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Sextet to Bring Indie Folk to Cat

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music

Coinciding with this weekend’s Folk Fest is alternative folk pop band PHOX, which will per- form at the Cat in the Cream Saturday at 9 p.m. Hailing from Baraboo, WI, the sextet — who have been friends since high school — boasts whimsical tunes featuring exquisite, wistful vocals from singer ... Read more »

Feature Photo: Dandelion Romp

Feature Photo: Dandelion Romp

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music

College first-year Adam Work, Conservatory first-year Daphne Pickens and College senior Arthur Davis of the group Wallaby Darned play a lively tune for dancers at Hales Gymnasium. The 17th annual Dandelion Romp contra dance festival kicked off Friday with a workshop for beginners. Providing blistering... Read more »

Top Conservatory Pianists Compete in Dann Competition

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Judges Boris Slutski from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and Steven Spooner from the University of Kansas Conservatory declared Conservatory senior Zi Xiao Li the winner of Oberlin’s Arthur Dann Piano Competition, which was held in Finney Chapel Sunday. Named in memory of a former Oberlin... Read more »

On the Record with Ana Garcia, Breakdancer

Kiana Mickles
April 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, On the Record

Ana “Rokafella” Garcia is a B-girl who fell in love with breakdancing in the 1990s and danced with hip-hop crews such as the Transformers, the Breeze Team and the New York Float Committee. She co-founded Full Circle Productions with her husband and fellow breaker Kwikstep, where they teach young dan... Read more »

Purvis, Shapiro Aim to Screen Diverse, Unusual Movies in Series

Purvis, Shapiro Aim to Screen Diverse, Unusual Movies in Series

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Students at the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies’ Hallock Auditorium had the chance to meet Marielle Heller, director of The Diary of a Teenage Girl Tuesday. Released in 2015, Diary was beloved by critics and fans alike; a New York Times Critic’s Pick, the publication called it ... Read more »

Music Theory Professor Wins Big on “Jeopardy!”

Music Theory Professor Wins Big on “Jeopardy!”

Julian Ring, Editor-in-Chief
April 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories

Assistant Professor of Music Theory Andrew Pau ended a six-day winning streak on the game show Jeopardy! Tuesday, walking away with $170,202 in total winnings. Pau, who has taught at Oberlin since 2011, was selected to compete after two unsuccessful auditions and more than a year of vetting. He compl... Read more »

Cleveland Orchestra Drags its Way to Strong Finish

Cleveland Orchestra Drags its Way to Strong Finish

Jacob Narin
April 22, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music

In a quintessentially Classical concert, The Cleveland Orchestra visited Finney Chapel Sunday with two enlightening hours of Haydn and Mozart, played to a nearly full house. Despite several imperfections and a tiring selection of typically Classical pieces, the event was ultimately worth the price of... Read more »

Cast Gives Haunting Performance of “Dido and Aeneas”

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
April 22, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, Theater & Film

With the sunset illuminating the stained glass windows of a packed Fairchild Chapel Saturday night, the stage for Dido and Aeneas seemed far removed from the rest of campus life. The opera’s overture, which showcased the baroque instruments used in the performance, immediately transported the audi... Read more »

Kweli, Hip-Hop Icon, Discusses Activism in Music

Daniella Brito
April 22, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

There weren’t any “murals of Biggie,” but Brooklyn beats reverberated off the walls of Hales Gymnasium this past Friday night as an energetic audience cheered ’90s New York hip-hop icon Talib Kweli onto the stage. Mixing lyrically powerful old-school block party hits over more recent beats, DJ... Read more »

Student Dance Showcase Features Ballet, Breakdancing, Latin

Student Dance Showcase Features Ballet, Breakdancing, Latin

Michelle Fikrig
April 22, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance

The Student Dance Showcase held in Warner Main Space last Friday and Saturday featured a variety of acts ranging from tap to break dancing to the adorable moves of the TY Squad. College sophomores Lola Gatti and Isabel Levey-Swain co-directed the show this semester after serving as assistant directors... Read more »

In “Clash Royale”, Fun Prevails Despite Freemium Model

Avi Vogel, Columnist
April 22, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

There are 10 seconds left in the match. My opponent and I each have one tower left. Mine has a little over 100 hit-points, and there’s a swarm of little skeletons coming my way. My opponent’s base has 200 hit-points. There’s no way to get any of my units there in time. I deploy a unit to reveal... Read more »

Álvarez Writes on War Trauma, Healing

Matías Berretta, Staff Writer
April 22, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

On April 17, a lazy Sunday afternoon, the light of Ohio’s long-missed sun flooded through the French windows of Harvey House. The siesta spell broke as Language Teaching Assistant in Hispanic Studies Gabriela Garcia Greco picked up a microphone to greet the audience and introduce award-winning Venezuelan... Read more »