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Haiku in the Classroom

An aging mother works desperately to restore her invalid daughter’s mental health. The prodigal daughter returns home, but instea of finding celebration, she is greeted with despair. Due to the snowstorm on Monday, Haiku actually performed twice, once on Monday at 5:00 pm and once on Tuesday at 6:00 pm. The extra performance was scheduled…

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Wynton Marsalis: Renowned Musician to Jam with Jazz Band

“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing,” crooned Duke Ellington. There is no doubt that the King of Jazz himself would find meaning and sparkle in the jazzy sounds soon to resonate across campus. Nationally and internationally renowned jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, along with the rest of his jazz septet, will…

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Music and Emotions: Combs Facutly Voice Recital

Music is a medium for communicating emotions to the listener. It is, however, a rare musician who remembers this and puts the emotion over the many technicalities involved in singing or playing a piece “correctly.” This Sunday in the Timken Room in Graves Hall, tenor Allen Combs, accompanied by Instructor in Music Christopher Walter on…

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Breaking Convention: Artistic Nuances in Antigone

Last Friday’s Theatre Workshop, Antigone, written by Jean Anouilh and directed by Susannah Nitz-Gund ’04, was anything but conventional. Nitz-Gund took some bold steps in a direction that few PA directors have taken in recent productions. These daring choices helped to bring out the best in a mediocre script. The most notable alteration was the…

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Just the Beginning of “The Lives of the Great”

This past Sunday there were several debuts in the Theater Classroom. Both Malika Felix ’04 and Sam Woolford ’06 presented their first attempts into the world of directing with “The Lives of Great Waitresses” by Nina Shengold and “Oreos and Nose Rings,” respectively. Both plays provided delightful comedy and some great opportunities for newcomers to…

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