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Spring Awakening Interrogates Taboo

Spring Awakening Interrogates Taboo

Victoria Garber, Arts Editor
December 2
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Oberlin Musical Theater Association presents Spring Awakening, a rock musical adapted for Broadway in 2006 from Frank Wedekind’s 1906 play of the same name. Controversial at the time due to its unflattering portrayal of late 19th century Germany, the play presents a powerful critique of a societal struct...

Thanks to WITS, Poetry Inspires, Empowers at Langston Middle School

Victoria Garber, Arts Editor
December 2
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry

Anticipatory conversation hummed in the Cat in the Cream Tuesday evening as a full audience awaited the start of the annual poetry reading by Langston Middle School students. The event serves as the culmination of the Writers-in-the-Schools program every fall semester, during which the students of C...

For SPORTS Fans, ’Sco Turns Stadium

For SPORTS Fans, ’Sco Turns Stadium

Samantha Spaccasi
November 18
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

Oberlin loves SPORTS, as evidenced by the large number of students who attended the basement-rock group’s free show Monday night and the cacophonous applause it received when upon taking to the ’Sco stage. Before their performance, the Review sat down with members of the band. “I love Oberlin,...

OMTA Looks from Stage to Stars in “Fly By Night”

OMTA Looks from Stage to Stars in “Fly By Night”

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
November 18
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Oberlin Musical Theatre Association’s rendition of the 2014 Off- Broadway musical Fly By Night raises questions of cosmic significance and the vicissitudes of fate. The production will take place in Wilder Main Space this weekend. The play’s narrative centers on Harold, a New York City sandwich ma...

Arabic Event Finds Hope Despite National Division

James Fleming
November 18
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry, Music

Oberlin’s Arabic program, which in recent years has made strides toward expansion following a troubled infancy, hosted its third annual Arabic Language Day Tuesday evening. This event is one of several additions Arabic professor Mahmoud Meslat has pushed for since taking over the program in 2014. Othe...

“Neighborhood 3” Probes Technological, Generational Disconnect

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
November 11
Filed under ARTS, Features, Theater & Film

The Oberlin Student Theater Association opened its three-day run of Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, a play set in a world where the line between a zombie-infested video game and real-life suburbia blurs, in Wilder Main Space Thursday night. The play follows the in-game interactions between numerous cha...

Conservatory Students Plan Post-Election Support

Conservatory Students Plan Post-Election Support

Text and photo by Eilish Spear, Staff Writer
November 11
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

Conservatory students met Wednesday night to discuss the results of the election, what it means for Oberlin student musicians and the many emotions that are spreading through the community. The discussion was unfacilitated and covered everything from ideas for fundraising concerts to the role of music...

Spanish House Celebrates Día de Muertos

Spanish House Celebrates Día de Muertos

Text by Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
November 4
Filed under ARTS, Features

Spanish House hosted an event Wednesday celebrating Día de Muertos, a Latin American holiday that remains an integral part of Latinx culture worldwide. The evening included sugar skull-making and altar decoration. Sugar skulls are a staple of Día de Muertos celebrations. The altars decorated Wednesday eve...

Halloween Burlesque Treats Audience, Bodies with Respect

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
November 4
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Theater & Film

The Oberlin Burlesque Halloween-themed performance was a treat — quite literally, since the show opened with the audience being pelted by candy. The team took the stage in front of a packed ’Sco at 10 p.m. Monday to deliver a performance that both capitalized on the evening’s spooky theme and cel...

AMAM’s “Conversations” Explores Asian Artistic Influence

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
October 28
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

The Allen’s newest exhibit, Conversations: Past and Present in Asia and America challenges the popular assumption that art embodies a strict chronological progression from past to present and influence to influenced. To Curator of Asian Art Kevin Greenwood, it is a much more active process of cultural ...

Gateway Center Installation Completes “Ohio Trilogy”

Gateway Center Installation Completes “Ohio Trilogy”

Rachel Mead, Staff Writer
October 28
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

After a busy couple years of change, the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center will finally be home to artist Maya Lin’s exhibit An Ecological Primer: A landscape in 3 parts. Lin is best known for entering the stage of massive art installations at age 21, when she won the 1981 contest to design the Vietna...

Feature Photo: Petros Klampanis

Feature Photo: Petros Klampanis

Text by Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
October 28
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories

Greek-born double bass player Petros Klampanis stopped by the Cat in the Cream Thursday night for a Performance and Improvisation Series guest recital. After studying double bass performance at the Amsterdam Conservatory, he finished his schooling in New York, where he collaborated with renowned jazz...

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