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Lorain’s FireFish Spectacle Signals Restoration

Lorain’s FireFish Spectacle Signals Restoration

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Literature & Poetry, Music, Recent Stories, Visual Art

A giant fish paraded through the center of town, floated down the river and set on fire barely scratches the surface of the display at the second annual FireFish festival, which took place last Saturday. The city of Lorain’s downtown and boardwalk areas were transformed into thoroughfares of public art... Read more »

Framing the Allen: Abstraction Shows Artist Evolution

Framing the Allen: Abstraction Shows Artist Evolution

Rachel Mead, Columnist
September 23, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

The Allen Memorial Art Museum holds nearly 14,000 objects in its own collections. With the physical limits of its galleries, there is no way to exhibit all of this art. This is the first installation in a bimonthly column in which the Review will be bringing unseen favorites of the AMAM staff to t... Read more »

On the Record with Jennifer Torrence

Eilish Spear, Staff Writer
September 23, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Percussionist Jennifer Torrence, OC ’09, is a solo and collaborative performer based in Oslo, Norway, where she is a research fellow at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Torrence specializes in contemporary percussion writing and performance, and her recent projects include writing evening-length solo productions... Read more »

Overwatch Quenches Summer’s Game Drought

Overwatch Quenches Summer’s Game Drought

Avi Vogel, Columnist
September 23, 2016
Filed under ARTS

Over the past few months, the gaming industry has been in the throes of what is widely referred to as the “summer game drought,” a period defined by the release of few to no big-budget games between May and August. This year, though, many gamers didn’t seem to care about the dearth of content, a... Read more »

Archaeology, Storytelling Converge in “Discovering Dave”

Archaeology, Storytelling Converge in “Discovering Dave”

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

When enslaved master potter David Drake first rendered his signature in clay in early 19th-century South Carolina, he knew that the product bearing his mark would endure. However, he might not have guessed that nearly 200 years later, his pots would still be on the market. Out of the estimated 60,000 to 80,0... Read more »

Program Cuts Leave Film Students with Questions

Program Cuts Leave Film Students with Questions

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

The Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman Cinema Studies Center for Media Education and Production stands severely understaffed, support for senior capstones has been pulled and tensions between the Cinema Studies program and the College administration forecast a potentially bleak future for a program that ... Read more »

On the Record with Sullivan Fortner

On the Record with Sullivan Fortner

Eilish Spear
September 16, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Jazz pianist Sullivan Fortner Jr., OC ’08, returned to Oberlin this week to perform a concert with his trio Monday night and give a master class to conservatory students Tuesday afternoon. Fortner began studying music at the age of 4 and started performing in churches across his hometown of New Orleans. ... Read more »

‘Star Trek’ Boldly Went Where Too Few Have Followed

Victoria Garber, Arts Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Sept. 8 marked the 50th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Original Series’ television release. Spanning seven TV series and 13 feature films, Star Trek has seen plenty of history and made some of its own, advancing social dialogue on race and gender, areas in which Hollywood has stru... Read more »

Pioneers of Indie Rock Yo La Tengo Avoid Perspective, Expectations

Pioneers of Indie Rock Yo La Tengo Avoid Perspective, Expectations

Daniel Markus
September 16, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Despite his band’s legacy as one of the most important acts in the history of indie rock, getting Ira Kaplan, lead singer and guitarist of Yo La Tengo, to ruminate on that history isn’t easy. “That asks for a perspective that [we] not only don’t … have, [but] I don’t even think we want,” K... Read more »

Dan Casey Adopts New Moniker, Hops Genres

Rachel Mead
September 16, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music

The music of Dan Casey, an artist defined by his ability to flip genres by adopting new monikers, has appeared online under his own name, but also as Yalls, Steezy Ray Vibes and most recently dd elle. He’ll be appearing at the Cat in the Cream tonight at 8 p.m. under his newest moniker to play a se... Read more »

Megaphones, Merriment Set Polka Concert Apart

Megaphones, Merriment Set Polka Concert Apart

Jacob Narin
September 16, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music

Chardon Polka Band hit the stage at the Cat in the Cream Wednesday with all the blustery spirit of a blaring megaphone. The motley crew of musicians, miscellaneous instruments and multitude of styles created an atmosphere of playful spontaneity that permeated each moment of this group’s unorthodox in... Read more »

Con Students Fill Music-Education Gap

Adriana Teitelbaum
September 9, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music

Spearheaded by double-degree junior Ben Steger and double-degree senior Tim Fenton, the Music Mentors Program will amp up its operation this semester. Represented by several Oberlin Conservatory students, the program offers students the opportunity to help teach music at Langston Middle School. Thoug... Read more »

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