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SOTA Showcase brings the arts outdoors

SOTA Showcase brings the arts outdoors

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

October 21, 2019

The air is warm and the sun is shining—perfect weather for an outdoor concert at Loch Norse that draws students and community members alike to campus on a Saturday afternoon. Black, yellow and white balloons line the sidewalk, along with chalk art, leading visitors from a do-it-yourself screen printing station to the live performances of Broadway songs, musical theatre previews, jazz ensembles and rhythm and blues groups.

BLINK festival encourages collaboration between students, faculty, alumni

BLINK festival encourages collaboration between students, faculty, alumni

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.

Disney classic ‘Freaky Friday’ graces SOTA stage

Disney classic ‘Freaky Friday’ graces SOTA stage

Raven McNeal, Reporter

September 26, 2019

“Freaky Friday,” a 2003 film starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan about a mother and daughter whose bodies are magically switched, is a memorable Disney live-action film of the current generation’s earlier years. Now, NKU’s School of the Arts will be one of the first programs in the region to perform the new musical adaptation.

‘Children’s Hour’ to debut in Henry Konstantinow Theatre

‘Children’s Hour’ to debut in Henry Konstantinow Theatre

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

September 25, 2019

For acting BFA senior and stage director Mikinley Grace, being a part of the Henry Konstantinow Theatre’s latest production, “Children’s Hour,” is a passion project. “It’s an enjoyable experience because there are people who want to make art, just to make art,” Grace said. “We’re not ge...

Newest SOTA play details first African-American theatre company

Newest SOTA play details first African-American theatre company

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

September 25, 2019

Forty years before the Civil War in New York City, William Henry Brown made the controversial decision to have his African-American theatre company put on a performance of Shakespeare’s “Richard III” at the same time as the rival Park Theatre. Opening on Sept. 26, the School of the Arts’ theatre department will be performing “The African Company Presents Richard III,” a dramatization of this historical event.

‘Equus’ looks to shock, scare audiences

‘Equus’ looks to shock, scare audiences

Haley Millay, Writer

September 25, 2019

NKU’s Henry Konstantinow Theatre in the School of the Arts has put on a number of outrageous and shocking student-directed productions, and “Equus” is no exception. 

“Homecoming” sees NKU alum return to her roots

“Homecoming” sees NKU alum return to her roots

Emily Broyles, Contributor

September 20, 2019

In the School of the Arts’ newest gallery, “Homecoming”, Hollis Hammonds imbues her past in her art, telling the story of her upbringing in Independence, KY. Hammonds, a 1998 NKU graduate and current Chair of Visual Studies at St. Edward’s University, wanted to highlight the shared American experience to hold onto objects and how the things we keep resonates meaning in others. 

Graffiti stairwell: proposed plans to paint over

Graffiti stairwell: proposed plans to paint over

Kyle Wade, Contributor

September 16, 2019

It’s back to the drawing board for the faculty of School of the Arts as they continue to pursue solutions to promote self-expression, not vandalism. The Fine Arts Building’s graffiti stairwell is an underground attraction on NKU’s campus, and faculty of SOTA are discussing various ways to mak...

Society of Pro Journalists honors Northerner for 2018 report on sexual harassment

Society of Pro Journalists honors Northerner for 2018 report on sexual harassment

Northerner Staff

April 12, 2019

The Society of Professional Journalists honored two Northerner editors for the independent student news outlet’s reporting on sexual harassment and misconduct in NKU’s School of the Arts.

“Initiative” brings Kentucky playwright’s career full circle

“Initiative” brings Kentucky playwright’s career full circle

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

April 3, 2019

Initiative, opening Thursday at Y.E.S. Fest, centers around a man's cancer diagnosis and his love for tabletop gaming.

VIDEO: Student comedian drafting show about when ‘it’ hits the fan

VIDEO: Student comedian drafting show about when ‘it’ hits the fan

Abby Behrens, Assistant Video Editor

February 26, 2019

Theatre performance sophomore Trevor Browning has found a home in SOTA's Henry Konstantinow Theatre writing and producing his very own stand up comedy shows. Northerner Assistant Video Editor Abby Behrens digs deeper to further understand Browning’s inspiration and writing process for his performances.

Pipe bursts in SOTA ceiling

Pipe bursts in SOTA ceiling

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor

January 31, 2019

A sprinkler line near Greaves Concert Hall broke at about 3:30 p.m., knocking down ceiling tiles and covering the ground in about an inch of water.

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