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Elevation climbs to new heights

Elevation climbs to new heights

March 26, 2015 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

Elevation, SLU’s Irish dance team, presented its fourth annual showcase this past Saturday, March 21, in Xavier Theater. The showcase featured 21 Irish step dancers, 10 Elevation numbers and seven guest performances. One of the biggest differences that this showcase demonstrated for the team was its growth in numbers. Eleven […]

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Malik heads in another direction

Malik heads in another direction

March 26, 2015 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

Some may say that it is the end of an era, while others remain unaffected and, perhaps, unaware. Whether you are in the first boat or the second boat, it is safe to say that emotions of heartbreak, loss, betrayal, anger, bitterness and disappointment are present around the world as […]

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Australian poet-in-residence shares insight into writing

Australian poet-in-residence shares insight into writing

March 26, 2015 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

Noted Australian poet Robert Adamson is finishing up his two-week stay at SLU as the Jean Drahmann writer-in-residence. Adamson filled his time here with visits to English classes, readings and lectures to the SLU community, and participation in SLU’s Prison Program. Adamson began his residency with a poetry reading in […]

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‘Insurgent’: an emotional roller coaster

‘Insurgent’: an emotional roller coaster

March 26, 2015 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

On March 20, I went to see the second film in the “Divergent” series, “Insurgent.” The cast includes Shailene Woodley (Tris Prior), Theo James (Four), Kate Winslet (Jeanine Matthews), Miles Teller (Peter) and Ansel Elgort (Caleb Prior). As a lover of the “Divergent” series, I had high expectations for this […]

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Billiken Club announces semester lineup

Billiken Club announces semester lineup

March 26, 2015 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

Before Bon Iver won two Grammy Awards and played major stages such as Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, the group started with smaller venues, playing shows to get their name and music out there. One of the smaller stages Bon Iver played was SLU’s own Billiken Club, located in what is now […]

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Kendrick Lamar returns with ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Kendrick Lamar returns with ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

March 20, 2015 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

More than two years after the release of his major-label debut, West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar returns with his follow-up album, “To Pimp a Butterfly.” While his debut, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City,” focused on his unlikely escape from the streets of Compton, California, the sequel focuses on the way fame […]

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‘Cinderella’ film proves the everlasting lure of fairy tales

‘Cinderella’ film proves the everlasting lure of fairy tales

March 20, 2015 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

With a bit of magic, “Cinderella” strikes a chord for audiences. Having compassion for others and believing in oneself are classic messages that “Cinderella” proves will endure for years to come. Young or old, we all need to be reminded to “have courage and be kind” in the face of […]

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Unmasking ‘Phantom’ at the Fox

Unmasking ‘Phantom’ at the Fox

March 20, 2015 at 5:44 pm 0 comments

“The Phantom of the Opera” at the Fox Theatre was, in a word, fantastic. As far as live performances go, this one was mind-blowing. Set against the backdrop of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s epically ethereal soundtrack, the new tour takes a beloved classic and ushers it into 2015 – with the […]

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Salem witch trials: (above) Two SLU graduates perform in “Afflicted” at the Missouri History Museum. Jennifer Theby Quinn portrays Abigail Williams, and Taylor Steward portrays Ann Putnam. (right) Jacqueline Thompson (portraying Tituba) and Emily Jackoway (portraying Betty Parris) share a scene onstage. The play, which is running through March 22, shows what it may have been like to be a girl growing up during the Salem witch trials. 
Luke Lindbergh / Metro Theatre Company

SLU grads star in History Museum production

March 19, 2015 at 10:01 am 0 comments

Show depicts Salem witch trials from girls’ perspectives Innocents were burned at the stake, fear ruled lives and rumors dictated death. We are all familiar with the horrendous story of the Salem witch trials. This month, the Missouri History Museum is giving us a look into the past with “Afflicted: […]

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‘Phantom’ finally at the Fox

‘Phantom’ finally at the Fox

March 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

My one theater-related prayer during my four years at SLU has been that “Phantom of the Opera” would come to the Fox. Finally, that dream came true. Cameron Mackintosh’s reinterpretation of the stunning original show will grace the stage from March 4 through the 15. “The Phantom of the Opera” […]

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