La Yegros Kicks Off U.S. Tour at Oberlin

La Yegros Kicks Off U.S. Tour at Oberlin

Colin Roshak
September 26, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Energetically taking the stage in white-winged shoes and a bright green headpiece, Mariana Yegros, the conservatory-trained lead singer of the Latinx group La Yegros, kicked off her band’s inaugural U.S. tour at the Cat in the Cream this past Sunday. The group, who performed on campus in honor of Latinx... Read more »

Coltrane’s Life Work Honored in Student Concert

Coltrane’s Life Work Honored in Student Concert

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
September 26, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

Late jazz legend John Coltrane would have been proud Tuesday evening when a collective of Jazz majors assembled at the Cat in the Cream to pay tribute to the saxophonist with a celebratory performance featuring many of his works. The student musicians skillfully captured Coltrane’s dynamic and colorful... Read more »

Cajun Band Carries on Rich Musical Tradition

Cajun Band Carries on Rich Musical Tradition

Hannah Morris
September 26, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

“This song is about how life’s too short to sit at home on your computer on Facebook and tweeter... Tweeter? Twitter?” drummer of the Pine Leaf Boys Drew Simon mused as he introduced the band’s first number, “La Vie est Trop Courte,” at the Cat in the Cream Sept. 19. Simon’s slipup underscored... Read more »

OSTA, OCircus Present First Mime Workshops

OSTA, OCircus Present First Mime Workshops

Liam McLean, Staff Writer
September 26, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

For the first time in Oberlin’s history, students are introducing the art of mime as a branch of the Theater department. Last Friday, Sept. 19, the artist BiLi the Mime lectured and performed at Hales Gymnasium to promote the legitimization of mime as an art form. BiLi followed up Friday’s festivities... Read more »

Organ Pump Excites Late-Night Audience

Organ Pump Excites Late-Night Audience

Maggie Bussard
September 26, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

An Oberlin tradition began again on Sept. 19 when a large crowd poured into Finney Chapel for the first Organ Pump of the year. By the start of the show at midnight, the room was packed with a mixture of new and returning students, all waiting expectantly for the debut of the Organ department’s performing... Read more »

The Epicurean: L’Albatros Lives Up to Hype

The Epicurean: L’Albatros Lives Up to Hype

Matt Segall, Columnist
September 26, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

This is the second in a biweekly column highlighting our local culinary scene. Restaurant reviews, research, interviews, recipes and more will all come together in order to identify what makes the Cleveland experience unique. Zack Bruell is not an attention-monger. You will not find him competing... Read more »

Chen, Zhou Among Final Candidates for Composition Department Position

Chen, Zhou Among Final Candidates for Composition Department Position

Louise Edwards, Staff Writer
September 26, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

The shrill whistle of a piccolo cast an eerie, mysterious mood for the opening of Composer-in-Residence Chen Yi’s lecture on Sept. 22. This tranquil solo began like a loon call on an open lake but was quickly interrupted by thunderous percussion. The contrast in the dynamics and texture of these disparate... Read more »

Mysterious Artifact Discussed at Object Talk

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
September 26, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

A small crowd gathered around one of the many glass cases that line the walls of the Allen Memorial Art Museum this past Sunday for the Museum’s first “Object Talk” of the semester. On this particular afternoon, everyone’s attention was focused on “Lipit-Ishtar,” a small clay cone covered... Read more »

Honor Code Aids Resolution of Art Rental Debacle

Honor Code Aids Resolution of Art Rental Debacle

Louise Edwards, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Art Rental occurs every semester, but last Friday night — the night before Art Rental — students and staff witnessed a spectacle that made the experience memorable. The evening began innocuously enough. Outside the back entrance of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, students pitched tents to the melodious... Read more »

Eubanks Traces, Explores Unconventional Sounds

Liam McLean, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Bryan Eubanks, despite what some listeners may assume, does not aim to transgress. His intention is not to push boundaries. Instead, he describes his development as an electronic artist as an organic evolution from his original work with acoustic instruments — primarily the soprano saxophone — to... Read more »

Hyman to Bring Shakespeare’s Roman Plays Back to Italy

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

All roads lead to Rome, particularly for eight students this Winter Term. Associate Professor of English Wendy Hyman has organized an excursion to Rome in January for interested applicants to study three of Shakespeare’s five Roman plays in Italy’s capital city. According to Hyman, those selected... Read more »

Performance of Piazzolla Turns to Discussion of Rare Autoimmune Disease

Performance of Piazzolla Turns to Discussion of Rare Autoimmune Disease

Rory O'Donaghue
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Allison Boyt, OC ’09, doesn’t let much get in the way of her music. After a rare autoimmune disease struck the violinist at an early age, she founded a nonprofit awareness project that she calls the Violin 4 Vasculitis initiative. Boyt held an informational session in Stull Recital Hall Tuesday. She... Read more »