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Avril Lavigne returns with ‘Head Above Water’

Avril Lavigne returns with ‘Head Above Water’

The album was originally set for release in 2017. (Photo courtesy of BMG) Troy Lafond Connector Staff “Head Above Water” is the sixth studio album by Avril Lavigne, best known for her wildly popular hits “Complicated,” “Sk8er Boi” and “Girlfriend.” This was her first album in six years, and the lead single of the same

‘thank u, next’ review: Who is Ariana Grande?

“thank u, next” was recorded in two weeks. (Photo courtesy of Republic Records) Troy Lafond Connector Staff “thank u, next” is the fifth studio album from Ariana Grande and comes a mere six months after her prior album, “Sweetener.” Before its release, it was supported by two singles, “thank u, next” and “7 rings”, both

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” breaks in its finale

The series has been nominated for 18 Primetime Emmys, including four for Outstanding Comedy Series. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Troy Lafond Connector Staff “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” created by Tina Fey, was Netflix’s first original sitcom. Debuting in 2015 and running for four seasons, “Unbreakable” garnered widespread critical acclaim for its unique characters, delightful character arcs

Bring Me the Horizon brings down the Tsongas Center

“Amo” is Bring Me the Horizon’s sixth studio album. (Photo courtesy of Troy Lafond/Connector) Troy Lafond Connector Staff On Friday, Feb. 1, metal band Bring Me the Horizon came to UMass Lowell to perform at the Tsongas Center. They are currently on their First Love World Tour in support of their new album “Amo,” which

91st Academy Awards preview

The 91st Academy Awards will be the first ceremony since 1989 to not have a host due to original host Kevin Hart stepping down following controversy. (Courtesy of ABC) Troy Lafond Connector Staff Last Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards. Leading the

Netflix’s ‘You’ is scarily flawed

The second season will be based off the sequel book to “You,” “Hidden Bodies.” (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Troy Lafond Connector Staff On Sep. 9, Lifetime began airing their new show “You,” based on a book with the same title by Caroline Kepnes. It flew mostly under the radar, generating very little attention. This quickly

Taylor Swift dove “Fearless” into fame 10 years ago

“Fearless” was Swift’s second studio album. (Photo courtesy of Big Machine) Troy Lafond Connector Staff On Nov. 11, 2008, a little over 10 years ago, now-world renowned country and pop superstar Taylor Swift released her sophomore studio album “Fearless.” At the time, Taylor Swift was fairly well known in the country industry, but not necessarily

Little Mix spread their wings on experimental “LM5”

“LM5” is Little Mix’s fifth studio album. (Photo courtesy of Billboard) Troy Lafond Connector Staff Little Mix is one of the last English-speaking girl groups left standing. With Fifth Harmony recently split and extremely little competition in this regard, it stood to question whether or not they still had a place left in the industry.

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