Arts

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‘Crooked’ starts, ends run in DeWitt

As the stage manager bustles and the master electrician finishes checking spotlights, actresses sit under the careful eyes of the costumers. The director and designers are sprinkled among the students in the intimate space of DeWitt’s studio theatre with their jobs finished—whether they like it or not. The lights go down, come back up and…

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Students shown creation through music

On Thursday morning, students in the music department were invited to hear a presentation by Dr. Margot Fassler, the Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Dr. Fassler talked to students and faculty about her research on famous medieval composer Hildegard von Bingen, whom she…

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HSRT announces shows for 48th season

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) finished its 47th season this summer with an incredible company of actors, technicians and leadership. HSRT, a company of nearly 90 people, produced three musicals and two plays: “The Wiz,” “Godspell,” “Dragon Pack Snack Attack,” “An Iliad,” and “The Odd Couple.” Each of these productions included a diverse ensemble that…

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Folk department scare brings unease

The first week of classes brought about lots of homework, syllabus read-throughs, and, for the music department, a big scare concerning the future of one of their most beloved departments. Around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, members of the folk department received an email informing students that unless they were able to find eight…

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New faculty disrupts music department

The start of the Fall 2018 semester brought about many changes around campus with one of the most significant changes taking place in the music department. Between the Spring 2018 semester and the Fall 2018 semester, there were seven new additions to the music department faculty here at Hope with professors teaching various subjects including…