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Taylor Musgroves self portrait for the @nkusocial Instagram account.

SOTA artist discusses recent projects

Kiley Steiner , Contributor April 18, 2021

Noelle Stevenson. Mel Springer. These names may not be familiar to some, but for Senior Visual Communication Design (VCD) Major Taylor Musgrove they serve as inspiration for her own artwork.  Musgrove...

ART 317 student Kaila Hicks brings greenery inside to practice studio photography.

NKUsocial Instagram serves as unique place for student artists to share work

Kiley Steiner , Contributor April 18, 2021

Assistant Professor of Photography Rachael Banks has created a unique space for the students at Northern Kentucky University who take her ART 317 class: Web and Social Media for Artists to share their...

Buried Child, Mamma Mia! moved to next year

Buried Child, Mamma Mia! moved to next year

The shows were previously canceled by SOTA faculty
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor April 3, 2020
The School of the Arts announced Friday that the previously canceled mainstage productions “Buried Child” and “Mamma Mia!” will now be performed next school year.
SOTA Stream keeps the music flowing despite campus closure

SOTA Stream keeps the music flowing despite campus closure

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor March 28, 2020

In the midst of social distancing, SOTA faculty and staff began brainstorming ways to encourage others to stay creative. In addition to virtual open mics and virtual coffee hours, SOTA Stream, an ongoing...

SOTA: All events, including mainstages and Henry shows, canceled

SOTA: All events, including mainstages and Henry shows, canceled

Tickets can be exchanged by contacting SOTA's box office
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor March 19, 2020
NKU’s School of the Arts has canceled all mainstage shows, according to an official statement by the department. All art exhibitions and concerts by the music department are also canceled. Student-run plays in the Henry Konstantinow Theatre were canceled last Friday. 
Spring Theatre Preview

Spring Theatre Preview

Northerner Staff February 19, 2020

The theatre is meant to be a reflection of society. Good theater makes us laugh, cry or shout—but above all, it makes us think about the world we live in. NKU's School of the Arts comes together to...

Some cast members rehearsing a scene in 26 Pebbles.

Henry play ’26 Pebbles’ reflects on Sandy Hook

Andrea Rinck, Contributor February 19, 2020

“26 Pebbles,” a play about the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting, will run in the Henry Konstantinow Theater from Feb. 24 - 26. On Dec. 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook...

The sailors of HMS Pinafore gather around their captain in a number.

‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ sets sail in the Corbett Theatre

The legendary comic opera comes to NKU for the first time
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor February 19, 2020

Dancing, comedy and forbidden love can be found on the H.M.S. Pinafore, which drops anchor in the Corbett Theatre on Feb. 21.  “H.M.S. Pinafore” is an operetta written by Arthur Sullivan and...

“Mamma Mia!” comes to NKU’s Corbett Theatre

“Mamma Mia!” comes to NKU’s Corbett Theatre

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor February 19, 2020

Here we go again—NKU’s School of the Arts is performing the hit musical “Mamma Mia!” this spring. With the rights recently released to the public, it may seem like “Mamma Mia!” is dominating...

SOTA’s ‘Buried Child’ reflects on death of American life

SOTA’s ‘Buried Child’ reflects on death of American life

The Pulitzer Prize winning play heads to the Stauss Theatre
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor February 19, 2020

“Buried Child,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning three-act play that reflects on the death of the American dream, is the oddest play of the season, according to junior BFA acting major Trevor Browning. “It’s...

Dance ‘20: Looking at the world differently

Dance ‘20: Looking at the world differently

SOTA’s Dance ‘20 aims to provoke thought in audiences
Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor February 18, 2020

Racism, sexism and abuse are just a few topics students will be bringing to the stage in Dance ‘20. The School of the Arts’ (SOTA) annual dance concert will be held on March 6-7 in the Corbett...

A rehearsal of Eurydice. Costume design by Emmy Kaeppner, props design by Kristen Craven

‘Eurydice’ puts new spin on old tale

The newest Henry play brings a Greek myth into the modern era
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor February 10, 2020
How difficult is it to write music so beautiful that it could open the gates of hell? Ask Matthew Nassida, director of the Henry Konstantinow Theatre’s latest play “Eurydice.”
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