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Seeing the beauty in “Cyrano de Bergerac”

Seeing the beauty in “Cyrano de Bergerac”

Cyrano takes the stage for its second weekend of showsBy Elizabeth Hartmann | Contributor Amid smoke, swords and gunfire, “Cyrano de Bergerac,” a tale of love and beauty, is told under the whitewashed arches of Paris in 1640. The comedic tragedy of “Cyrano de Bergerac,” written by Edmond Rostand and […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
White Christmas comes early this year

White Christmas comes early this year

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre’s winter season showBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo On Nov. 4, the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre (FWCT) opened its running of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” This is an exciting season for the theater. Not only is this the 90th anniversary season, but patrons are encouraged to bring nonperishable […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
‘Nightcrawler’ sure to set your skin crawling

‘Nightcrawler’ sure to set your skin crawling

Film review of a soon to be iconic thrillerBy Landon Hilst | Contributor I know I cannot be the only one who wonders ultimately where I will end up in life. Most people have already figured out exactly what they are going to become. While others, like myself, are still […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Teaching a world of creativity

Teaching a world of creativity

Students teaching art to children in the communityBy Grace Hooley | Echo The faint smell of finger paint mixed with the blinding fluorescent lights meant new opportunities to create. Tape, crayons and construction paper dotted the moon-shaped tables. There’s no doubt this is an elementary art classroom. Taylor students majoring in […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
The Beatles are back

The Beatles are back

Taylor’s Jazz Ensemble brings on the 1960s in their upcoming concertBy Abigail Roberts | Echo This coming Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Taylor’s jazz ensemble will be presenting a tribute to the legacy of one band: the Beatles. Inspired by history and motivated by quality, Al Harrison, department chair and professor […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
The necessity to create

The necessity to create

African artist Margaret Allotey-Pappoe weaves together art and storyBy Abigail Roberts | Echo Margaret Allotey-Pappoe, from Ghana, creates with art what many cannot come close to conveying with words. A professor of graphic design and the chair for the art and design department at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Allotey-Pappoe is one […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
The music of millennials

The music of millennials

A sneak preview of three MyGen actsBy Becca Eis | Echo TSO’s Student Activities Council will put on their annual MyGen talent show tomorrow at 8:15 p.m. in Rediger Auditorium. One of Taylor’s many traditions, MyGen allows students across campus to showcase their musical talents by performing songs written since […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Farewell to fall

Farewell to fall

Students capture the last glimpses of autumnal glory An interpretive poem By sophomore Benjamin Jackson Leaves are falling we are falling in love, fall is here friends are near just like deer, follow me through the woods.     When Skies are Grey: A Collection of Haikus for Seasonal Depression […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Mastering film together

Mastering film together

Kathy Bruner and John Bruner receive their master’s in filmmaking    By Abigail Roberts | Echo It is not often that a husband and wife have the opportunity to teach together in the same institution, let alone the same department. It is even rarer for both husband and wife to pursue […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
In their shoes

In their shoes

Where cultural understanding meets filmmakingBy Rylie Harrison | Echo From small-town Massachusetts to Ghana and Zimbabwe, James Ault gives a glimpse into Christian life and culture around the world through his films. Documentaries such as “African Christianity Rising” and “Born Again” shine light on the lives of groups which the majority […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment