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Deborah Siegel to visit JSC

Deborah Siegel to visit JSC

Shannon Edmonds, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Mar. 12, feminist author Deborah Siegel will come to Johnson State College campus to discuss her book, “Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild.” The talk will be held in the Stearns Performance Space from 7 to 9 p.m. Karen Madden, the director of Academic Support Services,...

Upcoming movies for the silver scream

Upcoming movies for the silver scream

Ben Algar, Web Editor

February 16, 2012


Filed under Movies

Fear is a basic emotional response or feeling initiated by an aversion to a perceived risk or threat. For instance, an audience fears the movie “Hostel” because there is the perceived threat of being abducted and tortured while visiting a European hostel. The horror genre is a platform assembled...

A tale of passion, faith and f-bombs

A tale of passion, faith and f-bombs

Ben Algar, Web Editor

February 16, 2012


Filed under Featured A&E, Movies

Horror movie tropes come in many forms. Be it a lustful vampire, a dream-leeching murderer or a psychopathic killer, Hollywood has been able to chill audiences with anything. However, in recent years producers have figured out that the evolution of the scare needs reconstructing. But how do they expect...

“August: Osage County” fabulous tragicomedy

“August: Osage County” fabulous tragicomedy

Anna Maria Liccione, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2012


Filed under Stage

“Life is very long,” says Beverly Weston, the alcoholic patriarch of the Weston family. This quote from “The Hollow Men,” T.S. Eliot’s 1925 poem, opened the show, and the poem is a continual theme throughout the play. Zane Watkins in his first performance on the Dibden Stage, delivers this...

The New Kids in Town

The New Kids in Town

Anna Maria Liccione, Arts and Entertainment Editor/Senior Copy Editor

February 3, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

When Ian Keller and Patrick Purcell bought the Hub Pizzeria and Pub in September 2011, they brought a fresh new perspective to the slowly declining “hub” of town. Ian and Pat originally hail from Clark, N.J., but after being in Burlington for the past 10 years, they were ready for a new adventure....

“Singing Revolution” shows music’s power

Anna Maria Liccione, Arts and Entertainment Editor/Senior Copy Editor

February 2, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Professor of Performing Arts Bethany Plissey hosted a showing of the documentary “The Singing Revolution” on Jan. 25 in Bentley Hall. The Creative Audience presentation featured a short lecture, followed by the documentary, which focuses on the period between 1987 and 1991, when the small nation...

Author Series features Fried and Saunders

Author Series features Fried and Saunders

Shannon Edmonds, Copy Editor/Staff Reporter

February 2, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Two internationally acclaimed authors will visit Johnson State College in March and April as part of the Spring Author Series. Gabriel Fried will arrive at Johnson on March 29. George Saunders is scheduled to make his appearance April 11. Both authors will read in the Stearns Stage Space, the times...

“August: Osage County” puts the fun in dysfunctional

“August: Osage County” puts the fun in dysfunctional

Anna Maria Liccione, Arts and Entertainment Editor/Senior Copy Editor

February 2, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“This is one of those plays that’s about real life,” said Chris Colt, the director of “August: Osage County,” which will be performed Feb. 8-11 in the Dibden Theater for the Arts. “There’s nothing absurd about it. It’s the dysfunction, and the characters are people who are funny. But...

“Devil Inside” not a heartwarming family film

“Devil Inside” not a heartwarming family film

Ben Algar, Sports Editor

February 2, 2012


Filed under Movies

Found-footage horror films, notorious for having low budgets and becoming extremely profitable box office hits, recently changed the horror industry. It stems from a girl-next-door atmosphere, a neighborly disposition that draws viewers into believing they intimately know the characters on screen. Producers...

José Chepe Cuadra: Portraits from the Back

José Chepe Cuadra: Portraits from the Back

Shannon Edmonds, Copy Editor/Staff Reporter

February 2, 2012


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment

The MFA Thesis show “Retratos de Espaldas,” or “Portraits from the Back,” is currently showing in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery. The show is dominated by life- and larger-than-life size paintings of full-body portraits, all depicting people in the crowds of “el mercado,” or the market....

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