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“Godspell”

By: Liz Slocum ~Staff Writer~ Stephen Schwartz’s “Godspell” will be opening at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17. at the Gallagher Center Theatre. Based on the story of Jesus Christ, this upbeat musical centers on a group of ordinary people making a journey and learning life lessons. The story is structured as a series of parables based … Continue reading

“Cheek to Cheek” is heaven

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Tony Bennet & Lady Gaga make this a jazz standard for the ages. In late September, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga released a collaborative jazz standard album. “Cheek to Cheek” couples the unexpected duo’s vocals on 11 tracks that are covers of classic jazz songs. The album follows Gaga’s 2013 … Continue reading

Scrumptious “Spaghetti” satisfies

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Sept. 27 marked the premiere of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s brand new foodie comedy, “I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti.” The very fresh and original play is a one-woman show set in Giulia Melucci’s kitchen, as she showcases her long history of failed relationships and the long-lasting lessons … Continue reading

Racism warnings question cartoon’s legacy

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ Though the classic Warner Bros. cartoon, “Tom and Jerry,” was once thought to be a fun animated game of cat and mouse, it now comes with a warning label on both iTunes and Amazon Prime Instant Video. “These animated shorts are products of their time,” the iTunes disclaimer said. “Some … Continue reading

High ratings for fall TV premiere week

By: Allison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ Despite the plenty of alternative ways to watch television favorites, millions of people tuned in Sept. 22-28 to watch the various show premieres of the first week of fall TV. Networks feel that live viewership can no longer be a measurement of a program’s value, but this week contradicted that … Continue reading

Grisly “Gone Girl”

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Visionary director David Fincher returns to cinema in style with his masterful 10th feature film, “Gone Girl,” released on Oct. 1. “Gone Girl,” adapted for the screen by Gillian Flynn from her best-selling novel of the same title, tells the story of Nick Dunne and his struggle to find an … Continue reading

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

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