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Acapella in the spring

Acapella in the spring

By Preston Davis, Writer

April 25, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The all-female acapella group called Kanga Blue attracted nearly 300 people to its annual free spring concert at Leigh Hall auditorium on Friday evening. The group took the stage at 7 p.m and, over the course of two hours, performed 13 songs. Kanga Blue holds concert during both the fall and spring...

Canadian musician makes his Akron debut

Canadian musician makes his Akron debut

By Sofia, Arts & Life Editor

February 22, 2016


Filed under Music, Showcase

“It’s a lot of hard work and some great music. That's what people want,” said musician Mike Edel. Edel is an indie folk singer-songwriter from British Columbia who is making his debut in Akron as a part of his 2016 U.S. Winter Tour of the Mid-West. He will be performing his most recent album,...

“The Spirit of Christmas” concert

“The Spirit of Christmas” concert

By Paige Purtz, Writer

December 7, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater

The Christmas story is one that the average person is very familiar with. Many people have grown up seeing it in nativity scenes, reading about it in books, or hearing about it in church. The Chapel in Akron is gathering for their  44th annual Christmas concert, “The Spirit of Christmas,” to...

Lunchtime concert transcends cultural barriers

Lunchtime concert transcends cultural barriers

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Writer

November 30, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Music filled Guzzetta Recital Hall on Nov. 24 as the UA School of Music hosted a lunchtime concert for UA students and community members called “Duo Esplanade,” a flute and clarinet recital featuring performers Ayca Cetin, Katsuya Yuasa, and Krystal Thomas. Cetin is a flutist and doctoral student...

PigPen comes to E.J. Thomas Hall

PigPen comes to E.J. Thomas Hall

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

September 21, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In spite of a lukewarm audience, PigPen Theatre Co. instantly brought life to E.J. Thomas’s Stage Door when they stepped on stage on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The band’s unique sound, humor, and smooth transitions from instrument to instrument, often mid-song, captured the audience’s attention alm...

ATLAS Tuba and Euphonium Quartet performs at Guzzetta

ATLAS Tuba and Euphonium Quartet performs at Guzzetta

By Julie Mullet, Writer

September 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Four musicians in identical suit coats, plaid button-downs, jeans, and black Converse took the stage on Sep. 14 in the Guzzetta Recital Hall. The quartet, ATLAS, consists of two tuba performers, Matt Hightower and Andy Smith, and two euphonium performers, Mike Waddell and Geoff Durbin. Although ...

Retiring professors leave with a bang

April 25, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Bianca Tan The sound of horns and woodwinds filled the Student Union Ballroom this past Sunday as UA’s Symphonic Band tuned up for their Spring Concert. The atmosphere seemed extra sentimental, as it was the last concert not only for soon-to-be graduates, but many long-time School of Music faculty...

Girl About Campus: How to be cool at a concert

April 23, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Helen Dauka There’s a thin line between keeping the beat and going into a full on awkward bop-dance. The thin line continues when trying to sing along. Too much and you’re the crazy fangirl. Too little and it looks like you’re pretending to know the words. All types are at concerts from the first tim...

UA Music fills Guzzetta’s halls

UA Music fills Guzzetta’s halls

March 14, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Patrick Stallings Musicians and composers presented unique styles of sounds this week as the School of Music held the 13th annual Akron New Music Festival over three nights at Guzzetta Recital Hall. The festival headlined the event with professor Lewis Nielson. Nielson, a well-travelled composer and professor at Oberlin Co...

UA a cappella groups are pitch perfect

UA a cappella groups are pitch perfect

January 24, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Bianca Tan The audience at Nuance’s Holiday Concert in December could do nothing but laugh when the group’s members ran onstage dressed as their favorite cartoon characters from their childhood. While Spongebob and a Mutant Ninja Turtle were beat boxing, various cartoon characters such as Steve fr...

Palliative center celebrates its birthday

September 5, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Written by: Beau Brown Few people are aware of the world-renowned Palliative Care Center located right around the corner at Akron Children's Hospital. The Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center has been improving the lives of children for the past ten years. Palliative care is designed...

ZTV’s Lowdown hosts campus concert Friday

February 22, 2012


Filed under News

By: Kayleigh Bracht Lowdown is an Emmy-nominated entertainment news program at The University of Akron. The concert will feature the bands A Minor Bird, Roscoe and Unseen Masterpiece. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m. The event is open to all students attending UA, howeve...