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Prized organist to play at AACC

Brad Dress, Associate Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

One of the most celebrated organists in the world will play with the AACC Symphony Orchestra & Concert Choir & Chamber Singers on April 21 and 23. Concert organist Felix Hell, a native of Germany, tours the world with his digital touring organ instrument—a unique, transportable organ. Organs are...

Jazz ensemble ready for show

Jazz ensemble ready for show

Jymyaka Braden, Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

The preparation for a an AACC Jazz Ensemble per- formance includes more than just practice. To put on a perfor- mance, the band reserves space in the Humanities Building theater, hires light and sound technicians, tunes the piano in the theater and gets yers and posters from the AACC Public Relations...

Drag-a-Palooza raises major funds

Drag-a-Palooza raises major funds

Elizabeth Spearman, Campus Life Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Campus Life, Entertainment, Showcase

AACC’s Gay Straight Alliance hosted its second annual Drag-a-Palooza on Feb. 5, raising an estimated $1,000 for Royal Court Charities that benefit The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is an organization that provides crisis and suicide prevention services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender...

‘Family’ arrives on AACC stage

‘Family’ arrives on AACC stage

Jymyaka Braden, Entertainment Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

A new musical is coming to AACC at the end of March, blending music, comedy and a classic tale. “The Addams Family” theater production is a song-and-dance version of the adventures of a family that was introduced in the 1930s, beginning as a series of cartoons drawn by Charles Addams of The New...

Magician enthralls audience

Magician enthralls audience

Elizabeth Spearman, Campus Life Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Campus Life, Entertainment, Showcase

Campus Activities Board brought an "America’s Got Talent" finalist magician to AACC on Feb. 24. The magician Mike Super's first trick was having someone from the audience crush an empty coke can, which he then straightened out--without touching it--with the motion of his fingers. For his next...

Cafe Artist Series begins with a fresh voice

Cafe Artist Series begins with a fresh voice

Jami Gotay, Reporter
February 7, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

An aspiring musician performed for AACC students on Feb 6 in the first Café Artist Series. AACC’s Campus Activities Board event hosted Abe Parker, a traveling guitarist and songwriter. Parker performed songs about love, family, and not giving up on dreams. Parker sang more than five original...

Magic Flute performance ends

Magic Flute performance ends

Britney Pieraldi, Photo Editor and Graphic Designer
February 6, 2017
Filed under Campus Life, Entertainment, Showcase

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Opera club plays Magic Flute

Opera club plays Magic Flute

Brad Dress, Associate Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

AACC’s Opera Club blended music and live theater in a rendition of a Mozart classic on Feb. 1. The near three-hour performance of The Magic Flute also had elements of comedy and a full story, as well as a complete cast of actors. One of the main elements, however, was opera. Each main character...

Mozart classic comes to AACC

Mozart classic comes to AACC

Jymyaka Braden, Reporter
February 1, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

AACC’s Opera Club is preparing to bring Mozart’s The Magic Flute–hailed as one of the greatest operas he ever composed–to the college in January. The production combines the narrative storytelling of writer Emanuel Schikaneder with Mozart’s opera. The show will feature both operatic singing...

Professor edits, plans book on environment

Professor edits, plans book on environment

Brad Dress, Associate Editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Millennials believe it’s time to stop damaging the environment—before it’s too late, according to a new book edited by an AACC English professor. The book, “Coming of Age at the End of Nature: A Generation Faces Living on a Changed Planet,” is an anthology—a collection of writings by young...

AACC dance company performs fall recital

AACC dance company performs fall recital

Elizabeth Spearman and Photo by Zach Tennant
December 8, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

AACC’s Dance Company put on their fall performance, “Wild Ride” through the weekend of December 2 & 3. The show was split into two acts, and featured company routines that took place in prison and dance club-type settings. The prison routine began the first act of the show. The routine show...

Opera or rock? 2-in-1 night

Opera or rock? 2-in-1 night

Jesse Johnson, Associate Editor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

AACC’s Opera Club hosted the History of Rock Opera production Nov. 19. to a crowd of 300 people. The show offered an in-depth look at the history of rock opera—or a rock group’s way of telling a story with multiple songs. The opera was written entirely by the conductor, Douglas Brandt Byer...

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