By Bree Reyes |Staff Writer| Katy Perry’s Super Bowl XLIX halftime performance was the most-watched halftime show ever, with 118.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen Music in a Billboard article. Perry opened the halftime show with her song “Roar,” while she rode a giant tiger down the center of the field and soon after used visual effects of a chess board for her song “Dark Horse.” “I wondered whether she [Katy] was on a tiger or a lion, I couldn’t tell,” said Juan Martinez, a third year at CSUSB, “She was very predictable, but I did like how she was suspended from a star and the illusion of the chess board during “Dark Horse.” The show comprised a medley of Perry’s … [Read more...] about Katy Perry roars like tiger and earns her stripes
By Shelby Gonzales |Staff Writer| Katy Perry released her highly anticipated album PRISM Oct. 22, known for her playful and fun pop hits, Perry exhibiting a darker more personal side on her album. Revealing a more somber time in her life, Katy started writing for this album shortly after her divorce from actor Russell Brand which is evident in tracks like “Unconditionally” and “Ghost.” In an interview with Mario Lopez during her album release party, Perry explained that she realized later into the record that she didn’t want it to be a depressing album. She decided to pick herself back up and rather than dwell on her hardships, she decided to come back stronger than ever. Perry … [Read more...] about Katy Perry releases album Prism
By Shelby Gonzales |Staff Writer| Katy Perry’s We Can Survive was a benefit concert put on by 97.1 AMP Radio and Citi on Oct. 23. The event was held at the Hollywood Bowl and helped raise money to support breast cancer awareness with the Young Survival Coalition. The whole income of the pro seats went towards the foundation. Katy Perry handpicked each performer she wished to have on stage with her during the benefit concert. The concert featured a variety of talented artists including, Ellie Golding, Tegan and Sara, Sara Barellies, Kasey Musgraves, and Bonnie McKee. Inside the sold out concert, each artist expressed their gratitude to the audience for coming out and supporting such … [Read more...] about Katy Perry Presents: We Can Survive!
By Marissa Mooney |A&E Editor| Coachella embraced the Empire Polo grounds once again with two weekends, three days, six large stages and 190 plus artists. Golden Voice welcomed thousands of festival-goers from around the world to the music and art of the Coachella Valley. Even notable celebrities from Katy Perry to Solange Knowles scoured the polo grounds. The desert heat, green grass and the palm trees framing the festival created a reminder of the annual festival's environment. The first Friday welcomed an exciting realm of bands and artists including Dillon Francis, Passion Pit, Modest Mouse, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tegan and Sara, Earl Sweatshirt and more. Dillon … [Read more...] about Until next year Coachella!
By Marissa Mooney |A&E Editor| Ever since hitting the scene with her breakthrough hit "I Kissed A Girl," Katy Perry has shown the world her flame is not even on the road to being extinguished. Although I acknowledged her music as soon as her very first song hit the airwaves, she didn't grow on me until I realized that she does a lot more than just write and sing catchy songs. Perry is inspiring young women, like myself , to believe that anything can happen if you just believe in yourself. "If you can believe in something great, then you can achieve something great," expresses Perry from her summer film "Part of Me." Katy chimed in at the perfect time in my life. I was … [Read more...] about Katy Perry’s L.A. lifestyle getaway