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Ness Nite’s dreamlike music comes to 7th Street Entry
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Ness Nite’s dreamlike music comes to 7th Street Entry

When Ness Nite came to 7th Street Entry on March 23, the crowd that received her couldn’t help but release to the motion and emotion that has propelled her art. Shoulders swayed, booties dropped, smiles spread and even photographers were singing the words to her songs. It was as empowering as it was liberating. Confident,…

Navigating between two cultures with humor in “Familiar”
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Navigating between two cultures with humor in “Familiar”

“Familiar” is the latest play by Macalester alumna Danai Gurira ’01, who is known for her roles in “Black Panther” and “The Walking Dead.” The play, which is currently showing at the Guthrie, is the tale of a Zimbabwean-American family’s struggle with personal trauma and cultural identity. Marvelous (Perri Gaffney) and Donald (Harvy Blanks) left…

Play Preview: “Dirk and Others Still With Us”
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Play Preview: “Dirk and Others Still With Us”

Last year, as senior theatre major Anna Brujin ’18 was thinking about potential subjects for her capstone, the theme of family kept coming back to her. She knew she would be curating a play for the stage, so she considered the relationships and connections within families and storytelling. The resulting piece, “Dirk and Others Still…

Hatakeyama photographs tsunami aftermath in “Tracing the Future”
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Hatakeyama photographs tsunami aftermath in “Tracing the Future”

“Tracing the Future,” shown in John B. Davis Lecture Hall on Sunday, March 4, chronicles the works of acclaimed Japanese photographer and artist Naoya Hatakeyama. Following the 2011 Tohoku tsunami, which caused the death of Hatakeyama’s mother and destroyed his hometown of Rikuzentakata, he returned and took seven years of photographs — eight thousand frames….

Student band The Red Whisk cooks up grocery store jams
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Student band The Red Whisk cooks up grocery store jams

From bluesy ballads to upbeat country songs, songwriting duo The Red Whisk places grocery stores in a whole new light for their listeners. Miriam Moore-Keish ’19 and Kavya Shetty ’19 formed The Red Whisk this past January and decided to write songs exclusively about grocery stores, setting it apart from the average band. So far,…

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24 Frames Per Second: A preview of the 90th Academy Awards

The Academy Awards. The Oscars. The Tinseltown Treats. Whatever you may call them, the biggest awards show of the year is upon us, and boy, is it competitive. 2017 was a great year in film and the nominees definitely reflect this. There are many strong competitors, from dramas to comedies to acts of pure fantasy….

New visual language of Laure Prouvost fascinates Walker audience
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New visual language of Laure Prouvost fascinates Walker audience

It was almost inevitable for French conceptual artist Laure Prouvost to explore the intricate nature of language in her art. Having moved to London after high school to study design and the arts, she speaks both English and French fluently; yet, as she explained at the opening of her Walker exhibition “They Are Waiting For…

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Ball Park Music puts you in a “Good Mood”

Of all the things that bring joy to a music listener’s heart, few do it better than honest, sincere artistic expression. And that’s exactly what Ball Park Music did on “Good Mood”, the aptly titled fifth offering from the Brisbane quintet that some have hailed as the defining Aussie band of this generation. Not 18…

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