, Rachel Wilcox, Kelsey Singer, Matt Coghlan, Ian Zeph, and Logan Maletta on stage at Last Seahawk Standing 2019.

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

November 11, 2019

On Nov. 6, 2019, UNC Wilmington played home to its annual Last Seahawk Standing event, a competition where students show off their stand-up comedy chops for a chance to take home first place and the top prize. Hosted by North Carolina comedian Matt Coghlan, the event saw four UNCW students step up...

“Harriet”: a symbol for the American mythos

Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman and Aria Brooks as Anger at age 8 in

Stephen Lambros, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

With the way things have shaken out for small wide-release films at the 2019 box office, it is a small miracle "Harriet" was able to capture the hearts of moviegoers when similar films have fallen short. The film received an A+ CinemaScore from audience members, going on to garner $11.7 million in its...

Grammy nominated Jazzmeia Horn visits UNCW

Photo courtesy of UNCW website.

William Becker, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Jazzmeia Horn is a 28-year-old jazz vocalist from Dallas, Texas. To say her vocal performance is impressive would be a criminal understatement. In 2013, she won the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition. Then in 2015, she won the Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition before her...

Kanye’s “Jesus is King” is searching for meaning

Kanye West, pictured at Coachella in April, presented a playback of his new album and film Oct. 23 at the Forum. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Stephen Lambros, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2019

To say Kanye West is undergoing a tumultuous career moment is an understatement. While the rap artist has always been surrounded by controversy, his brand of controversy is perhaps undergoing a sort of metamorphosis; his alleged support of President Donald Trump and apparent shift from secular rap to...

Apple TV+: Is it worth streaming?

Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell in a scene from

Brenna Flanagan, Lifestyles Editor

November 7, 2019

Welcome to the age of streaming! It was only a matter of time before Apple, the world's biggest tech company, developed its own streaming platform to try to reach the ranks of Netflix, Hulu and Prime Video. And with Disney launching its new platform soon, along with a host of other streaming options ...

The Lighthouse review: movie of the year

Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in

William Becker, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

In 2015, Robert Eggers made his directorial debut with “The Witch,” which received massive critical acclaim. The film is a slow-burning masterpiece of horror, so when it was announced that he was writing and directing a second film, critics and fans alike were ecstatic. A24, the production company behi...

Aly & AJ headline ACE’s 2019 Big Show

Aly and Aj perform for UNCW students in Kenan Auditorium on Oct. 24. Photo by Brenna Flanagan.

Brenna Flanagan, Lifestyles Editor

November 3, 2019

It is hard to believe the sister duo Aly & Aj took the stage in Kenan Auditorium just over a week ago, treating UNC Wilmington with childhood nostalgia and modern synth-pop songs. After months of anticipation, UNCW and the Association of Campus Entertainment (ACE) hosted the band on Oct. 24, 2019. The...

Last minute Halloween costumes

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Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Halloween is only a day away and some of us have not found our costumes for this year yet. Do not stress; there are plenty of awesome, last-minute costumes you can create today. With a little bit of time and creativity, you can put together the perfect costume within a short time frame. Check out 10...

Swans review: a wonderfully melancholic listen

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William Becker, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Going through the entire Swans discography is one of the most interesting musical experiences I have ever had, which is somewhat unfortunate, considering the fact that unless you are a die-hard fan of Anthony Fantano (The Needle Drop) or really like experimental music, you have probably never heard of...

Halloween events in Wilmington and UNCW

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Brenna Flanagan, Lifestyles Editor

October 25, 2019

Looking for something to do this Halloween? The Seahawk has rounded up a variety of annual and new events on UNC Wilmington's campus and in the Wilmington community for you to make the most out of 2019 Halloween.   All Ages "Halloweentown" Film Showing: Oct. 25 and 26, 6 p.m. "The A...

“Of the Earth” exhibit: fiber and rope and twine, oh my!

Photo by Sydney Blair.

Sydney Blair, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2019

The pendant on display to the right side of the gallery has an obtuse-triangular shape with rounded corners. It contains a zigzag pattern of complementary pigments: red, orange and greenish-blue. The pendant on display to the left side of the gallery has a square-diamond shape with a serpentine pattern...

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