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Performance unites arts and crowd

Performance unites arts and crowd

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Singing, dancing, painting and audience participation funneled onto the stage for an artistic and interactive experience. "Artrageous" took place on April 6 at 7:30 in the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts as a part of the group's 2019 tour. Acts throughout the show contained multiple components...

Morality in the theater

Morality in the theater

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The theatre program is preparing for a tale about redemption with "Everyman: A Modern English Version" by William B. Strickland. The play is directed by Chad Winters, instructor of acting and directing, and will be performed at the Vonnie Borden Theatre from April 9-12 at 7:30 p.m. Winters expressed...

More important to art than skill

More important to art than skill

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

There exists an unsung hero in artistry who cannot be found in a supply store or on a craftsman’s workbench. From sculpture to theatre, this hero is expressed in every movement of the body, and the factor, confidence, distinguishes expert artists from beginners. Elaine Gulley, a senior art major, expre...

Alumnus pursues excellence in music

Alumnus pursues excellence in music

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

From his beginnings as the son of a chicken farmer, 36-year-old alumnus Casey Saba made a career out of music and earned himself the nickname “The Human Jukebox.” Saba plays everything from festivals and dive bars to weddings and funerals. His selection of covers includes 580 songs by 230 bands. ...

Passion, flavor and community craft a drink

Passion, flavor and community craft a drink

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Whereas overall U.S. beer sales were down 1.2 percent in 2017, according to the Brewers Association, the craft beer market grew at about a five percent rate. According to Todd Delaune, general manager of Red, White and Brew, craft beer takes standard beer to a new level. “Craft beer is focused on fl...

Kitchen mastery begins with baking

Kitchen mastery begins with baking

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A baking tray can act as the canvas of opportunity for college students. When it comes to cooking with limited experience and funds, students may not know how to make the most out of the resources at hand. Tammy Rink, an instructor at the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute, shared advice for beginner cooks. ...

Judging others based on musical preferences

Judging others based on musical preferences

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Some people are judged based on their musical preferences, which sometimes give rise to negative or humiliating opinions, a phenomenon known as “music shaming.” Judging a person’s socioeconomic status or intelligence by their musical choices can lead to unpleasant experiences. Dr. Philip Schuessle...

A metal band grows in the local scene

A metal band grows in the local scene

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

March 26, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After its founding in 2018, Swamp Stank, a metal band based in Baton Rouge, looks forward to continued growth and camaraderie. Tyler Rockforte, lead guitarist, and Devin Thibodeaux, drummer, originally formed the band Swamp Stank with their friends Brendan Beach and Ian Babin. Over time, the band’s ...

Find affordable and quality food

Find affordable and quality food

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Students do not need to resort to fast food to find a meal under $10. Whether it is time for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the Hammond area has restaurants that cater to the cravings and wallets of its customers. William Hall, owner of University Donuts, believes students are attracted to the eatery because the abu...

How dance can function to alleviate stress

How dance can function to alleviate stress

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Putting physical stress on the body can help relieve mental stress, according to Kerri-Ann Jennings, a dietitian. Exercise in the form of high-intensity bench presses, weight-lifting routines or dance can be a powerful technique to reduce stress. Keith “Skip” Costa, director of dance, explained ...

Sax, song and photography piece the world of art together

Sax, song and photography piece the world of art together

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In the vast and varied world of artistic pursuits, each craftsperson advocates for their discipline. Brina Faciane, an instructor of saxophone, was drawn to music as a child. “At some point, I realized I had some talent, and I just needed to work a little bit harder, and I could go to the next lev...

Creativity beyond the arts and music

Creativity beyond the arts and music

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Innovation can be incorporated in all facets of the real world and not solely reserved for art-related fields. Jobs involving creativity can be found around local businesses and the community. For Sabrina Bickham, an employee for Sweet Rolls, innovation is used at her place of work in order to have mo...