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Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets to perform for Family Weekend

Staff Report

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

Featuring silly hats and zany antics, Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets will perform a family-oriented show at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. According to a press release, the concert is presented in conjunction with the festivities of Family Weekend. A picnic is set for 5:30 p.m....

Blooze Brothers bring soul to Doudna

Blooze Brothers bring soul to Doudna

Savanna Henderson , Contributing Writer

August 27, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The Blooze Brothers, a band that was created as a result of a last-minute Halloween party idea, led the audience in a jazz, rock and soul packed performance Saturday night in Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Dvorak Concert Hall. Chuck Little, who performed as Elwood Blooze, said after receiving praise...

University Board to take Panthers “Back in Time”

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

August 16, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

Three months worth of planning and hours of preparation will fall into place this weekend as the University Board unveils the annual welcome back weekend festivities. This year’s theme is called “Panthers Back In Time” and focuses on a throwback to the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Though the...

PHOTO GALLERY: The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps open dress rehearsal

PHOTO GALLERY: The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps open dress rehearsal

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Staff Photographer

June 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Showcase

The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, a competitive, all-male corps comprised of 150 members, performed in an open dress rehearsal Saturday at O'Brien Stadium in preparation for their first competition. The corps performed several songs from their 2017 show, "Men are from Mars." The Cavaliers’ first...

Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps stop at Eastern

Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps stop at Eastern

AJ Fournier, Campus Editor

June 6, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

In preparation for a season filled with practices lasting for hours and weeks of traveling, The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps has stopped at Eastern to continue its pre-season tour for their 2017 production, “Men are from Mars.” The Cavaliers are a competitive, all-male corps comprised of 150 memb...

New classroom, entrance planned for Tarble Arts Center

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Staff Reporter

May 31, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

A new classroom is in the works for The Tarble Arts Center, after being first proposed in the spring of 2014. According to a press release, these renovations are  made possible through a $3 million gift given by the Tarble Foundation. The old classroom had been hosting art classes to grades k...

Supernatural scavenger hunt set for Saturday

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The inaugural Casper Cruise, a scavenger hunt around Charleston, will kick off 2 p.m. Saturday at Bob’s Bookstore, 303 Lincoln Ave. Participants will go around Charleston using hints to hunt down historical locations and take a selfie when they find one of the places. The Casper Cruise is...

Kesha shows love for fans at Spring Concert

Kesha shows love for fans at Spring Concert

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

April 3, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Showcase

Kesha showed her support for LGBTQ rights and love for her fans at Saturday’s Spring Concert. Before the concert, Catherine Almazan, a senior sociology major, said she was happy to have Kesha come. “I’m excited for it. I’m thankful I can see it for free because I’m with University Board,”...

Eastern’s Euphonics group to perform at ICCA this Saturday

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

January 31, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Online

Doudna’s Recital Hall was filled with singing voices Tuesday night as Eastern’s Euphonics group performed in preparation for the International Championship of Collegiate A Capella. The ICCA Midwest quarterfinal will take place 7 p.m. Saturday at Washington University in St. Louis. This will b...

New play to bring contemporary issues to the stage

New play to bring contemporary issues to the stage

Liz Stephens, City Reporter

January 24, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

The cast and crew of the play “Seminar” is hoping to expose its audience to a more contemporary play March 1-5 at the Black Box in Doudna. Director Kevin Doolen said the author of the play, Theresa Rebeck, speaks about women’s issues like the roles of women in society and in the workplace. “I...

‘Hidden Figures’ highlights unsung heroines

January 8, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Even when faced with the double-edged sword of racism and sexism, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson’s courage, wit and strength depicted in the film “Hidden Figures,” helped NASA accomplish groundbreaking aircraft launches and landings. Based in segregated Virginia during the...

Students take yellow brick road to royalty

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

October 20, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

From chapter presidents to campus royals seniors Justin Earls and Catie Witt are proud holders of the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen titles. Both are heavily involved on campus and have been making an effort to participate in all of the homecoming events for the week. Earls is the president of Alpha ...

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