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MC gamers host murder mystery dinners

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

Murder. Mystery. Dinner. Combine the three and you have an ominously enjoyable festivity hosted by the Maryville College Gamers club. This past weekend, Oct. 28-29, MC Gamers hosted two murder mystery dinner party events – the Walgrave Astoria Costume Ball and the Ravenwood Masquerade. Both events came with separate mysteries, and attendance was limited to a small group of fifteen people in order to foster a more tightly-knit environment. Each participant was given a character role, as well as a few pre-game tasks to complete before the event. Highlighted in this article is the Ravenwood Masquerade event, a mystery centered around the locals of the fictional town of Bloodworth Falls. This event took place at the House in the Woods and required that all participants wear masks. The event began with an introductory period where attendees were given the...

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Parasite or paradise?

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

Archy Marshall (Recording under King Krule) returned from his four year long hiatus when he released his sophomore LP, “The OOZ”, on Oct. 13, 2017. His hour-and-six-minute long album covers a wide array of topics dealing with insomnia, depression, love, lust and consumption. These topics are all connected by two major thematic concepts that run throughout the album. The first being the concept of “The OOZ” itself: what it is and what it entails for the living. In an interview for Pitchfork, Marshall describes “The OOZ” as all about the kinds of things that people do subconsciously and likens it to people’s bodily fluids. He describes it as the human body’s constant state of creating, and it is the constant need to create that ties the 19 songs that span the album together. Marshall describes it as ideas half...

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Maryville College orchestra performs fall concert

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

On Monday, Nov. 6 the orchestra at Maryville College presented their fall concert “Out of This World… Of This World… For This World…: An Evening of Orchestral Selections by Copland, Haydn, Straus and Horner.” The concert was held in the Clayton Center for the Art’s Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. The Orchestra performed under the direction of Alan Eleazer. The evening’s program included “Variations on a Shaker Melody” by Aaron Copland, “Music from Apollo 13” by James Horner and arranged by John Moss, “Brook Green Suite” by Gustav Holst, “Rosen aus dem Süden” by Johann Strauss II, and both “Symphony No. 94 in G Major” and “Symphony No. 45 in F# minor” by Franz Joseph Haydn. “Brook Green Suite” was conducted by Chris Blankenship ’18, a student conductor at Maryville College. “I am excited to be able to present...

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Maryville College invited to“Limerick Sings” choir festival

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

The “Limerick Sings” Choir Festival is a music festival that hosts both Irish and international choirs for a non-competitive experience with music and song. The festival will be held from June 5 to 6, 2018 in Limerick, Ireland. Singers associated with Maryville College have been invited to attend. The sixth annual festival is open to members of the Maryville College community including students, staff, alumni and their families. Participants will take part in a “Gala Concert Performance” alongside a professional Irish Orchestra at the Limerick Concert Hall. Rehearsals will be held on the University of Limerick campus with housing options there or at a hotel in downtown Limerick. According to the event flyer, those attending will depart for Dublin, Ireland on June 5. On June 6, they will arrive in Dublin and transfer to Limerick where they will be...

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Southern Circuit of Independent Films to be held at Clayton Center for the Arts

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

As part of an opportunity to bring new programs to Maryville College, the Clayton Center for the Arts is hosting the Southern Circuit of Independent Films for the 2017 season. This is a great opportunity for both the Maryville College and the Clayton Center, as it gives students and the community the chance to see films that are not shown anywhere else close to Maryville. The Southern Circuit of Independent Films is provided and coordinated by the South Arts group, a nonprofit Regional Arts Organization located in Atlanta, Ga. Founded in 1975, South Arts was made “to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts,” according to the group’s website. The group’s mission statement stands to “strengthen the South through advancing excellence in the arts, connecting the arts to key state and national...

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Across Seven Bridges Down Memory Lane

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

Many girls born in the ‘90s grew up wearing butterfly hair clips and hair scrunchies, eating ring pops and playing The Backstreet Boys’ songs on repeat. Though my childhood hairstyles were full of colorful adornments, I never owned any Backstreet Boys memorabilia and never heard one of their songs until I was in high school. I grew up listening to the music of times past. Aside from Classical Child cassette tapes and the sing-alongs found in episodes of “Barney & Friends,” much of my introduction to music came from my parents. Neither of them seemed to be ready to say goodbye to their own respective childhoods, and this was reflected in the music that wafted from through the house in which I grew up. Even before my preschool years, I rode my tricycle through the living room, stopping every...

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