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The Parthenon

‘Cinderella’ graces the stage at Keith-Albee

Staff Reports
January 24
Filed under LIFE

The Keith-Albee Theater was home to a true display of talent as the State Ballet Theater of Russia presented “Cinderella” Tuesday. The company performed a two-hour ballet packed with skill and beauty. Students from several West Virginia counties were in attendance, making the ballet a wide-reaching...

State Ballet Theater of Russia shows its skills to the community

Staff Reports
January 24
Filed under LIFE

The State Ballet Theater of Russia hosted an informational master class Tuesday afternoon at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. Twenty aspiring ballerinas gathered to be guided by the instructor from the State Ballet Theater of Russia. The class gave the ballerinas the opportunity to hone their skills...

The Book Nook: Flowers for Algernon

Dalton Monk, Contributor
January 23
Filed under CONTRIBUTORS, LIFE, OPINION

I find it hard to suggest this book without describing the way it will cut open your chest and intertwine its depiction with your heart only to rip it out in the end. Daniel Keyes writes a perpetual novel that searches for the answers to happiness. “Flowers for Algernon” delineates a story where a man ...

The San Quentin Project opens at HMoA

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
January 21
Filed under LIFE

The Huntington Museum of Art hosted its opening reception of The San Quentin Project Saturday, Jan. 21. The San Quentin Project is presented by Jack and Angie Bourdelais. Jack Bourdelais found the record books at a used bookstore in California. “I was immediately fascinated,” HMOA Senior Curator...

Brad Goodall jams out at Black Sheep

Brad Goodall jams out at Black Sheep

William Izzo, Life! Editor
January 19
Filed under LIFE

Amongst sips of craft beer and burritos, musician Brad Goodall filled Black Sheep Burrito and Brews with sweet tunes Thursday night. Many people will recognize Goodall from his other band Ona, but Goodall has been producing his own music for quite some time now. “I play solo music because one...

Sixth annual Juried Exhibition paints a national picture at VAC

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
January 19
Filed under LIFE

Marshall University’s Visual Arts Center hosted the opening reception of its 6th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Give Me Some Space!, Thursday, Jan. 19 at the VAC in Downtown Huntington. There were featured pieces from local artists and even artwork from out of the country, including paintings...

Tie Breaking Winners!

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
January 18
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

In a Young Life College first, Tuesday’s Trivia Night almost ended with a tie! This was a great upset to the 11 teams in play, as there was no contingency plan in place to declare a winner in the event of a tie. Many of the night’s questions followed political topics, such as the life of President...

Marshall students relieve stress, through chess

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
January 17
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Marshall University students with a desire to play chess can now join other students and faculty. David McDowell, the club’s original president, started in 2015 in response to the Marshall University Rec Center discontinuing its chess club tournaments. David wanted to respond to the cancellation...

Lincoln Center Orchestra closes fall semester with holiday cheer

Krislyn Holden, Reporter
December 9
Filed under LIFE

The nine-time Grammy Award winner Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performed holiday favorite songs at the Keith-Albee Thursday. Comprised of 15 of today’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players, the orchestra spends over a third of the year on tour and can be heard through...

Seniors reflect on capstone exhibitions

Krislyn Holden, Reporter
December 9
Filed under LIFE

Graduating seniors presented their individual bodies of work as part of their capstones during “Student Capstone Exhibitions” at the Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery at Marshall’s Visual Arts Center. The seniors were split into two groups. The second group included George Cook, Joel DeAlba,...

Huntington Nutcracker to perform at Joan C. Edwards Peforming Arts Center

Kessyl Lim, Reporter
December 9
Filed under LIFE

“The Huntington Nutcracker” will be performed with a twist on the classic this weekend at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Instead of taking place in Russia, the play has been revamped with it taking place in 1955 in downtown Huntington at the historic Anderson-Newcomb building, now the...

Column: Chance the Rapper’s Grammy noms and the legitimization of hip hop and the mixtape

Column: Chance the Rapper’s Grammy noms and the legitimization of hip hop and the mixtape

Will Izzo, Life! Editor
December 8
Filed under LIFE

Chance the Rapper made Grammy Award history this week by earning seven nominations, without ever signing a record deal. Most people are probably familiar with Chance’s mixtapes, “10 Day,” “Acid Rap,” and “Coloring Book,” which is nominated for Best Rap Album of 2017, albeit it is cer...