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‘A Star is Born’ is dazzling and autobiographical

Brent Pestotnik, Contributing writer

October 30, 2018

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The film “A Star is Born” is a musical romantic drama that stars and is produced and directed by Bradley Cooper. This film was Cooper’s directorial debut, and I have to say that he did a fantastic job remaking and rewriting...

Dance residency inspires

Megan Lay, Staff writer

October 23, 2018

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Catherine Meredith was invited by the Mercyhurst Dance department to set her choreographic work “Aftermath” on a cast of nine dancers. It is inspired by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. “The piece serves as a call to...

NTL Simulcast

Erin Almeter, Staff writer

October 23, 2018

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Based on Mary Shelley’s infamous novel of the same name, the National Theatre Live adaption of “Frankenstein” is a riveting production. The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts and Culture will be showing the NTL production of...

Program ‘out of this world’

Carlena Bressanelli, Staff writer

October 23, 2018

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On Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, the Mercyhurst Civic Orchestra will present an afternoon of well-loved music open to the Mercyhurst community. They will perform Sibelius’s Finlandia, collaborating with the...

‘The Medium’

Ashley Viszneki, Contributing writer

October 23, 2018

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The D’Angelo Department of Music is presenting an event you won’t want to miss. “The Medium,” an opera written by Carlo Menotti and directed by Louisa Jonason, will take place at 9 p.m. in the Walker Recital Hall on Oct....

Come here to see ‘King Lear’ this year

Adam Williams, Staff writer

October 9, 2018

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On Oct. 10 at 12:55 p.m. in Taylor Little Theatre, the National Theatre Live series will present its first simulcast of the semester, William Shakespeare’s famous play, “King Lear.” “King Lear” tells the tragic tale...

Famed concert pianist takes to Mercyhurst stage

Adam Williams, Staff writer

October 9, 2018

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World-renowned musical talent has once again graced the campus of Mercyhurst University. On Oct. 5, piano virtuoso and composer Marc-André Hamelin performed for a small crowd of Mercyhurst students and outside visitors who wanted...

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