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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...

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

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

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