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‘Don Pasquale’ a musical treat

Gabrielle Bejarano, Staff writer

April 30, 2019

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This past weekend, Mercyhurst University presented its rendition of the classic operatic comedy “Don Pasquale” at the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center. It was accompanied by the Mercyhurst Civic Orchestra, conducted...

‘Avengers: End Game’ more than expected

Larry Staub III

April 30, 2019

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As fans came together to experience what would be the last Avengers movie, “End Game” left it all on the line, just as a true conclusion should. In my opinion, it is truly incredible the amount of time, energy and commitment...

‘Insert Title, Hear,’ was fun

Trey Fahsel, Contributing writer

April 30, 2019

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On April 27, the Spring Jazz Ensemble Concert, “Insert Title, Hear,” was filled with features and fun upbeat ensemble moments. Scott Meier, Ph.D., conducted the ensemble. The ensemble opened with “Sha-Boppin’” by George...

Lumen unveiled to MU campus

Marco Cicchino, Staff writer

April 30, 2019

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The annual unveiling of the Lumen literary magazine occurred on April 25 before a packed Taylor Little Theatre, featuring several award winners for student works. This year’s edition includes 108 works, 99 of which appear in...

Compose yourself May 5

Compose yourself May 5

April 30, 2019

Lenten Choral Celebration

Marina Boyle, Features Editor

April 9, 2019

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On April 3, the D’Angelo Department of Music hosted a Lenten Choral Concert featuring the Mercyhurst Concert Choir and Chamber Singers at St. Luke Catholic Church. This was my first time attending one of the choir’s concerts,...

Raw Edges show was ‘en pointe’

Lauren Abbott, Editor in chief

April 9, 2019

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Every year, the Dance department puts countless hours into preparing student-choreographed works to be showcased in a yearly performance called Raw Edges. This year was the 21st season of Raw Edges, and I can truly say it was...

Students perform opera in PAC

Carlena Bressanelli, Staff writer

April 9, 2019

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If you are looking for something to do at the end of April, come see the student opera “Don Pasquale.” This opera was composed by Gaetano Donizetti in 1842 and premiered in 1843. It is now a staple of the operatic canon. This...

Captain Marvel packed a punch

Nash Greeven

April 2, 2019

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“Captain Marvel” is a puzzle piece that fits between the events of “Avengers: Infinity War” and the coming “Avengers: Endgame.” It’s like a connecting bridge; almost an “Infinity War 1.5.” It’s an origin...

You won’t want to miss ‘Musical Comedy Murders’

Gianluca Ianiro, Staff writer

April 2, 2019

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The Mercyhurst University Theatre department’s production of John Bishop’s famous work, “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” was a whirlwind comedic adventure. Under the direction of Brett Johnson, Ph.D., this show had...

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