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 →
Mike Cantella, of Chicago based band IndigoSun, focuses on hand placement Friday during the band’s
show at Hanger 9. “We combine a lot of different sounds and a lot of different genres,” fellow band
member Steve Florian said. “The goal is to make you dance.” IndigoSun blends electronic dance, funk,
soul and jazz to make their own unique sound, according to the band’s Facebook page.

Sun rises high a third time at Hangar

When Chicago-based band IndigoSun took the Hangar 9 stage Friday night, the sky took on a different color. The trio of Kyle Liss on keys/ synth/vocals, Steve Florian on drums and Mike Cantella on bass came together on stage to produce an uplifting message ... Continue Reading →

Genius invades iPhones

IPhone users can now carry their own handheld rapper in their pockets. Rap Genius is a website launched in October 2009 allows users to upload, annotate and better understand hip-hop/rap lyrics, poetry and other texts. The company unveiled its new iOS ... Continue Reading →

Dag Savage revives hip-hop traditions with debut

Traditional hip-hop lovers have a new record to treasure and appreciate for years to come. Hip-hop duo Dag Savage released their highly anticipated debut album, “E&J,” Tuesday. Dag Savage became a duo when American producer Exile teamed up with ... Continue Reading →
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Classic “Oz” faced with death and rebirth

One of the few remaining cast members of “The Wizard of Oz” has taken a leave down the yellow brick road, reminding audiences of just how important this piece of cinematic history, celebrating a major milestone, is. Ruth Robinson-Duccini, one of the ... Continue Reading →

Must-see series enhance the internet

In the age of digital media, fame is easily attainable for anyone with a creative concept and a video camera. Even for celebrities who have achieved fame in ways outside the inner workings of the Internet, a YouTube channel and some quick editing can ... Continue Reading →
A prop glows under the black lights Sunday at Chittyville School Haunted House in Herrin. The haunted schoolhouse was accompanied by two new attractions this year: the Lair, which is smaller but more intense, and Spooky Town, which is lighter and kid-oriented.
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Area haunted houses change up their game

It’s the season when people enter the dark demented realms of haunted houses, paying to have their dignities challenged, and some residents are ecstatic to assist in the scares. Perhaps one wouldn’t consider haunted house designing to be an art like ... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Fandom

Fandoms are more than fanboys and fangirls “geeking out” over a television show or a movie. They’re interest based communities that surround a specific topic, like the popular BBC series Dr.Who or Marvel comic books. And as students become more ... Continue Reading →

“42″ hits a successful run

  42 2hr 8min‎‎ – Rated PG-13‎‎ – Drama With spring upon us and the baseball season’s start just a few weeks past, it seems to be the perfect time to release the next big baseball movie. “42” has slid into that spot. The ... Continue Reading →

Carbondale rocks revival ignites musical resurgence

The event coordinator for the Carbondale Rocks Revival Music Festival said the event not only became more coordinated in it second year, but it also offered bigger names at more venues. Event creators Nick Shurman, manager of Hangar 9, and Matt Longueville, ... Continue Reading →

McLeod Summer Playhouse set to open Friday in ‘Chicago’

With elaborate dance numbers and an abstract plot line, The McLeod Summer Playhouse’s version of Chicago will premiere July 6-8 and 13-15 at the McLeod Theater. Every summer for nearly forty years, the playhouse has hired actors and actresses from across ... Continue Reading →

Performance embodies remix culture

The performance “Try This @ Home” asked audiences to rethink remix culture this weekend at the Kleinau Theater. According to the show’s playbill, the aim is to find the relationship between body and media in performance. It deals specifically with ... Continue Reading →

Blessing of the Bikes celebrates 20th anniversary

In the humid April air, the sounds of motorcycle engines could be heard the entire length of the five-mile road that leads up to Bald Knob Cross, indicating that it is once again time for the Blessing of the Bikes. This year marks the 20th anniversary ... Continue Reading →
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