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Feature Photo: Leyla McCalla Trio

Feature Photo: Leyla McCalla Trio

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
October 7
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

Leyla McCalla, a Haitian-American musician living in New Orleans, has toured the world on the tail of her 2013 debut album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes. She brought her cello, guitar and tenor banjo to perform at the Cat in the Cream Monday, singing in a mixture of French, Haitian C...

Bechdel Returns to Oberlin to Talk “Fun Home”

Bechdel Returns to Oberlin to Talk “Fun Home”

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
October 7
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Editor's note: This article contains mentions of suicide as well as spoilers for the graphic novel and musical Fun Home. Of all the brilliant lines from Fun Home, the stage musical based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, OC ’81, one in particular might resonate with Oberlin s...

Oberlin College Archives Celebrates Half-Centennial Anniversary

Oberlin College Archives Celebrates Half-Centennial Anniversary

Rachel Mead
October 7
Filed under ARTS, Features

The Oberlin College Archives has been a resource for students, faculty, residents and the global research community since its establishment 50 years ago this week. To celebrate the anniversary, Archives staff members have put together an exhibit that will be on display in Mudd library until Oct. 21. The ...

Feature Photo: Bulgarika

Feature Photo: Bulgarika

Text by Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
September 30
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music, Recent Stories

The trans-Atlantic band Bulgarika played at the ’Sco Monday afternoon, led by New York-based husband and wife Nikolay and Donka Koley, versed in the gadulka and vocals respectively. Both graduates of Bulgarian conservatories, the pair performed alongside band members Temelko Ivanoy (kaval) and Kikolay K...

Monika Herzig Workshop Addresses Gender Disparities in Jazz

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
September 30
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Despite the fact that the Conservatory itself has enrolled around 45 percent women in its classes over the past five years, the Jazz department reached a peak of 14.2 percent women in 2015. The number of female Jazz majors in the department is often in the single digits—a discrepancy that has not ...

Lorain’s FireFish Spectacle Signals Restoration

Lorain’s FireFish Spectacle Signals Restoration

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
September 23
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Literature & Poetry, Music, Recent Stories, Visual Art

A giant fish paraded through the center of town, floated down the river and set on fire barely scratches the surface of the display at the second annual FireFish festival, which took place last Saturday. The city of Lorain’s downtown and boardwalk areas were transformed into thoroughfares of public art...

Program Cuts Leave Film Students with Questions

Program Cuts Leave Film Students with Questions

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
September 16
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

The Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman Cinema Studies Center for Media Education and Production stands severely understaffed, support for senior capstones has been pulled and tensions between the Cinema Studies program and the College administration forecast a potentially bleak future for a program that ...

Fred Wilson Intervenes at AMAM Sculpture Court

Fred Wilson Intervenes at AMAM Sculpture Court

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
September 9
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Visual Art

This year, everyone who walks through the front doors of the Allen Memorial Art Museum will be confronted by an unexpected sight. The King Sculpture Court is full of imposing, broken statues. They may look like something from another time and place, but they have really come from nowhere farther than ...

Feature Photo: Back to School Improv Xtravaganza

Feature Photo: Back to School Improv Xtravaganza

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
September 2
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories

Student group Primitive Streak performs at the first improv event of the year, Back to School Improv Xtravaganza. The show also featured The Sunshine Scouts, Neurotic Fiction and Kid Business, who all took to the stage Thursday night at the Cat in the Cream.

Under One Sun Catches Lightning

Under One Sun Catches Lightning

Daniel Markus, Staff Writer
September 2
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

It’s been a long day of recording and before I’ve even managed to get out my list of questions for our interview, Jamey Haddad, professor of Advanced Improvisation and Percussion at Oberlin Conservatory, beckons me and the other members of his band over, holding a small container of an off-white...

Children’s Shakespeare Project Brings ‘Hamlet’ to Wilder Main

Children’s Shakespeare Project Brings ‘Hamlet’ to Wilder Main

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
May 6
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

This year may mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, but the Oberlin Children’s Shakespeare Project has set out to make his plays young again. On Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in Wilder Main, the OCSP’s cast of elementary and middle school students will be performing Hamlet, dir...

Feature Photo: Dandelion Romp

Feature Photo: Dandelion Romp

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
April 29
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music

College first-year Adam Work, Conservatory first-year Daphne Pickens and College senior Arthur Davis of the group Wallaby Darned play a lively tune for dancers at Hales Gymnasium. The 17th annual Dandelion Romp contra dance festival kicked off Friday with a workshop for beginners. Providing blistering...

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