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Fall Music Festival

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ The 2014 Xavier University Fall Music Festival began on Oct. 27 as a kickoff to the Xavier musical season. This annual Fall Music Festival will be held over the course of the week, showcasing many of Xavier’s wide variety of ensemble music groups, including the Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic Winds. … Continue reading

Showcase: Xavier a capella choirs

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s men’s and women’s a capella groups are both anticipating a year full of music and entertainment. Both Harmon-X, the all-male group, and AcaBellas, the all-female group, currently consist of 15 members and serve to provide entertainment through acappella music and performance to the Xavier community and beyond. Harmon-X, which … Continue reading

Xavier Singers hopes to spook and entertain

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ This Halloween Xavier students have not only candy and costumes to look forward to, but also the Xavier Singers premiere of “Fear of the Dark,” a music and dance show featuring a live rock n’ roll band. Xavier Singers is “comprised of 12 of Xavier’s most talented singers and dancers … 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

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

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