Feature Photo: La finta giardiniera

Feature Photo: La finta giardiniera

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Conservatory senior Rosie Kearin as Sandrina and an unidentified rabbit gesture toward a captivated audience. The Oberlin Opera Theater delivered a rendition of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera La finta giardiniera Wednesday night. Showgoers received the performance positively, guffawing at... Read more »

Superhero Franchises Face Rebuilding at Hands of Writers

Jeremy Reynolds, Staff Writer
March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features

In the world of Marvel Comics, nothing is sacred and nothing is set in stone. Writers tend to kill off characters with years of backstory and an enormous fan base in some appropriately heroic manner, only to resurrect them somewhere down the line with only flimsy, pseudoscientific justifications for... Read more »

CME Performs Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings

CME Performs Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings

Colin Roshak, Staff Writer
March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Shouts of “bravo” rang through Warner Concert Hall this past Friday as Conservatory senior and bassoonist Ben Roidl-Ward played the final punctuating notes of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings. The concerto was programmed alongside the remarkably beautiful Snow Requiem... Read more »

Newman Takes Over Art Installation Show This Spring

March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

Few who are familiar with Oberlin would doubt its commitment to the arts. Not only does it boast the Conservatory, which hosts more musicians and more talent than some cities, let alone schools, but also many students in the College who play instruments, act, sing, dance, paint and create art with any... Read more »

On the Record with Andy Statman, Mandolinist and Clarinetist

On the Record with Andy Statman, Mandolinist and Clarinetist

Sam Rueckert, Staff Writer
March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Andy Statman, a highly praised mandolinist and clarinetist who hails from New York City, works with a variety of musical genres, including American folk, klezmer and jazz. He has released over two dozen studio albums and received recognition for his work in the field, including a National Heritage... Read more »

Mahon Uses Choreography to Share Healing Proc‘ess in ‘Crossing Rivers’

Mahon Uses Choreography to Share Healing Proc‘ess in ‘Crossing Rivers’

Mohit Dubey
March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features

College senior and Africana Studies major Kara Mahon’s honors dance show, “Crossing Rivers: The Love of Afrekete,” gleaned inspiration from African-derived ritual practices and spiritual worship to represent her healing following sexual abuse. The event, which took place in Warner Main Space last... Read more »

Claytons Add Spark to Strong OJE Concert

Claytons Add Spark to Strong OJE Concert

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

John Clayton must be a magician. There is no other way to explain the effortless precision with which the jazz icon played his mesmerizing bass solos at the Oberlin Jazz Ensemble concert last Friday evening. After being introduced to the audience at Finney Chapel by ensemble director Dennis Reynolds,... Read more »

Joey Bada$$ to Serenade ’Sco with ’90s Flair

Jessie Gaston
March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

The Oberlin Hip-Hop Collective will bring Joey Bada$$, a Brooklyn MC known for his lyrical dexterity and a style that recalls ’90s rap, to the ’Sco tonight. It looks to be one of the more talked-about concerts of the semester, but it’s not the first high-profile event organized by OHOP this semester.... Read more »

Fifty Shades of Grey Falls Flat

Clark Sacktor, Columnist
March 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Fifty Shades of Grey, adapted from the widely popular trilogy of adult novels, made its highly anticipated debut on Feb. 13 and has quickly become one of the most talked-about films of the year. I cannot comment on how faithfully the film adheres to the original storyline given that I have not... Read more »

On the Record with Pixar’s Nicole Grindle

Bri DiMonda
March 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Nicole Grindle has worked as a production manager at Pixar for the past 25 years and collaborated on films like A Bug’s Life, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Toy Story 3 and Monster’s University. She came to the Apollo Theatre on Friday as part of Oberlin’s “Creativity and... Read more »

Pharmakon Blurs Line Separating Noise Music, Performance Art

Pharmakon Blurs Line Separating Noise Music, Performance Art

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
March 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Pharmakon, the experimental noise project of New York’s Margaret Chardiet, evoked visceral reactions in ’Sco-goers Wednesday night in a manner that even the heaviest of metal shows could not match. She fulfilled her self-proclaimed “deep-seated drive” to engage audiences in “uncomfortable,... Read more »

Feature Photo: Kid Business

Feature Photo: Kid Business

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
March 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS

College sophomore Kitty O’Neill bursts out laughing as the short-form improv comedy group Kid Business engages her in a humorous sketch. The group performed its first show of the semester at the Cat in the Cream on Saturday. Kid Business is the first of the three on-campus improv comedy troupes to... Read more »