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Jazz Collective Makes Friends in Beijing

Jazz Collective Makes Friends in Beijing

Terry Hsieh
February 11, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music

Improvisation was, and always has been, one of those things in life that never came easily to me. As a jazz musician, I always struggle against the urge to solidify everything that ever comes to mind before I get up onstage to play. But if jazz music can teach us anything about life, then improvisation,...

Super Blown: The Super Halftime Show Disappoints Yet Again

James Blankenship, Sports Editor
February 11, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Every time the overhyped monstrosity that is Super Bowl week graces us with its presence, a nation is left wondering, “Can this halftime show really be worse than last year’s?” In the last five years, a spectacle that has become more celebrated than several national holidays (I’m talking to you,...

An Epic Eight-Bit ’Sco Show

Kara Brooks, Staff Writer
December 11, 2009
Filed under ARTS, Music

Saturday, Dec. 5 began as a day of no distinguishable significance. It was not Halloween, it was not the first weekend back from a break, nor was it the last Saturday of the semester. It was an ordinary Saturday night, but many Oberlin students decided to forget their workloads and let the good times...

WhiteFlag Project Opens Dialogue

Elise Shulman-Reed, Staff Writer
December 11, 2009
Filed under ARTS, Music

Although the Israelis and Palestinians continue to fight in the Middle East, WhiteFlag Project, a musical group composed of both Israelis and Palestinians, showed that music trumps violence during its visit to Oberlin on Dec. 8. According to its website, “WhiteFlag Project is a core group of Arab...

Moffitt Woos Feve Crowd

Will Roane, Staff Writer
December 11, 2009
Filed under ARTS, Music

The stars in the Oberlin sky shone brightly onto a chilly South Main Street on Sunday as jazz vocalist Nina Moffitt, OC ’09, set up her amplifier to play a special show with Feveband at The Feve. After sorting through some feedback from her microphone, she and Feveband played two diverse and radiant...

Aakash Mittal and Feveband Push Jazz Boundaries

Will Roane, Staff Writer
December 4, 2009
Filed under ARTS, Music

Under the dim illumination of a bare lightbulb in the corner of the bar upstairs at The Feve on Sunday, Nov. 22, Feveband and special guest saxophonist Aakash Mittal began their first set with an erratic melody, jerking and bobbing to the rhythms as fingers flew to get to the notes on time. Throughout...

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