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Harry Potter and Me: Part 5

~Break A Leg!~

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In 2009, a new breed of Harry Potter characters came to life……on stage. A Very Potter Musical, the YouTube hit, has spawned millions of fans, some new, some already Harry Potter fans. The production, made from the group called StarKid Productions, a coalition of directors, writers, actors, and designers from the University of Michigan. The group was formed in 2009, and its purpose was to bring modern stories to the stage. A Very Potter Musical  made this group of college students into YouTube stars (and some even more!).

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The musical was a parody of the Harry Potter series, and because they did not have the rights from J.K. Rowling or Warner Brothers, they had to rename the title from the originaly planned Harry Potter: The Musical. AVPM was  written by Matt and Nick Lang, and Brian Holden. The music was penned by A.J. Holmes and Darren Criss. Many people know Darren Criss by his character Blaine on Glee, but it was on the stage playing Harry Potter, where he originally achieved fame. Darren Criss starred alongside Joey Richter (Ron Weasley), Bonnie Gruesen (Hermione Granger), Joe Walker (Voldemort), Joe Moses (Severus Snape), and Lauren Lopez (Draco Malfoy). Yes, Malfoy was played by a girl. And yes, whatever comes out of his/her mouth is utterly hilarious. Draco will become one of your favorite characters, trust me.

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StarKid quickly followed up with A Very Potter Sequel in 2010, which also garnered millions of views on YouTube. Recently, the final musical production, A Very Potter Senior Year, went up on YouTube. The difference about this one was that it was from a stage production at LeakyCon, and was more of a reading, than a full out musical. HOWEVER, it still was hilarious and supermegafoxyawesomehot. And yes, I cried at the end. It was nostalgic! I couldn’t help it!

 

I definitely suggest that you watch all three. In fact, I demand that you at least check it out. It’s full of laughs, pop-culture references, red vines, and rolling around on the floor. And, of course, there’s  the music.

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ATTENTION EVERYONE, PITCH PERFECT 2 WILL BE DANCING AND SINGING ITS WAY INTO THEATERS IN 2015!!!! 

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April 16, 2013 · 5:01 pm

Kiss You-One Direction

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Yes, I am a One Direction fan…or a Directioner, as us fans call ourselves. I have been a Directioner since they were competing on The X Factor UK back in 2010. This is their music video for their latest single, “Kiss You.” I have to admit, I love this video. But, then again, I love all of their videos…

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January 8, 2013 · 11:57 am

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Last night at URI I saw Joseph Gordon-Levitt for his Hit RECord Mini-Tour. I wan’t able to meet him (sad face) but it was still awesome to be so close to him. He may not be your stereotypical hot actor (like Channing Tatum, Ryan Gosling, the like…), but to me, he is HOT.

He talked about his website, http://www.hitrecord.org, which is where people can post songs, movies, photos, stories, etc. that they’ve created, and even callaborate with other users on the site. We were able to see many things that users have created, and I’ve got to say, all of them were amazing. So, here are some photos (which aren’t that good…the iPhone 3 camera sucks), but, nevertheless, it’s freaking JOSEPH-GORDON-LEVITT, so who cares?

Link to Video 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zpCgFVDdsc

Link to Video 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsT9uog-eUQ

Link to Video 3:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=708DEyVcb6w

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Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do!

Other than my title being part of a wonderful song from the The Sound of Music, it also stands for my love of music. Now, to clear this up, I like to sing along to songs, but I am not a natural born singer. However, I am very good with music, and have a very good ear–therefore I can stay on tune, or play the melody of a song on the piano by memory. I get my musical talent and appreciation from my mother, who is a former opera singer. Nevertheless, I am not building a career out of music. I am an aspiring author, but, you never know…I could end up also writing song lyrics sometime in my life.

I like a whole slew of different kinds of music. The only “music” I can’t stand at all is metal/screamo. It gives me a headache, and screaming is not “music” in my mind. I DO like country, rock, pop, rap, R&B, jazz, classical, acapella, latin, and many more genres. My favorites, however, are country and rock.

Tomorrow, I am going to see Carrie Underwood with a friend in Hartford, CT (my second time seeing her live!), and I am extremely excited. Carrie Underwood is my favorite country artist, as well as my favorite singer. I did not watch American Idol when she was on it, but when she released her first few singles after winning, I became an instant fan. Ever since listening to Carrie Underwood, I have loved country music. Beforehand, I wasn’t a fan. I used to not be fans of a lot of kinds of music, but now I have a much wider taste of music. In Rhode Island, where I live, country isn’t a popular genre. Many people dislike it, which I think is absurd. Other favorites of mine in the country genre are Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean…I could go on forever, really. But I won’t.

My other favorite genre, rock, is also something I’ve been warming up to. I used to only listen to rock from the most recent years: Green Day, Muse, and Coldplay. Now, I listen to rock bands from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s. My taste of music actually goes back to the 1920s (with Frank Sinatra). I listen to The Beatles, Queen, Journey, Aerosmith, Poison, Joan Jett, and much more.

New bands and singers I have gotten into are One Night Only (indie rock band from the UK), Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran, and more.

Here is my playlist on Spotify, if you would like to listen to it! The majority of the songs are those that aren’t on my iPod, but I want them to be. I only have an 8GB iPhone right now, and it doesn’t fit as much as I’d like! I will be getting an upgrade early next year though…I can’t wait to have more space!

If anyone wants to comment with songs or artists you think I’d like, feel free to! I love to be introduced to new music!

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