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“Collected Life of Ikune Sawada” ceramic collection comes to Sheehan Gallery

“Collected Life of Ikune Sawada” ceramic collection comes to Sheehan Gallery

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

There is a sense of beauty and serenity to be found between the walls of the Sheehan Gallery where a new exhibition, “The Collected Life of Ikune Sawada,” has been installed. On display from Jan. 23 to April 7, the exhibition features ceramics that Sawada, a well-known painter and collector of ceramics,...

The 89th Academy Awards: Another year of gains and snubs

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

The official nominations for the 89th Academy Awards ceremony were announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24, and, much in the vein of past ceremonies, featured some welcome improvements from years past while also maintaining or establishing some troublesome trends. Nine films were nominated for the coveted Best ...

Walla Walla embraces “The Producers”

Walla Walla embraces “The Producers”

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

It may be a musical about the worst musical ever produced, but the cast and crew of “The Producers” were all too excited to join the Little Theatre’s production of the famous Broadway show. The local rendition began on Jan. 20 and will continue through Feb. 11. Based on the Oscar-winning 1968...

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
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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
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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...

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