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All content by Skylar Boilard
Three people around a museum exhibit with blue walls displaying a photo of a person sitting at a graffitied piano and a photo of a woman, a man and a dog with a bike. Two neon bikes and a piano are on a raised platform in front of the photos.

Review: ‘Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys’ is a celebration of diversity

The new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum proves that diversity in art inspires audiences.
Skylar Boilard, Contributing Writer April 8, 2024

Followed by American singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye’s music, visitors will come upon musical instruments owned by couple Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, such as a piano and turntables....

Illustration of a vinyl record and its sleeve with a blue and green swirl pattern. The words “SHERYL CROW in yellow calligraphy font are written in the center with neon green capital letters that says “evolution.”

Review: ‘Evolution’ proves Sheryl Crow is best when sticking to her roots

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s 12th studio album, released on March 29, is a mixed bag.
Skylar Boilard, Contributing Writer April 8, 2024

From as far back as I can remember, Sheryl Crow’s hits have played in the car as my parents drove, at birthday parties and during holidays. I've grown up with Crow, and her unmistakable...

Singer Kacey Musgrave sitting on the floor and hugging a guitar against a white background.

Review: ‘Deeper Well’ is the embodiment of emotional spring cleaning

Country singer Kacey Musgraves’ sixth studio album, “Deeper Well,” returns to the artist’s roots with refreshing clarity.
Skylar Boilard, Contributing Writer March 29, 2024

Margaret Atwood was right — divorce is like amputation. It’s clearing out to start anew, and Kacey Musgraves’ new album is the perfect soundtrack to start the process. The...

Seven people wearing medieval outfits dancing on a stage.

Review: ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ does celebrity casting right

“Mean Girls” film star Jonathan Bennett joins fellow Broadway stars in the revival of “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” proving that sometimes stunt casting has the potential to actually work.
Skylar Boilard, Contributing Writer February 28, 2024

The recent Broadway revival of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” opened on Nov. 16  at the St. James Theater with a stacked cast. The musical is a parody of 1975’s “Monty Python...

A man in a black suit standing in front of a large window with panels and a blue wall.

Review: Declan McKenna’s ‘What Happened to the Beach?’ is a wonderfully weird exploration of music

Singer-songwriter Declan McKenna transitions from indie-pop to a more psychedelic sound with the release of his new album, “What Happened to the Beach?”
Skylar Boilard, Contributing Writer February 22, 2024

English singer-songwriter Declan McKenna released his third studio album “What Happened to the Beach?” on Feb. 9, marking the artist’s first album in four years. The record...

A man dressed as cupid in a blue dress holding a bow and heart arrow on a pink background.

Hozier’s detailed lyricism brings back nostalgic Valentine’s Day

Unlike many other love songs circulating this season, the Irish singer-songwriter’s intimate lyrics and unique references keeps audiences feeling special this Valentine’s Day.
Skylar Boilard, Contributing Writer February 5, 2024

I have always loved Valentine’s Day as a kid. It was the day that I felt memorable and received individualized attention from my classmates. I would patiently wait for the holiday,...

Three men wearing black leather jackets and with identical shaggy haircuts. Two are wearing glasses and one is facing the camera and showing his teeth.

Review: blink-182’s ‘ONE MORE TIME…’ is a welcomed revitalization of 2000s pop-punk

The band simultaneously returned to and refreshed its roots with the release of its ninth studio album.
Skylar Boilard, Contributing Writer October 30, 2023

As a child, my parents surrounded me with rock and pop-punk music. There were many times when my mom would drive me home after middle school with blink-182’s “All The Small...

A black and white shot of singer-songwriter Zach Bryan. He is standing behind a microphone and singing while playing the guitar. There is smoke going up behind him.

Review: Zach Bryan’s ‘Boys Of Faith’ is the perfect folk EP for the nostalgics

Zach Bryan surprises fans with his new EP, bringing them 16 minutes of emotionally unfiltered Americana folk.
Skylar Boilard, Contributing Writer September 28, 2023

Zach Bryan’s newest EP “Boys of Faith” is a testament to his authenticity and dedication to putting out solid music. The 27-year-old country-folk singer released the work...

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