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Wire Watch : Week of January 26

Marra Clay, Publisher
January 26, 2017
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Whistling Songs: The opening reception for Whitman artist Richard Martinez's mixed media artwork. The exhibit will run through Feb. 23. Thursday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m., Studio Articolore, 226 E. Main Street. Jornaleros Screening and Discussion: A showing of the 30 minute documentary "Jornaleros" ("Day Laborers") that d...

Alum Band Honcho Poncho Releases Debut

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under A&E

An impressive combination of comfort and ingenuity has been achieved by Honcho Poncho’s debut album, “Late Night,” which was released Nov. 25. The band makes their own style of alternative rock, producing a mix of calming, upbeat and comfortable music. One might detect folk undertones or components ...

“A Night of Sam Shepard:” An Interview with Erin Kirkpatrick

“A Night of Sam Shepard:” An Interview with Erin Kirkpatrick

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, showings began for Harper Joy Theatre’s “A Night of Sam Shepard,” a two hour theatrical event featuring productions of Sam Shepard’s plays “Cowboy Mouth” and “Action.” The two plays, respectively, are directed by senior theatre majors, Erin Kirkpatrick and Drew Sc...

The Second City: Famed Troupe Performs at Power House Theatre

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under A&E, Reviews

What do Tina Fey, Bill Murray and Stephen Colbert all have in common? Each of them at one time or another, were a part of the Chicago-based improv and comedy group, The Second City. This year, The Second City came to Walla Walla’s Gesa Power House Theatre for one night, bringing their show, “The Sec...

“Fantastic Beasts” an enchanting “Potter” prequel

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

Mixing the charms of its characters, an engaging narrative and grandiose visuals to strong effect, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a prequel to the “Harry Potter” franchise, is an uncommonly affable and whimsical film that has much to offer audiences. It is noticeably superior to ...

KWCW Show of the Week: “The Revolver Yoga Hour”

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under A&E

Yoga instruction, philosophy and a little bit of music are all brought together in “The Revolver Yoga Hour,” a KWCW show hosted by community member and alumnus Court Morgan ‘07. The show focuses on yoga philosophy and education, airing on Wednesdays from 8 to 9 a.m. The first half of a typical show con...

Danita Ryan brings Native American issues to Whitman campus

Danita Ryan brings Native American issues to Whitman campus

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

The Navajo greeting “Ya’ahteeh,” translates to, “With all that is good in the universe, I greet you.” It was with these words that Danita Ryan began her talk on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Kimball Theater. Ryan’s presentation, titled “Hear Our Voices; Grandmother’s Wisdom,” focused...

Built to Spill comes to Main Street Studios

Built to Spill comes to Main Street Studios

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow, Reviews

On Saturday, November 12, Walla Walla's indie rock lovers stormed into Main Street Studios. They had come to see a three-and-a-half hour concert headlined by the 90's Idaho band Built to Spill, in their first major tour since the release of their 2015 album "Untethered Moon." In addition to Built...

Ava DuVernay’s “13th” follows transformative systems of oppresion

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter
November 17, 2016
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” As the amendment that ended sl...

Antigo Nick Contemporizes Greek Tragedy

Michelle Foster, Staff Reporter
November 12, 2016
Filed under A&E, Events

The classic Greek tragedy of Antigone has been brought into contemporary times through Anne Carson’s unique and radical translation of the play, “Antigo Nick” (alternately spelled “Antigonick”). The play, directed by Professor Jessica Cerullo, was performed in Harper Joy Theater from Nov. 10 throu...

Comedian Gloria Bigelow provides provocative, socially conscious humor

Comedian Gloria Bigelow provides provocative, socially conscious humor

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

As part of the ongoing Equality Coffeehouse event, FACE (Feminists Advocating for Change and Empowerment) invited a rather unique performer in comedian Gloria Bigelow, who uniquely addressed intersectional issues across the board. Her exuberance and expressiveness brought her comedy to life and kept...

“Kaleidoscope” is a unique music experience

“Kaleidoscope” is a unique music experience

Michelle Foster, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Bagpipes, accordion, strings, Ghanaian drums, guitar, electric bass, brass and singers are among the many musical sounds that came together for a unique performance in Hunter Conservatory. “Kaleidoscope,” a concert featuring a variety of ensembles and musicians from Whitman College and Walla Walla Com...

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