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“Rosewater” brilliantly entertains

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ You can almost smell the rosewater. Late-night comedian Jon Stewart recently made his directorial and writing debut in “Rosewater,” the inspiring true story of an Iranian-born Canadian journalist named Maziar Bahari who was imprisoned after covering the controversial 2009 Iranian presidential elections and the violent protests that followed. Stewart … Continue reading

Owners renovate Woodward Theater

By: Allison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ Woodward Theater, the Over- The-Rhine live music venue, officially reopened for business on Nov. 7. Owners Dan McCabe, Christopher Schadler, Chris Varias and Matt Barth, who also own MOTR Pub across the street, have renovated the 101-year-old building and transformed it into a beaux-arts style theater. Located at 1404 Main … Continue reading

“God of Carnage”

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ The weekend of Nov. 14-16 marked the three-day run of Xavier Player’s darkly-comedic performance of Yazmina Reza’s “God of Carnage.” The success of “God of Carnage” was grounded in its simplicity and expert use of timing. The high tension and humanistic exposé were complimented by the performer’s ability to deliver … Continue reading

“Once” enraptures over and over again

By: Jon Hogue ~Guest Writer~ Most love stories are typical: guy meets girl, guy and girl fall in love and then they both live happily ever after. In a make-believe world love always works out, but everyone knows real life does not follow this storyline. Love can sometimes bring people together only to have them … Continue reading

Xavier thespian spurs growth at alma mater

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Katie Geckle, a theology major graduating in December, is exploring the world of theater in an impressive and unique way: as McAuley High School’s theater director and teacher. An alumna of the Cincinnati high school, Geckle once again became involved in McAuley’s theater program last year when the school was … Continue reading

Cincinnati Art Museum hosts famed “American Gothic”

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ In August, Grant Wood’s masterpiece “American Gothic” joined “Daughters of Revolution” at the Cincinnati Art Museum for the first time. The Cincinnati Art Museum collaborated with the Art Institute of Chicago to bring both of Wood’s paintings to Cincinnati to be part of the new exhibit, “Conversations around ‘American Gothic.’” … Continue reading

Berta Rojas delights

By: Liz Slocum ~Staff Writer~ As part of the 2014 Xavier University Music Series, the Xavier community was treated to a solo performance by renowned classical guitarist Berta Rojas on Nov. 9 in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre. The two-hour program had classical Latin folk songs, waltzes and salsas by composers such as Manuel M. … Continue reading

Players presents “God of Carnage”

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Opening Nov. 14 is Xavier Players’ upcoming performance of the philosophically controversial “God of Carnage.” Written by French playwright Yasima Reza, “God of Carnage” will premiere as the first full length show from Xavier’s entirely student-run theater group. The dynamically-nuanced play examines human nature through the lens of two dueling … Continue reading

Cincinnati favorite “blends” coffee with music

By: Allison Wistanski ~Staff Writer~ On Nov. 15, the Xavier University Department of Social Work will host an open-mic night at Community Blend titled “Cafe Express Yourself.” The event is a macro-project assigned to students in the social work department with requirements to help the surrounding community. Located at 3546 Montgomery Road, Community Blend is … Continue reading

“Peter Pan” skillfully marvels

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ The Cincinnati Ballet’s production of “Peter Pan,” which ran from Nov. 7 to 9, sparkled like pixie dust on the Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts’ stage in downtown Cincinnati. The ballet is based on the classic tale of Peter Pan’s adventures through Neverland along with Wendy, John and Michael … Continue reading

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