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A+E: The Brave News Top 10 Songs To Listen To During Christmas Season

by Aydn Morris

Christmas, one of the most anticipated times of the year where the smell of hot chocolate and fresh baked cookies fill any room while cheerful tones invade any radio station for weeks.

Billboard's Top 10 Most Popular Holiday Songs | Billboard

It is no surprise that some of the most happy songs play during the Christmas season, a tradition many enjoy around family and friends.

Here is the Brave News Top 10 MUST listen songs to during this season of joy:

#10- White Christmas- Bing Crosby

This song is a classic Christmas song. Every time I hear this song I think of one of the best Christmas movies of all time Home Alone because it was featured. This song was made in 1942 and is one of the more calming and mellow songs.

#9- Let It Snow- Frank Sinatra 

I really like this song, whenever I go into a mall during Christmas time I always hear this song playing. This song was released in 1957.

Frank Sinatra & The Swanson Quartet - Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow  (1950) - YouTube
#8- Silver Bells- Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby appears again this time with Silver bells. This song reminds me of going out and looking at Christmas lights, where everyone’s lights are on Christmas Eve. 

#7- Santa Claus is Coming to Town- The Jackson 5

This song is very interchangeable and has many different remixes, from Mariah Carey, Bruce Springsteen, the Jackson 5 and many more. The original version of this song is by Bing Crosby who shows himself multiple times on this list. Personally I like The Jackson 5 remixed version.

The Christmas Song by Jackson 5 (Holiday) - Pandora
#6- Feliz Navidad- Jose Feliciano

This is one of my favorite Christmas songs. It just always brings me joy whenever I hear it on the radio. Feliz Navidad means Merry Christmas in Spanish. This is the most famous Spanish Christmas songs made. 

#5- The Christmas Song- Nat King Cole
Cole, Nat King - The Christmas Song - Amazon.com Music

Like many of the other songs this is a classic and had to make the top 10. Nat King Cole is an African American artist and he died 4 years after this song was released in 1965.

#4 Jingle Bell Rock- Bobby Helms

This is one of those songs that you hear in a Christmas party and can’t get enough of it. Bobby Helms released this song in 1957 when he was 24 years old. 

#3- Rocking Around the Christmas Tree- Brenda Lee

My favorite part of this song is when they scream “Deck the halls with boughs of holly.” I also like the saxophone solo in the middle of the song. This song was released in 1958 October.

#2- Last Christmas- Wham
Last Christmas - Wikipedia

RIP to George Michael who wrote one of the best Christmas songs of all time. George Michael died on December 25, 2016 which is pretty ironic. Last Christmas release date was 15th December 1984.

#1- All I Want For Christmas is You- Mariah Carey

In my opinion this is undoubtedly the best Christmas song ever made. It is one of the most popular Christmas songs and for good reason. Every year this song hits number one on the charts during the holiday season. It is Mariah Carey’s most popular song and it was released in 1994.

Christmas Singles of the Week

A+E: The Best Places To View Christmas Lights This Holiday Season

by Ryan Dwyer

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic having tremendous ramifications on the way people have lived, the joyous spirits of the Christmas season are still present to shed some light on people’s lives in what has been an otherwise grim, dark year.

Christmas lights at a home in Hastings Ranch in Pasadena.

This past weekend I took a ride around parts of LA County and Orange County to look at Christmas lights. With Covid-19 keeping us mostly in lock-down, I wondered if many homes would decorate their houses and yards with Christmas lights and decorations. I also wondered if Covid had killed the Christmas spirit, or if it made people want to decorate their homes to bring some joy back into their lives.

What I found this weekend was a mixed bag.

I noticed that there were lots of businesses that normally would decorate their properties for the holidays not putting out any decorations this year. However, I also noticed that most people were still decorating their homes, and in some cases, full streets or neighborhoods were getting things decorated to celebrate the season. If you like driving around looking at Christmas lights, here are my top 5 picks for you to choose from.

1. Hastings Ranch in Pasadena, CA.

Within the borders of Sierra Madre Blvds, Rivera Dr, and Michillinda Ave, Hastings Ranch lights run from Dec. 12th – Jan 2, 2021, 6pm to 10pm nightly. Although there were some homes in the Hastings Ranch area that have not gotten their decorations out, there were still plenty of homes to drive by and enjoy the lights.  Each street had a theme from snowman to penguins. Setting up Christmas lights and decorations have been a tradition in Hastings Ranch since 1952. You’ll see everything from blow-up Santas and snowmen, to nativities, to simple light icicles hanging under the eaves of homes.  

2.  Christmas Tree Lane, Altadena, CA. Christmas Tree Lane (on Santa Rosa Avenue between Altadena Dr and Mariposa St.) Download the app: https://christmastreelane.glideapp.io/

Not far off from Pasadena is Altadena. Here, I found a mile long stretch of avenue lined with cedar trees that were decorated with lights. According to socalfieldtrips.com, this is “the oldest large-scale Christmas lighting spectacle in the United States.” There are over 10,000 lights decorating these trees, making it look like you were going through a tunnel of lights. Because the street is so heavily lit by the lights, you should be able to drive down the street with your car lights off. The cars get backed up a bit so don’t expect to get in and out of there in a few minutes. Along with the lit trees, many of the homes were also decorated, so there’s a lot to look at.

Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena, California.

3.  Northwestern Way, Westminster, CA. Major intersection of Bolsa Chica & Westminster Blvd.

Not to be outdone by LA County, Orange County has some spectacular lighting as well. My first stop was in Westminster, CA, right off the 405 on Bolsa Chica St. There is a little enclave that has been decorating their street and homes with lights. Northwestern Way is the major street that has the most lights. Here, you’ll see homes decked out with lights and an assortment of decorations such as a ferris wheels with stuffed animals going around and around, and a projection of Santa in one of the windows of a house. There are even a couple of houses that have snippets of Christmas movies projecting onto the garage doors. 

4. Fountain Valley near Mile Square Park (Brookhurst between Heil & Endinger;Tract behind Denny’s).

Not far off from Westminster is the city of Fountain Valley. Right across of Mile Square Park is a little neighborhood with Christmas lights to see. The lights are truly a sight to see, and truly give off a sense of the joyous holiday spirit.

5.  Eagle Hills, Brea, CA, on Primrose Ave off of E Birch Street and S. Starflower st. 

Eagle Hills is another little neighborhood that has a tradition of decorating with lights. The major street is Primrose Ave, but the other adjoining streets have as much Christmas spirit. Another great option in the Orange County area, the friendly environment also gives off a huge christmas spirit vibe while having a beautiful display of christmas lights.

A+E: Xbox Series X vs PS5

by Ryan Tavera 

Two giants in the gaming industry will once again clash as both Microsoft and Sony release their new consoles into the market, while both are a force to be reckoned with. Which one is worth your money?

Once again the time has come where consumers are forced to pick a side in the dreaded battle that has clouded the gaming industry for years – Xbox vs Playstation. While there isn’t a particularly wrong choice to make here (depending on who you ask), it is important that when deciding which console to purchase, you know what you’re getting. 

Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X have hit the market and are ready to pave the way for the next generation of console gaming. The Xbox Series X arrived on November 10 and costs $499. A cheaper version, the Xbox Series S, is available for $299. The PlayStation 5 came out November 12 and is priced at $499, with a digital edition that removes the disc drive costing $399. 

So, which console is more powerful? 

Typically, the average consumer could care less about the specific tech and numbers that each console possesses. However, it is still a key selling point when considering which console to purchase. (See below for a table comparing key hardware components of the two consoles)

Both consoles are evenly matched elsewhere. They each have 16 GB of memory and support 4K resolution gaming at launch. And when it comes to the latest flashy technology, both Sony and Microsoft have worked to incorporate ray-tracing, a technology that makes light and shadow look better in-game, and offer 3D audio for more immersive sound.

Sony does have one advantage. The PS5 can push through data at 5.5 GB per second, compared to the Xbox Series X, which works at 2.4GB per second. That could mean marginally faster load times, and less time spent on a loading screen.

Despite the flashy numbers that both companies wear like a shiny badge they shouldn’t make or break what console you decide to buy for further in-depth information regarding the specs of both consoles click here

A more attractive aspect of both consoles are exclusive games. An exclusive is a game that can only be played on a certain console. For example, when Microsoft first got their feet wet in the gaming industry with their release of the original Xbox in 2001, a big selling factor that legitimatized Microsoft as a video game company to this day is Halo Combat Evolved. Since 2001, Halo has remained a staple in Microsoft’s assortment of games, and the franchise has swayed consumers for years to choose the Xbox over Playstation. 

However, in recent years, this has changed, as their flagship titles such as Halo and Gears of War are no longer the hard-hitting or cutting edge giants they were years ago and recent installment of the franchises have continually let fans down as they fail to live up to the legends they once were. 

On the other hand, Sony has kept turning on the heat with ambitious games such as Uncharted 4, God of War, Last of Us 2, Spiderman and Bloodborne while the Xbox has coasted by being the console you get because your friends have an Xbox.

This problem is only being highlighted in the recent release of the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5, with Xbox’s new engine, new developers, 120 frames per second, and a trailer that has hyped fans for the upcoming installment of the Halo franchise. 

Microsoft is trying to hit the restart button with the release of their most powerful console to date, while Sony is attempting to maintain a stranglehold on its base of support from the gaming community with the new PS5.

A+E: All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten, A Story Of Life-Long Lessons To Reflect On In A Time Of Despair

By Joaquin Medrano, Managing Editor

The Saint Joseph High School theatre department along with the Saint John Bosco theatre department presents a play about life and the simplicity of it, and the joy of every little moment, in a very extraordinary manner.

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten is a play structured in a vignette/short story format, where a cast member interprets different roles in every scene tied into a single theme that relates to life.

After the incredible experience of the Saint John Bosco fall production of Coherence, Saint Joseph High School followed with their own production, a different outlook into a brighter and cheerful interpretation of everything going on around the world.

As the talented students in the show have been preparing for weeks, for a “production that could have met Cecil B. DeMille’s approval,” everyone from the tech crew to every castmate cannot wait for everyone to enjoy the show.

“One interesting moment I’ve encountered was trying to figure out how we were going to produce the show with COVID going on,” said Saint Joseph senior and theatre veteran Lola Powell, “[But] we need theatre in a moment like this for people to have a good laugh an just a place to escape, even for a few hours, and leave everything on hold for that moment.”

Kindergarten, normally called by the cast and directors, is more than a play of different stories with different morals to reflect on life. Kindergarten is an experience, live-streamed from Saint Joseph High School every single day, with stories that relate to the actors, and show the beauty of theatre in an extremely fascinating way.

Not only does the story reflect on everything going on around in 2020, but also allows for extremely crucial ideas that can transcend society, no matter what the year is.

Everyone in the cast and crew has enjoyed the experience, including the challenges that COVID gave the actors, even in a world where the art form is depleting.

“It has been truly a pleasure and an honor to work with Mr. V, his positive attitude radiates off of him and transfers to everyone around him,” said Bosco junior and first-time actor Gian Noble, “This production has really been a blast and I feel as if my castmates and I are like a family now.”

Theatre becomes more than an experience for people, theatre becomes a passion and a second family for many, and in times where that definition is extremely vague, Kindergarten allowed for a community to be fostered around everyone who was a part of it.

No matter if you believe in the art form or not, All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten is a one in a lifetime opportunity to not only see the talent of Saint John Bosco and Saint Joseph students at its finest but also be able to take away a greater and deeper message forever.

Both first-time actors and returning actors have enjoyed the experience, they thank Kindergarten for all that they learned and the greater message of unity, life, and how quick it all is to miss any incredible moments such as this show.

Performances for the show start tomorrow, Thursday, November 12th, and continue on Friday, November 13th, Thursday, November 19th, and end Friday, November 20th. All performances start at 7:30 PM and information for tickets can be accessed through this link.

The cast and crew of All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten are excited to deliver this show to everyone who wants to experience a life-changing opportunity.

A+E: The Mystery Behind The Tragic Death Of King Von

By Aydn Morris

26 years old Dayvon Bennet, better known as King Von, a prominent Chicago rapper, died after being in the middle of a fatal shooting in Atlanta, Georgia.

King Von's manager refutes Asian Doll's claims about the late rapper's last  words - REVOLT

Before fame, Von became involved in criminal activities that led to his first time in jail when he was 16 years old. Then in 2014, he was accused of shooting and killing another person but then was found innocent which led him to start rapping.

Lil Durk signed King Von to his record label, Only the Family label, which is famously known as OTF. Von then made his first hit single Crazy Story which put him on the map in the rap community. He made many hit singles and albums and certified himself as a mainstream rapper. 

Before his death King Von dropped his album Welcome to O’Block on October 30,2020. He had features with all of his friends, including Polo G. This album might be the last album King Von drops unless he has unreleased music with his record deal. 

King Von also had people he never got along with in the rap industry. Von never got along with Quando Rondo another famous rapper but was from Savannah, Georgia, who many suspect that he was part of the shooting. 

According to ABC7Chicago , “Timmothy Leeks faces a felony murder charge in the death of Dayvon Bennett, also known as King Von.” Timothy Leeks is associated with Quando Rondo and was with him and some other friends that were apart of the shooting.

The shooting was Friday morning at around 3:20 am. There is video footage showing Quando and Von fighting in the street but it doesn’t show either of them shooting at each other and actually shows Quando trying to help Von into the car. 

The police still haven’t figured out who were the 3 other victims in the shooting, but according to USA Today, “They are trying to figure out who was struck by gunfire and if any were shot by cops that were involved.”

There still isn’t much information about the shooting that has surfaced to many sources, but The Georgia Bureau of Investigations have investigated officers and the police have suspected up to 5 people for the shootout. Many hoping that justice may be reached one day.

A+E: Coherence Play Preview: A Saint John Bosco Thriller Production In The Times Of COVID

By Joaquin Medrano, Managing Editor

After halting the production of a spring play last school year, Saint John Bosco and Saint Joseph students are ready to showcase their talent on stage.

“Coherence” was originally a film production, directed by the acclaimed James Ward Byrkit. A great challenge was taken by the theatre department when adapting the film into a play.

Coherence deals with the fate of eight unique friends who gather in a dinner reunion as a comet passes by. What they never anticipated is that their lives would be turned upside down after the passing of such comet.

The theatre department had to become clever while producing the show, as they were never accustomed to doing anything outside of live theatre.

This year, a new method was used, in which some parts of the play are recorded, while the rest of the play is streamed live to anyone who wants to watch it.

“I enjoyed learning not only how to act in film, but I was also able to learn about the behind the scenes work that goes with it,” said Saint Joseph sophomore Kate Sheehan, who is portraying Lee, the wife of the dinner host, Mike, in Coherence, “I have gained a new appreciation for the art of filmmaking.”

Coherence plays amazingly in the airs of a pandemic, as themes of fear and uncertainty intertwine with the reality of many.

Even as Broadway is not set to open until next year, the theatre department is taking measures to maintain everyone safe, while still maintaining a show to brighten up an audience.

“It’s about engaging in your passions no matter what the situation is,” said senior Andrew vanHaaster, who portrays the nerdy and awkward friend of the group, Amir, “The show is SPOOKY AS HELL if you are looking for something mind-boggling and crazy, then you’re in for a good show.”

The students at Saint John Bosco and Saint Joseph are ready to show the whole community what they have put hours and hours of work into and are ready to see everyone enjoy the show.

The show will have a short run as everything will be live-streamed. The official dates are Friday, November 6th, Saturday, November 7th, and Sunday, November 8th; all shows will begin at 7:30 PM.

In a world where everything is upside down, having the opportunity to enjoy quality entertainment, even for a moment, is an opportunity to not pass up.

Click this link to access information about tickets

A+E: Broadway Not Set To Open Until 2021, What Theatre Companies Are Doing To Attract An Audience

by Joaquin Medrano, Managing Editor

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause the country to be in a state of uncertainty, the main center for theatre around the world is not set to open until the Summer of 2021.

Broadway Will Remain Closed at Least Until June, and Probably Longer - The  New York Times

As many dates have been discussed about the future reopening of Broadway, the most proximate date would be somewhere between late-May and mid-June of 2021.

In recent data, according to Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin, 97,000 people rely on a recent reopening of Broadway for their livelihood. On top of that, Broadway is one of New York’s top tourist attractions, bringing in nearly $15 billion to the city’s economy, which has caused a great number of losses for the state.

As much of the country shut downed on March 12th, Broadway was no exception as that was the last night a show was able to be performed.

After the ongoing fight to keep Broadway alive, this pandemic is a crucial and determining factor for the future. As theatre becomes more and more elaborate, prices keep going up, making the artform harder to maintain accessible for everyone.

The pandemic extremely caused a lot of setbacks in theatres around the globe as well, with people hardly going to see shows before the pandemic, and now having funds on the line of bankruptcy for many companies.

Since the closing of Broadway back in March, at least ten shows have closed during the pandemic, leaving many on pending status for recent reopening.

Recently, a great amount of local theater companies have taken the initiative of producing shows via Zoom or other streaming platforms to give people a escape from reality, escaping the disasters of the world, as the artform has done in history.

Many states are even allowed to have shows in person, depending the number of cases and widespread measures in the state.

Perhaps the next big show will be televised or performed live in a streaming platform, taking Broadway from the big stages to a more economically beneficial platform. 

But even if that was the reality, many people would be left with no jobs in the big city of New York. The possibility for a soon competition in Broadway is still very unlikely as many theatergoers would not change the experience of traveling to New York and seeing a show live, with everything the experience has to offer.

As of right now, a soon reopening is far from becoming a reality, but many platforms can use that to their benefit to offer a quick fix to the problem.

Broadway as a whole cannot go away as many people, especially the state of New York, would not allow for a possibility to happen. Only taking measures to make everything better can allow for luck to change in theatres around the globe.

A+E: The Brutality In Nigeria Brought To Mainstream Attention By Kanye West

by Ryan Tavera

As global focus begins to rise against SARS police brutality in Nigeria, prominent figures such as Kanye West have joined the battle against the injustice levied toward the Nigerian people.

US rapper and 2020 Presidential Candidate Kanye West ends his silence and joins a growing list of celebrities that are eagerly addressing the #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria movement. 

West has become an influential supporter when it comes to endorsing movements against police brutality. Previously this year, he showed similar strength and support for the Black Lives Matter movement, contributing with a $2 million dollar donation to support George Floyd’s family. 

In addition to West, celebrities like Drake, Trey Songs, Star Wars actor John Boyega and many more have come forward to show their support for the protests. 

Falana, who is widely known as Falz, took it upon himself to create a protest in order to incite change as he fed up with the numerous acts of harassment and police brutality. 

These nationwide protests were a culmination of weeks of anger and outcry on social media from young people accusing the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), with claims of kidnapping, harassment, and extortion, leading to protests throughout cities in Nigeria. 

As protests continue to spring up in different parts across the world, Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Abubakar Adamu stated that SARS is wholly dissolved with immediate effect. 

“The disbanding of SARS is only the 1st step in our commitment to extensive Police Reforms in order to ensure that the primary duty of the police and other law enforcement agencies remains the protection of lives and livelihood of our people,” said Adamu. 

Despite the successful disbanding of SARS, protests continued in cities throughout Nigeria, including major cities such as Lagos, Abuja, and Kwara. Numerous people in the country are united in this battle against the brutality in Nigeria’s police system, saying they will continue to take their voices to the streets until the entire system is reformed. 

This struggle is far from over, and as tensions continue to rise with protesters demanding a total reform within the heart of the law enforcement agency, it is solely up to the Nigerian government to listen to these outcries and incite change immediately. 

A+E: A Cry For Help, The Truth Behind “Cancel Culture”

by Joaquin Medrano, Managing Editor

Over the last few years, the infamous Gen Z – as well as Millennials – have “canceled” more celebrities than other generations in previous years

The term “Cancel Culture” has been used broadly amongst many teens and young adults over the last few years. The term itself, amongst the younger generations, is associated with the widespread desire to stop supporting major celebrities or corporations in order to protest or boycott them due to mistakes they made.

Many celebrities and YouTube stars such as Doja Cat, Ellen DeGeneres, Kanye West, Trisha Paytas and countless others have been canceled, but are also figures that show that Cancel Culture itself is a faulty system that has come with younger generations fully indulged in the pleasures of the powerful presence they hold on social media.

During the past few months in quarantine, many celebrities were affected for mistakes that rose from the depths of the internet, despite those mistakes having occurred several years ago.

What all of these celebrities have in common is that at one moment, they were at the bottom, and the next day it was like nothing happened, with another celebrity getting canceled as life moved on within the social media platforms.

Cancel culture was established as a way to hold people accountable for their mistakes, as a way to give them time and space to rethink their choices and how they can raise awareness as they are constantly over the spotlight, in order to stop the youth and their fans from making those same mistakes in the future.

Now, it is seen as a form of entertainment, which leaves many wondering, which celebrity may get canceled today? Who is finally getting called out for a semi-offensive tweet from 2010?

In the sense of holding people accountable, the motives are well respected, as long as people are willing to move on after a sincere apology from the celebrity they canceled. However, the resentment held toward these celebrities only makes them more famous and has fixed nothing in the process – sure, they are canceled, but are still trending everywhere.

The fallacy within Cancel Culture is that celebrities are not affected in a negative way or have intents to change their ways, as they see that controversy brings attention, which is followed by increased fame, money, and free promo for whatever they may be doing at that time. 

In the case of Kanye West, for example, he is one of the most canceled/uncanceled celebrities at the moment. He uses controversy to sell his image, and in that way attract more people to purchase or support anything Kanye tells them.

It is free publicity for an artist, especially if their careers are on the brink of falling apart, causing only scandals for show and giving a bad example to their followers. The people on social media who do the canceling gain nothing, while the celebrity gains the attention they so desire.

Growing up in an era where everyone is getting canceled and uncanceled every week is not a good example for many followers and the integrity in which celebrities are expected to act. In many ways, it lowers the bar for celebrities, and may even prompt attention seeking influencers to intentionally get canceled for fame.

Everything that cancel culture stands for is being lost, as it is now just a way to find free publicity within increasingly competitive media markets.

Raising awareness about the dangers of cancel culture is extremely important, as not only does it stop people from obtaining free publicity, but also allows for healthier means of entertainment, like in good 1960s comedies.

As time moves on, American entertainment continues to go downhill, with examples of trying to damage others by bringing the past into the present and not allowing for growth in a person. 

If accountability for a person is crucial, then cancel culture should cease to exist, and raising awareness should be what replaces this culture, without damaging others’ feelings.

Accountability is to take action to move towards greatness, while cancel culture is free publicity on mistakes a person will never take responsibility or feel remorse for.

A+E: Online Music Festivals Have Taken Over Following Ban On Public Events

by Alex Rotter

Since the COVID-19 Pandemic, all events that were supposed to happen were canceled because of the outbreak.Since then, companies are trying to find a way to still do the events from home.

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A few weeks ago, the Insomniac company hosted an online music festival that hosted different types of artists. The online concert was two days and it lasted from 8 PM – 12 AM. The first event got over one million people from all around the world to watch the Livestream. The best part about the virtual concert is that it is free to tune in. Since they got really good viewers on the first online festival they did, they have been hosting one every weekend so people have something to do. Insomniac wants people to have fun watching the stream since you are limited to activities at home. On May 15, 16, and 17, they will be hosting a three-day event for EDC Las Vegas and you will be able to watch different sets on different channels. 

Another event called the Digital Mirage was hosted by Proximity and Brownies & Lemonade, this festival was able to raise up to 300,000 dollars for people who have the coronavirus. This concert was also free to attend but they recommended that you donate so they can raise more money for the coronavirus.   The event lasted from 12 PM – 2 AM and they were able to gain over 4.1 million viewers in total for three days.  Some really popular music artists are also hosting music events on Instagram live. The artists are playing a lot of their popular songs and they also play some unreleased music that people haven’t heard yet.

Another festival that is happening is the Dreamworld online music festival. This online festival is raising money for the Heart Water Foundation. If you also buy their water bottles, they are also helping improve the lives of children suffering from poverty, disease, and addiction. When someone donates to the charity, they will send money to hospitals so they can help with COVID-19. This festival lasted for three days and had over 50 artists performing.

The Room Service festival is another event that happened on April 14-16. It was a three-day event that had over 50 plus artists attending. Each day, the festival would last from 12 PM to 1:30 AM. The music festival was hosted by Chill Nation and Trap Nation which are Youtube channels that have over 30 million subscribers. They delivered a music festival that got up to 2.5 million viewers in total for all three days. It was also a music festival that was raising charity for Feeding America and Sweet Relief. Feeding America is a charity that helps people that need food and starving from hunger. The Sweet Relief charity is for music musicians and industry workers that are struggling because of illness. In total, they made over 135,000 dollars for all three days.

Fortnite hosted an online concert for Travis Scott and there were about twelve million players online. Fortnite also added a Travis Scott and Astroworld skin that you were able to buy from the item shop. The concert insisted on really colorful animations that made the concert very special to people who love Travis Scott. The concert lasted for ten minutes but it was a really exciting concert to attend in a game. 

The music festivals have been a great way for people to take their minds off COVID-19 while also contributing to great causes. There will surely be many more events to follow, as their popularity is only increasing.

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