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Concert Exemplifies Collaboration in Face of Disaster

Concert Exemplifies Collaboration in Face of Disaster

Julia Peterson, Arts and Culture Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

In the wake of the two major hurricanes that have impacted the mainland United States over the past few weeks, communities across the nation have rallied to provide support to those affected. Friday night, students from Oberlin Conservatory joined with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Institute of ...

Safia Elhillo Delivers Sharp, Candid Poetry Performance

Ananya Gupta, Arts and Culture Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

“As usual, I was thinking about race; I wrote a poem.” said Sudanese-American performance poet Safia Elhillo as she delivered her sassy wit in a soothing voice last Friday at the Cat in the Cream. Author of the full-length poetry collection The January Children, Elhillo is an acclaimed slam poet who ...

Successful King Adaptation “It” Combines Horror, Heart

Christian Bolles, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

It’s the great cinematic whodunit of the past few years: who killed mainstream horror? Despite critical darlings from breakout directors like David Eggers (The Witch), Jennifer Kent (The Babadook), and David Robert Mitchell (It Follows) — all independent films that scored modest, unimpressive box of...

Oberlin Alum Explores Family, Food, Humanity in Memoir

Oberlin Alum Explores Family, Food, Humanity in Memoir

Jaris Owens

September 15, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Recent Stories

In his new book Heavy: An American Memoir, Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi, Kiese Laymon, OC ’98, discusses his “family’s relationship to food, sexual violence, and weight.” Heavy explores Laymon’s interpretation of the lessons he learned a...

On the Record with Robert Spano, OC ’84

On the Record with Robert Spano, OC ’84

Interview by Kate Fishman

September 15, 2017


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Professor of Conducting Robert Spano, OC ’84, delivered the Convocation on Thursday night, a moderated Q&A session with Dean of the Conservatory, Andrea Kalyn. Spano is currently in his 17th season as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which has won six Grammy awards under his leader...

Faculty Recital Demonstrates Variety, Virtuosity

Ivan Aidun, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Music

The Oberlin Conservatory’s reputation for virtuosic faculty was thoroughly upheld Saturday night, when Associate Professor of Flute Alexa Still and pianist Allie Su performed three 20th century pieces in Kulas Recital Hall. The recital opened with Sonata in A Minor, Op. 34, by the late Romantic Am...

Peanut Sauce Film Project Explores Thai Education System

Peanut Sauce Film Project Explores Thai Education System

Ivan Aidun, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

The Peanut Sauce Project 2560, a documentary project with an eye toward the education system in Thailand and the marginalized groups within it, presented three documentaries in the Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space Friday night. The project was organized by double-degree fifth-year Thanisa D...

New Technologies Foster Improved Sensory Experience at Museums

Katie Lucey, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

For thousands of years, museums have existed as the sole repositories of certain kinds of knowledge and culture. However, in this era of technological innovation and change, the sum of nearly all human knowledge, history, and widespread information can be accessed on the internet. Despite the leaps mad...

Sketch Comedy Troupes Deliver Lighthearted Performances

Sketch Comedy Troupes Deliver Lighthearted Performances

Russell Jaffe, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Comedy, Recent Stories

Sketch comedy is a rare treat at Oberlin, but last weekend not just one but two sketch comedy troupes performed at the Cat in the Cream. On Friday night, Oberlin’s newest sketch comedy group; the self-styled “most innovative sketch comedy group on campus,” Doobie Ingenuity, gave a spirited perf...

On the Record with Andria Derstine, AMAM Director

On the Record with Andria Derstine, AMAM Director

Julia Peterson, Arts and Culture Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Andria Derstine is the John G. W. Cowles Director of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, which celebrates its centennial season this year. Derstine, a graduate of Harvard University and the New York University Institute of Fine Arts, is leading the museum into its next 100 years, beginning with centennial ...

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