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Oberlin Heritage Center Unveils Self-Led Tablet Tours

Oberlin Heritage Center Unveils Self-Led Tablet Tours

Katie Lucey
February 10, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features

Students and community members looking to celebrate Black History Month should consider the Oberlin Heritage Center, which is offering a free, digitized version of its walking tour, Freedom’s Friends: Underground Railroad and Abolitionist History Walk, throughout the month of February. Visitors to the Monr...

New Variety Show, ‘Live at the Den,’ Opens Friday

New Variety Show, ‘Live at the Den,’ Opens Friday

Daniel Markus, Arts editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories

In a small, unassuming hayloft just off Elm Street, audience members for Live at the Den, premiering today at 7:30 p.m., will be the first to experience a unique new variety show on campus. The project of College sophomores Jon Krakaur and Keifer Ludwig, Live at the Den combines the music, poetry and comed...

Birenbaum Performance Space Opens in Hotel

Birenbaum Performance Space Opens in Hotel

Eilish Spear, Staff writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Dozens of students, faculty and community members descended upon the new Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center to attend the Jan. 23 inaugural concert in the Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space, the experimental new venue on campus. The intimate, modern space occupies a subterranean room filled with s...

Questions of Constitution, Morality Explored in Sagal’s Denial

Questions of Constitution, Morality Explored in Sagal’s Denial

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Denial, by Peter Sagal, offers more questions than clarity in its portrayal of the necessity and limitations of the First Amendment. The play, which opened yesterday at Hall Auditorium, centers on the interactions between Jewish ACLU lawyer Abigail Gersten (College sophomore Marina Schwadron), and her ...

Student Composers Premiere Accessible, Enjoyable Electroacoustic Music

Student Composers Premiere Accessible, Enjoyable Electroacoustic Music

Daniel Markus, Arts Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

With the lights off and many audience members’ eyes closed, the speakers in the David H. Stull Recital Hall growled to life, unleashing a fizzing array of overlapping synth sounds. The various beeps and hums that followed comprised College first-year Fox Milenski’s “The Floor Shatters Beneath Me,...

Musicians Perform Winter Tours

Samantha Spaccasi, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Many Oberlin students spend Winter Term taking classes, interning at a nonprofit or learning a new instrument. But for student musicians, January presents the perfect opportunity to go on a short tour, as several student bands did this year. College seniors Emma Blackman and Rob Jamner are members...

Music Activism Makes Waves at Oberlin, Beyond

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Since the founding of Oberlin Conservatory in 1865, music has been one of the Oberlin community’s most powerful attributes. Now, with sociopolitical tensions from Standing Rock, ND, to the White House coming to a head, music stands to join both faculty-led and student organized conversations and movements...

Community Gathers For Feve Meal Dedicated to Nepali Support

Vida Weisblum, Editor-in-Chief
December 9, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features

Patrons enjoy Nepali food on the first floor of the Feve as part of a fundraiser led by Students United for Nepal. Participants enjoyed Nepali music and meals Tuesday from 9–11 p.m. in an effort to raise money to build classrooms in Nepal. A portion of each guest’s bill was donated to Nepal’s ...

Beder’s “Composed” Sheds Light on Stage Fright

Beder’s “Composed” Sheds Light on Stage Fright

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Composed, a new documentary by John Beder, features interviews with professional musicians exploring their experiences with being affected by and coping with performance anxiety. The film had a screening at the Apollo Theatre on Wednesday night, followed by a panel discussion with Beder and Conservato...

Student Composers Tap Into Myriad Inspirations

Ivan Aidun
December 2, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Emotions ran high at the Student Composers Concert in Stull Recital Hall Tuesday night. 12 Composition and TIMARA students presented original pieces that ran the gamut of sound and structure. Traditional pairings like piano and voice and cello duets were juxtaposed in unconventional arrangements such as massi...

Spring Awakening Interrogates Taboo

Spring Awakening Interrogates Taboo

Victoria Garber, Arts Editor
December 2, 2016
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...

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