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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 ...

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 ...

On the Record with Guillermo Arriaga and Liz Schultz

On the Record with Guillermo Arriaga and Liz Schultz

Interview by Julia Peterson, Arts and Culture Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Guillermo Arriaga is the President and Curator of the Museum of Hispanic and Latino Cultures of Lorain, the only Hispanic and Latino museum in Ohio. Currently a traveling museum, the MHLC preserves artifacts and hosts exhibits in communities throughout the state. Liz Schultz is the Executive Director of the ...

Solarity’s “Atlantis” Returns to All-Student Roots

Solarity’s “Atlantis” Returns to All-Student Roots

Victoria Garber and Julia Peterson

May 5, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music

Solarity has thrown the largest student-run event on campus every semester and will be back tonight in the Heisman Club Field House. This semester’s Atlantis theme will offer a ship-furnished, aquatic feel, and organizers have brought the event back to its student-centered roots with an impressive s...

Second-Person Prevails in Pagel’s Occult, Political Poetry

Second-Person Prevails in Pagel’s Occult, Political Poetry

Julia Peterson, Production editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry

There is something haunting about Caryl Pagel’s poetry — and it’s not just the gravestones that frequently appear in her work. Pagel’s writing is heavily steeped in the occult and references to Gothic literature, which she weaves into poetry that is both lyrical and feminist. In addition to h...

Oberlin Alums Pen Enchanting New Musical

Oberlin Alums Pen Enchanting New Musical

Julia Peterson, Production editor

April 28, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Features, Theater & Film

A staged reading of The Enchanted, a new musical comedy in progress by John Kander, OC ’51 — who previously wrote music for Cabaret and Chicago — and prolific playwright and fiction writer Greg Pierce, OC ’00, was performed by a cast of student actors last weekend in the Birenbaum Innovation and Pe...

“for colored girls…” Celebrates, Honors Black Women

“for colored girls…” Celebrates, Honors Black Women

Julia Peterson, Production editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Editor’s note: This article contains references to topics including suicide and sexual assault. Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf, which opened yesterday night in Hall Auditorium, is an evocative production spotlighting the experiences of Bl...

“Colors of Rhythm” Highlights POC Performances

“Colors of Rhythm” Highlights POC Performances

Julia Peterson, Production editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music, Recent Stories

Student artists of color took the stage in Finney Chapel for the 21st annual Colors of Rhythm showcase last Thursday night, showcasing languages, instruments and dance traditions underrepresented in Oberlin classes and campus life. This year, the event featured spoken word performers, singers, OCTai...

Drag Ball Goes to Hell and Back with New Theme, RuPaul Performances

Julia Peterson, Production editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Theater & Film

Drag Ball has been one of Oberlin’s most iconic annual events since the 1980s. A celebration of the queer community and drag performance and culture, Drag Ball will take over the basement of Wilder Hall — encompassing the ’Sco, the Rathskellar and DeCafé — on April 22. This year, Drag Ball...

‘Cendrillon’ Opera Charms with Quips, Fantasy

‘Cendrillon’ Opera Charms with Quips, Fantasy

Julia Peterson, Production Editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Editor’s note: This article contains spoilers. With its production of Cendrillon, Oberlin Opera Theater invites audiences to join them in a world of fantasy, romance and stories that live beyond their pages. In this interpretation of the classic fairytale Cinderella, a score by Jules Massenet and a F...

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