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Marshall University’s first Ebony Ball a part of Black History Month

Staff Report

February 15, 2018


Filed under LIFE

As part of Black History Month, the first Ebony Ball on Marshall University’s campus will be held."The idea originally came up in my talks with Shanutae Polk and myself,” said H.R. Sanders. “We were throwing out ideas that we wanted to collaborate on. We have been talking about this since last ...

Market bringing variety to downtown

Market bringing variety to downtown

Zachary Stevens, Reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Construction of the Huntington Market is underway in downtown Huntington on the 800 block of 3rd Avenue and will bring a variety of new restaurants and shops to the Huntington area. Austin’s Ice Cream and the Wildflower Gift Gallery are some of the shops that are open already. What used to be a var...

Yonder Mountain String Band concludes winter tour at Keith-Albee

Rachael Cook, Reporter

February 12, 2018


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Yonder Mountain String Band performed the last show of its winter tour Saturday night at the Keith-Albee. Southern Belles performed as Yonder Mountain String Band’s opening act. Southern Belles is a Richmond, Virginia based band whose style is a mix of southern psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll. The ba...

‘Alabama Rain’ to open Wednesday

Rachael Cook, Reporter

February 8, 2018


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“Alabama Rain” will open 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in The Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre at Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. “Alabama Rain” is a play written by Heather McCutchen and tells the story of five sisters living in a mythical southern town where it has not rained in 40 years. Monty Lou...

Wilkes pitches art humanities project to community

Michaela Crittenden, Reporter

February 8, 2018


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Artist Sassa Wilkes spoke to community members about an impact art installation to address the drug problem in Huntington Monday at The Cellar Door. The 36-year-old artist started sculpting at a young age, building pieces out of cardboard and began welding while in school. "I started creating art out of duct ta...

First part of the Appalachian Narratives series begins with ‘Notes on Identity’

Michaela Crittenden, Reporter

February 8, 2018


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Tijah Bumgarner, assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and Daniel Dean, assistant professor in the School of Art and Design at Marshall University, presented a film screening titled “Notes on Identity” which focused on LGBTQIA and what it was like to be queer in...

Grant provides opportunities to two art students

Michaela Crittenden, Reporter

February 5, 2018


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The Undergraduate Creative Discovery and Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards provided juniors and seniors in the arts program funds for their various projects. The grant provided art students and faculty in the College of Arts and Media money for creative projects, a scholarship or funding for re...

Artist Spotlight: winner of the Annual National Juried Exhibition James Murphy

Michaela Crittenden, Reporter

February 5, 2018


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An artist can be a painter, a sculptor, maybe a poet, a photographer or a sketch artist. They come from around the country and across the globe. They depict a unique perspective on the world and portray varying messages. James Murphy, a 36-year-old artist from Ireland is no different. Murphy was the...

Croman is no stranger to ‘Chicago’

Rachael Cook, Reporter

February 5, 2018


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Roxie Hart was a dream role for Dylis Croman since she first watched “Chicago” as a teenager. The first time Croman watched “Chicago” she met Ann Reinking, who played Roxie Hart in 1977 and won the Tony Award for best choreography. “I saw Chicago when I was fourteen,” Croman said. “When I met Ann...

#GrammysSoMale, Recording Academy calls women to ‘step up’

Tom Jenkins, Executive Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under LIFE

According to a study by the University of California, 9.3 percent of Grammy nominees from 2013-2018 were female, creating a gender ratio of 9.7 males to 1 female. The Grammys have already received criticism for its lack of representation for women. Recording Academy president Neil Portnow said if women w...

Johnny Conqueroo: A Young Wave of Classic Rock ‘N’ Roll

Lilly Dyer, Photo Editor

January 29, 2018


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In a world of musical hits that surround their style through pop and technology, the next wave of nostalgic 1960’s rock ‘n’ roll is on the rise. Johnny Conqueroo, three guys fresh from Lexington, Kentucky have flooded ears with psychedelic rock for the past three years. Their first EP released in 2015, with...

‘Heroin(e)’ Documentary Receives Oscar Nomination

Zachary Stevens, Reporter

January 29, 2018


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The Netflix documentary “Heroin(e)” has been nominated for an Oscar in the Documentary Short Story category. “Heroin(e)” is directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon and her husband Kerrin Sheldon, and stars Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader, Cabell County Family Court Judge Patricia Keller and Necia...