Arts & Entertainment

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Xavier Singers delivers boisterous performance

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ If anything could be said for the Xavier Singers, it’s that the en­ergy never ceases to amaze. The wholly student-produced group of 14 singers and dancers flipped, kicked and belted their way through a new rock concert entitled “Welcome to the New Age: A Live Music Experience from … Continue reading

“Toolbox: Take Two” a success

By: Thomas Bell ~Guest Writer~ Xavier Players’ “Toolbox: Take 2” once again delighted audiences with a show that not even the ac­tors knew was coming. Billed as “a new show every night,” seniors Brandon Martin and Will Clemens directed a cast of seven Xavier students in the improvisational comedy show that has become a Players … Continue reading

“Venus in Fur” sizzles with sex and hilarity

By: Patrick Phillips ~Staff Writer~ Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has begun running David Ives’ 2012 Tony nominee for Best Play, “Venus in Fur.” Composed of a perfect mixture of intelligence and sex appeal, the play has something to offer to everyone in the audience. The play follows the story of Thomas, a playwright looking … Continue reading

Newswire selects top films of the past year

By: Patrick Phillips ~Staff Writer~ “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” – Action Many anticipated the new release of the sequel to the successful first film installment of “The Hunger Games.” Eyes were set on Jennifer Lawrence, who had just recently won the Oscar for her work in “Silver Linings Playbook.” She once again donned her … Continue reading

Best Albums of the year

By: Campbell Tuel ~Head Copy Editor~ Arctic Monkeys – “AM” The indie rockers released “AM,” a hip hop-infused after-party album laced with heartache and regretful lust. The band strips down to its roots and balance genuine affection and sarcasm without tipping the scale. Arctic Monkeys’ “AM” is easily its best album since the band’s debut. … Continue reading

“Grand Budapest Hotel” stylish and hilarious

By: Patrick Phillips ~Staff Writer~ Wes Anderson has released yet another quirky and hilarious success with his most recent film “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” With an all-star cast of actors and an engaging story, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is another in a long line of directorial successes for Anderson. The film follows the story of … Continue reading

Rodrigo y Gabriela offer unconventional album with Latin flair

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Staff Writer~ It’s not easy to make it big in the Latin American music scene, and it’s quite another leap to make a name for oneself internationally. Mexican duo, Rodrigo y Gabriela, not only accomplished this, but also did it in an unconventional fashion. At the end of April, their 5th studio … Continue reading

Last senior art show “Illuminate” displays transformative qualities

By: Patrick Phillips ~Staff Writer~ The next body of senior art students’ work is hanging in the Xavier University Art Gallery in the A.B. Cohen Center. Over the last few weeks, the art gallery at Cohen has displayed the works of various seniors looking to graduate in May. Although the last thesis presentation consisted of four … Continue reading

David Letterman to retire from late night television

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~   David Letterman, influential comedian and long-time host of CBS’ “The Late Show,” recently announced that he will be retiring from his late-night gig sometime in 2015. Letterman, who made the an­nouncement on his show on April 3, was sincere and gracious, ac­knowledging his long-time band leader and sidekick … Continue reading

“A Delicate Ship” premieres regionally Bold performances and intricate staging elevate unoriginal material

By: Katherine Colborn ~Managing Editor~ The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has offered audiences the chance to partake in a world premiere of “A Delicate Ship,” a memory play that explores the complexities of a love triangle and a tangled past that weaves in and out of the events taking place on stage. Award-winning playwright … Continue reading


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