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Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps”

Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps”

Daniel O'Brien, A&E Editor

April 17, 2012

Patrick Barlow’s uproariously comical adaption of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” delivers like a bullet to the funny bone. This spoof of spies, murder, and romance begins in London, 1935.  Bored bachelor Richard Hannay (Jason Shores) allows secret agent Annabella Schmidt (Sonja Nelson) to...

Hungry for the “Games”

Hungry for the “Games”

Hannah Kiges, Variety Editor

April 3, 2012

It’s hard to miss the hype created by “The Hunger Games” trilogy. Everywhere you look there are posters, books, merchandise bearing the symbolic Mockingjay, make up, and most attention grabbing of all: A movie. Author Suzanne Collin’s has created a trilogy that is quickly catching up to J.K Rowling’s...

“…It’s Transformational.” Mossman Performs With the SMSU Jazz Ensemble

April 3, 2012

Michael Philip Mossman, jazz trumpet/trombone player, performed alongside the Southwest Minnesota State University Jazz Ensemble as a part of the music department’s Guest Artist Series. The performances were held on Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27 at the Redwood Falls High School and Marshall...

Night of Jazz: Marshall’s All-City Jazz Festival

April 3, 2012

It was a night full of jazz at the 12th Annual All-City Jazz Festival, held April 2 in the Schwan’s Community Center for the Performing Arts at the Marshall High School. Performances were given by the 6-12th grade Marshall jazz bands, the Holy Redeemer jazz band and the Southwest Minnesota State University...

Some Girl(s)

Daniel O'Brien, A&E Editor

April 3, 2012

“Sorry for the leaving you hanging bit; it’s kind of a bad habit of mine.” –Guy In Neil LaBute’s play Some Girl(s), Guy (Joshua R. Johnson) is a writer on the verge of marriage when he suddenly decides to fly across the country and meet his ex-girlfriends.  He says that he wants to “make...

Comedian Visits SMSU

Comedian Visits SMSU

Hannah Kiges, Staff Writer

March 21, 2012

Funny man Jared Logan graced SMSU March 20th with his award winning talents. Logan, who has been featured on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” on TBS, and also on collegehumor.com, made the meager audience laugh until their sides hurt. Logan has also won “Best Comedian” at the Chicago Comedy...

For the Joy of Song

Daniel O'Brien, Staff Writer

March 21, 2012

Like a passionate god out of ancient mythos, Dr. Stephen Kingsbury conducts the choir.  His movements and signals, sometimes violent and other times gentle, are the commands of an intricate dance of voice and song.  This whirlwind of music evokes feelings in the audience that transcend mere physical...

Jazz Ensemble to Perform with Michael P. Mossman

Kim Watkins, News Editor

March 21, 2012

The Guest Artist program has been a part of the Southwest Minnesota State University jazz ensemble and other performing groups for a number of years. This year is no different as guest trumpeter, Michael Philip Mossman, will grace the stage for two back-to-back performances with the SMSU Jazz Ensemble...

Black Box Theatre Presents “Some Girl(s)”

Daniel O'Brien, Staff Writer

March 21, 2012

Beginning March 22, the Black Box will be performing Neil LaBute’s romantic comedy, “Some Girl(s).” In this play, Guy (played by Joshua R. Johnson) is a writer about to get married.  Before his marriage, however, he travels all over the United States in an attempt to gain forgiveness from the...

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