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Paul’s Picks

Paul’s Picks

Paul Jacobson reviews David Bazan’s “Care”Paul Jacobson | Contributor  If there’s one thing I appreciate in a musician, it’s honest songwriting. David Bazan is an honest songwriter; he’s one of the most honest songwriters I can think of. Bazan is an interesting character: once an outspoken Christian writing songs about […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
This year’s Greece team will be under half the size of last year’s and made up of volunteers. (Photograph provided by Paige Kennedy)

Refugee stories, choral music and 300 glasses

Meet the Athens Spring Break Trip teamBy Grace Hooley | Echo  If you need glasses, you can get them. If it works with your schedule, you can attend concerts and meaningful plays in performance venues minutes from your dorm room. Other countries may not have those luxuries. This spring, members […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Senior Mariana VanDerMolen hangs one of her 70 tiles. (Photo by Elyse Horb)

“Four Corners”

Art education seniors open art exhibition By Laura Koenig | Echo  The work of four senior art education students will reach to the four corners of Metcalf Gallery and beyond this Saturday. As the seniors pieced together their displays, Taylor students noticed new art appearing beyond the gallery walls. Starting […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photograph provided by Joshua Adams) The Envision Film Festival has been a part of many aspiring filmmakers’ Taylor experience including (L to R) Sarah Topp (’15), Levi Wortley and Jake Rundell (’15).

Vision for future filmmakers

Taylor holds Envision Film Festival By Ian Proano | Echo As spring is busy making up its mind on whether or not to stay at Taylor, the Envision Film Festival is here once again, put on by art, film, and media department faculty and students. Kathy Bruner, co-chair of the […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photograph by Halie Owens) Indiana Poet Laureate Shari Wagner read at Wednesday’s chapel along with Taylor faculty and students.

Celebrating literature

Making Literature Conference kicked off on Thursday By Laura Koenig | Echo They’ve made the literature. Now it’s time to celebrate the artistry. Five published authors and 48 student presenters are sharing and discussing their critical papers, fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry at Taylor’s Making Literature Conference that happens every […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Real time

Real time

Josh Garrels and John Mark McMillan concertBy Grace Hooley | Echo Have you ever felt time stand still? The clock slows as a feeling of significance courses through your veins. You and the people around you experience it: a little bit of magic in real time. Taylor students have the […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photograph by Mindy Wildman) Elizabeth Stehl Kleberg, Tal Gilboa and Matt Kleberg opened their exhibition by sharing their thoughts about their works.

“Through Sunset into the Raccoon Night”

New York artists create Metcalf’s exhibitionBy Laura Koenig | Echo There are no raccoons roaming this exhibition. Instead, oil paintings, projections, bent plexiglass and ringing bells fill Metcalf Gallery. Oil paintings displaying bold colors, straight lines and empty spaces cover the left side of the gallery while projections reflected off […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photography by Hannah Bolds) Senior Austin Lindner, who plays Henry Law, practices during dress rehearsal this week.

Bring your umbrella

A review of Taylor Theatre’s new production By Kelsea Denney | Contributor  “You can only see so far ahead, and that’s enough for now.” It’ll take courage to sit in Mitchell Theatre during the next two weekends as the lights dim and the rumble of thunderstorms fill your heart. On […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Each of these Jungle Cat band members have their own cat names. (Photograph by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

Meet the Jazzy Jungle Cats

They’ve got brassBy Grace Hooley | Echo “A-one, a-two, a-one, two, three . . .” Cue the toe-tapping and swing dancing. One of Taylor’s musical gems, the Jungle Cats, has been bringing jazz to Taylor’s campus for four years, and these nine men bring this music to life through their […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Senior Paul Jacobson shares his recommendations  in Paul's Picks. (Provided by Paul Jacobson)

Paul’s Picks

My Top 5 albums of 2016By Paul Jacobson | Contributor   5. “Preoccupations”– Preoccupations Preoccupations follows up their fantastic 2015 release with another very strong album. The band continues to dole out tight, well-written post-punk tunes. Though the album does falter a bit in the middle with the shorter songs “Sense” […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment