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Math, science critical to success of theater

Math, science critical to success of theater

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Entertainment

The stage is mostly dark, but a light follows someone running from her pursuers, panicked. An eerie haze billows across the stage, while screens in the background show bits of a cityscape. Scripted sounds echo around the hall, drawing the audience into the play. As the pursuers close in, lights pulse...

Performing Arts Dept. to showcase students

Performing Arts Dept. to showcase students

Sarah Noble, Co-Editor

January 17, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Entertainment

AACC’s Performing Arts Department will present shows featuring dance, theater and opera this spring. “I like that we have performing arts at AACC,” said Rae Supko, a second-year EMT major. “I think it’s a great opportunity for students to express themselves.” Dance Auditions for the May “S...

What’s in; what’s out? Riverhawks weigh in

What’s in; what’s out? Riverhawks weigh in

Sarah Noble, Co-Editor

January 17, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Entertainment

AACC students said Crocs are out for 2018, but jogger pants are a returning trend. In an informal survey of Campus Current editors and Winter Session students in January, nine out of 22 said the colorful, comfortable clogs are out. So are: overly arched eyebrows, extreme contouring, gauge piercings,...

ESports raises charity money for Children’s Miracle Hospital

ESports raises charity money for Children’s Miracle Hospital

Raquel Hamner, Photographer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Entertainment

AACC’s ESports Club raised around $1,500 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at a 24-hour event that started Nov. 11. The fundraiser was the club’s most successful one to date, more than doubling the amount raised at the same event last spring. More than 60 people attended the even...

“Neverwhere” takes audience to new world

“Neverwhere” takes audience to new world

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-chief

November 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The Theatre at AACC’s effects-filled production of “Neverwhere” quite literally set the stage for a fantastical journey of self-discovery in a dystopian London underground. “Neverwhere” as a play first found life as a TV series, and was novelist Neil Gaiman’s first attempt at writing for...

‘Wire’ writer speaks with AACC students

‘Wire’ writer speaks with AACC students

Sarah Alonso , Photographer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Entertainment

A Baltimore author, and writer on hit TV series “The Wire,” read one of his short stories and answered audience questions at AACC on Nov. 9. Rafael Alvarez, film and television writer and producer, and author of nine books, said his Catholic upbringing influenced his works and lifestyle. “Being...

Theater dept. presents fall show ‘Neverwhere’

Theater dept. presents fall show ‘Neverwhere’

Roxanne Ready and Edgar Salomon

November 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The Theater Department at AACC will perform Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere,” a play filled with magic, beasts and legends, for its fall production. “Neverwhere” is a fantasy tale set in the London Below, a fictitious underground dystopian town that is invisible to regular people. The main...

Chef offers tips for side dishes

Chef offers tips for side dishes

Sarah Noble, Club Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

If you’re bringing a side dish, appetizer or dessert to a Thanksgiving celebration for the first time this year, start planning now. That’s the best advice third-year culinary student Michael Santos has for students who aren’t used to cooking or contributing to a family feast. Santos, who...

November arts feature variety

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

AACC’s performing arts schedule includes a dystopian fantasy play, a Christmas opera, and a multicultural music and dance performance. Chris Ballengee, who coordinates the world music program, said in an email to Campus Current he is “particularly excited” about World Music and Dance Night on...

Maasai tribe performs traditional music, song

Maasai tribe performs traditional music, song

James Haggerty, Associate Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Members of the Maasai African tribe performed traditional dances and songs for a full audience on Oct. 10 in the Kauffman Theater. The Maasai people of East Africa live in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. A group of four men and two women performed demonstrations of Maasai culture as part of...

Celebrations of LGBTQ include drag show, films, comedy

Celebrations of LGBTQ include drag show, films, comedy

Shelby Vetter, Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Entertainment

AACC celebrated Coming Out Week with a drag show, a comedy performance and a panel during which students told their personal stories. Students observed Coming Out Week from Oct. 6 through Oct. 13 to address issues in the campus LGBTQ community and raise awareness among students.                 ...

Opera AACC reflects on past 15 years

Opera AACC reflects on past 15 years

Elizabeth Spearman, Associate Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Opera AACC celebrated its 15th anniversary with a concert on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 that featured alumni and performances of acts from previous shows over the years. Each showing included more than 120 performers. Douglas Byerly, assistant professor of Performing Arts, said he performed opera in college...

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