Arts & Entertainment

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Video Music Awards sparks controversy

Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ MTV hosted its annual Video Music Awards (VMAs) ceremony this past Sunday to record-breaking ratings. Various reports conclude that almost 22 million people watched the ceremony, and the broadcast prompted almost 8,000 tweets per minute. However, beneath the flash and glamour of the Moonman trophies, controversy ensued. This follows … Continue reading

Brew-Ha-Ha delights

By: Campdell Tuel ~Head Copy Editor~ The Cincy Brew Ha-Ha brought a lot of laughter to SawyerPoint Park on Aug. 21-23 for what has become known as America’s Largest Beer and Comedy Festival. With over 50 comedians on four stages, the festival never failed to entertain, delight and captivate audiences. Thursday’s headliner, Josh Sneed, a … Continue reading

“California” entertains

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ A variety of post-apocalyptic novels have cropped up in recent years, addressing a variety of ways to imagine what a dystopian world might look like. Themes include zombie attacks or a far-off future, but Edan Lepucki wants to address the world we know. Set a mere 50 to 60 years … Continue reading

An editorial perspective on Roman art

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ We’ve all seen pictures of Michelangelo’s stunning white marble David in our textbooks, online or in travel books, but a group of approximately 40 Xavier students had the opportunity to experience the sculpture firsthand this past June and July on a fiveweek study abroad program in Rome, Italy. The … Continue reading

Week of Welcome: top entertainment events

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ The Xavier University Student Activities Council (SAC) and Office for Student Involvement (OSI) partner every year to promote the Week of Welcome (WOW) – an entire week’s worth of activities, movies and events to help ease the transition back for both veteran and new students. Many of these … Continue reading

World mourns loss of comedian Robin Williams

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~   Much to the surprise of the entertainment industry and his international fan base, Robin Williams was found dead in his home on Aug. 11. A detailed autopsy confirmed that Williams died as a result of suicide by asphyxiation. Williams had been suffering from long bouts of depression … Continue reading

Westgate leaves Xavier

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~   This past June, the Xavier Department of Music and Theatre an­nounced that associate professor Dr. Matthew Westgate will not return to Xavier in the fall. Westgate will take on a new position as director of wind stud­ies at the University of Massachusetts. Westgate just recently concluded a … Continue reading

The essential guide to Cincinnati theater

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ While the end of the summer season marks the conclusion of tan lines and beach playlists, the Cincinnati theater scene is only beginning to heat up. Repertory companies and even Xavier’s own Department of Music and Theatre have un­veiled their season listings for what is sure to be … Continue reading

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


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