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Improv and energy: Jazz students at NKU

Improv and energy: Jazz students at NKU

Erinn Sweet, Contributor

September 13, 2017


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

Entering a small recording studio on the third-floor of the SOTA building, Eric Snyder, a third-year musician double majoring in jazz studies and music technology--the latter being a new major offered this academic year--tinkered with his instrument, exerting energetic notes and fragmented melodies into...

‘New level of exposure’: Artists reveal work at Juried Exhibition

‘New level of exposure’: Artists reveal work at Juried Exhibition

Abigail Crabill, Contributor

March 29, 2017


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Students at NKU were given the opportunity to put their artistic talents on display in the university’s annual Juried Student Exhibition located in the Fine Arts Building’s Third Floor Gallery and Main Gallery, featuring an array of mediums including painting, ceramics, photography, printmaking and visua...

NKU actress reflects upon her professional stage debut

NKU actress reflects upon her professional stage debut

Chris Robertson, Contributor

March 19, 2017


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On opening night, Kearston Hawkins-Johnson stood on stage in front of a crowd of people. In the Know Theatre of Cincinnati, located in Over The Rhine, Hawkins-Johnson could feel her heart pounding. She was making her professional acting debut as the lead character in “Dragon Play.” “I felt shivering in...

Behind the curtain of ‘All Shook Up’s’ production

Behind the curtain of ‘All Shook Up’s’ production

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life editor

February 14, 2017


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Twenty feet high and ten feet wide, LED panels hang high above the stage of Corbett Theater. Before they switch on, these lights might not look appealing, but after the tiny bulbs are ignited, the environment is transformed from a theater to a concert. A new musical comedy, “All Shook Up”, is inspired ...

New director overcomes cult-classic ‘Rocky Horror’

New director overcomes cult-classic ‘Rocky Horror’

Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

October 25, 2016


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Alex Steele has a lot of expectations to fulfill. Not just because he’s taking over NKU’s performance of “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” a cult-classic which has been done countless times across the country, including several times at NKU. The sophomore theatre major and director of NKU’s “R...

Music, theatre students work side by side for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Music, theatre students work side by side for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Michael Stegner, Reporter

October 24, 2016


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Though they’re students in the School of the Arts, many actors in the performance “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” have never actually picked up an instrument. Until now. The School of the Arts is bringing actors and musicians together from all departments to work side by side to recreate this August...

NKU’s chamber choir sings for a different audience

NKU’s chamber choir sings for a different audience

Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

October 24, 2016


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Hannah Shirkey recalled a moment she had when the Toronto choir that NKU’s chamber choir was collaborating with began singing a piece by world-renowned composer and conductor Eric Whitacre. Shirkey, a senior music education major, walked to the back of the venue to have her own experience with the music...

Henry Konstantinow Theater puts student works into action

Henry Konstantinow Theater puts student works into action

Olivia House, Contributor

September 24, 2016


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The theatre is unlike any theatre or auditorium on campus. The Henry Konstantinow Theater provides a home for student-produced pieces, allowing directors, producers, actors and designers to grow more as artists while providing a safe place for exploration.   The Henry began as Studio 307 in 2008 when...

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