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St. Olaf Handbell Choir returns from Annual Tour

St. Olaf Handbell Choir returns from Annual Tour

Katie Jeddeloh, Contributing Writer
March 25, 2015 • 172 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Upon return from a three-day tour around the Midwest, the St. Olaf Handbell Choir performed its home concert in Urness Recital Hall on March 9. The tour, an annual event for the bell choir, included stops in Austin, Minn., Omaha, Neb. and Waverly, Iowa. The students traveled in buses and slept in... Read more »

“Dead Man’s Cell Phone” rings of greatness

“Dead Man’s Cell Phone” rings of greatness

Chaz Mayo, Arts & Entertainment Editor
March 24, 2015 • 192 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

The St. Olaf Theatre Department’s newest show, Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl, premiered on Thursday, March 12. The run concluded on Sunday, March 15. The production was directed by Shannon Cron ’15, keeping with the department’s annual tradition of a senior theatre major directing... Read more »

Thomas Pope lectures on successful storytelling

Christine Barkley, Contributing Writer
March 22, 2015 • 429 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Thomas Pope, a professional screenwriter and artist in residence at St. Olaf, started his presentation on storytelling with a PowerPoint. Despite the inclusion of technology as a modern storytelling technique, Pope began with a timeless classic: “once upon a time. . . .” Continuing the classic... Read more »

“Fresh Faces” boasts new talent, attitude

“Fresh Faces” boasts new talent, attitude

Cathrine Meeder, Arts & Entertainment Editor
March 20, 2015 • 183 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Fresh Faces, started in 2009, is an annual show put on by Deep End APO that showcases the artistic abilities of first-year students. The cabaret-style night features musical, dance and theatrical performances, providing a wide and entertaining variety. Students take the stage both individually... Read more »

Arts club volunteers assist with musical performance

Alexandra Madsen, Staff Writer
March 18, 2015 • 239 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The A+ Art Club works to connect St. Olaf and Carleton volunteers with A+ club members on the autism spectrum through art projects. The program was started by Laura Goodwin and Professor of Art and Art History Meg Ojala as an... Read more »

‘Theatre Engine’ puts audience in control

‘Theatre Engine’ puts audience in control

Omar Shehata, Staff Writer
March 17, 2015 • 260 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Imagine a dance performance where the audience had control over the lights, or where audience members could decide what the dancers would do next, or even control their movements directly. It sounds like it could be very bizarre and chaotic, and, in some ways, that’s... Read more »

Limestones make appearance on A Prairie Home Companion

Limestones make appearance on A Prairie Home Companion

Cathrine Meeder, A&E Editor
March 15, 2015 • 364 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Many Oles, past and present, take pride in the college’s longest running a cappella group, the Limestones. The group is currently celebrating its 25th year in big ways, including a recent appearance in A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor on Saturday,... Read more »

Improv group launches into spring season

Improv group launches into spring season

Chaz Mayo, A&E Editor
March 13, 2015 • 331 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

On Friday, March 6, Scared Scriptless, the largest improv group on campus, held its first show of the semester. Entitled “March Improv Madness,” the show featured a game called “Montage” being played three times. The game worked by having small groups stay on stage for approximately... Read more »

The Love Column: March 6, 2015

Stina Nesbit, Contributing Writer
March 12, 2015 • 344 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Why does this column of the Manitou Messenger exist? Maybe it exists just as an outlet for people like me to dish out scandalous analogies, but I like to think it has a greater intended purpose. I think that this column, and organizations like the Wellness Center or the Sexual Assault Resource... Read more »

Visitor stages musical ‘Odyssey’

Visitor stages musical ‘Odyssey’

Devon Brichetto, Contributing Writer
March 11, 2015 • 408 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

On Friday, Feb. 27, Joe Goodkin performed his original musical version of The Odyssey. Goodkin has been performing his version of The Odyssey since 2003 for high school and college students all across the country. The Odyssey was comprised of 24 short songs and lasted only a half... Read more »