Slam Poetry Gains Momentum on Campus

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry

Oberlin’s student-run slam poetry organization, known as OSlam!, is undergoing a critical transformation to manage an overwhelming interest in slam poetry on campus. Last year’s OSlam! participants began auditions Thursday to select finalists for eight additional spots on their performance team,... Read more »

Conservatory Hires Jessen to Aid in Career Development

Conservatory Hires Jessen to Aid in Career Development

Colin Roshak
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Ready and willing to help prepare Conservatory students for their professional careers, bassoonist Dana Jessen assumed the position of director of professional development at the Conservatory on Oct. 1. Jessen views her job as a resource for students looking to begin to cultivate their professional... Read more »

Feature Photo: Art Spiegelman at Convocation

Feature Photo: Art Spiegelman at Convocation

Jeremy Reynolds, Arts Editor
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories

Cartoonist Art Spiegelman peers over the shoulder of saxophonist Phillip Johnston during their joint convocation, titled “Wordless!”, in Finney Chapel Wednesday. Despite technical difficulties, the pair combined their respective art forms in a display of collaborative mastery. Spiegelman is best... Read more »

Art Conservation Class Emphasizes Analytical Processes

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

A team of art conservators is currently working meticulously to clean and conserve Frederick J. Wiley’s 1917 painting of a mass, known as “King Sculpture Court,” which completely covers the Allen Memorial Art Muesum’s main ceiling. Heather Galloway, visiting professor of Art History and one of... Read more »

‘My Miles’ to Marry Jazz Standards, African-American Dance

Liam McLean, Staff Writer
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features

Though he says he is no longer religious, trumpet player Kevin Louis, OC ’99, cannot help but liken the upcoming Dance Diaspora concert, “My Miles: My Lullaby in Retrospect,” to the experience of going to church. The New Orleans native, who has produced more than 10 recordings since 1997 and embarked... Read more »

The Epicurean: Education Wins, As Does Killer Lobster Bisque

Matt Segall, Collumnist
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

This is 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. I am not fond of lengthy menus. I would rather know that the kitchen staff is... Read more »

Art Libary Displays Selections from Vast Mail Art Collection

Art Libary Displays Selections from Vast Mail Art Collection

Tristan Cimini
October 3, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Visual Art

At the center of the Clarence Ward Art Library, there is a small display case that houses 10 highly detailed postcards embellished with text and imagery — an eclectic sample of Oberlin’s vast collection of mail art. Each piece is extremely personalized, some scattered with stamps, some with script,... Read more »

Feature Photo: McGill Performs in Kulas

Feature Photo: McGill Performs in Kulas

Jeremy Reynolds, Arts Editor
October 3, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Anthony McGill (right), the principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, visited Oberlin this week to give a master class and recital. With pianist Michael McHale, McGill performed several pieces, including Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and Camille Saint-Saëns’s Sonata for... Read more »

Students Organize Informal Shakespeare Performance

Students Organize Informal Shakespeare Performance

Maggie Bussard
October 3, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

An exciting experiment in directing and acting occurred on Saturday when students met in Wilder Bowl for an open reading of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. College sophomores Jay Shapiro and Chris Puglisi proposed to direct a version of the Shakespeare play that was audition and... 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 »

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 »

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 »