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NKU student dies in car crash

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Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

July 6, 2020

Senior musical theatre student Allyson Davis died in a car crash Monday morning. Davis was traveling northbound on I-75 and lost control of the vehicle after driving through water in the high-speed lane, according to a Facebook post by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. After losing control, her ca...

SOTA: All events, including mainstages and Henry shows, canceled

SOTA: All events, including mainstages and Henry shows, canceled

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 19, 2020

NKU’s School of the Arts has canceled all mainstage shows, according to an official statement by the department. All art exhibitions and concerts by the music department are also canceled. Student-run plays in the Henry Konstantinow Theatre were canceled last Friday. 

Henry play ’26 Pebbles’ reflects on Sandy Hook

Some cast members rehearsing a scene in 26 Pebbles.

Andrea Rinck, Contributor

February 19, 2020

“26 Pebbles,” a play about the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting, will run in the Henry Konstantinow Theater from Feb. 24 - 26. On Dec. 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Lanza shot and killed 20 first graders and six adult staff mem...

SOTA’s ‘Buried Child’ reflects on death of American life

SOTA’s ‘Buried Child’ reflects on death of American life

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

February 19, 2020

“Buried Child,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning three-act play that reflects on the death of the American dream, is the oddest play of the season, according to junior BFA acting major Trevor Browning. “It’s totally unlike anything they’re doing this semester,” Browning said. “It’s bookended b...

Dance ‘20: Looking at the world differently

Dance ‘20: Looking at the world differently

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

February 18, 2020

Racism, sexism and abuse are just a few topics students will be bringing to the stage in Dance ‘20. The School of the Arts’ (SOTA) annual dance concert will be held on March 6-7 in the Corbett Theatre. The concert will feature the works of faculty, guest artists and nationally-renowned choreogra...

Two SOTA professors nominated for Grammys

Two SOTA professors nominated for Grammys

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

January 24, 2020

Two faculty members of NKU’s School of the Arts will have their names read aloud on music’s biggest night. Kurt Sander and Jason Vest both received Grammy nominations for their work on two different projects.

SOTA first-year show shows students’ potential

SOTA first-year show shows students' potential

Emily Broyles, Reporter

December 8, 2019

The School of the Arts’ annual first-year show is here again, where new theatre students come together to dazzle attendees with a show only they perform in.

SOTA festival puts on a show in ten minutes or less

SOTA festival puts on a show in ten minutes or less

Gabriel Barnett, Contributor

November 13, 2019

A lot can happen in ten minutes—you could get a chore done, have a nice conversation with a friend, or even finish that assignment you’ve been putting off right before class. But what about putting on a whole show? Sixteen talented students from this year’s Directing I class did just that in the 11th annual Ten Minute Play Festival, organized by Lecturer of Performance Brian Robertson.

BLINK festival encourages collaboration between students, faculty, alumni

New media art major Zack Hargrove cuts away at a piece of metal for use in

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 2, 2019

BLINK, a free, light-based art festival, is easily the biggest event in Cincinnati. The inaugural BLINK in 2017 drew more than a million people to the Queen City—almost 400,000 more than Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. After the roaring success of the festival’s first year, Brad McCombs, associate professor of art and music program head, knew that NKU’s School of the Arts had to get involved somehow.

SOTA’s ‘Cabaret’ opens Thursday

Cabaret opens Feb. 14

Corinne Byrne, Reporter

February 14, 2019

To an outsider, watching students dance across a stage in their underwear may seem odd. Fishnet tights, sparkly bras and high heels demand attention. But the costume pieces are only a glimpse into the exciting world of “Cabaret." “Cabaret “ first hit the stage in 1966. Based on the 1951 play “I Am a Camera,...

Dancers at NKU break the mold

Olivia Sketch, Brianna Mullins and Lexie Callaham are all three dancing majors.

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

November 26, 2018

On the second floor of the Fine Arts Center is a small dance studio with a neon green sign on the door that reads “department of theatre and dance.” The floors are all black, with mirrors and bars on every wall. Another sign above the mirrors says “please do not touch the mirrors” and “no ...

‘Big Fish’ lead explores where NKU path takes him

Newton in Shrek performing

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

October 4, 2018

When Collin Newton was a kid, his grandfather told him he caught a leprechaun under a bridge near his house and that the leprechaun had to give him a gold coin to be set free. His grandfather would pull out a gold coin at the end of the story as a token for Newton and his friends. Newton, now much old...

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