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From right, Mitchell Cox (Danny), a freshman theatre major, criticizes Benjamin Woolery (Sonny), a rehearsal theatre major, for wearing roller skates to a business meeting during rehearsal for Xanadu Sunday evening in The Theatre.

An in-depth examination of “Xanadu”

Luke Taylor, Senior Reporter March 1, 2023

Everybody wants “Xanadu.” That’s according to Larry Cox, an instructor of musical theater and director for this spring’s musical at the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The cast of Eastern’s production...

A member of the Jazz Lab Band focuses on his music sheet while playing the trombone.

Jazz Lab Band allows friends, family to come support

Duane Carter, Reporter March 1, 2023

The Jazz Lab Band concert took place on Tuesday in the Dounda Fine Arts Center Dvorak Room. The event was held from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 and was free to attend. Around 90 people attended the event...

The Board of Trustees will meet in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union at 1 p..m. on Friday.

What to expect at Eastern in 2023

Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief January 11, 2023

1. University President David Glassman will have his last day on June 30. During the 2021 State of the University Address, Glassman announced his plans to retire from being president on June 30. While...

Will Harrington, a 2-year-old, cautiously accepts a candy cane from Santa during the Holiday Fest at the Doudna Fine Arts Center Saturday afternoon. Harringtons parents said they always enjoyed the Doudna holiday events and were looking forward for their son to meet Santa.

Holiday Fest gathers families for holiday cheer at Doudna

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter December 5, 2022

Doudna kept a busy schedule for the first weekend in December for Holiday Fest.   The fest started Thursday at 5 p.m. with the art sale starting then and continuing through the whole festival.   The...

Douglas Taurel opens his one-man production called The American Soldier by calling the audiences attention by simulating the military in The Black Box Thursday evening in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Through his show, Taurel unveils struggles that soldiers and veterans face when returning to society after battle.

‘The American Soldier’: One man cast shows struggles of war, veterans

Drew Coffey, Campus Reporter November 4, 2022

“The American Soldier”, a one-man production that shows the struggles of war and the bravery of veterans, was performed at the Doudna Fine Arts Center on Thursday night.  The play was performed...

Grant open for local art projects

Grant open for local art projects

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Feature Junior Editor September 12, 2022

The Doudna Fine Arts Center announced the Ruth and Vaughn Jaenike Grant Application is now open until Sept. 30. Vaughn Jaenike, the former dean for the College of Fine Arts and Humanities, has opened...

Members of the Hello Dali improv comedy show end the Up All Night performance with a piece where the contestant has to guess what person or object the other three members are by asking them a series of questions.

Songs, skits, plays made within 24 hours at Doudna Saturday

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter September 11, 2022

The annual Up All Night Performance Festival returned to Eastern, showcasing a variety of student performances prepared within 24 hours on Saturday night.   All was quiet in the Doudna Fine Arts Center,...

Aja Black, vocalist and emcee for The Reminders belts in the third song called “Dust and Bones” in the Dvorak Concert Hall Thursday. The Reminders performed on March 10, during the 2022 Premier Season for Doudna.

Doudna introduces loyalty point program, more

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 9, 2022

The Doudna Fine Arts Center launched a new rewards system and a student-exclusive offer for the upcoming Premier Event season.  The Doudna Loyalty Points system allows audience members to earn points...

Jim Johnson sits in a Hollywood-style directors chair that says sculpture is my life. Johnson spent over 40 years of his life devoted to the art of sculpture.

Former Eastern dean will be remembered for ‘disarming’ personality

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 31, 2022

Jim Johnson, a former Eastern dean and artist, who oversaw the construction of the Doudna Fine Arts Center, died May 7 at home after a long illness. He died at 80 years old. Blowing glass, casting...

Trumpeter Luke Noble, a senior music performance major, performs in the 62nd Jazz Festival, featuring Bob Sheppard in The Dounda Fine Arts Center in the Dvorak Concert Hall on Feb. 5. Noble, alongside the other jazz ensemble performers played with Sheppard, an American jazz saxophonist, who was the guest of the festival.

Doudna announces 2022-23 premier events

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Campus Reporter April 22, 2022

With the 2021-2022 school year coming to a close, Doudna Fine Arts Center released their program list for the 2022-2023 school year to start off Spring Fest at noon.  Starting the school year off strong,...

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