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Motown music in the Young Auditorium

Motown music in the Young Auditorium

February 20, 2013


Filed under Arts & Rec

  The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Gladys Knight were all part of an era that tend to take many down memory lane. For those who weren’t around to remember these musical icons, the chance to experience traditional Motown will be available on campus in a one-night-only performance. “Masters...

New Name, New Face, New Style

January 23, 2013


Filed under Arts & Rec

  Royal Purple Spotlight section gets new name:   “Imaginative, creative, and nonscientific branches of knowledge considered collectively.” That is the definition of the arts. “Activity done for enjoyment when one is not working.” That is the definition of recreation. ...

Musicians show talent in local showcase

September 26, 2012


Filed under Arts & Rec

  Every week, SEAL presents a fun alternative to Thursday nights by holding bingo nights, hosting comedians and bands or by showing the latest movie. At 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, SEAL will be presenting two local bands for a showcase in the University Center Down Under. The two bands...

Dave Matthews Band: “Away From the World”

September 5, 2012


Filed under Arts & Rec

  The members of Dave Matthews Band are releasing their new album titled “Away From the World” on Sept. 11. This will be the band’s eighth studio album, and it will be the first released since their 2009 album titled “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King,” which is a dedication t...

Students look forward to summer concerts

May 2, 2012


Filed under Arts & Rec

As the school year comes to a close, many UW-Whitewater students are planning to spend the beautiful days of summer at concerts and music festivals. Summerfest is a common destination for those who live around the Milwaukee area. This year will be the 45th year of the largest music festival in the...

Students should sacrifice free music for Internet freedom

February 1, 2012


Filed under Opinion

With the recent suspension of the proposed SOPA bill by Congress, many students and young people are emitting a sigh of relief. Yet this doesn’t mean we are safe from an intense governmental censorship of what we see on the Internet. As young people, we expect our Internet surfing to be untainted...

Whitewater graduate returns to perform as guest artist

September 14, 2011


Filed under Arts & Rec

Zoulek, a resident of Menominee Falls, Wis., graduated from UW-Whitewater last May with a degree in music performance for the saxophone. At the end of September, Zoulek will travel to a conservatory in Paris to continue his study on the saxophone. “I will be pursuing a two-year program in Paris, which is the equivalent of a master...

Senior wins state music award

September 14, 2011


Filed under Arts & Rec

French horn player Abigail Martin, senior, has been involved with music from a young age and it is paying off. Martin is the 2011 winner of the Richard Gaarder Award which highlights the most talented music education student in Wisconsin. Each year, universities and colleges in Wisconsin nominate who...

Percussionist Nick Fox perfects his craft

April 13, 2011


Filed under Arts & Rec

The countless hours spent and the numerous amounts of drumsticks broken only barely describe the amount of work and effort senior Nick Fox has put into preparing for his student recital. Fox’s hard work will be put on display at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for free in the Light Recital Hall. This will be his f...

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