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Field Crafts Sensitive Production of ‘Lucretia’

Field Crafts Sensitive Production of ‘Lucretia’

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
November 20
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

Editor’s Note: This article discusses sexual violence and suicide. At the end of the opera The Rape of Lucretia, which the Oberlin Opera Theater and the Contemporary Music Ensemble presented on Nov. 11, 13, 14 and 15, the Female Chorus kneels by Lucretia’s side and mourns her death; Lucretia h...

As Resources Grow, Studio B Seeks Greater Visibility

As Resources Grow, Studio B Seeks Greater Visibility

Luke Nikkanen
November 13
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

Located adjacent to WOBC on the third floor of Wilder Hall, Studio B is a small yet rapidly growing music radio station intent on expanding its role within the Oberlin community. It functions both as a performance space — the weekly show Live from Studio B features sets by student bands — and a pl...

ODC Builds Imaginitive Spaces for Dance

Molly Gorin and Sam Ferguson
November 6
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features

Art needs space. Never was this clearer than in 1971, when aspiring Oberlin Dance majors petitioned the administration for the use of Warner Main, at the time, an underused gymnasium. The Dance department was coming into the academic world, and the developing department needed faculty, dance studios a...

Oberlin Inter-Arts Program of ’70s Created Collaborative Environment

Alana Reibstein and Zoe Martens
November 6
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features

In the 1970s, anti-war protests inspired a surge of change and a call for action at Oberlin College. Under President Robert Fuller’s leadership, the Inter-Arts Program emerged, a program committed to approaching artistic creation and performance through multiple mediums. The program’s mission statement...

Eosphoros, Durham Organize Villainous Halloween Showcase

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
November 6
Filed under ARTS, Features, Theater & Film

During the opening act of Oberlin Musical Theater Association’s Villains Showcase, presented last Friday and Saturday in a Kahn Hall lounge, College junior Julia Redden threw open the doors of the closet she was hiding in and began belting “Miss Baltimore Crabs” from the musical Hairspray. As ...

Writer-in-Residence Tackles African Diaspora, German Identity Through Film

L. Schumann
October 30
Filed under ARTS, Features, Theater & Film

Branwen Okpako, the Max Kade German Writer-in-Residence for fall 2015, first became friends with Auma Obama when they both attended the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. When Auma Obama’s half-brother, Barack Obama, began his presidential campaign, Okpako used this opportunity to m...

Roots Residency Brings Punch Brothers Back to Campus

Sam Rueckert, Staff Writer
October 9
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

In a Bibbins Hall classroom, Punch Brothers banjoist Noam Pikelny and singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan sat amid the muffled sounds of various instruments and voices echoing through the hallway. “[There’s] something very inspiring about being in the confines of a building like this [and] seeing...

Hong’s Language Gives Poetic Sound New Meaning

Louise Edwards, Arts editor
October 9
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry

Cathy Park Hong, OC ’98, opened the first poetry reading sponsored by the Creative Writing department last Friday with “Roles,” the first piece from her book Dance Dance Revolution. “Opal o opus, / behole, neon hibiscus bloom beacons! / ‘Tan Lotion Tanya’ billboard . . . she / your lucent...

Dance Diaspora Perform to Horace Silver

Dance Diaspora Perform to Horace Silver

Michelle Chu
October 9
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music, Recent Stories

During Alumni Reunion Weekend, Dance Diaspora performers and jazz musicians showed off their creative skills with their performance of Horace Silver: Song For My Father & Other Matters Pertaining to the Heart. Alumni Kevin Louis, OC ’99, on trumpet, Shea Pierre, OC ’14, on piano, Josh Moton, O...

Zadie Smith Lectures on Ethics of Writing

Zadie Smith Lectures on Ethics of Writing

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
October 2
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry, Recent Stories

Renowned novelist, essayist and author of short stories Zadie Smith met with loud applause from an audience in Finney Chapel at the beginning of her convocation Tuesday evening. “You don’t know what I’m going to say yet. You might hate it,” Smith responded. Yet clearly many audience members had...

Transnational Classes Unify Dance Department

Transnational Classes Unify Dance Department

Rebecca Cohen
September 25
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Recent Stories

The creaky floorboards of Warner Center’s first-floor hallway rarely respond to the fresh footsteps of a new Dance professor on their way to inhabit a vacated desk. But this year, Dance Department Chair Ann Cooper Albright welcomed Associate Dance Professor Alysia Ramos as a new addition to the d...

Songwriters Benefit from New Exco, Club

Songwriters Benefit from New Exco, Club

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
September 25
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

College sophomore Lilah Drafts-Johnson cradled her guitar as she prepared to perform for an audience at the Cat in the Cream last Friday. Before singing, she told the crowd she’d be performing her favorite original song, but that it was unlike many of her other pieces, which share similarities with...

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