Elizabeth Hartmann, Author at The Echo News

Articles by: Elizabeth Hartmann

Lane Vermilion plays Curio in a local theater production of “Twelfth Night.” (Photograph by Emily Pawlowski)

Obscure Shakespeare comedy comes to Marion

Local production of “Twelfth Night.”By Emily Pawlowski | Echo This weekend Marion Civic Theatre, Inc. finishes its run of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” “Twelfth Night,” also called “What You Will,” is one of Shakespeare’s later plays. This comedy follows twins Viola and Sebastian after they were separated in a shipwreck. Viola […]

by · October 12, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Graphic by Liam Brettenny)

Take flight with a brand-new TV show on NBC

The highs and lows of “Manifest”By Landon Hilst | Echo NBC’s new series “Manifest” grounds the interstellar concept of time travel to tell a story about second chances and new beginnings. “Manifest” sparked a lot of excitement because of its unique premise. A family is split up at the airport due […]

by · October 12, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
After 800 hours, “Film School Africa” can be shown to the public. (Provided by Nathan Pfaff and Andrew Paul Davis)

From Africa to Indiana, discover the heart of film

Alumni screen films at Heartland Film FestivalBy Gabby Carlson | Echo Taylor graduates Andrew Paul Davis (’18) and Nathan Pfaff (’14) will be featured on the big screen this month. Their films, “Palace” and “Film School Africa” were accepted and will be shown at the Indiana based Heartland Film Festival three […]

by · October 12, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Poetry is a dance of words (Photograph provided by pexels)

Creating beauty with the powerful music of words

A reflection on poetryBy Elizabeth Hartmann | Echo “Poems speak of the mortal condition; in poems we muse (as we say) about the tragic and glorious issues of our fragile and brief lives: our passions, our dreams, our failures,” Mary Oliver said in her book “Rules for the Dance: A […]

by · October 5, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
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Are video games are a waste of time or not?

Looking at video games as an art formBy Carson Jacobs | Contributor “You have five more minutes before I make you get off the Nintendo!” Almost any person who has invested time in the wonderful hobby of video games has heard this statement coming from their mother at one point or […]

by · October 5, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
A gospel quartet comes to pay back roots. (Photograph from triumphantquartet.com)

A Triumphant band to visit Epworth UMC in Matthews

Gospel quartet will fill stage with sound and missionBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo It is not often that a quartet that has made the Top 40 as well as having six number 1 songs hit the charts comes to Matthews, Indiana. But for the Triumphant Quartet, it’s all about paying back […]

by · October 5, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
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Don’t throw the game controller away: Get a Life

Is getting angry at video games okay?By Elijah Oates | Contributor Scenario: you are about to win your first “Fortnite” game. There’s one other player left. You have a full loadout, most of it legendary. Your materials are maxed. The other guy is a no-skin. You can’t possibly lose. You engage, […]

by · October 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Enjoy three band’s music and dinner at a local concert. (Photograph provided by Grains and Grill website)

Good times are coming to Grains and Grill

Fairmont restaurant hosts concert for James Dean festivalBy Emily Pawlowski | Echo This Saturday, Grains and Grill restaurant in Fairmont is hosting a concert to celebrate the James Dean Festival. Music and festivities begin at 5 p.m., with Cadaver Dogs opening the show. Soulshot is to follow at 6:45 p.m., and […]

by · October 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Can you see the unusual twist on the ordinary? (Photograph by Ben Williams)

A New York artist brings a unique twist on the ordinary

Join a fellow pilgrim wandering through lifeBy Elizabeth Hartmann | Echo Everything seems normal until you look closer. From traffic jams to brushing one’s teeth, the art exhibit in Metcalf gives strange twists to the mundane and ordinary things in life. “Mala’s paintings on paper are an exploration of a pilgrim’s […]

by · October 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
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The Wild West returns in the film ‘3:10 to Yuma’

Go western with this movie review By Landon Hilst | Echo Westerns have fallen out of the public eye since the turn of the century and a dramatic shift in genre appeals. Once the most popular genre, Westerns were given new life when Lionsgate studio hired A-list actors, a relatively […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment