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Singers take on Brahms’ ‘Requiem’

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer Troy University’s Collegiate Singers will be premiering a new performance this Friday night of Brahms’ “Requiem.”  Each year, the group presents repertoires, largely focusing on the genre of music known as an oratorio: unstaged musical works with a thematic element. Gabrielle Richardson, an assistant professor of music, is featured as a soprano Read More

Students selected for art exhibit in Tennessee

Olivia Nobles Staff Writer Three students from Troy’s Department of Art and Design are having their entries featured in the Bellwethers Exhibit of the West Tennessee Regional Art Center. The students featured in the exhibition, which is a continuation of the Twenty First Century Artist Exhibition, traveled to Tennessee on Oct. 23 to deliver their art Read More

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: Student reviews true story of one of the ‘most influential’ bands in history

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer Review “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the new biopic on the rock band Queen, started playing in theaters  Friday, Nov. 2, and rocked the box office, bringing in $50 million in its opening weekend in North America. As a Queen fan, I was extremely excited to see the movie, and I had been waiting for Read More

Showcase marries dance and art

Olivia Nobles Staff Writer Troy’s Department of Theater and Dance and Department of Art and Design are busy preparing their art and dance showcase “Art in Motion,” which will open Thursday, Nov. 8. The production will marry the creations of dance students with those of art students. “Normally, the fall show is all student choreography,” said Read More

Talent show offers students escape from school during Homecoming week events

Olivia Nobles Staff Writer Students representing various organizations around campus performed for their peers on the quad Monday night as part of Troy’s Homecoming Week festivities. The Talent Show, typically called “Who’s Got Sound” in years prior, has been a hallmark of Troy University’s Homecoming Week for many years.  Anna Laura Kirchharr, an English major and Read More

Group offers a ‘breath of peace’ through fall chorale performance

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer Troy University’s Concert Chorale is presenting its fall performance, “Breathing Peace,” on Nov. 4. The chorale is under the direction of Dianne Orlofsky, a professor of music and director of many of the choirs on campus. The group consists of 36 auditioned students and five guest faculty members featured as instrumental accompaniment. Read More

‘Venom’: a unique perspective on Spider-Man’s alien enemy

Olivia Nobles Staff Writer “Venom,” released on Oct. 5, gives Marvel Comics fans a new perspective on the horrifying union between Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and a tar-like alien life form called a Symbiote. “Venom” has accumulating a worldwide gross of over $463 million and remaining in the top three at the box office since its Read More

Shakespeare’s ‘Shrew’: all the entertainment without the politics

  At a time when theater patrons look for currently relevant social messages in plays, Troy University Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” provides everything but that.  The main plot follows the story of Petruchio, played by Noah Williams, and his courtship of Katherina (Kate), a strong-willed woman Read More

Zombie-themed event promises fun activities, quest for undead ‘cure’

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer Troy University’s Student Veterans Association (SVA) and the Troy for Troops Center will be holding a “Zombie Tropocalypse” on Oct. 25. Jenny Reed, the president of SVA and Troy for Troops Center, worked closely with Nathaniel Demay, the vice president of SVA, in order to plan the event from the bottom up. Read More

‘Red Dead 2’ promises innovations that will change gaming’s future

Izack Seahorn Contributor Draven Jackson Arts and Entertainment Editor Rockstar Games (R*) is set to dominate the gaming world in just over a week with the Oct. 26 release of its most ambitious work yet, “Red Dead Redemption 2.” “Red Dead 2” is the prequel to R*’s 2010 hit “Red Dead Redemption,” an open-world game set Read More

Poetry provides comfort in despair

Georgia Blanchard Chief Copy Editor Scott Laudati, author of “Hawaiian Shirts in the Electric Chair” and several short stories and poems, recently released “Bone House,” a collection of poetry inspired by his life in New York City.  Laudati has been published in several literary journals and recently won two awards from the City College of New Read More