Arts

Small business, big screen

In the era of Netflix and megaplexes, an independent cinema in Columbia Heights gives audiences a classic moviegoing experience Tom Letness dimmed the lights hanging from the movie theater’s chandeliers and waited for the audience to quiet. He pushed a small DVD labelled “Spotlight, 2015” into a disk drive and …

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Freeman stars as rock star Buddy Holly for the fourth time running

1955. A short glimpse of a decade of baby boomers, poodle skirts, and the growing popularity of T.V. dinners and rock ‘n’ roll. At age 19, a young man is discovering his style of music and discovers a passion for rock ‘n’ roll after opening for Elvis Presley. His name …

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Nervous and shaking slightly, a young teen holds a folder of sheet music to her chest, raising her hand to knock on a plain office door. It opens to the sound of guitar strings, vocal chords, ringing telephones: a world of music. She introduces herself as Carole King, curly ponytail …

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Sharing art in new places

Upper School art teacher Nathan Stromberg was selected to display a collage at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts exhibit. The piece was “8 Wall Clocks,” the second piece Stromberg has shown at the fair since 2012. “The State Fair exhibition has become pretty competitive in recent years,” said …

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Hungry for Healing

Art revealing the life behind eating disorders Photos and commentary by Maddie Binning   Up to 30 million people in the United States struggle with an eating disorder according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental …

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Contributing to a classic

It’s 1957. An aspiring female author with boy-cut brown hair leans across a desk and offers a well-worked manuscript to Tay Hohoff, an editor at LB Lippencott. The editor fans through the manuscript’s crisp pages, digesting a story about a young woman named Scout. It’s a story about right and …

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Exposing the human condition through magic

With all the magic based stories around, what does your mind believe magic should be like? Open your mind and take a look into a medley of it with The Magicians Trilogy There’s a schism in literary fiction that passes unnoticed to the general reader. It travels under the guise of …

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Shaping minds, changing lives

Reading children’s books is worth more than just entertainment, as children learn and grow through simple children’s tales When you talk about influencing people you’re much better off influencing children to be positive members of society than adults,” said David Adler, the author of the Cam Jansen Mystery series. “Because …

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They are classics for a reason

A holiday break is an opportunity to choose your own reading; why not read something great? “I grew up reading,” recalled Eric Gosset, a math and computer science professor at Bethel University. “I can remember when I was even in elementary school, or pre-reading age, my mom and I would …

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A whole new meaning to theater

Audience interaction and witty comedy makes The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee a unique experience for Minnehaha’s actors and audience “It surprised me when Freeman decided to do the show,” said senior Kevin Dustrude prior to the opening. “I didn’t think it was going to happen. There are a lot …

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