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Real Estate to play free show at MidPoint Music Festival

Real Estate to play free show at MidPoint Music Festival

John Flaherty, Arts & Life Editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under 2014, A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

The popular indie dream rock band Real Estate will be playing a free happy hour show at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, on the MidPoint Midway Stage at MidPoint Music Festival. This is the first time the Brooklyn-based band has performed live in Cincinnati. “They were a band that we knew was doing reall...

NKU Theatre opens season with Greek tragedy The Bacchae

NKU Theatre opens season with Greek tragedy The Bacchae

Erin Mullins, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Featured Story

The first play of the NKU theatre season opens this Thursday and brings to life a classic Greek tragedy. The Bacchae is the story of Dionysus, the god of wine and revelry, who seeks vengeance upon Pentheus, the king of Thebes and his family. Pentheus has rejected that Dionysus is a god, born to Zeu...

National Geographic photographers to speak at NKU

National Geographic photographers to speak at NKU

September 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Pictures of endangered species have decorated campus recently as previews of the work of two National Geographic photographers: Michael “Nick” Nichols and Joel Sartore. Eleven of the 12 photos displayed on campus buildings like Steely Library, Nunn Hall and the Fine Arts Center are Sartore’s. The largest work, th...

NKU students sell their art at ‘Yart sale’

NKU students sell their art at ‘Yart sale’

John Flaherty, Arts & Life Editor

September 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

NKU students and other local artists were able to sell their art to the public on Sept. 13 during the Campbell County Public Library’s first Yart sale, a yard sale-style event designed to introduce library patrons to local artists. “I was appointed to contact local artists in the area universit...

Theatre class promotes practice over teaching

Theatre class promotes practice over teaching

Lizzie Kibler

September 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

“It’s the Fine Arts building’s best kept secret,” stage manager Katarina Anhofer said. This secret is Studio 307, also known as the 307 Series, which is a completely student-run series of stage productions tucked quietly away in Fine Arts’ room 307. The cast, director, and stage managers ...

Fall theatre line-up kicks into high gear with casting

Matt Hepner, Contributor

September 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Auditions for this semester’s theatre productions kicked off on Aug. 19, with callbacks and castings wrapping up this week. Building off of successful shows from last year such as “Legally Blonde: The Musical” and “Arabian Nights” the stage is set for a successful semester for the theatre departm...

Artworks hires NKU youth and talent to help paint mural

Artworks hires NKU youth and talent to help paint mural

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

August 28, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Last Thursday, the Newport Aquarium unveiled the more than 300-foot-long and 33-foot-tall shark wall mural. While a large group helped to complete the work, several of the hands that put paint to the wall belonged to NKU students. Jenna Webster, a freshman graphic design major and media informatics minor, wa...

Theatre department demonstrates its love of the stage with this season’s lineup

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

August 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

The theatre department has been involved in meetings for months getting ready to bring three different productions to the stage this fall semester. “If you’ve never given NKU theater and dance a try, if you’ve never come out to one of our productions this is a great season to give us a try,”...

Storyteller said stories spread the truth

Shelby Rodgers, Contributing writer

May 1, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life

The Honors Program hosted renowned author Julia Alvarez to speak to a crowd of around 100 people April 25, about the importance of reading and storytelling. Julia Alvarez, author of “A Wedding in Haiti,” spoke to a crowd including President Geoffrey Mearns, NKU students and high school students alik...

New art exhibitions opening this week, dreaming of change

Shelby Rogers, Contributing writer

February 12, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Two new exhibitions will be coming to the NKU Art Galleries on Feb. 14. They will display art in two exhibitions created by current students, NKU alumnae, as well as regional artists. One of the featured exhibitions is curated by Saad Ghosn, Ph.D., an activist for peace and justice as well as a professor...

New resolution asks for late access to Fine Arts

Claire Higgins, News editor

February 29, 2012


Filed under News

The Student Government Association is working towards the potential for All Card access after-hours in the Fine Arts Building, but some senators question why the resolution doesn’t include all buildings on campus. The resolution, presented by Sen. April Landry Feb. 27, requests Northern Kentucky...

One stage. Three plays. Ten days.: Y.E.S. Festival showcases student talent

Chuck Heffner

April 6, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Three new plays will have their world premier in the 15th Biennial Y.E.S. Festival. Held every two years by the Northern Kentucky University Department of Theatre and Dance, the Year End Series Festival will be held at the Corbett Theater from April 7-17. “Monstrous Beauty” by Karla Jennings, “...

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