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Winds will take your breath away

Jeanette Fournier, Staff writer

April 25, 2017

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On May 6, the Mercyhurst Wind Ensemble will give a concert in the Performing Arts Center. The ensemble, directed by Scott Meier, Ph.D., will be playing a variety of music from traditional literature to newer contemporary works. “Each...

‘Fate of the Furious’ could’ve been better

Kristofer Gossett, Ph.D, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2017

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In case you’re behind on the clever numbering in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, we have arrived upon the eighth installment with this year’s “Fate of the Furious.” This is F. Gary Gray’s first time behind...

Mistaken identity leads to a love triangle

Steven Martz, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2017

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May 7 is your chance for an afternoon at a world–class British performance without paying for airfare or going through the pesky TSA security checkpoints. The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts and Culture (MIAC) is bringing you...

Mercyhurst music student composers to premier their compositions in concert

Eleanor Hein, Staff writer

April 18, 2017

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It’s that time of year again: the snow is not falling, the temperature is not dropping and the music department is not decomposing. Unsure about the last claim? Come see for yourself at the 2017 annual Composers Concert. The...

Small Ensembles Concert features a variety of pieces

Lauren Ganger, Staff writer

April 18, 2017

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On May 3, at 7 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall, the Small Ensembles Concert will feature members of the D’Angelo Music Department. Nathan Hess, D.M.A., who is in charge of the Small Ensembles Concert in addition to being the chair...

MIAC presents actress Smith

Lauren Ganger, Contributing Writer

April 4, 2017

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Award-winning actress Anna Deavere Smith will be coming to Mercyhurst on April 11, at 7:30 p.m. to present her one-woman show “Reclaiming Grace in the Face of Adversity.” Smith is an actress, a playwright and an advocate...

Quartet to perform in WRH

Jeanette Fournier, Staff writer

April 4, 2017

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On April 26, the Presque Isle Sax Quartet will give a recital at 8 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall. The quartet includes Allen Zurcher, D.A., instructor of jazz history, on soprano saxophone, and Bethany Dressler on alto saxophone. Rebecca...

‘Onegin’ is headed to the Met

Eleanor Hein, Staff writer

April 4, 2017

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was the first Russian composer to leave a lasting impression on the international music scene. His works feature a variety of moods, from tender to grand to melancholy. One of his many great works stands...

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