Recent A&E Articles
"On the Verge" garners success at Vonnie Borden
Last week, “On the Verge” was a smash at the Vonnie Borden Theatre, coaxing much laughter and emotional engagement from the audience. The play is about Alexandra, Mary and Fanny, a trio of women explorers hailing from the year 1889 who find themselves traveling through time and space on the mysterious continent entitled “Terra Incognita.
20th century artist inspires
Last week students studying in the field of graphic design were given the opportunity to learn from an expert about a progressive 20th century designer. On Thursday, Feb. 20, visiting artist Richard Doubleday held a lecture on the renowned 20th century German graphic designer and typographer Jan Tschichold in the Contemporary Art Gallery.
Ghost Light concert venue to host local artists
Columbia Theatre’s Ghost Light concert venue will host its second modern concert for music lovers of all ages. Doors will open at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. The artist lineup features Tandem; Yo, Picasso; Modern Language and Startisan as the headline band.
Tyler Kinchen and the Right Pieces rise
Local musicians broaden their audience with original music
Rising musicians have emerged from the university and are making their way across the country. Already with a record, music video and record label offer, Tyler Kinchen and the Right Pieces are continuously establishing who they are as a band and figuring out their future.
Vonnie Borden Theatre to host ‘On the Verge’
“On the Verge” is slated to be the first production to take the Vonnie Borden stage Feb. 25-28 at 7:30 p.m. The play is unlike any production seen on campus according to the director, James Winter, who has been waiting for a chance to stage this particular play for some time now.
Flipside hip-hop dance team seeks new talent
Flipside, a hip hop dance group founded in 2005, will be hosting auditions for the 2014 team on Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center. The group performs at talent shows, culture nights and other events hosted by organizations on campus.
Cellist recital features local composers’ music
The Guest Artist Recital series kicked off at the Pottle Recital Annex Building last Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by cellist Paul Christopher. Christopher is a faculty member of Northwestern State University, where he serves as associate professor of music theory and low strings.
Koresh Dance Company performs at Columbia
The audience filled the Columbia Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 16 left describing something unique and enjoyable. The Koresh Dance Company took the stage, receiving a standing ovation after performing a signature style of dance that can only be described as Koresh Style.
Internationally recognized dance group coming to Columbia
Koresh Dance Company to give free master class to Southeastern and Hammond community
The Koresh Dance Company, known for their enriching, engaging and unique performances, will be traveling to Hammond to perform at the Columbia Theatre Sunday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Ronen “Roni” Koresh founded the company in 1991 and now assists as choreographer and artistic director.
Art faculty showcases creativity in exhibition
The faculty members of the Department of Visual Arts showed exactly what talent they were capable of at their annual faculty art exhibit display hosted at the Contemporary Art Gallery. Even though the faculty art exhibit is an annual event, it consistently produces something fresh.
Yarn/Wire performance at Pottle
The university housed a one-of-a-kind performance on Feb. 5 by Yarn/Wire ensemble composed of two pianists, Ning Yu and Laura Barger, and two percussionists, Russell Greenberg and Ian Antonio. They visited Southeastern as part of their tour of the South.
La Perichole entertains with comedic plot
On Feb. 6 and 7, the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts hosted a production of La Perichole by Jacques Offenbach. Poor young street singers, La Perichole and Piquillo try to get money for their marriage license when the Viceroy turns everything around.
Yarn/Wire ensemble to perform
The Yarn/Wire chamber ensemble will be traveling from New York to perform at Southeastern as part of their tour of the South. The performance will take place Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium. “Yarn/Wire is a chamber music ensemble based in New York and specializes in the performance of contemporary art music,” said Dr.
Opera workshop to present comedic classic
This semester the Opera/Music Theatre Workshop will be presenting the comic opera, “La Perichole” by Jaçques Offenbach. The performance will be directed by Rachel Harris and conducted by Charles Effler. Performances will take place at the Columbia Theatre on Feb.
Columbia introduces Ghost Light venue
By Allsion Crady Staff Reporter For the first time Hammond will house a concert venue with the sole purpose of showcasing musical talent while providing a family-friendly atmosphere. The Columbia Theatre opened The Ghost Light venue on Thursday night with performances by Jodi James, Britton Newton, Better by Design and West Without, the evening’s headline band.
Four hands, one piano
Married couple performs duet
Neither canceled classes nor impending icy weather kept students and members of the public from enjoying a musical performance at the Pottle Annex Recital Hall last Monday evening. Interim Head of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Dr. Kenneth Boulton, and his wife, JoAnne Barry, performed several piano duets, their fingers dancing along the keys harmoniously like an elegant ballet.
Trumpeter to play in first guest artist recital of series
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts will be hosting a guest artist recital series to include a variety of performers representing their program and to provide students with distinctive knowledge. With financial support from Southeastern’s Arts and Lectures Committee, the department organized the series starting Thursday, Jan.
Spirit of Southland drum majors reflect on season
The 2013 football season ended with the Lions victorious as Southland Conference Champions, but their brother in victory was the Spirit of the Southland Marching Band. With their music, cheers and halftime shows, the band carried the Lions closer to each win.
Faculty exhibition kicks off spring semester
The art faculty of the university will kick off the spring semester with the opening of the annual Faculty Exhibition at Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery starting Jan. 30. Located on campus, the exhibition will feature Southeastern professors of the visual arts department for a month to showcase works to students and the public.
English instructor makes top 10
A Southeastern English instructor was honored by being ranked among Doug Childers’ Top 10 Books of 2013 for his second published book “Harlow.” A childhood dream came true for David Armand when he found out that his book made the top 10 alongside famed author Stephen King’s “Doctor Sleep.