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Wire Watch: Week of April 13th

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under A&E, Pio Picks

"breath, sweat, hair, dirt, dust:" A mixed-bill of new contemporary choreographies, performed by Whitman students. 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, April 13-15 (matinees at 2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, April 15-16), Harper Joy Theatre. Free for Whitman students. "Babeland presents The 'Moregasm' Workshop:" A ...

Local Artists: Jon Betz

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under A&E

Walla Walla native Jon Betz, a documentary filmmaker specializing in environmental and humanitarian issues, returned to his hometown on March 29 for a special screening of his latest project, “SEED: The Untold Story,” at the Gesa Power House Theatre. The film, which Betz produced and co-directed...

“Messiah on the Frigidaire” Graces Little Theatre of Walla Walla with Comedy, Intrigue

“Messiah on the Frigidaire” Graces Little Theatre of Walla Walla with Comedy, Intrigue

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Utilizing strong language, subtle adult content and commentary on religious chicanery, John Culbertson’s play “Messiah on the Frigidaire,” as performed by the Little Theatre of Walla Walla, takes its odd, quirky premise and makes it into a lesson about faith and love. The Little Theatre’s...

Theatre Department’s Unique “Echo Chamber” Project Breaks Boundaries

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Turning frustration and disagreement into a compelling and powerful theater production was Whitman student Lud Brito’s project in putting together “Echo Chamber.” The production is a play that utilizes music, dance and spoken word. Already performed twice in Harper Joy Theatre, the next showin...

New “Beauty and the Beast” enchants audiences

Afton Weaver, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

The enchanting live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1991 musical “Beauty and the Beast” has captured the hearts and minds of viewers since opening on March 17, recounting with a modern twist the beloved tale of a confident yet gentle girl who is able to find love and compassion in an angry beast. With...

Adastra Piano Trio Tackles Ambitious, High-Level Works

Adastra Piano Trio Tackles Ambitious, High-Level Works

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Driving melodies and intricate harmonics filled Chism Hall on Wed. March 8, as the Adastra Piano Trio performed Maurice Ravel’s famous composition, the “Ravel Piano Trio,” a powerful and technically complex work they had worked intensely to master. The Trio, whose name is a combination of the...

Mike McGuinn Helps Bring Fun, Cool Musicians to Walla Walla

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under A&E, Community

The music scene in Walla Walla is thriving with more diversity thanks to the efforts of, among others, Mike McGuinn. The owner of Urban Grow Systems, a hydroponics shop, McGuinn has worked to bring in a wide range of musicians that locals might not normally get a chance to see. Some of the well-kn...

FACE hosts the 5th annual Breaking Ground Monologues

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under A&E

The fifth annual Breaking Ground Monologues, held in Kimball Theatre from March 3 through 5, grappled with a multitude of thought-provoking and emotional topics, leaving a powerful impression on all who attended. The passionate performances helped audience members experience and relate to the powerful...

Harper Joy’s “A King Lear” brings mixed media, innovation to Shakespearean text

Harper Joy’s “A King Lear” brings mixed media, innovation to Shakespearean text

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The traditional and rich language of Shakespeare, combined with modern forms of mixed media, filled the stage in Harper Joy Theatre’s production of “A King Lear.” The play, performed first for Encounters classes before playing to regular weekend audiences, was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “King...

A Dramatic Warning on Fire Prevention: “Era of Megafires”

Zuhra Amini, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under A&E

On March 1, Dr. Paul Hassburg, a fire and landscape ecologist, presented the multimedia production “Era of Megafires” to a Maxey Auditorium occupied largely by Walla Walla community members. The composition of the audience was not shocking, since most Whitman students are away from campus in the...

Internation Celebration promotes diverse nationalities, open discussion

Internation Celebration promotes diverse nationalities, open discussion

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under A&E

Excitement and an air of festivity filled the Reid Coffeehouse as performers took the stage to offer tastes of their cultures. This was the sixth annual InterNation Celebration, held on Saturday, Feb. 25. It showcased both international and domestic students, who performed with a wide variety of songs, ...

Wire Watch: Week of March 2nd

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under A&E

Lady Caress: WEB hosts slam poet, singer, beat boxer and story teller Lady Caress! Reid Coffeehouse. 7:00 p.m., Thurs., March 2. Open to all. "A King Lear:" This adaptation of "King Lear" brings contemporary performance practices alongside Shakespearean language. Alexander Stage, Harper Joy Theatre. Ev...

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