The Northerner

NKU’s “Cinderella” shines

Chuck Heffner

February 23, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Northern Kentucky University's magical production of "Cinderella" swept the audience off its feet. Ken Jones’ adaptation of the 1957 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical wowed a sold-out audience Friday at NKU’s Corbett Theatre. Jones’ two-act production alternated wildly between beauty, comedy and...

A lesson from a bird’s-eye view

Shawn Buckenmeyer

February 16, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

They soar high above telephone lines, the traffic on the road, and the streams of people walking beneath them. With wings of majestic feathers, they are birds. Northern Kentucky University opens a new exhibit, “For The Birds: an Invitational Exhibition that Explores and Celebrates the Birds.” For man...

Gnomeo & Juliet in 3D delivers

Chuck Heffner

February 16, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

“Gnomeo & Juliet in 3D” (Rated G, 84 min.) is the latest incarnation of the Shakespearean classic “Romeo & Juliet”, where ceramic garden gnomes re-interpret the story of star-crossed lovers in the backyards of addresses 2B and Not 2B on Verona Street. The Capulet red gnomes “have been ene...

Faculty talent tops spring music lineup

Claire Higgins

February 9, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Looking for music that’s easy on the ears and easy on your wallet? This semester the faculty and students from Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Music are looking to fill that need on campus with a series of music concerts that are offering the best selections from classical to contemporary. The spr...

The White Whale fuels artistic expression

February 9, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

“Moby-Dick” has been interpreted in many ways over the years. Depending on the reader, the story can be about adventure, obsession, revenge or a commentary on humanity. For Claire Illouz it was a meditation on the symbolism of the color white. Illouz, a French print maker and book artist, was inspired...

Professor’s art sparks controversy

Cassie Stone

February 3, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, News

Burning crosses. A hangman’s noose. Hate. Fear. Images of white robes with pointed hoods evoke a myriad of images and emotions. An art display featuring an image of a Ku Klux Klan member is raising concern for some W. Frank Steely Library visitors. Created with two rubber stamps and black ink,...

Black History Month features full sleight of free events

Chuck Heffner

February 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

The Northern Kentucky University Office of African-American Student Affairs has organized a full sleight of free events to entertain and educate the campus about African-Americans for Black History Month in February. According to the schedule put out by coordinator Deborah Strahorn, lead organizer...

Cinderella coming to life at NKU

Derick Bischoff

February 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is a musical slightly different than the Disney version the younger generation is used to seeing. Disney has the blond-and-blue-dress Cinderella, whereas Rodgers and Hammerstein’s has the brunette-and-white-dress Cinderella. NKU’s theatre department wil...

Art society offers community

Derick Bischoff

January 26, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

There is a small world on Northern Kentucky University’s campus where wood, metal and clay are king. Here students can carve wood, mold metal and spin the pottery wheel. Ever wanted to get behind a pottery wheel like in the movie “Ghost,” or learn how to throw clay and mold it into pottery? The...

Visit Picasso for free in Cincinnati

Claire Higgins

January 26, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

For students who live on campus, it might feel like you’re stuck in Highland Heights, especially when you’re looking for things to do on the weekend or during a rare free weekday moment. Options are limited when money, location, transportation and entertainment value are taken into account. The Cincinnati...

Indie horror film offers a novel source of fear

Derick Bischoff

January 26, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

“The Haunting of Amelia” (The Other Side of the Tracks) is a movie that tricks the mind into believing one thing and then offers a unique twist at the end. The film is billed as a supernatural thriller but easily could be described as a psychological melodrama. The indie film is the debut for...

Art professors practice what they preach

Shawn Buckenmeyer

January 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Just because you become a professor doesn’t mean you hang up your proverbial paintbrush for life. As an artist you have to keep expanding your artistic repertoire in order to stay in the creative loop. Northern Kentucky University opened its spring semester with an art show focusing on professors in...

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