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On the Record with Tom Knific, Jazz Bassist

On the Record with Tom Knific, Jazz Bassist

Jake Frankenfield

April 24, 2015


Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Tom Knific is a bassist, composer and professor of double bass and jazz guitar at Western Michigan University. His four albums, Home Bass, Siena, Lines of Influence and The Muse, have all received critical acclaim. Knific visited Oberlin last week to teach a masterclass and perform alongside the Perform...

On the Record with Claire Chase, MacArthur Fellow

On the Record with Claire Chase, MacArthur Fellow

Jake Frankenfield

April 10, 2015


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Claire Chase, OC ’01, is a world-renowned contemporary flautist. The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal have described her as “the young star of the modern flute” and “a rare combination of grace and guts”, respectively. She is a MacArthur Fellow and a cofounder of the International Con...

On the Record with Andy Statman, Mandolinist and Clarinetist

On the Record with Andy Statman, Mandolinist and Clarinetist

Sam Rueckert, Staff Writer

March 13, 2015


Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Andy Statman, a highly praised mandolinist and clarinetist who hails from New York City, works with a variety of musical genres, including American folk, klezmer and jazz. He has released over two dozen studio albums and received recognition for his work in the field, including a National Heritage Fel...

On the Record with Pixar’s Nicole Grindle

Bri DiMonda

March 6, 2015


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Nicole Grindle has worked as a production manager at Pixar for the past 25 years and collaborated on films like A Bug’s Life, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Toy Story 3 and Monster’s University. She came to the Apollo Theatre on Friday as part of Oberlin’s “Creativity and Leadership Speakers S...

On the Record with Keith Myers of Dear White People

On the Record with Keith Myers of Dear White People

Danny Evans, Arts Editor

February 20, 2015


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Wednesday night, the Apollo Theatre screened Justin Simien’s lauded satirical drama Dear White People, which focuses on the experiences of Black students at an Ivy League university. The Review spoke on the phone with Keith Myers, who played the relatively small but crucial role of “Black Mitch” ...

On the Record: Tim Page, Acclaimed Music Critic and Visiting Scholar

On the Record: Tim Page, Acclaimed Music Critic and Visiting Scholar

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor

February 13, 2015


Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Pulitzer Prize–winning music critic and editor Tim Page, the visiting scholar-in-residence for the spring semester, is teaching the Advanced Music Criticism class for both College and Conservatory students this semester. His musical background propelled him into a fruitful journalism career, writing for...

On the Record with Caroline Jackson-Smith

Danny Evans, Arts Editor

February 6, 2015


Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record, Theater & Film

Over Winter Term, Caroline Jackson-Smith, professor of Africana Studies and Theater, directed Dessa Rose, a musical about slavery in the antebellum South. Dessa Rose follows a long line of politically and socially conscious plays that Jackson-Smith has put on at and outside of Oberlin. The Rev...

On the Record with Bad Writing Organizers Srijit Ghosh and Paris Gravely

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor

December 12, 2014


Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, On the Record

College seniors Paris Gravely and Srijit Ghosh joined forces to organize a celebratory weekend of poetry titled Bad Writing, in which they brought poets Jaswinder Bolina, Tarfia Faizullah and Richard Siken to campus. The two Creative Writing majors shared their experiences in putting together the stu...

On the Record with Kestrel Felt and Olivia de Toma, Pericles Stage Managers

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor

December 5, 2014


Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Theater & Film

This week, the Review sat down with Pericles stage manager and College junior Kestrel Felt and assistant stage manager and College sophomore Olivia de Toma to discuss their involvement in the upcoming adapted main stage production of Shakespeare’s Pericles. They were excited to share news about tr...

On the Record with Founders of New Campus Zine ‘Treasures’

Colin Roshak, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

This week, College juniors Sadie Oliver-Grey and Katalina Cabrera spoke with the Review about their new zine publication, “Treasures.”Afterasuccessfulfirst printing, Oliver-Grey and Cabrera are on the lookout for fresh creative talent and welcome submissions in the effort to expand and develop thei...

On the Record with Hinton Collection Curators

On the Record with Hinton Collection Curators

Tristan Cimini

November 7, 2014


Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Theater & Film

This week, David Berger and Holly Maxson, co-curators of the Milton J. and Mona C. Hinton Collection, visited Oberlin to discuss the current exhibit of legendary bassist and photographer Milt Hinton’s photography at the Allen Memorial Art Museum. Executors of Hinton’s estate also donated four of ...

On the Record with Gregory Walker, Classical Violinist

Colin Roshak

October 31, 2014


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Violinist Gregory Walker is visiting this week to work with the Oberlin Orchestra as it prepares “Poeme for Violin and Orchestra,” a piece composed by his father, George Walker, OC ’41. Walker spoke to the Review about his career as a violinist and his relationship with his father. Colin Roshak: Could you...

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