The Northerner

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...

The jury draws a verdict

Jeremy Jackson & William Fisher

March 31, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life

It’s not very often Northern Kentucky University’s art gallery promotes such an assorted grouping of student art — ranging from heroic in nature, to the very macabre and surreal. The galleries -- located on the third floor of the Fine Arts Center -- are showcasing the Annual Juried Student...

Pattinson proves more than a vampire

Lauren Becker

March 23, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

Remember Me is the tale of two young adults looking to find their way in life, yet forever haunted by the deaths in their past. For Ally, she lost her mom to murder and Tyler was forced to say goodbye to his brother who took his own life. In a bet, the two wind up together but like most coming-...

Are you a film buff?

Kyle Sebree

March 1, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

he Norse Film Society is a little-known organization on campus. The group, which was started by Austin Dressman and Stephanie Mathena, is also a very organized group. There is a sense of passion involved with the members, who attend the weekly meetings regularly. Every Thursday at 3:00 p.m. in...

Two more days of Colored Museum

Kyle Sebree

March 1, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life

The current play being shown in Corbett Theatre will be ending after Sunday. The Colored Museum, which is a racial satire, is directed by faculty member Brian Robertson. If you haven’t had a chance to see the play yet the final dates are February 27 and 28. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. with single...

Shutter Island in theatres now

Kyle Sebree

March 1, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

“Martin Scorsese has fear to evoke, and he does it with many notes,” says Roger Ebert, of the Chicago Sun-Times. See a film that critics across the country unanimously agree is brilliant. Leonardo DiCaprio stars in a thrilling suspense brought to you by legendary film-maker, Martin Scorsese. For info...

Ani DiFranco at the Madison Theater

Kyle Sebree

March 1, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life

For NKU students looking to enjoy some quality music locally, well-known singer-songwriter, Ani DiFranco, will be playing at the Madison Theater in Covington, Kentucky on Saturday February 27th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $28. For further information, call 859-291-2233 or visit Mad Hatter's MySpace page at ww...

“The Art of the Possible” screening

Kyle Sebree

March 1, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

The Otto Budig Theater will be hosting a free screening of the documentary, “The Art of the Possible,” on March 2, at 6:30 p.m. The film, created by Ohio University professor, Dr. Lynn Harter, provides a glimpse into the reality of care for cancer patients. Contact the University Center for further...

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,...

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