Arts & Entertainment

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Joan Rivers dies at 81

By: Allison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ Joan Rivers died unexpectedly at the age of 81 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, N.Y., a shock to the entertainment industry, her family and her international fan base. The cause of death has been linked to heart disease . She was taken to an outpatient surgery clinic … Continue reading

Schnipke takes over

By: Zenab Saeed ~Guest Writer~ Dr. Richard Schnipke has taken over as the director for Xavier’s concert choir. Dr. Schnipke, who was initially hired as the director of music education, is in his second year at Xavier and is now the Director of Choral Activities. In addition to directing Concert Choir, Schnipke directs both the … Continue reading

“The Last Five Years” opens with acclaim

By: Liz Slocum ~Staff Writer~ Xavier University’s rendition of Jason Robert Brown’s musical, “The Last 5 Years” opened on Sept. 5 at the Gallagher Theater to fantastic results. The plot follows a young couple from the first encounter to the development of mutual infatuation, followed by engagement, marriage and eventual breakdown. The story line offers … Continue reading

“Hands on a Hardbody” raises the roof

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) began its season on Sept. 2 with “Hands on a Hardbody.” The rockabilly themed musical is based on a true story of 10 Texans who had the opportunity to win a new pickup truck simply by keeping a hand on it through 144hours of excruciating sun … Continue reading

Columbus “turns blue” for Black Keys

By: Campbell Tuel ~Head Copy Editor~ The Black Keys opened their “Turn Blue” world tour last Friday at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus to a nearly sold-out crowd. Hailing from Akron, childhood friends Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney formed The Black Keys in 2001. Meeting in a basement and recording a demo, they eventually landed … Continue reading

“The Last Five Years”

By: Eric Minion~Staff Writer~ This year seems to be one of the busiest seasons the Xavier Department of Music and Theatre has had. Director of Theatre, Stephen Skiles, has two plays and five musicals scheduled for the 2014-15 school year. To start off the year, the department is opening with “The Last Five Years,” a … Continue reading

“Star Wars”promises expanded additions.

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ It’s been a long, long time since the world has been treated to a new film in the “Star Wars” universe. Although there have been ways of getting a fix, such as the popular “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” series, video games and literature, these last nine years have felt … Continue reading

Chronological “Boyhood” stuggles, yet charms

By: Jessica Larkin ~Copy Editor~ From the director of movies like “School of Rock” and “Dazed and Confused” comes a drama that redefines the comingof- age theme. Presented at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in January, Richard Lanklater’s “Boyhood” chronicles the life of a child named Mason, played by Ellar Coltrane, from first grade to … Continue reading

Emmys disappoint

By: Alison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ NBC hosted the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards this past Monday, Aug. 25 Reports state that almost 16 million people watched the awards show, but it didn’t score as many social media points as the Video Music Awards. There were only 215,000 tweets sent over a 24-hour period compared to the … Continue reading

“Freak Show” update

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ For lovers of horror, gore and psychological thrill, Ryan Murphy’s fourth installment of the series “American Horror Story” is sure to raise chills. Deemed an anthology series by major television critics, “American Horror Story” premiered in 2011 to stellar reviews and abnormally high ratings for a cable series. … Continue reading

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