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Narrative performance explores cultural dances

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

March 29, 2018

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

Lauren Prasanna, top, prepares hair and makeup for Ann-Jeannette Seymour, an actor in the upcoming “Silent Sky” play.

MORGAN LESTER, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2018

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 22, 2018

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 22, 2018

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 Stings and a Goat Skin utilizes a bodhran, or an Irish drum made from stretching goatskin over a wood ring.

BLAINE ROSS, Evergreen columnist

March 1, 2018

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

From left, Graham Dechter, Dave Hagelganz and Kevin Kanner, the All-Star Quartet, play at the 2016 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.

BLAINE ROSS, Evergreen reporter

February 23, 2018

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...

SEB to host Hip-Hop Arts Festival

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

February 23, 2018

WSU's Student Entertainment Board will honor Black History Month today by hosting a Hip-Hop Arts Festival. The festival will showcase the talent of both WSU students and visiting performers. Ali Ruther, director of SEB’s Up All Night Committee, is one of the people in charge of organizing the event....

Cougs battle for scholarship

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

February 15, 2018

Round one of the Cougs Got Talent competition, hosted by the Student Entertainment Board’s Spotlight Committee, begins today. CGT will feature singers, dancers, stand-up comics and other acts, who will all be battling for a $1,000 scholarship. Each act will last 10 minutes, Spotlight Committee Director...

KUGR lives up to rock ‘n’ roll legacy

KUGR General Manager Katherine Barner discusses KUGR’s history and how the organization brings artists to campus.

BLAINE ROSS, Evergreen columnist

February 15, 2018

KUGR, the rock radio station of WSU, was founded in 1954 by alumnus and legendary sports broadcaster Keith Jackson. The station was all about rock radio until the early 2000s, when its Board of Directors decided to change direction and make it a top-40 station. This would last only until 2011, when...

‘A Beautiful Spell’ challenges love misconceptions

Actors Kristen Lincoln, left, and Alex Miller describe their experience working at the theater.

MORGAN LESTER, Evergreen reporter

February 15, 2018

“A Beautiful Spell” is the story of Franny and Jim, who have been married 12 years and suddenly wake up in the middle of the night to realize that they don’t love each other. This new play, produced by the Pullman Civic Theatre, takes on marriage and love in a new light, working to ask and answer...

WSU artists add a burst of creative color to campus

Sketch Wednesday attendees Katie Barta, left, and Heracio Jones pick up a free flower, a calendar and drinks from the Valentine event Wednesday at the CUB.

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

February 15, 2018

As students set up their Sketch Wednesday stations in the CUB Gallery on Valentine’s Day, unpacking boxes of artwork, the small space became vibrant with student creativity and passion. “I thought having a themed one would be fun, so I wouldn’t have to come up with my own theme,” SEB Gallery...

Performing Arts partners to present MictlanRx

Performing Arts Director Gail Siegel talks about the performance of MictlanRx by the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company.

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

February 8, 2018

WSU Performing Arts will team up with University of Idaho’s Festival Dance Academy for the last time in hosting a performance by dancers from the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company. Performing Arts Director Gail Siegel said Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company is a nationally-renowned African-American...

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