The Buchtelite

Amanda Shires at Musica

Shires just released her new album,

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

September 19, 2016

On Thursday, Sept. 15, Musica hosted Texan singer, songwriter, and musician Amanda Shires and her country western band. An intimate crowd of fifty people paid the reasonable price of $18 to watch the performance. Opening for Amanda Shires was Ruston Kelly, a Nashville, Tennessee artist whose songwriti...

An ‘XClusive’ comedy show

Comedian Kenneth

By George Dunlap, Writer

March 9, 2016

America's Got Talent performer Kenneth "XClusive" Parya brought an exciting mix of dancing, comedy, singing, and music to The University of Akron on March 8. Featured on Season 3 of America’s Got Talent, XClusive made it to Vegas with his robotic mime dancing routine. After being eliminated in the...

PigPen comes to E.J. Thomas Hall

Musicians join crowd while performing.

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

September 21, 2015

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 performed an array of pieces from modern to classical composers.

By Julie Mullet, Writer

September 16, 2015

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 ...

Music students perform finals at Guzzetta

UA music students perform end-of-semester jazz pieces at Guzzetta Recital Hall.

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Arts & Life Writer

April 30, 2015

As if taking an exam that your grade is dependent on isn’t anxiety provoking enough, imagine doing it in front of an audience full of people. The UA music students performed their end of semester pieces in front of a large audience at Guzzetta Recital Hall on April 28. The show was entitled “Jazz...

Principal clarinetist showcases talent at UA

Nathan Williams addresses the audience before they began the concert in Guzzeta Hall

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Arts & Life Writer

April 6, 2015

UA’s School of Music hosted guest clarinetist Nathan Williams and pianist Colette Valentine on April 1 at Guzzetta Hall. Williams and Valentine gave a free concert to the public, and performed various pieces including works by Schubert and Mozart and more modern pieces like “Bug” by Bruno Mantovani...

Brass Cats in Guzzetta Hall

The University of Akron Brass choir ensemble performs Antonin Dvorak's

By Francis Schmidt, Arts & Life Writer

March 12, 2015

The University of Akron Brass Choir performed their concert for this semester on Tuesday, March 10 at the Guzzetta Recital Hall. The ensemble of 21 students performed six pieces over the span of an hour. They performed Antonin Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 9,” Edvard Grieg’s “Funeral March,”...

Diversity event not a drag

Denise Russels, Tatiana James, and Malibu Peruu poses with ZPN coordinators after the show to support the event

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 12, 2015

With over 90 students in attendance, The University of Akron held a drag show on Tuesday, March 10 in the Student Union Theatre from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show was a way to engage and for UA to promote diversity on campus. Each of the drag queens put a unique spin on their individual acts. The goal...

GroundWorks spring show

Damien Highfield and Noelle Cotler perform

By Elizabeth Zumbach, Arts & Life Writer

March 9, 2015

The northeast Ohio dance company GroundWorks performed their annual spring show on Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6. Now, in it’s 16th season, the inaugural show was performed in E.J. Thomas Hall’s Stage Door theater. GroundWorks featured dancers Felise Bagley, Noelle Cotler, Annika Sheaff,...

Dance institute presents another original production: ‘The Snow Maiden’

The cast of the Russian fairy tale

By Jenna Ramolt, Arts & Life Writer

February 9, 2015

UA’s Dance Institute presented an original production titled “The Snow Maiden” at EJ Thomas Hall last weekend. More than 90 performers took the stage, all varying in age from first-graders to university students. A few of Akron's own, Christine Howe and Michael Baker, performed alongside Snow...

Bastille gives lively performance at E.J. Thomas Hall

Singer Dan Smith leads Bastille in their performance at E.J. Thomas Hall.

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

October 28, 2014

Akron was booming with energy when the award-winning band, Bastille, took the stage of E.J. Thomas Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The English alternative rock band performed songs from their debut album, Bad Blood, to a packed audience. Bastille’s energy was immediately infectious as they opened with T...