The Northerner

Loot: a review

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 29, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

As the audience takes their seats, their attention is directed to the stage where they are greeted with an image of death — a coffin splashed in red lighting and surrounded with plastic flowers. As the play begins, the audience watches a nurse drag a giant black shroud that covers most of the set off...

Loot:The Students’ Take

Roxanna Blevins

September 22, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

A committee in NKU’s Theater Department made a decision in March that would affect the lives of theater students at NKU. The committee chose the plays that would be performed at NKU for the 2010/2011 season. “They try to choose plays that challenge students in new ways,” said Loot Director Mar...

Loot: The Director’s Cut

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 22, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Lock your money away and keep an eye on your wallets. The Northern Kentucky University Department of Theatre and Dance opens its theater season with “Loot,” a play about two young thieves facing a crisis involving a police inspector, a coffin, a body, a questionable nurse and loot. “Loot”...

More than pretty pictures

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 1, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

During a time when the virtual world, computers and the Internet are on every one’s minds, it is nice to return to something a little more physical and tactile such as collage. Collage involves assembling various objects and forms to create a new piece, and NKU has tapped into that vein with the new...

Noise Pollution in stereo

Jeremy Jackson

April 14, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

In a small room that manages to beat out the size of a closet by just a few feet, LPs adhere to the walls as decorative relics — a throwback to the heyday of turntables and a musical inception that transformed the world. Trendy concert leaflets hang close by to reinforce the rock “vibe” the studio...

Will play music for money

Jeremy Jackson

April 8, 2010


Filed under Campus Arts

The Northern Kentucky University Jazz Ensemble participates in a variety of on-campus performances every semester. But, for the past three years, the band has kept its instruments tuned and rhythm section at the ready in order to headline its local Blues Festival each spring. The festival, which showcases...

Nine years and still poignant

Jeremy Jackson

April 7, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Opinions, Viewpoints

Wine, decadent food and titillating conversation are the subjects of Northern Kentucky University’s latest production: Omnium Gatherum. The play is a two-hour ride by way of running discourse—but more closely resembles acrimony—covering the breadth of our nation’s hot topics: U.S. enslavement...

Newest play conveys our past

Betina Kemker

February 24, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

The newest production of Northern Kentucky University’s Theatre Deparment is part social commentary and part history lesson. The Colored Museum opened with a group of college-aged students watching the results of the 2008 presidential election. During their celebration over President Barack Obama...

Celebrating Black History

Jeremy Jackson

February 24, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, News

The United States has long been regarded as the ultimate melting pot, a tremendous vat by which large throngs of race, culture and religion were once assembled to form a homogeneous clump devoid of the spirit and history that defines a people. But since 1926, the month of February has sought to dismantle...

An Enchanted World

Vern Hockney

February 10, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Students at Northern Kentucky University hustle from class to class everyday -- talking, laughing, smoking, engrossed in their own world. Few take the time to really examine what is around them on campus, especially the art. But, NKU is full of art. Every turn confronts students with a new mural, picture,...

Kicking some brass

Jeremy Jackson

January 20, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

She’s been playing the trumpet for more than half her life. From orchestral transcriptions, to Tejano, a traditional hybrid of country and Mexican music— the 35-year-old has crisscrossed the United States with some of North America’s most prestigious brass bands—performing everything from jazz...

Exploring the art of film

Brandon Barb

January 13, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

The power of film is so much more than sitting in a theater for a few hours, then getting up and driving home. With the power to change, to evoke emotion, to cause fear, to make you laugh and cry — film can do much more than the average moviegoer realizes. For the Norse Film Society’s Co-president Aus...

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