Category: Arts & Entertainment

Posted on: May 11, 2022 Posted by: Nick Stulga Comments: 0

Review: Arcade Fire album ‘WE’ buried by legacy of ‘Funeral’

Graphic by Sarah Schudt How do you go about topping a stellar debut album? This is the exact question the band Arcade Fire has been struggling with since the release of their 2004 debut “Funeral.” The album sent shockwaves through music culture, changing indie rock as we knew it then. However, their most recent album “WE” is just more proof that “Funeral” can’t be topped, even by the band that…

Posted on: April 28, 2022 Posted by: Sarah Schudt Comments: 0

Review: ‘Eurydice’ brings underworld to life in Moraine theater

I had almost no idea what to expect when I saw “Eurydice,” in the FPAC’s John and Angeline Oremus Theater on opening night Friday. I was familiar with the original Greek myth, and I had glanced at the Wikipedia page for this play before attending, but I scarcely knew what I was getting into. I left the show that night having teared up six times, with a lot to think…

Posted on: April 28, 2022 Posted by: Emma Gomez Comments: 0

Classical music exec Robert Massey to replace Tommy Hensel as head of FPAC

By Emma Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Editor After a two-month search, Moraine Valley’s Fine and Performing Arts Center has named a new managing director, former head of the Jacksonville Symphony Robert Massey. Massey is set to start officially on May 9. Tommy Hensel, previous managing director for the FPAC, left the position Jan. 31 to further his career at Elgin Community College. Hensel was the managing director at Moraine for…

Posted on: April 21, 2022 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

Video game music invokes childhood nostalgia

Graphic by Sarah Schudt By Glacier Staff “Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Symphonic Suite No. 1.” Not exactly a title you would expect in the realm of classical music, but that was one of the pieces performed by the Moraine Valley Orchestra at a concert entitled “Games & Gaming: Music in Play” on April 10. “In the last few years, the mainstream composers started picking up the gaming composers’ music and arranging…

Posted on: April 21, 2022 Posted by: Emma Gomez Comments: 0

MV theater to open reimagined myth ‘Eurydice’ Friday

The mystical play “Eurydice” is set to open Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Angeline Oremus Theater in Moraine Valley’s Fine and Performing Arts Center.  The play was originally planned as part of the theater department’s spring 2020 season, but it had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. Playwright Sarah Ruhl set out to “reimagine the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine.” The…

Posted on: April 8, 2022 Posted by: Emma Gomez Comments: 0

MV Coffeehouse to virtually present poets on Wednesday

By Emma Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Editor Creative juices will be flowing Wednesday from 3-4:30 p.m. as the voices of student poets are showcased in a live virtual “coffeehouse” event sponsored by the library, The Glacier, and the communications department. The second annual MV Poetry Contest & Coffeehouse will feature students reading their original poems in celebration of National Poetry Month. To participate in the contest, poets submitted videos of…

Posted on: April 1, 2022 Posted by: Emma Gomez Comments: 0

Will Smith controversy raises question: Is there a limit on comedy?

By Emma Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Editor “First of all, we’ve all wanted to slap Chris Rock,” jokes Krista Appelquist. Appelquist, whose day job is speech professor at Moraine Valley, is an amateur stand-up comedian in her spare time. Like most people, she was stunned by the “slap heard ’round the world” that took place at the Academy Awards on March 27. Comedian Chris Rock, who was presenting an award,…

Posted on: April 1, 2022 Posted by: Marcus Collins Comments: 0

Foo Fighters’ Hawkins leaves inspiring legacy of sheer passion for music

When I was younger, people called me weird for listening to the Foo Fighters. They saw a black kid enjoying rock music instead of hip-hop, rap or R&B, and they thought it was strange. But I didn’t care. I just loved hearing Taylor Hawkins rock out with Dave Grohl. Ever since I heard the song, “Learn to Fly” back in 2005, I have been a fan of the Foo Fighters.…