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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...

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...

Wire Watch: Week of November 10th

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under A&E, Pio Picks

"Here, There & Everywhere:" A film celebrating all things snowsport-related. 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10. Cordiner Hall. Tickets 10 dollars presale, 15 dollars at the door. Fall Jazz Ensemble Concert: Directed by Doug Scarborough and Gary Gemberling. 7:00p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10. ...

“I Too Am Whitman” gives voice to marginalized students, identities

“I Too Am Whitman” gives voice to marginalized students, identities

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

Stepping into the Stevens Gallery in Reid, one is faced with an interesting set of images and writings. To the left, pieces of poster paper are taped to the wall, each one with a short statement. To the right, portraits of Whitman students, each one holding their respective piece of paper, allow vie...

“Noises Off” kicks off new season for Little Theatre

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

The Michael Frayn-penned farce, “Noises Off” will commence a new season of theatrical productions for the Little Theatre of Walla Walla, and it looks to start the season off with a bang. The play premieres Friday, Nov. 4, with another show on Nov. 5. The play will then run Friday-Sunday on the followi...

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