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Bruno Mars and RHCP to Headline Halftime Show
Anita Holliday, staff writer
Shifting gears from the usual mainstream
chart-topping artists like Madonna and the Black
Eyed Peas, whose names were enough to solo
headline, the Halftime Show of Super Bowl XL-
VIII will enlist the musical talents of Bruno Mars
and The Red Hot Chili Peppers for its halftime
Nominated for seven Grammy Awards
and named Billboard’s Artist of the Year for 2013,
Bruno Mars’s singing career has included the hits
songs “Grenade” and “The Lazy Song” and over 58
million singles sold worldwide.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame in 2012, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, com
posed of members Michael Balzary, Anthony Kie-
dis, Josh Klinghoffer and Chad Smith, are one of
the most popular groups of modern time. RHCP’s
musical blend of rock, funk and rap has resulted in
more than 60 million albums sold worldwide and
seven Grammy Awards.
This year will make for an intriguing show
as some could wonder what led to the choice of
having two acts both headlining halftime. The
20 year age gap between RHCP and Bruno Mars
provides entertainment amongst the varying ages
who watch the popular program, but is it what
viewers want to see? Freshman Rheagan Jackson
is looking forward to Bruno Mars performing but
recognizes the Super Bowl’s change in direction
this year by having two musical performances. “I
think the acts might bring a smaller audience be
cause of the genres and the age gap in between the
performers, fans and blends of the music genres.
Not everyone loves Bruno Mars, especially boys.”
Along with a good game, Jackson enjoys all the
festivities the Super Bowl has to offer and is over
all looking forward to a good show. “I’m excited
for my mind to be blown. I want them to surprise
me in a pleasant way,” said Jackson.
“The mix of genres will represent more of
the population.” said freshman Adelen Kirkland.
“I want to see how they will collaborate. I feel like
it would be two separate acts and they would play
off each other in the mist of transitioning.” Kirk
land finds the headliner pairing interesting and
impacting the big viewer turnout slightly. “View
ers who just watch for the ads and the halftime
show may end up liking it but will be apprehensive
at first because it is just something completely dif
ferent.” said Kirkland.
Entertainer and recording artist, Beyonce,
headlined The Super Bowl’s 2013 Halftime show
last year with 108 million viewers which became
the second most watched halftime show after Ma
donna’s halftime performance in 2012. Expecta
tions are always high. Will you be tuning in?
Super Bowl XLVIll: Land or Air?
Maitlyn Healy, A&E and sports editor
• Super- Bowl XLVIll will be
a battle of land and air between the
Denver Broncos and the Seattle Se-
ahawks. It has been a long time since
these two teams have seen the big
game, and this one should be a very
interesting matchup. PeWon Man
ning’s offense will take on Seattle’s
tough defense in a game that hass got
everyone betting this season.
The Denver Broncos finished
the regular season 13-3 as Manning
passed the 5,000 passing mark with
a grand total of 5,477 passing yards.
Denver finished the season at num
ber one in scoring offense and num
ber one in total yardage in the NFL.
Manning is in his 16th season in the
NFL and is 1-1 in his trips to the Su
per Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts.
There are rumors of retirement in
the near future for Manning. Will he
bring home a second Lombardi before
leaving the game for good? The last
time the Denver Broncos went to the
Super Bowl was in 1999,15 years ago;
they beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-19.
Will they be able to- pull off another
offensive victory for the AFC?
The Seattle Seahawks also
finished the regular season with a 13-3
record, but they did it under a much
newer quarterback. Russell Wilson, a
former NC State quarterback, is only
in his second year in the NFL. Wilson
threw for a total of 3,357 yards this
season. The Seahawks finished the
season with the best defense in the
NFL, number one in scoring defense
and total yardage allowed. Richard
Sherman caused quite a stir on so
cial media after he claimed himself to
be the “best corner in the league” in
a post-game interview after the NFC
Championship game. Sherman’s sta
tistics back him up, but can he prove
it when it really matters? Super Bowl
XLVIll will be the Seahawks second
franchise appearance; they lost to
the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006. Can
newbie Russell Wilson finally bring a
Lombardi to Seattle?
The Broncos are currently
favored over the Seahawks -2.5. The
game will take place in MetLife Sta
dium on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Meredith’s Faculty and Staff showcase their “Creative Spirit”
Fantasia Evans, staff writer
The Meredith College community gathered
together Jan. 23 to celebrate the opening of The
Creative Spirit”, a gallery featuring art created by
Meredith College faculty and staff. For over one year
Art Education major, Beverly Mecum, has organized
“The Creative Spirit”, currently located in the Rotun
da Art gallery in Johnson Hall. The gallery consists
of everything from paintings, ceramics and photog
raphy to quilts and brightly painted egg gourds. Me
cum commented on the importance of The Creative
Spirit” by saying, “Everybody has some piece of them
that’s creative and they express it in a way that allows
us to see a side we don’t usually see.
The gallery gives faculty and staff a chance to
showcase their talents. It features a number of works
that include the digital photography of Dr. Lyn Au-
brecht, psychology professor, and a felted, stitched
and dyed creation titled “Rock Garden” by Emily
Howard, an adjunct art department faculty. Mecum
also made sure to let those experiencing the gallery
know to take a look at the artist’s statements. The art
ist’s statements beside each piece of art add insight
into the work they have created as well as their unique
outlook on the world around them. Sophomore Class
President, Meredith Hovis, revealed her excitement
for vievdng the art. “It’s a great opportunity for stu
dents to see faculty and staff outside of their usual
element and outside of the way we students typically
experience them,” said Hovis. The gallery showcases
the work of many other faculty and professors, such
as; the brightly colored alcohol ink egg gourds cre
ated by Director of Facilities Services, Sharon Camp
bell, and even a piece of potteiy created by English
professor. Dr. Eloise Grathwohl. “The Creative Spir
it” gallery will remain open until March 23.
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