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On the Record with Ana Garcia, Breakdancer

Kiana Mickles
April 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, On the Record

Ana “Rokafella” Garcia is a B-girl who fell in love with breakdancing in the 1990s and danced with hip-hop crews such as the Transformers, the Breeze Team and the New York Float Committee. She co-founded Full Circle Productions with her husband and fellow breaker Kwikstep, where they teach young dan... Read more »

On the Record with Rachel Katz, Electronic Musician

On the Record with Rachel Katz, Electronic Musician

Victoria Albacete, Production Editor
April 8, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Rachel Katz, who makes music as Xuan Rong, is a junior Computer Science major from New York who released her second EP, Bushka, in March. Her first album, Myria, was released in May 2015. She has performed live at Sidewalk Café and Pianos in New York City. The Review sat down with Katz to discuss the ... Read more »

On the Record with Tania Bruguera, activist and artist

On the Record with Tania Bruguera, activist and artist

Jake Frankenfield
April 1, 2016
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Tania Bruguera is a political activist and performance artist hailing from Cuba. Her latest project, #YoTambienExijo (“I Also Demand”), involved the placement of a microphone in the middle of Revolution Square in Havana. The project, which is intended to give any interested person one minute of un... Read more »

On the Record with Active Bird Community

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Active Bird Community formed in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY — a quaint suburb outside New York City — when the band’s members were just 11 years old. Ten years later, the now New York City-based quartet is more active than ever. Its brainy, shoegaze-influenced take on indie rock has earned praise fro... Read more »

On the Record with Francesca Blanchard, Singer-Songwriter

On the Record with Francesca Blanchard, Singer-Songwriter

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
February 12, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

French singer-songwriter Francesca Blanchard has received praise from a number of publications, including Seven Days, for her signature brand of acoustic folk music, which incorporates influences of jazz and rock ’n’ roll. Fresh off her most recent LP, deux visions, released last October, Blancha... Read more »

On the Record with Maria Miranda, Artist and Activist

On the Record with Maria Miranda, Artist and Activist

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Maria Miranda, a reproductive health activist from Cleveland, serves on the NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio board, works at an online reproductive health-oriented publication called RH Reality Check and has worked with other social justice organizations including Greater Cleveland Community Shares and Preterm. She... Read more »

On the Record with Kyle James Hauser, Singer-Songwriter

On the Record with Kyle James Hauser, Singer-Songwriter

Sam Rueckert, Staff Writer
November 20, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Kyle James Hauser is a singer-songwriter, banjoist and guitarist currently based in Louisville, KY. Hauser studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music and has performed at such notable events as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, CMJ Festival in New York and the Toronto International Film Festival. Hau... Read more »

On the Record with Jessica Hopper, Music Critic and Author

On the Record with Jessica Hopper, Music Critic and Author

Isabel Klein and Sophie Kemp
November 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Jessica Hopper is a senior editor at Pitchfork, a featured writer in Best Music Writing 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2011 and a writer at the online magazine Rookie. She inspired music fans at the Cat in the Cream on Thursday, Nov. 5 with a talk on her book, The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Fe... Read more »

On the Record with Jon Fine, OC ’89, Guitarist and Author

On the Record with Jon Fine, OC ’89, Guitarist and Author

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
November 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record, Recent Stories

Jon Fine, OC ’89, released his memoir, Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear) last May to rave reviews. The book explores the rise and fall of the boundarypushing, genre-defining indie rock scene he helped establish during his time with bands like D... Read more »

On the Record with Peter Swendsen, assistant professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts

On the Record with Peter Swendsen, assistant professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts

Mary Fischer, Interviewer
October 9, 2015
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Peter Swendsen joined Oberlin’s TIMARA faculty in 2007 as assistant professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts. Last year he released an album titled Allusions to Seasons and Weather, in which he captured his experiences in Norway almost 10 years ago. Currently serving as the chair of the TIMARA d... Read more »

On the Record with Jinjoo Cho, new teacher of Violin

On the Record with Jinjoo Cho, new teacher of Violin

Mary Fischer
September 4, 2015
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Jinjoo Cho, a violinist from Seoul, South Korea, is joining the Oberlin Conservatory faculty this fall. At age 26, she was the winner of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis after previous successes at the Aspen Music Festival and the Alice Schoenfeld International String Competition. She... Read more »

On the Record with Steve Coleman, saxophonist and composer

On the Record with Steve Coleman, saxophonist and composer

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
May 8, 2015
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Recent Stories

Steve Coleman is a saxophonist, composer and bandleader from Chicago’s South Side. Coleman’s complex style, which emphasizes polyrhythmic meter and unorthodox tonalities, falls outside the realm of categorization. The Review spoke to Coleman on the phone just before his show at the ’Sco Tuesday nigh... Read more »