We are ranking THIRD in the House Competition!

… And we owe a big “thank you” to Katia, who won the Ski Competition in Crans-Montana last week-end!

We also finished third in the “Furor” competition, a fun music competition that was held on Saturday night in La Moubra, in Crans-Montana…

Great results that bring us back to the top ranking positions! We have a chance to win!

GO ECUREUIL GIRLS, GO!

Musical: from West End to Broadway 42nd

Musical is an act of collaboration: a theatrical production that contains songs, dialogue, dance and music. Rise and fall of storyline laid out along the sentimental content of the pieces – wit, passion, love, and fury – are all conveyed through the movements and words of the characters, forming a unified and holistic experience. At its birth in 1850’s to 1880’s, the musical was called musical play or musical comedy, offering exhilarating experience to all members of the society unlike opera (enjoyed exclusively by the top echelon of the social ladder). British Empire, Germany, and Austria imported musicals from Italy and developed an industry out of the genre. Now called West End, the term stands for a mainstream professional theatrical production performed in large and mainstream theatres in London, is the theatreland in the United Kingdom. West End simultaneously stands with New York’s Broadway theatres; the West End is respected as one of the most prestigious theater conglomeration in the English-speaking world. With Andrew Lloyd Webber as the center figure in the movement to develop the quality of the productions, West End claimed its stately throne in both United Kingdom and the United States in due time. Of course, the social circumstances played a favorable role in propitious development of West End: in a determination to dispel depression and pain of the First World War, many Americans frequented Broadway in search of shows such as Broadway 42nd Street and Rent that contained both comedy and drama to deliver hope of American Dream and a yet better tomorrow.

 

Good music = happy me

I recently discovered a young singer, Jhene Aiko, who seems to becoming more popular in ever-changing and expanding music industry. Personally, I am not the biggest fan of songs which have too many words, I prefer something quite simple like a Lounge genre of music but talented Jhene Aiko is definitely worth changing old music habits for. Her soothing voice and the deep meaning behind every word she sings is what makes me like her music. She worked together with Drake, a famous rapper, on a few songs, and one that appealed to me most is “From Time”, where both artists sing about relationship issues and things that have happened to them in the past which made them what they are today.

Though it is important to study a lot and work hard, remember to take some time to listen to good music.