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Album Review: “Demolicious” by Green Day

May 7, 2014


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May 7, 2014   A 2014 Record Story Day exclusive, Green Day’s “Demolicious,” is a compilation of demos and unreleased tracks from the 2012 “¡Uno!,” “¡Dos!” “¡Tré!” trilogy. Not to sound like the proverbial music snob, but I’ve always liked Green Day’s earlier work,...

Book Review: ‘It Happened in Wisconsin’ by Ken Moraff

Book Review: ‘It Happened in Wisconsin’ by Ken Moraff

April 30, 2014


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April 30, 2014   “It Happened in Wisconsin,” by Ken Moraff is a fictional novel about a ragtag minor league baseball team, the Racine Robins, and their quest to change the world during the Great Depression. As someone from Wisconsin, I picked up the book because the title caught my...

Gallery exhibit wants students to ‘LEAP’ in

Gallery exhibit wants students to ‘LEAP’ in

April 16, 2014


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April 16, 2014 By Lauren Piek   In college students choose a major to study so that a dream job can be achieved after graduation. UW-Whitewater’s LEAP initiative was created to help students understand what employers are looking for. LEAP is hosting an exhibit April 16 to 30 at Roberta’s...

Students compete in annual art exhibit

Students compete in annual art exhibit

April 9, 2014


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April 9, 2014 By Lauren Piek   A variety of student art projects will be on display during the annual Juried Art Competition Exhibit, from April 7 to 19 at the Crossman Gallery. Crossman Gallery Director Michael Flanagan said many art mediums are featured in the exhibit, such as paintings,...

Recital features range of music

Recital features range of music

April 2, 2014


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Students prepare for French horn performance April 2, 2014 By Lauren Piek   This semester’s horn studio recital will feature music from classical, romantic and modern eras. Music Professor Linda Kimball will direct the horn students during the recital. Kimball teaches high brass techniques, along with horn students at UW-Whitewater. One of Kim...

Spanish composers featured

March 19, 2014


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Professor performs with classic guitar March 19, 2014 By Lauren Piek   Taught at a young age to play music, George Lindquist used his early-learned talent to create a career. Lindquist, a classical guitarist and professor at UW-Whitewater, will perform a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m....

New director takes reigns of orchestra

March 12, 2014


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March 12, 2014 By Lauren Piek   The Whitewater Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of first year director Christopher Ramaekers, has introduced many changes, incuding an unusual soloist choice for the upcoming recital. Recent concerto competition winner and senior Jennifer Jones...

Students battle with music

Students battle with music

March 5, 2014


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March 5, 2014 By Lauren Piek   Six bands will compete for a $500 top prize at SEAL’s Battle of the Bands. Performers will be judged on content, time, musical ability, originality, and crowd response. The competition is open to anyone from the Whitewater community, but many of the musicians...

Album Review: ‘High Hopes’ by Bruce Springsteen

Album Review: ‘High Hopes’ by Bruce Springsteen

February 26, 2014


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  Bruce Springsteen brings us his 18th studio album with “High Hopes,” a collection of covers, outtakes and revisited works. With a career spanning over five decades, Springsteen’s constant musical evolution is present once again in his newest album. Guitarist Tom Morello — of Rage...

Take a journey ‘Into the Woods’

Take a journey ‘Into the Woods’

February 19, 2014


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Feb. 19, 2014 By Lauren Piek   The Theatre/dance and Music Departments will showcase the co-produced musical “Into the Woods,” from Feb. 21 to March 1 at the Barnett Theatre in the Greenhill Center of the Arts. The play is directed by theater professor, Jim Butchart, who has directed...

A Tribute to the Carpenters

A Tribute to the Carpenters

February 12, 2014


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Feb. 12, 2014 By Lauren Piek   Singer Lisa Rock and her six band members will perform love music of the 1970s and 80s in Close To You-The Music of the Carpenters at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 14 at Young Auditorium. Rock began singing at the age of two, and had her first professional performance when she was 15 years old. Rock said she has been a fan of the Carpenters...

Music faculty exercise what they teach

Music faculty exercise what they teach

February 5, 2014


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Practice still key in recital preparation Feb. 5, 2014 By Lauren Piek   Two music department faculty members will put on recitals in February to encourage music students to continue their growth in music education. Professor Matthew Sintchak will perform a saxophone recital at 7:30 p.m. ...

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