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Local photographers showcase art

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ Local photographers who have taken photos from all around the world are showcasing their material from Sept. 28 to Oct. 31 in Cohen’s art gallery. Xavier’s Art Department and FotoFocus 2014 have divided the 33 artists’ work into three separate exhibits. The largest of the three exhibits, titled “Global Focus,” … Continue reading

U2 continues “leaked album” trend

By: Allison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ On Sept. 9, Apple unveiled the new Apple Watch, the iPhone 6 and Apple Pay at its media event. At the end, U2 performed, and Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the album would be available for free to iTunes users. A day or so later, the album showed up … Continue reading

Showcase: Xavier improvisational comedy

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s Department of Music and Theatre provides different opportunities for students in the realms of performance, stage management, technical work and theatrical design. There are dramatic, musical and comedic shows produced by the department both for theatre and non-theatre major students. In the wake of Xavier’s fall show “The Last … Continue reading

Cincinnati Street Food Festival pleases patrons

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ The Cincinnati Street Food Festival, held on Sept. 27 in Walnut Hills, worked to showcase the neighborhood’s diverse population through food, music and games. With 15 food trucks ranging from Red Sesame Korean BBQ to Andy’s Mediterranean Grille to Dojo Gelato, there were plenty of food choices. This festival appealed … Continue reading

O’Riley enraptures

By: Liz Slocum ~Staff Writer~ Professional pianist and radio host Christopher O’Riley made an appearance at the Gallagher Student Center Theatre. O’Riley is known to the public not only as a piano recitalist, but also as the host of popular classical radio show, “From the Top,” which introduces new Classical music performers. The show has … Continue reading

The new “King” of Broadway

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ The wait to be king is over. Disney’s Broadway musical “The Lion King” is now the highest grossing production in entertainment history. Grossing over $6.2 billion worldwide following its 17th year on the stage, “The Lion King,” recently surpassed every film or stage show ever at the box office, earning … Continue reading

Xavier Alliance debuts “The Normal Heart”

By: Aiyana Moore ~Guest Writer~ Xavier LGBTQ Alliance partnered with Student Activities Council (SAC) to show the 2014 movie version of “The Normal Heart,” starring Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch and Jim Parsons, on Sept. 22. Dr. Stephen Yandell, associate professor of English and faculty advisor of the Xavier LGBTQ Alliance, said … Continue reading

Highly-original “Tusk” falls short

Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Writer, director and podcaster Kevin Smith makes his memorable comeback to the big screen with his most bizarre and intriguing film to date, “Tusk.” Smith, considered one of the first official independent filmmakers, has always shown an affinity for experimentation and pushing the limit. He has proven this several times in … Continue reading

Dr. Jim Daughters joins Department of Music and Theatre

By: Liz Slocum ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier University Department of Music and Theatre has a new interim director. Dr. Jim Daughters has stepped into the position of director of instrumental studies for the new school year. Daughters’ new position puts him at the head of ensembles such as the Xavier Pep Band and Symphonic Winds. … Continue reading

Music Series hosts renowned, classical musician The Xavier Newswire’s exclusive interview with pianist and radio host, Christopher O’Riley

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ Christopher O’Riley is a classical pianist and a public radio host of the show, “From the Top” on National Public Radio in which he highlights young musicians. He is known for his piano arrangements of music by alternative artists. O’Riley performs about 30 concerts a year in addition to hosting … Continue reading

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