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“Songs of Youth and Joy,” A Unique Collaboration Among Walla Walla Musicians

“Songs of Youth and Joy,” A Unique Collaboration Among Walla Walla Musicians

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Captivating and collaborative, the “Songs of Youth and Joy” concert showcased the incredible musical talent of four Walla Walla musical groups. Held in Cordiner Hall on Sunday, Feb. 26, the concert consisted of performances by Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi) Belles Voix and Chamber Singers, Walla...

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
February 16
Filed under A&E

One need not be a music major to love music, as senior Robby Brothers shows. Brothers, a geology major, is active in Whitman’s music department and considers music an important part of his life. He plays the cello along with the piano and mandola, and is currently working on composing an album. The...

Musician Spotlight: Sheldoncole

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter
February 2
Filed under A&E

On Dec. 21, 2016, musical duo Sheldoncole released their brand new EP, titled “Detroit.” Sheldoncole, consists of two brothers, Sheldon and Nic Kozushko, who recently came together to pursue their dream of making music. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the pair of singer-songwriters has been...

Alum Band Honcho Poncho Releases Debut

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
December 8
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 ...

Mike Hammond: the Muffler Man

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter
November 17
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Stepping into Melody Muffler, an unexpected collision of an automotive shop and art gallery, is like entering a whole new world. This world is a culmination of disparate elements of artist, musician and automotive repairman, all talents of Walla Walla native Mike Hammond. ‘Building art’: cars and creat...

“Kaleidoscope” is a unique music experience

“Kaleidoscope” is a unique music experience

Michelle Foster, Staff Reporter
November 10
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...

KWCW Show of the Week: Mossy Tentacles

Martina Pansze, Managing Editor
September 29
Filed under A&E

The fall mornings seem to be getting a bit chillier every day, but you can warm up and prepare for your week with the radio show “Mossy Tentacles.” Hosted by senior Art History and Visual Culture Studies major Emma Philipps and senior Religion major Spencer Thomas, the show airs from 9:00 to 11:00...

Meet The Filharmonic

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer
May 5
Filed under A&E

The Pioneer sat down with "The Filharmonic" members Joe Caigoy and Jules Cruz to talk boybands, touring and original music.

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KWCW Show of the Week: George Clooney’s Secret Playlist

Megan Hearst
April 28
Filed under A&E

It all began with a simple question: what music does George Clooney listen to?

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The Best Tracks on “Lemonade”

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor
April 28
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Last weekend, Beyoncé released her sixth album “Lemonade” on HBO. Here are some of the tracks that stuck out.

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Taste of Africa Draws Large Crowds

Taste of Africa Draws Large Crowds

Emma Cooper, Staff Writer
April 14
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The Whitman African Student Association (WASA) put together delectable African cuisine as well as a mesmerizing show featuring a traditional Ghanian dance performance, African music, a recitation of African poetry, and a fashion show.

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An Interactive Podcast about the Latest Movies and Everything Film

Allison Hall, Staff Writer
April 14
Filed under A&E

Senior Evan Martin, a Film and Media Studies major, combines three things he loves—film, music and improv—to create a podcast about film that has something in it for everyone.

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