Arts

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Hope Theatre Shines at KCACTF

This past weekend, many of Hope College’s Theatre majors and minors traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region III, a five day extravaganza created to help encourage and teach theatre students across the country. Over the course of the weekend, students were invited to participate in…

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New music for wind ensemble

The Jack H. Miller center and those who graced its lustrous concert hall experienced something entirely new on Friday, November 22. Hope College’s wind ensemble, directed by Dr. Southard, performed two never before heard pieces commissioned by the Music Department. These were “Vendetta” and “Summertime Echoes,” written by Josh Trentadue and Justin Rito, respectively. Between…

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The Big Read takes off

In November of 1960, three sisters and a wrecked jeep were found at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff in the northern region of the Dominican Republic. Although the official newspaper reported that their deaths were an accident, nobody was fooled. Throughout the Dominican, the people knew these young women as Las Mariposas, the Butterflies,…

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Music of Japan

On Friday, October 18 the Dimnent Chapel was filled with echoes from Music of Japan, a concert that incorporated a variety of different sounds and consisted of music almost entirely written by Japanese composers. It began in dramatic fashion. Ken Koshio, a professional player of traditional Japanese percussion called taiko, walked into the middle of…