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Music Dialogues Lecture

May 14, 2015 • 1,120 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Musical Dialogues Conference, which is a collaboration between St. Olaf and Carleton colleges, aims to provide a forum for students to share original research and creative work. Multiple students from both schools presented their projects and papers regarding music and some of the deeper... Read more »

Film historian recreates nickelodeon experience

Film historian recreates nickelodeon experience

Cassidey Neuner, Contributing Writer
May 12, 2015 • 1,157 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

On the evening of Friday, May 1 in Tomson 280, film historian Rick Altman presented to his audience a recreation of early film exhibition through a program of short film clips, illustrated songs and interactive sing-alongs titled The Living Nickelodeon. Not to be confused with the popular childrens’... Read more »

Deep End APO closes season with God of Carnage

Deep End APO closes season with God of Carnage

Ashley Belisle, Executive Editor
May 11, 2015 • 1,143 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A stuffy, sweltering dorm basement might not be a theatergoer’s ideal venue for a full-length play, but Deep End Production’s run of God of Carnage took advantage of the environment. The weekend of May 1 through 3, four actors took the stage (corner of the room) in the Thorson basement lounge... Read more »

Quade One Act Festival preview

Quade One Act Festival preview

Audrey Walker, Staff Writer
May 7, 2015 • 1,041 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Mark your calendars, folks – the 2015 Quade One Act Festival is coming up! This annual event features one-act plays directed by Artist in Residence Gary Gisselman’s intermediate directing class and will be held May 7-9 in Haugen Theater. There are four shows each night,... Read more »

New play readings

New play readings

Chaz Mayo, A&E Editor
May 6, 2015 • 878 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

On Friday, April 17 and Friday, April 24, student-run theater organization Deep End APO sponsored new play reading events. Despite being spaced a week apart, these were the first of such events for the organization this academic year. ... Read more »

Lit Crawl celebrates wide range of works

Lit Crawl celebrates wide range of works

Alexandra Madsen, Staff Writer
May 5, 2015 • 857 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

On Friday, April 24, students and faculty gathered to attend the 2nd annual Lit Crawl, getting drunk not off of alcohol, but off of their love for literature. The event, organized by St. Olaf English honors society Sigma Tau Delta with help from the English department,... Read more »

Emily Rapp brings inspiration and humor

Catherine Meeder, A&E Editor
May 4, 2015 • 1,144 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Writer Emily Rapp ’96 returned to the Hill on Monday, April 20 to speak and read a selection of her work to a room packed with eager students and faculty. After graduating from St. Olaf, Rapp worked abroad in Korea, Switzerland and Thailand before entering Harvard Divinity... Read more »

Companydance preps for concert

Julia Pilkington, Contributing Writer
April 29, 2015 • 981 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

At 7:30 pm from April 30 to May 2, the St. Olaf Dance Department will host their annual spring Company Dance showcase, in Kelsey Theatre. “This year it is very diverse, in the types of dancing: there’s going to be modern dance, lyrical, there’s even going to be one bluesy lindy swing, so it’s... Read more »

Betty Who dazzles at spring concert

Betty Who dazzles at spring concert

Audrey Walker, Staff Writer
April 26, 2015 • 1,139 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

The Music Entertainment Committee billed the Betty Who spring music concert, as “an 80s dance party extravaganza,” an opportunity to “get lost in neon lights and synthpop euphoria” and “the night of your life.”  After her April 17 concert, it was clear that this was not hyperbole. Jessica... Read more »

Franco Fest inspired amateur filmmaking

Franco Fest inspired amateur filmmaking

Emma Whitford, Staff Writer
April 24, 2015 • 1,174 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A small, devoted and exclusively female crowd gathered in Viking Theater on the evening of April 19 for “Franco Fest,” a James Franco inspired film festival. The festival was held on Franco’s birthday. He turned 37, and though he couldn’t join St. Olaf for the film celebration, he was there in... Read more »