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WNKU’s Catfish Ball honors past rock stars with a tribute concert

WNKU’s Catfish Ball honors past rock stars with a tribute concert

Michael Stegner, Reporter

October 26, 2016


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

The musical minds at WNKU have gathered eleven of their favorite local artists for a Halloween party at the Southgate House Revival unlike any other concert. The event, called The Catfish Ball, is named after the term for when a person pretends to be somebody else online, and will take place Oct...

GALLERY: WNKU showcases commitment to local music at MidPoint

GALLERY: WNKU showcases commitment to local music at MidPoint

Michael Stegner, Contributor

September 27, 2016


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

Just slightly removed from the MidPoint Music Festival’s main stage, a smaller performance space was set up in the adjacent parking lot. The stage belonged to WNKU, a local radio station with a focus on showcasing music based out of the Greater Cincinnati region. WNKU sponsored one of four stages at...

Student learns to heal through music

Student learns to heal through music

Matt Spaulding, Arts and Life Editor

March 5, 2015


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

Freshman Quintin Bonds grew up in Louisville singing in church, but it would soon become his next passion after being forced to cut football career short. This passion helped him win 3rd place in the Kentucky Association of Negro Musicians annual competition in early February. “I had gotten into high...

Ken Jones named director of new School of the Arts

Ken Jones named director of new School of the Arts

Mac Payton, Reporter

February 12, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News

Ken Jones, who has been the chair of the theater and dance department at NKU for 11 years, has recently been named the director of the new School of the Arts, approved by the Board of Regents on last month. The new school will combine the three departments of visual art, theater and dance, and music...

Jazz instructor shares his music passion with students

Jazz instructor shares his music passion with students

Matt Spaulding, Arts and Life Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

In a cluttered room on the third floor of the Fine Arts building, William Brian Hogg sits in his office recounting his trip last summer to France with several students. “We did a lot of firsts,” Hogg said, assistant professor and director of the jazz studies program. “First time in history that an A...

Only 133 attend ‘Norse Rock Rumble’ event at Bank of Kentucky Center

Only 133 attend ‘Norse Rock Rumble’ event at Bank of Kentucky Center

Brittany Smart, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2014


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

The band ‘Calm the Tides’ secured their spot for first place Saturday night in the Bank of Kentucky Center at ‘Norse Rock Rumble.’ Hosted by the Activities Programming Board and emceed by comedian Melissa Villasenor, the event was free to anyone who wanted to attend, however, the people in the cr...

Music department gains new voices

Music department gains new voices

Lizzie Kibler, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

Two professors have arrived at NKU this year bringing new and exciting ideas such as operas and exhibitions. If you haven't met them yet, here is some information about who they are and where they come from.   Jason Vest Jason Vest is one of the new additions to the music department. Vest come...

Features Editor List: Top 10 bands to see at MidPoint

Features Editor List: Top 10 bands to see at MidPoint

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

September 25, 2014


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

In honor of MidPoint Music Festival we asked our Arts & Life editor (John) and our Features editor (Matt) to write up their top ten must-see acts. Check out their choices and explanations below, and follow @northernermedia for their live Twitter coverage of MidPoint all weekend long! Read our Arts &a...

Arts & Life Editor List: Top 10 must-see bands at MidPoint Music Festival

Arts & Life Editor List: Top 10 must-see bands at MidPoint Music Festival

John Flaherty, Arts & Life Editor

September 25, 2014


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

In honor of MidPoint Music Festival we asked our Arts & Life editor (John) and our Features editor (Matt) to write up their top 10 must-see acts. Check out their choices and explanations below, and follow @northernermedia for their live Twitter coverage of MidPoint all weekend long! Read our Feature...

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...

Competition makes NKU student’s dreams crescendo

Nancy Curtis, Arts and Life Editor

March 20, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Heather Hale grew up surrounded by clarinets, trumpets and guard girls. As the daughter of two band directors at Bourbon County High School, where the marching band program is incredibly strong, it was almost inevitable that Hale would become involved in music.   “I’m a really expressive pe...

International Women’s Brass Conference coming to NKU

Brody Kenny, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

The eighth International Women's Brass Conference will be coming to NKU this June. With only a few months until the five-day conference, which will be held June 4-8, this year's host Dr. Raquel Rodriguez has been working fervently in preparation. “It was quite an honor to get the hosting duties,”...

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