A few suggestions to get you in a summer mood

Movies:

“The Sandlot”

A summer classic, “The Sandlot” offers audiences a glimpse into the American suburban summer through the eyes of Scotty Smalls as he finds new friends and adventures. As Smalls and his newfound friends get into sticky situations, it is easy to fall in love with each character as they offer their own brand of spunk and hilarity. This movie is sure to put anyone in a summer mood as they watch Smalls and his friends grow up over the course of one summer.

 

 

 

 

“Holes”

Based on the beloved book, “Holes” tells the strange and adventurous tale of Stanley Yelnats as a curse placed on his family lands him in the middle of the desert digging holes to set him straight. As the story unfolds, new secrets are revealed causing curiosity from both characters and watchers as the movie cuts from past to present answering questions obscurely. If you’re looking for a movie that gets you into a summer mood, “Holes” is for you.

 

 

 

“Enchanted”

In Disney’s “Enchanted”, characters switch back and forth from animated to live-action in this new type of fairy tale set in New York City and Andalusia. As each character begins to experience a new world with all new rules, it opens up new ideas for characters and watchers. “Enchanted” is a fun and magical experience for the whole family if you’re looking for a movie with lots of color, singing, talking squirrels, and overall fun summer vibes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“West Side Story”

Taking place in New York in the late 50s, West Side Story is a “modern” retelling of the classic “Romeo and Juliet.” With Natalie Wood as Maria, the younger sister of Puerto Rican gang leader Bernardo and Richard Beymer as Tony, the ex-leader of the rival gang, this love story is filled with heartbreak, betrayal, unjustified hate, and passionate love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dirty Dancing”

If you’re into 80’s romantic movies, this movie is for you.  A cult classic, this American musical drama explores themes of teenage rebellion, love, and exploration in the summer of 1963 when Frances “Baby” Houseman is vacationing with her family at a resort in the Catskill Mountains. Filled with dancing, drama, love, and heat, this movie is sure to get you into a summer mood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists

Jessie Reyez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gabriel Garzon-Montano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billie Eilish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sophie Meiers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daye Jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.O.S.O.O.N


 

 

 

 

 

 

Princess Nokia

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Internet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albums

“Chit Chat” 

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Artist: Beach Weather

Year Released: 2016

Genre: Alternative/Indie

Popular Songs: “Chit Chat”, “Home Movies”, “Someone’s Disaster”

 

 

“Sweet Dreams”

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Artist: Glibs

Year Released: 2017

Genre: R&B/Soul

Popular Songs: “Float”, “LA”, “Ocean”

 

 

“Testing”

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Artist: A$AP Rocky

Year Released: 2018

Genre: Rap

Popular Songs: “Brotha Man”,  “Tony Tone”, “Changes”

 

 

“Isolation”

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Artist: Kali Uchis

Year Released: 2018

Genre: Reggaeton, Neo Soul

Popular Songs: “Just A Stranger”, “Flight 22”, “Feel Like A Fool”

 

 

“Driving to Hawaii”

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Artist: Summer Salt

Year Released: 2014

Genre: Alternative/Indie

Popular Songs: “Time Away from Home”, “Sweet to Me”, “Give My Heart a Little Break”

 

 

“Saturation”

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Artist: Brockhampton

Year Released: 2017

Genre: Hip-Hop

Popular Songs: “HEAT”, “GOLD”, “STAR”

 

Songs

– “City Lights” by Hall Johnson

– “Smooth” by Santana

– “Summertime” by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald

– “Tropics” by Mantarabyrn

– “Mi Infinita” Cuco

– “Nice for what” by Drake

– “Slide” by Calvin Harris fr Frank Ocean and Migos

– “Kings and Queens of Summer” by Matstubs

– “Jello” by BROCKHAMPTON

– “LFTM” by Healy

– “As Crazy as it IS” by ZHU

– “San Francisco” by The Mowgli’s

 

 

Literature:

“Let the World Spin”

By: Colum McCann

A book filled with many different perspectives, Colum McCann’s “Let the Great World Spin” gives the reader a complex look of a number of character’s lives, showing how they affected each other- sometimes without ever meeting. If you’re looking for a book to read on the poolside or on the beach to pass some time, this book is definitely for you.

 

 

Albums

 

 

 

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