“The story is that Stinger has been thrown out of his role as a galactic soldier for standing up for Caine Wise. He has basically exiled himself for a quiet and peaceful life, and we chose a deserted farmhouse about an hour outside Chicago. We spent three months taking that very traditional, plain architecture and built into it the sort of concept of this place being a sanctuary for bees.” The concept art of Jupiter Ascending. Courtesy of Warner Bros UK



Parkwood, Beyonce’s company, invited the entire class to attend the Mohegun Sun show of her current arena tour The Mrs. Carter Show! Right after class on Friday, we jumped on a comfy bus and hit the road! Upon arrival and check-in to the venue, Parkwood surprised us by giving us all gold wristbands and announced that we’re going to be escorted into the very front row, to enjoy the show from a dedicated section referred to as their BeyHive. This is the section that Beyonce, her band, and dancers actually interact with, during the performance. Everyone’s reaction to this was priceless!

The show was INCREDIBLE and one of the best live performances any of us experienced. Being an actual part of the show in some sense was even more incredible. Every wink, every move, every look from the performers was reflected by us, and a lot of energy was exchanged between the lucky members of the BeyHive and the entire cast of the show. Beyonce at one point shared her microphone with a few of us to join her in singing Irreplaceable…

Everyone on Beyonce’s team and crew is beyond nice and not only do they love what they do, but they love to give back! Last night was a testament to that statement. ICONIC.

THANK YOU: Parkwood, BEYONCE, Live Nation, Mohegun Sun, and The Mrs. Carter Show crew, band, dancers, producers, etc.

- Marat Berenstein, Faculty

"The seasons of the plantation no longer dictate the lives of many of us; hundreds of thousands of us are moving into the sphere of conscious history.
We are with the new tide. We stand at the crossroads. We watch each new procession. The hot wires carry urgent appeals. Print compels us. Voices are speaking. Men are moving! And we shall be with them.”
Richard Wright - 12 Million Black Voices
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