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Opera AACC reflects on past 15 years

Opera AACC reflects on past 15 years

Elizabeth Spearman, Associate Editor

November 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

White Stripes artist advises

White Stripes artist advises

Brandon Hamilton, Photo Editor

September 29, 2017

An artist who designed posters for the rock duo The White Stripes told AACC students Sept. 20 it’s hard to get work in the screen printing industry. “The music industry is so saturated with people … that it’s harder to get work doing it and getting paid for it,” said Michael Byzewski, founder...

Amaranth hosts first open mic of the semester

Michael Garvey, Reporter

September 22, 2017

19 students preformed at Amaranth’s first coffee house open mic of the semester on Sept. 20. Acts ranged from musicians, poets, singers, a stand-up comic, and a magical act duo. Much of the material presented was original content created by students. Host, and Amaranth co-publicity manager Rebecca...

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