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Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry
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Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry

Overlooking Los Angeles’ Echo Park is the statue “The Queen of Angels,” which became the inspiration for Lydia Ainsworth’s new record, Darling of the Afterglow. Ainsworth, a Torontonian electro-pop singer, released her album on March 31. She recorded the album in the same Toronto studio where she made her 2014 debut album, Right from Real….

Senior arts spotlight: Soobin Choi delves into graphic design
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Senior arts spotlight: Soobin Choi delves into graphic design

Inspired by her artistic relatives, Soobin Choi ’18 first started drawing in middle school. In high school, she began taking art classes to hone her skills. She created charcoal drawings as well as oil, acrylic and mixed-media paintings. Originally determined to study architecture in college, Choi showed an early creative streak, but also a desire…

Miller Shor and Richard Graham star in Venus in Fur
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Miller Shor and Richard Graham star in Venus in Fur

In an all-student show produced by Emily Nadel ’18 and Carter D’Angelo ’17, Miller Shor ’19 and Richard Graham ’19 performed in David Ives’ Venus in Fur on Sept. 8 and 9. Shor and Graham were a dynamic pairing, playing rich and intricate characters as if they were made for these roles. The play begins…

Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry
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Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry

Overlooking Los Angeles’ Echo Park is the statue “The Queen of Angels,” which became the inspiration for Lydia Ainsworth’s new record, Darling of the Afterglow. Ainsworth, a Torontonian electro-pop singer, released her album on March 31. She recorded the album in the same Toronto studio where she made her 2014 debut album, Right from Real….

Modern and irreverent, Vietgone explores the meaning of “home”
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Modern and irreverent, Vietgone explores the meaning of “home”

Fantastic show. Unless naughty language bothers you — then Vietgone probably isn’t for you. The play by Qui Nguyen is a potty-mouthed, hilarious and poignant reimagining of the real-life love story between the playwright’s parents, who met in the 1970s at an Arkansas camp for refugees of the Vietnam War. Mark Valdez directs the play,…

Waxahatchee opens for The New Pornographers at First Avenue
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Waxahatchee opens for The New Pornographers at First Avenue

What’s kitty-corner from the Target Center, covered in silver stars and arguably the coolest scene in downtown Minneapolis? FIRST AVENUE. The signage is unmistakable: bold capital letters against a background design like the staff lines of sheet music. On Tuesday, April 18, the dark Mainroom venue is well-packed by 8:00 p.m., when the opener, Waxahatchee,…

Fashion Week Minnesota continues with Envision
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Fashion Week Minnesota continues with Envision

Fashion Week Minnesota (FWMN) kicked off its week-long series of events Friday, April 21 at the Machine Shop Minneapolis with the Envision fashion show. FWMN is a semi-annual event that brings together artists involved in the Minnesota fashion industry. The show highlights many different members of the industry, including designers, stylists, makeup artists, musicians, visual…

Macalester Chorale and Concert Choir perform Mozart: Requiem
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Macalester Chorale and Concert Choir perform Mozart: Requiem

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, the Macalester Chorale and Macalester Concert Choir performed Mozart: Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and also featured the premiere of “The Ghost’s Story,” a piece by Dominick DiOrio (b. 1984). The event drew quite the crowd; Mairs Concert Hall quickly filled up with the overflow room being put to…

Art and activism that heals: A talk with Ricardo Levine Morales
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Art and activism that heals: A talk with Ricardo Levine Morales

Wearing a soft green shirt and amused expression, Ricardo Levine Morales greeted Macalester students for “Art as Activism and Medicine,” an event organized by Adelante!, the Art and Art History departments, the Department of Multicultural Life and the Sustainability Office on Monday. The students sat facing a ring of posters that were the bullseye of…

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Asian Pacific Awareness showcase creates cultural bridges

April is Asian Pacific Awareness (APA) Month at Macalester. This past Sunday, we were lucky to be presented with a cultural feast that included dance pieces, traditional folk songs, storytelling, poetry, fashion show and tongue twister. The showcase represented Asian cultures including those found in Pakistan, Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, India, Singapore and the Philippines….

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