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'Aida' a story of eternal passion

October 26, 2009

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The second opera of the Metropolitan Simulcast season was shown on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center (PAC). The opera shown was Sonja Frisell’s 20-year-old production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida....

Artist showcase: Alternates Routes and Keaton Simon

October 26, 2009

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Contributed photo The Alternate Routes The Alternate Routes are a four-piece band out of Bridgeport, Conn., with a distinctive alternative-country sound. Tim Warren, vocals and guitar, and Eric Donnelly, lead guitar and backing vocal, formed the band in 2002 while they were students at Fairfiel...

Freshman performs at student forum on harp

October 13, 2009

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Every Tuesday, the D’Angelo Department of Music at Mercyhurst College has a student forum in Walker Recital Hall to announce events happening in the department and give students the chance to perform in front of their peers. T...

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October 13, 2009

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October 13, 2009

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Rachel Reszler photo

October 13, 2009

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Rachel Reszler photo

October 13, 2009

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Backstreet Boys are back in business

October 12, 2009

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Contributed photoAs a girl growing up in the ‘90s, I was swept up in the ever-important boy band phase. I miss the days of fighting with friends over whether *NSync or Backstreet Boys were better, and once that was settled, which member was the cutest. Although the d...

Meyer showcases talent on organ in Faculty Recital

October 11, 2009

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Rachel Reszler photoYou may have previously seen Erik Meyer perform in the opening Faculty Recital as an accompanist. This past week he starred in his own recital, the second in this year’s Faculty Recital Series, on his primary instrument, the organ. The recital was held on Thu...

'Moon' flirts with line of insanity

October 11, 2009

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Contributed photoImagine yourself on a dark, desolate plain. Monotonous grey dust stretches beneath your feet until it meets the inky sky, riddled with stars. The air would be cold, but you can’t feel it; there are no scents but that of your own skin, no soun...

Met Opera simulcasts Puccini's 'Tosca' at PAC

October 11, 2009

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Saturday, Oct. 10, marked the opening of the fourth season of The Metropolitan Opera Simulcasts. For those who don’t know what these events are, The Metropolitan Opera, located in New York City, transmits live productions of itsope...

Tyler Stauffer photo

October 7, 2009

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