Category: Arts & Entertainment

Posted on: October 22, 2021 Posted by: Emma Gomez Comments: 0

MV performing arts center embraces multiculturalism through diverse narratives

By Emma Gomez, JRN 101 Student A dance company featuring “many artistic languages.” A multi-genre concert featuring “songs for Syria.” A performance featuring musicians and vocalists from New Zealand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Australia, Madagascar, Easter Island, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. These are some of the performances in the 2021-22 season at Moraine’s Fine and Performing Arts Center. Diversity has been an important part of the college as a whole.…

Posted on: October 21, 2021 Posted by: Juan Carbajal Comments: 0

Review: Brockhampton expresses 2021 anxiety in ‘Don’t Shoot Up the Party’

These past two years have given us a hard look at society itself; we have been forced to face and think deeply about underlying issues with a desire to be better. Whether due to a distrust in government, anger at escalating violence of police brutality, or just exhaustion at the state of our lives and our relations with others, many people have reached breaking points. A musical collective group, Brockhampton, artistically…

Posted on: October 15, 2021 Posted by: Deana Elhit Comments: 0

Looking for a WNDRful time? Visit unique Chicago art museum

Photo by Deana Elhit By Deana Elhit, Editor-in-Chief Mirrored walls surround you. A column surprises you with an illusion once you peek inside. Reflective stainless steel balls, representing polka-dots, spread from floor to ceiling. Each detail represents infinity. “Polka-dots are a way to infinity,” says Yayoi Kusama, an iconic Japanese artist whose work is featured at Chicago’s WNDR museum. “Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars…

Posted on: October 14, 2021 Posted by: Connor Dore Comments: 0

Rethink mental health in 2021 with ‘That’s the Spirit’

Photo by whsjohnnygreen.org “That’s The Spirit” is the fifth studio album by the band Bring Me The Horizon. It was released on Sept. 11, 2015. Like many people in 2021, I am always trying to better my health in different ways—not only physically but mentally as well. Bring Me the Horizon’s 2015 album ”That’s The Spirit” offers a unique way to develop mental health awareness that is still relevant today. Bring Me the Horizon has been around the…

Posted on: October 8, 2021 Posted by: Sarah Schudt Comments: 0

Vereen won’t be ‘steppin’ out’ to FPAC; COVID fears force cancellation

Ben Vereen, Tony Award-winning Broadway actor, was scheduled to perform his show “‘Steppin’ Out’ with Ben Vereen” at Moraine Valley on Oct. 16. The evening would have been a night of music, dance, and laughter—but unfortunately it has been cancelled. “Right now, just because of the situation with COVID, particularly because he’s flying from Los Angeles, he just doesn’t feel comfortable with getting on a plane right now,” said Tommy…

Posted on: October 7, 2021 Posted by: Sydney Prusak Comments: 0

Macklemore hit still holds up in today’s struggle for equality

Although marriage equality has become a beautiful reality in some places, it is still an active battle in many other parts of the world. One song has become an anthem for that fight–and has found new life in other social justice fights as well. In 2012, a team of phenomenal songwriters addressed the topic of marriage equality in a powerful hit song. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis teamed up with newcomer…

Posted on: September 30, 2021 Posted by: Emma Gomez Comments: 0

First show at FPAC brings excitement after year of darkness

After 18 months of silence, the Dorothy Menker Theater at Moraine Valley Community College finally had its grand reopening on Sept. 25. “We have had many people come up and tell us how excited they were to finally be back,” Thomas Hensel, the managing director of Moraine Valley’s theater, said. The season opener was “Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders.” Vitaly is a master illusionist who is known for his talent…

Posted on: September 17, 2021 Posted by: Sarah Schudt Comments: 0

Drive in to the Jungle with Jumanji

By Sarah Schudt, A&E editor Moraine Valley Student Life would like to welcome you to the jungle on Friday. Or at least, to the gravel parking lot across from 88th avenue, near building U and F. That’s where you’ll find a drive-in movie screening of the film “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” The parking lot opens at 7 p.m. and the movie will start at 7:30 p.m. The screening is free…