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A real Euro trip for Taylor Sounds

A real Euro trip for Taylor Sounds

Taylor Sounds Chamber Ensemble traveled all over Europe this spring break, teaching high school students and taking in the beauty of cities such as Prague, Budapest and Istanbul. Their experiences there impacted them, and now they are sharing the music they played this Tuesday in the Recital Hall.

by · April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
A super-satisfying ‘Captain America’

A super-satisfying ‘Captain America’

“This isn’t freedom. This is fear.” These are the words of a worried Captain America in “The Winter Soldier.” A man out of time, Cap doesn’t quite know how to handle America’s growing emphasis on security over freedom. It’s a concern shared by many in today’s world, and it’s what helps make this superhero sequel stand out from the crowd. Along with above-average acting, a tight plot and some superb action sequences, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is another winner from Marvel Studios.

by · April 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
A new ‘Dido’ for a new era

A new ‘Dido’ for a new era

What happens when romance becomes public for all? Does it flourish, or does it fall to false rumors, slander and scandal? That’s the theme of “Dido and Aeneas,” a 21st century revision of the classic opera from the Taylor Opera Theatre.

by · April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Seniors prepare for studio art exhibit

Seniors prepare for studio art exhibit

Art majors unveil four years of workBy Keeton Yescott | Echo In life, the best things are worth waiting for. Like deep friendships, endurance and cheese, the process takes time, but the outcome is worth it. For studio art majors, this is very much the truth. They work diligently for […]

by · April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
‘Divergent’ film: better than the book

‘Divergent’ film: better than the book

Watching the movie adaptation of a book can be nerve-wracking for fans, but “Divergent” surpasses expectations.

by · April 8, 2014 · 1 comment · Arts & Entertainment
‘Noah’ bobs around but ultimately floats

‘Noah’ bobs around but ultimately floats

Forget Noah building an “arky-arky.” This Noah is mad, mad, mad at those who disobeyed God, and he shows it. While definitely taking liberties with the story, the new film “Noah” always points back to God in its deviations. It’s a visually astounding, well-acted and thought-provoking piece of cinema that reinvents the biblical epic. And it definitely has people’s attention.

by · April 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Q&A with Switchfoot’s Drew Shirley

Q&A with Switchfoot’s Drew Shirley

The Echo interviews Switchfoot guitarist about recent tour, new albumBy Alex Mellen | Echo Guitarist Drew Shirley has been a member of the alternative rock band Switchfoot since 2005. The band released their ninth album, “Fading West,” this January, and their accompanying film of the same title has been showing […]

by · April 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Hitting the high notes

Hitting the high notes

Trombones, trumpets and brass filled the air several weeks ago at the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival. Taylor came out on top, winning three outstanding solo awards.

by · March 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
“Servant of Two Masters” a tasty slice of Italian commedia

“Servant of Two Masters” a tasty slice of Italian commedia

“The Servant of Two Masters” is an Italian commedia that dates back to the 18th century. Now Taylor is presenting a new adaptation that is heavy on laughs, sight gags and crazy antics. “Servant” is no thought-provoker, but it is high-quality entertainment.

by · March 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
How do you spell Taylor? ‘Revolution’

How do you spell Taylor? ‘Revolution’

Photography used to be considered a science. Now it is considered one of the premier forms of art. Seniors decided to share their work in the first-ever senior photography show, which opens Friday, March 14, with a reception from 7-10 p.m.

by · March 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment