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Keep Abilene Interesting: The Micah Bynum Story

Abilene is anything but boring for Micah Bynum. He used to live in the paradise of Hawaii, but today he’s pursuing his passion for music here in West Texas. “Once you start it’s really easy to keep going, especially here in Abilene,” Bynum said. Although he’s not studying music, Bynum is finding ways to play professionally […]

The Netflix Fix: Side Effects

R, 1 HR., 46 MINS. In this crime-thriller drama, Rooney Mara stars as Emily Taylor, a woman struggling with severe depression. After her husband Martin, played by Channing Tatum, is released from prison for insider trading, Emily’s symptoms worsen and she makes an attempt on her life by driving her car into a concrete wall. […]

The Netflix Fix: Making a Murderer

TV-14, 1 season, 10 episodes Making a Murderer is a documentary following the real-life story of Steven Avery, a man who served 18 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted. In 1985, Avery was convicted in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, for the attempted sexual assault and murder of a townswoman. Avery claimed his innocence for 18 […]

Theatre prepares for spring 24 Hour Musical

The Department of Theater has wrapped up auditions for their charity event, the 24 Hour Musical. Auditions for the musical took place Sunday in the Williams Performing Arts Center, and all students were welcome to try out. Also, students unable to sing were able to audition with a 60-second monologue in place of prepared music. […]

Video: 17th 24fps Film Festival

The 17th annual 24fps International Short Film Festival premiered Nov. 6-7 at the Historic Paramount Theatre.

Video: Students prepare for Ethnos showcase

Ethnos is an annual showcase put on by the International Student’s Association with the hopes of showing students the cultures of their fellow classmates. The JMC Network caught up with some of the groups as they prepare for the show. Video/editing by John Puckett

Video: ‘Don’t Leave Me’ festival brings first ever Texas pop punk concert

The first annual ‘Don’t Leave Me Festival’ was a showcase of 10 pop punk bands from across Texas, held on October 30. The JMC Network got an up-close look at this year’s feature band, ‘We live like thieves”. Video/editing by Tori Aldana

The Netflix Fix: Odd Thomas

NR (suggested PG-13), 1HR. 37 MINS. Odd Thomas is a campy mystery comedy that blends a touch of humor with a touch of horror. Thomas, played by Anton Yelchin (Fright Night, Star Trek: Into Darkness) is a short-order cook who is clairvoyant and can see the spirits of the dead. Thomas uses his gift to […]

The Netflix Fix: Hector and the Search for Happiness

R, 2HR. Hector and the Search for Happiness takes its audience on a journey that is both heartwarming and thought provoking. We follow Hector, a perfectly normal in every way psychologist played by Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation) on his spontaneous journey to find what it means to be truly happy. […]

Things to do: DRI Pumpkin Patch

The Disability Resources Incorporated Pumpkin Patch is a must for every Abilenian to visit during the fall. The pumpkin patch is on the lawn of DRI’s campus, which is located at 3602 N Clack St. DRI is a non-profit organization that provides care for adults with developmental disabilities. The organization’s mission is, “to provide exceptional […]

ACU alumni, former roommates’ art showcased downtown

Former roommates and ACU alumni Nancy Boren and Jill Maxwell are the featured artists at the ACU gallery in downtown Abilene. The gallery is located at 1133 N. 2nd St., behind the Grace Museum, and is open during the week from Wednesday to Saturday 12-3 p.m. The show, titled “Iconic Figures,” will run Oct. 3 through […]

Video: ACU Theatre “Pops” into Homecoming

This year’s Homecoming musical is Mary Poppins. The production is based on the 1934 book by T.L Travers. The running dates of the production are October 16 -18, at the Abilene Civic Center.