Arts

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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…

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Performance blends tradition and vitality

For their second event this semester, The Great Performance Series invited Cuarteto Latinamericano to the stage, playing alongside the artist Jiji. One may think that a Latin American classical quartet and a South Korean guitarist wouldn’t blend smoothly. However, once the music began, one quickly understands the genius of the combination. The two created an…

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Exhibit an Ode to Great Lakes

Living in Holland, Michigan, it’s unfortunately easy to become familiarized with what lies around us, the things we are privileged to experience whenever we want. One such thing is just ten minutes to the west, and it’s called Lake Michigan. This is why “Tug: A Great Lakes Odyssey,” hits so hard. This exploratory new exhibit…