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Two MC students to present senior art exhibits

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

Mark your calendar! The month of May will bring two new senior art exhibitions. Seniors Bella Crockett and Timela Crutcher will reveal their art at a reception on May 5. The artists have different styles and themes, so it will be a unique show. These students have worked for this moment for their whole college career, so the support of the student body is important. The art within Timela Crutcher’s show entitled “And They Were Naked and Unashamed” focuses on women. She described her show as a portal back to a place before a woman’s body was viewed as a negative thing. Her art speaks out against objectifying women. The audience is meant to see women as people and not as sex objects, even though the poses in which the women are painted could be considered provocative today. “The...

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Nothing more, nothing less than a beautiful view

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

Every once in a while, there is something that emerges from the world around us that somehow entices and gently caresses our sense of wonder and delight. For myself, and many others around the world, the animated film “Your Name” does exactly that. Released as “Kimi no Na Wa” in Japan in 2016, “Your Name” quickly took to the top of the film charts in Japan, gathering with it a great tide of both critical acclaim and the love of fans. It didn’t take long for many western audiences to fall in love with it, too. I had originally enjoyed this film in Japanese—with subtitles—back in late 2016; however, this review is for the English release. Regardless of what language in which it is viewed, “Your Name” is nothing short of a beautiful film. In an age and culture...

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Maryville College Theatre Department to present “Lysistrata”

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

The Maryville College Theatre Department will be showing an adaptation of Aristophanes’ Greek play, “Lysistrata,” on April 27-30. The production will be shown in Clayton Center for the Arts’ Haslam Family Flexible Theatre on Thurs., April 27 at 8 p.m.; Fri., April 28 at 8 p.m.; Sat., April 29 at 8 p.m. and Sun., April 30 at 2 p.m. Admission for Maryville College students, faculty and staff are free, but tickets are required for entry. For everyone else, admission is $10 for adults and $7 for senior adults ages 60 and up. This play is meant for mature audiences due to sexual references and crude humor. “Lysistrata” is a Greek comedy that centers on the women of Greece who embark on a sex strike during a huge war where the men refuse to negotiate peace. The main character, named...

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MC3 Band will provide a multi-dimensional concert experience at “Cubed” on April 27

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

On April 27, 2017 the Maryville College community concert band, better known as MC3, will be presenting their spring concert entitled “Cubed.” Under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, the band will perform “Lights Out” by Alex Shapiro; “The Beethoven Machine” by Michael Colgrass; “Foundry” by John Mackey; “Ave Maria” by Franz Biebl; “Sang!” by Dana Wilson; and “The Machine Awakes” by Steven Bryant. During the spring performance, the MC3 Band will be trying out a new musical identity. “The typical experience audience members receive from a band concert is one of lyrical music,” said member Allison Franklin. “This concert, however, will provide a more modern experience.” Visual stimulation is a key focus within “Cubed.” Audience members can expect LEDs, Rave Music, lighting effects, performers playing in the audience and so much more.  There will also be light tricks...

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Goodbye, Beauty and the Beast

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

My childhood was very shaped by Disney. During the ‘90s, Disney had an incredible boom in animated movies. “Beauty and the Beast” was released and became an instant classic. It seemed like I watched “Beauty and the Beast” over and over again. I loved Belle’s beauty and independence, her kind heart, brave nature and ability to love the Beast beyond his physical appearance. Despite later seeing some connections to subtle racism within the plot of the movie, my childhood innocence took the meaning of the movie to be inspired and lovely, affirming women’s intelligence and the possibility of true love. In my four-year-old mind and for many years after, it really did seem like the most beautiful love story every told. The animation was incredible, too! I loved the detail in Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Chip and Cogsworth. Perhaps it...

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Are we in the golden age of television?

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

Have you noticed in recent years that there is an overwhelming amount of good television on air? From cable to streaming services, producers have figured out the secret to good TV. This has resulted in a landslide of “Must See TV.” In the past each decade has had a defining show. Shows like “MASH,” “I Love Lucy,” “The Twilight Zone” and others have been remembered and recognized long after their series last aired. Those shows took chances, they were iconic for their writing, advanced political views or cinematography. The other shows from the eras they were made in can’t hold a candle to them and were forgotten with time. What will happen now that we seem to have the formula to making good television? Writers and producers know how to craft a story that is unique and draws in...

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