Inequality addressed on the ‘Radio’

A performance piece can be an effective way to address national concerns, and this weekend SIU will play host to a piece focused on one of America’s most controversial topics. The Tony Award-winning play “Radio Golf,” written by August Wilson, opens ... Continue Reading →

Little Pizza on collaboration and Afroman

Little Pizza might not deliver to your door, but it often delivers its sounds to Hangar 9. The band, fronted by Ryne Teston, opens for Afroman Thursday evening at the bar. It’s music offers an eclectic, raw and experimental style, infusing classical ... Continue Reading →

Woods expands their prism

For listeners looking for a more delicate sound, the band Woods provides a more subdued shine. Theindie-folkgroupproducesmusic of various textures, with each album varying in complexity. Their seventh album, “With Light and With Love,” released ... Continue Reading →

Michaelson’s ‘Light’ sickly sweet

For the vast majority of radio listeners, Ingrid Michaelson will sound familiar — If not for her name, then by the popularity of her songs. “The Way I Am” is one of those songs. It’s from her 2006 debut album “Girls and Boys” and the song ... Continue Reading →

Student’s clarinet recital closes out studies

For John McCowen, C’s don’t get degrees. A’s through G’s do. McCowen, a senior from Herrin studying music composition, chose to pursue the clarinet and is on the home stretch of his studies. McCowen presented what he has learned during a clarinet ... Continue Reading →

Teebs experiments once again with “E S T A R A”

The songs from recording artist Mtendere Mandowa, better known by his professional moniker Teebs, often use seemingly random objects such as tape to achieve an experimental sound. And if peeling tape to create music doesn’t help in revolutionizing the ... Continue Reading →

Improv musicians build on film

It could be said music is one of the most important elements in a film. Composers often spend months perfecting their scores to match a film’s mood.  But several musicians did not have time on their side Sunday night when they prepared music on the ... Continue Reading →

Student unspools masculinity thesis

As the lights went down on the cinema and photography soundstage, Mike Kartje watched the summation of his collegiate work flicker on the screen in front of him. Kartje, a graduate student from Murphysboro studying mass communication and media arts, held ... Continue Reading →

Heavy ‘Laughter’ at Moe

Heroine icon Joan of Arc is coming back to life to live her final moments again. The resurrection can be seen this weekend at the Moe Theater, as SIU’s theater department presents “Joan’s Laughter.” The drama focuses on Joan’s final hour alive ... Continue Reading →

Professors hydrate film

Several SIU faculty members let their finely crafted films about water flow.  Seven employees created the seven films focused on the relationship between humanity and water featured in the Big Muddy Faculty Showcase. They presented the projects in Morris ... Continue Reading →

‘Range of Light’ shines

Though he might be better known as a drummer and backing vocalist for Bon Iver, vocalist Sean Carey has a spectrum of his own music. Carey’s solo work began with the 2010 album “All We Grow.” Critics met it with rave reviews focused on the glowing ... Continue Reading →

Animals can churn metal

Since 2007, American metal band Animals as Leaders have been performing its melodic symphonies with orchestral style. On March 25, the band released its third studio album “The Joy of Motion.” The music is composed with a metallic façade over jazz ... Continue Reading →
Ruby Roknic, left, a
senior from La Grange
studying university
studies, and Pearlshanna
Cummings, a junior from
Chicago studying speech
communications, rehearse
Monday at Kleinau
Theatre for the upcoming
premiere of the play
“Athena and the Apple.”
The play is about a high
school student named
Athena and her love
interests was written and
directed by Nicole Wood
and is set to premiere
Thursday at Kleinau
Theatre. “It has been nice
to see the development
of the story and be a part
of it coming into birth,”
Roknic said.

‘Athena’ bears fruit at Kleinau Theater

One encounter this weekend at the Kleinau Theater could change a girl’s life forever. “Athena and the Apple,” from writer-director Nicole Wood, a doctoral candidate in performance studies from Chicago, in part explores experimentation through the ... Continue Reading →
Krista Rose Frohling, a graduate student in mass communication and media arts from St. Louis, explains a piece from her thesis project,
“Transitions,” Friday at the University Museum. “Transitions” documents the last three years of her goal to complete her MFA degree, including her
commutes from St. Louis to Carbondale. The thesis project features 250 canvas prints and more than 40 digital inkjet prints of still photography,
as well as installation art. “Transitions” will run until Saturday.

Graduate student’s transitions on display

Art inspiration can strike anywhere — even on a commute.  Art inspired the spark behind “Transitions,” an art thesis project from Krista Rose Frohling, a graduate student in mass communication and media arts from St. Louis. The art is derived ... Continue Reading →

Taking Back Sunday ‘Happiness’

Rock band Taking Back Sunday’s “Happiness Is,” is their first effort since 2011, and remains true to the sounds of the group’s earlier releases. The album opens with an introduction, entitled “Prelude,” consisting of scratched staccato from ... Continue Reading →
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