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Articles by: Elizabeth Hartmann

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
Taylor Theatre’s fall 2016 performance of “Oklahoma!” continues its success. (Photograph by Hannah Bolds)

Music theater receives national recognition

“Oklahoma!” awarded third place by American PrizeBy Emily Pawlowski | Echo “I sometimes have been known to say that Taylor theater is like the best kept secret around,” Tracy Manning, assistant professor of theatre arts, department co-chair managing and artistic director of theatre said. That secret is out now, because Taylor […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Chapel bands bring worship to life every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.(Photograph by Ben Williams)

Six chapel bands unite Taylor community in worship

Discover the spirit behind the chapel bandsBy Elizabeth Hartmann & Ellie Tiemens | Echo Eyes closed, hands outstretched, voices lifted in awe of a mighty God. A thousand breaths singing the same song at the same time, in the same place, to the same God. Taylor united in worship. Welcome to […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Morgan Turner (’16) plays the solo lead in “The Amish Project” (Photograph by Abigail Yasmeen Roberts)

Forgiveness flashes across the stage in ‘The Amish Project’

The story behind the latest theater productionBy Abigail Yasmeen Roberts | Echo Seven characters, one heart wrenching event, one stage, one woman.   In a telling exploration of the West Nickel Mines Schoolhouse Shooting, alumni Morgan Turner (’16), the solo female lead effortlessly embodies the innocence, pain and anger of an entire […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment