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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...

Amaranth’s open mic night numbers rise

Amaranth’s open mic night numbers rise

Michael Garvey, Reporter

October 20, 2017


Filed under Club News, Entertainment

For the second month in a row Amaranth’s coffee house has a full lineup on Oct. 18. This month there were seventeen performances, performances ranged from poets, musicians, singers, novelists, and a comedian. “The performances tonight where very lively and very interesting, and I’m so glad...

Theatre Club host Friday the 13 haunted house

Theatre Club host Friday the 13 haunted house

Daniel Salomon, Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Club News, Entertainment, Showcase

The theatre club hosted a haunted house on Friday the 13,  giving plenty of scares for everyone in attendance. The house’s route began with a tour guide telling "stories" of those who have died in the theater. The route included zombies coming out from the floorboards, chasing students. A dead ...

One-man band comes to AACC

One-man band comes to AACC

Daniel Salomon, Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Entertainment, Showcase

A one-man band entertained a lunch-time audience in the SUN dining hall on Oct. 9. Gary Johnson, who goes by the stage name GJ Solo, improvised a variety of songs based on suggestions from the audience. He played songs such as “Stacey’s Mom,” “Barbie Girl,” “No Diggity” and “Billie...

Olivia Gatwood comes to AACC

Olivia Gatwood comes to AACC

Shelby Vetter, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Entertainment, Showcase

A nationally recognized slam poet stopped at AACC as part of her tour on Oct. 5. Olivia Gatwood, a feminist, activist, and educator who has been featured on HBO, HuffPost, Button Poetry and other platforms visited AACC to perform pieces from her book "New American Best Friend" along with newer pieces...

Opera AACC celebrates 15th anniversary

Opera AACC celebrates 15th anniversary

Ryan Sullivan, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Entertainment, Showcase

Opera AACC celebrated its 15th anniversary on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Robert E. Kauffman Theater. Producer Douglas Brandt Byerly and director Dr. Anna Binneweg helped create two performances over the weekend. AACC Symphony Orchestra, along with faculty, guest artists, alumnus, featured soloists...

Culinary students visit Italy for summer study

Culinary students visit Italy for summer study

Elizabeth Spearman, Associate Editor For The Web

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Entertainment

Some students use the summer to relax, but a few of AACC’s culinary students spent their time working alongside some of the best cooks in Italy. For the past 13 years, AACC’s Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute, or HCAT, has given its students the opportunity to do their required internships...

Events honor Hispanic heritage: arts, food, fun

Events honor Hispanic heritage: arts, food, fun

Sarah Sutherland, Campus Life Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Entertainment

AACC observed Hispanic Heritage Month in September with music, food and art. The month kicked off on Sept. 15 with the Latino Club handing out “tres leches” cake, a sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk. “Most people don’t know about the Hispanic culture,” said Latino Club President Diana Perez. “They don’t know ab...

October features dance recitals, opera shows

October features dance recitals, opera shows

Elizabeth Spearman, Associate Editor for the web

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Entertainment

AACC’s Opera Company will celebrate its 15th anniversary on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 with a gala show featuring former students and faculty who have performed at AACC over the years. Here is a roundup of performing arts events coming up in October. Opera AACC More than 135 performers will join the pr...

Alumnus writer presents latest book

Alumnus writer presents latest book

Shelby Vetter, Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Entertainment

An AACC alumnus returned for the third time on Sept. 21 to read an excerpt from his latest novel. Horror writer Ronald Malfi, a 1997 graduate of AACC, came to read a portion of his newest novel “Bone White.” In Malfi’s latest book, which came out in July, the main character Paul sets out to find...

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