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Weekly Wind Down

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This Week in Culture/Arts

Written by: Ash Arleen Avila

Published: April 22, 2022

Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Loft: A Scandalously Good Time

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a musical classic. It’s a riff on B-movies, a sci-fi horror

feature, a musical, and a performance in itself. Across the world, the Rocky Horror Picture

Show still sees screenings happening monthly. It’s a tradition that includes a shadow cast

(which means performers dressing up as characters from the movie and acting out scenes),

props, and callouts being shouted at the screen with other people.

This tradition with the shadow casts declined slightly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic but

is still going strong. There are nearly 100 theaters in the United States that show Rocky

Horror on a monthly basis, according to the Rocky Horror Official Fan Page, and the

locations can be found at the following website:

In Tucson, we’re lucky enough to have our very own Rocky Horror shadow cast and monthly

showings at the Loft Cinema every third Saturday of the month. The shadow cast, called

Heavy Petting, does a wonderful job of setting up callouts and putting on an incredible

performance. Their most recent show was on April 16th and, despite running at limited

capacity due to COVID and staffing, it was wonderful to see. One actor, who played multiple

roles, had to keep swapping wigs on stage and pulled it off amazingly. While the pre-show

"virgin sacrifice," where people who are attending Rocky Horror for the first time may

volunteer to be embarrassed on stage through a series of games, didn't involve the usual

roulette wheel and rounds, it was still a nice rite of passage. The next show will involve a

fuller cast and maybe a few new additions. Keep an eye out for it at The Loft on May 21st.

Written by: Kenzie Cate-Tolson

Published: April 22, 2022

ASAP Rocky Arrested and Cheating on Rihanna?

This last week has been rough for ASAP Rocky. He was arrested yesterday April 20th after his plane landed at LAX on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. The shooting took place on November 6th, 2021in Hollywood where ASAP fired his handgun at someone who he was having an argument with, the victim had a minor injury and had to receive medical attention. ASAP was released on a $550,000 bond, and his trial is to take place in August. This arrest isn’t the only reason ASAP has been in the news this week, A Twitter user by the name of Louis Pisano spread lies that ASAP has been cheating on his pregnant girlfriend Rihanna. The tweet alleged that he was cheating on Rihanna with shoe designer Amina Muaddi. Twitter didn’t react well to Rihanna being cheated on and spent the day trashing him. Now that the Twitter Hopefully he will be able to make it back to Barbados for the birth of his and Rihanna’s child.

Written by: Rhiannon S. Cox

Published: April 22, 2022

Graduate Students Exhibit Art at UAMA

Graduate students in their final semester of the Master of Fine Arts Studio Degree have their work currently displayed at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. Rather than a written thesis, these students have worked to create a cohesive body of work that tackles subjects such as sexuality, immigration, and urbanization.

This exhibit is different than any other I have ever been to, with many interactive aspects. Featuring benches of warm rocks, chairs made of artificial grass, and comics and prints available to take home, this exhibit satisfies the need of many to touch the art. I encourage everyone to visit the Masters Thesis Exhibition to experience current art tackling issues that affect people today. (Works by Katie Watson (Left) and Perla Segovia Chumbez (Right)) - Photographed by Rhiannon S. Cox

This Week in Entertainment

Written by: Alex Ray Sanchez

Published: April 22, 2022

Netflix losing subscribers

Netflix, a streaming platform that has been falling off with each new streaming service platform taking away more and more titles from them and introducing their titles such as HBO's Euphoria, has seen a significant dropoff in subscribers this year. “Netflix previously attributed its low subscriber expectations to a “back-end weighted content slate,” since the second season of Bridgerton and The Adam Project was released in March. Last quarter, the streamer also said in a letter to investors that “added competition” from rival streaming services “may be affecting [Netflix’s] marginal growth some,” though the company said it has seen continued growth in regions where other competing streamers have launched.” (hollywoodreporter). While Netflix's competition has been heating up these past few years it has been taking away from its subscribers. At the same time, they are hurting themselves by introducing the new “single subscriber” feature which means you can no longer share your subscription with friends, loved ones, and or family members. The biggest takeaway for Netflix in 2022 is that they are losing,

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