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Jazz Society celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with gigs

Jazz Society celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with gigs

BLAINE ROSS, Evergreen columnist

April 4, 2018


Filed under Events, Mint

When I, a hopelessly romantic jazz head, think of classic jazz venues, I picture the famous portrait of Dexter Gordon in all his moody glory, with his saxophone in his lap, wearing a casual suit while holding a cigarette, letting the smoke flow off into the air, as photographed in 1948 by Herman Leonard. As...

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art to open

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art to open

MORGAN LESTER, Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Events, Mint, Showcase

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, also known as the Crimson Cube, is opening at noon Friday. The new museum, designed by Jim Olson of Olson Kundig, features six new galleries and 10,000 square feet of gallery space. The new building will not only be the viewing place for WSU’s permanent art collection,...

Design initiative aids rural communities

Design initiative aids rural communities

MORGAN LESTER, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2018


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Chatter and an air of curiosity filled the first floor of Carpenter Hall on Monday evening as design students gathered — a new gallery was opening. The new exhibition, one of the last of this school year, covers the Rural Communities Design Initiative, a statewide organization spearheaded by WSU...

Fatt Jazz’s rhythmic style sends Aftershock

Fatt Jazz’s rhythmic style sends Aftershock

BLAINE ROSS, Evergreen columnist

March 28, 2018


Filed under Events, Mint

With its bass-heavy and drum-driven sound, WSU’s Fatt Jazz sent back-to-back songs to its audience Tuesday during a concert aptly named “Aftershock.” Under the stage lights, guitar Brad Ard, his wife and percussionist Mindy Ard, bassist Dave Snider and drummer Dan Smith played an eclectic mix...

‘Insidious: The Last Key’ unlocks childhood trauma

‘Insidious: The Last Key’ unlocks childhood trauma

BRYCE CHAPMAN, Evergreen columnist

March 28, 2018


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Sequels in horror movies are as common as jump scares. However, a fourth movie in one franchise is impressive, and that is exactly what “Insidious: The Last Key” is. And it holds a twist: it is — wait for it — a prequel. While this is no surprise in today’s movie age, it was an odd choice for...

Geo Quibuyen encourages personal storytelling

Geo Quibuyen encourages personal storytelling

MORGAN LESTER, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2018


Filed under Events, Mint

  The sun setting outside, students began to fill into the round, modern lecture hall of the SPARK building and take their seats. They applauded as Geo Quibuyen entered and turned on rap to amp up the crowd. Quibuyen, also known as Prometheus Brown, is a Hawaii-raised, Seattle-based Filipino-American...

Narrative performance explores cultural dances

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2018


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All eyes were on professor Dee Garceau at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center on Tuesday evening. In honor of the cultures of both Native Americans and African-Americans, the history department at WSU organized a Narrative/Counter Narrative performance. The event celebrated these groups through their...

Performing Arts prepares final show

Performing Arts prepares final show

MORGAN LESTER, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2018


Filed under Events, Mint, Showcase

As night fell, a din rose on the third floor of Daggy Hall, where in Jones Theatre the cast and crew of Performing Arts’ last production, “Silent Sky,” were hard at work putting the final touches on the show. The actors applied makeup and pinned their hair together in dressing rooms while technicians...

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ outdoes original

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ outdoes original

MORGAN LESTER, Evergreen columnist

March 21, 2018


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Next month in the CUB Auditorium, there is an unusual surprise in the form of a double feature: the 1995 cult classic “Jumanji,” and its 2017 reboot, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” The original, starring the late Robin Williams and a young Kirsten Dunst, is one that all of us have seen...

Poet, translator to discuss methods

MORGAN LESTER, Evergreen reporter

March 21, 2018


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For the final visiting writer of the year, Curtis Bauer, a poet, director of creative writing and professor of comparative literature at Texas Tech University, will come to campus. Bauer said poetry helps him make sense of the world around him. “When I don’t understand something or I find that...

10 Strings and a Goat Skin pulls from folk influences

10 Strings and a Goat Skin pulls from folk influences

BLAINE ROSS, Evergreen columnist

March 1, 2018


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The music of Canadian ensemble Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, which will play at WSU tonight, eludes genre labels. Their worldly folk music takes influence from Canadian folk, American folk and French-Canadian music. Besides being nominated for many awards, they recently won the East Coast Music Association’s...

WSU performers prepare for Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

WSU performers prepare for Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

BLAINE ROSS, Evergreen reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Events, Mint, Showcase

If there is one form of music that represents America as a whole, it is jazz. In New Orleans after World War I, great musicians like Jelly Roll Morton, Lil Hardin Armstrong, Sidney Bechet and many more developed jass music, an American art form that would eventually turn into the genre we know today...

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