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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

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

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

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

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

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

Sophomore Spring Vocal Recital features Xavier students’ talent

By: Alex Spindler ~Staff Writer~ The Department of Music and Theatre hosted the Sophomore Spring Vocal Recital this weekend at Bellarmine Chapel. Under the tutelage of vocal instructor Harriet Beebe Arrasmith, the voices of sophomores Brandon Langjahr, Elizabeth Rancourt, Mary Bond and Griffith Bludworth pierced the night air with selections ranging from classical to contemporary … Continue reading

Snapshot: Winter Music Festival: Men’s and Women’s Choruses

Xavier University Department of Music & Theatre hosted the “Winter Music Festival” in Bellarmine Chapel. Both Men’s and Women’s choruses performed on Monday, Feb. 24. For information on future concerts, go to

VanillaSake moves on to Semi-Final round of the Madison Theater Band Challenge

By: Alex Spindler ~Staff Writer~ The long tradition of local bands and great music continues with VanillaSake, a rock ‘n’ roll quartet involved in the Cincinnati music scene and Xavier community. Brian Sheridan (vocals and rhythm guitar), Sean Dunn (lead guitar), Anthony Nataro (bass guitar) and Will “Shaggy” Clemens (drums and percussion) round out the … Continue reading

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