Miller Movies with the Campus Activities Board

By: Tony Rastigue

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Western Michigan University’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) stays busy all throughout the year as they provide entertainment for the students of WMU. The board’s committee members program comedians, movies and engaging hands-on activities. “Miller Movies,” in particular, bring students together for only $1 to enjoy a popular movie on the big screen at Miller Auditorium. A big theatrical setting such as Miller provides the ultimate movie-going experience that certainly tops streaming a movie on your phone or laptop.

While movie theater attendance has seen a decline with the rise of streaming services, it is worth the experience of actually setting aside time to go out and see a movie. With the immersive atmosphere that Miller offers, movies can be enjoyed on an entirely different level. CAB is able to enhance the movie-watching wonders as they also offer popcorn while kindly greeting students at the door. If you missed a popular movie while it was in theaters, CAB’s Miller Movies grant the opportunity for you to either revisit a favorite movie on the big screen or experience it for the first time with your fellow students.

CAB members work hard year round to excite students with events to add to their experience here on campus. They recognize the need for entertainment among Bronco students and aspire to deliver on all of their needs through careful planning and excellent coordinating. They never seem to slow down and, after decades of being one of WMU’s most popular student organizations, we’re sure they will seek to keep students engaged and amused with more enjoyable events for years to come!

Visit WMU CAB’s main website: https://www.wmucab.com/

Learn more about Miller Movies: https://www.wmucab.com/miller-movies

 

50 Years of Abbey Road’s Brilliance Celebrated On Stage

By: Tony Rastigue

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The Beatles, one of the world’s most influential groups of musical talent, have been entertaining fans with one of their most celebrated albums, Abbey Road, for over 50 years. While the album was a major hit in 1969, many years later, The Beatles’ music still resonates with artists worldwide.

My parents never introduced me to The Beatles since they grew up loving songs from the late 70’s and 80’s, but still recognized The Beatles as pioneers of their time when it came to exciting the masses. When Abbey Road was first released on iTunes in 2010, I checked out the album since I was not only familiar with the iconic cover featuring the four crossing the street, but also a few select songs.

Upon listening to the celebrated work of art, I was not only entertained, but also intrigued at all that The Beatles have done to influence generations of music. From catchy choruses to immersive instrumentals, the famous foursome have truly become legends of their craft. I was immediately hooked and proceeded to listen to the rest of their albums and appreciate their brilliance. As a fan of multiple genres of music, it is clear that the impact The Beatles have had is massive. My excitement continues with the upcoming show at Miller Auditorium, RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles: The Best of Abbey Road.

This show brings together the celebrated hits that everyone knows and loves. This performance will transport audiences back in time to when the Fab Four dominated musical culture. In RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles: The Best of Abbey Road, Steve Landes, Paul Curatolo, Alastar McNeil and Aaron Chiazza embody and master the original foursome down to every detail. Each cast member considers this performance a  tribute to the group that proved just how powerful and innovative music can really be.

Learn more about RAIN at http://www.raintribute.com/rain/

RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles: The Best of Abbey Road comes to Miller Auditorium on April 5, 2019 at 8 p.m. and tickets are available now at https://tickets.millerauditorium.com/11372