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Country artist Sam Riggs to play in Abilene

Austin-based country artist Sam Riggs will perform at The Patio at La Nueva Luna Friday. Riggs is a true Red Dirt artist whose musical influences include Garth Brooks and Ray Wylie Hubbard. His contemporary country-rock style has earned the up-and-comer a three-time spot on the Texas Music Chart’s Top 10 hits, with two of his […]

Freud vs. Lewis:The debate of a lifetime

On August 13-15 Abilene witnessed a fencing match of wits between two of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century in a play that did not shy away from hard questions, one of them being the existence of God. In co-production with The Legacy Theatre in Atlanta, ACU Theatre presented Freud’s Last Session to […]

SA brings more entertainment to campus

Nashville-based band Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors will perform at the first Wildcat Week concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Elmer Grey Stadium. The concert is presented by the Students’ Association. Tickets are $5 and it is recommended to bring lawn chairs or blankets as the concert will be on the lawn of Elmer Grey Stadium. […]

The age of disappointing acting and movies

The Age of Adaline was more of a stylistic film of fashion and promise of history than it was a film for the purpose of telling an interesting story. Somewhere, somehow a cross between The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Time Traveler’s Wife, and About Time came out of Hollywood with a gorgeous cast, but […]

Woman in Gold deserves five gold stars

Woman in Gold is a marvelous and perfectly artistic approach at depicting a famous art restitution case from the Nazi invasion in Austria. The film is not without inherent faults of bias and the occasional cringe-worthy line, but as a whole, the movie flows like an ornately crafted chronological court case with just the right […]

Social media connects alumni to students in art department

Six students have won first place in various sessions of the semester-long ACU A&D Instagram Competition facilitated by the Department of Art and Design. The competition serves as a way to connect current art students with alumni. Every two weeks, a department alumnus judges the miniature competitions. Six winners have been named so far: Anne-Marie Coffee, senior […]

Local craft fair focuses on artists of all kinds

A local Abilene promotion company will host the annual Spring Craft Fair to promote and celebrate local artists and businesses. Head of the event, Jen Harmel, is an ACU graduate who previously participated in student-led craft fairs and established JamFest. “When you graduate college here in Abilene, there’s not a lot of opportunities where that […]

Local boutique utilizes students for trend fashion show

The third annual Betty & June trend show and late night shopping event is Saturday at the downtown event center, The Majestic. The trend show is the biggest event of the year for the local boutique. This year, the event will incorporate local businesses and students to display new clothing. Owner of Betty & June […]

Student places third in Intercollegiate Student Art Competition

Last month, one ACU student placed in the Intercollegiate Student Art Competition facilitated by the Center for Contemporary Arts. This is the seventh year the ISAC has taken place. In 2008, Russell Ellison, a long-time signature artist member at the Center for Contemporary Arts, initiated the idea for the competition. “I had wanted to do […]

ACU Opera performs The Magic Flute

The Department of Music delivered an adapted performance of a famous German opera, The Magic Flute, in Cullen Auditorium March 26 and 28 as one of the ACU Opera Workshop’s two annual shows. Also known as Die Zauberflote, the opera was composed by Wolfgang Mozart over 150 years ago and tells the love story of […]

Abilene City Limits benefits Wishing Well International

Gardner Hall lobby will conduct an event called Abilene City Limits April 16 from 7-9 p.m. to raise donations for the non-profit organization Wishing Well International. There will be free homemade food provided by ACU students and music from local Abilene performers. Wishing Well International has provided clean water to more than 30,000 people worldwide. Previously, […]

Video: Sarah Cortez presents ‘Cold Blue Steel’ poetry

Sarah Cortez, former police officer turned poet, speaks to ACU students at Hart Auditorium. Cortez read several selections from “Cold Blue Steel” a collection of poetry centered on her experiences as a police officer, as well as an excerpt from “Walking Home: Growing Up Hispanic in Houston, Cortez’s spiritual memoir. Video/editing by Jessica Clark