ARTS & CULTURE
For most students, senior year represents the final peak of all their efforts at ACU. For six students, it offers the chance to share the fruits of their labor with the rest of the community. The senior art show, “Against the Grain,” opened this Thursday and showcases the works of Aubrey Barnett, Lauren Bennett, Leanne Kawahigashi, [...]
The ACU Theatre Department has never let controversial subject matter prevent it from putting on a play, and this years’ Cornerstone production, “Next to Normal,” is no exception. The musical won the Pulitzer for Best Play in 2010, dazzling audiences with its story of the effect of mental illness on a family.
“Next to Normal” tells [...]
Few bands have experienced the long-lasting success of a band like Switchfoot. Founded in 1996 by brothers Jon and Tim Foreman and drummer Chad Butler, Switchfoot has been recording and performing music for almost 20 years. They have survived three record labels, numerous band members and are currently on tour to promote the upcoming release [...]
The International Students’ Association will be putting on a their annual production tonight, combining drama and dance to broaden student horizons.
The annual Ethnos Culture Show merges skits with a variety of ethnic dance routines. Some performances highlight Indian, Thai and Korean cultures; various Hispanic nationalities and the African Students’ Association will also be represented alongside [...]
Katy Perry gave herself a difficult task in attempting to eclipse the astounding success of her hit album “Teenage Dream.” Arriving in the wake of her extremely publicized divorce from Russell Brand, it was inevitable that her sound and message would need to evolve. The result of this effort was “Prism,” a genuine, if not [...]
One of the most common complaints among students regarding Abilene is that there isn’t anything to do. Students are also limited by lack of money to participate in what is offered. While it’s true that Abilene is a small town, there are plenty of things for students to do if they look for them. So, [...]
“Allegiant,” the highly anticipated conclusion to Veronica Roth’s Divergent series was released last week and sales have already exceeded the high expectations of publishers and fans alike.
“Allegiant” picks up where “Insurgent” left off with the rise of the “factionless” and the reveal that the inhabitants of the city are actually part of an experiment. Tris [...]
For this year’s Homecoming musical, ACU’s Theatre department offers their own take on the global phenomenon, “Les Misérables”. This musical has been moving audiences for over 30 years with its story of redemption, forgiveness and justice. ACU jumped on the chance to perform it as soon as the rights became available.
Anchored by vocal powerhouses Jace [...]
For those who are familiar with Victor Hugo’s classic novel, “Les Misérables”, the protagonist Jean Valjean is almost synonymous with selfless virtue and a timeless reflection of Christ’s love for all of humanity in spite of sin. Colm Wilkinson, widely considered to be the greatest actor to ever portray the character, once completely silenced his [...]
When many people think of poetry, dull sonnets and incomprehensible free verse spring to mind. This art form, however, has found exciting new ways to live on.
Last Tuesday the ACU English department’s Writer in Residence, Al Haley conducted his yearly Poetry Slam. Featuring performances by his ENGL 323/523 Poetry Workshop class and guitar interludes by [...]
Justin Timberlake returned this week with the release of the second part of his album, “The 20/20 Experience.”
The album is anchored by the single “Take Back the Night” a smooth track with hints of disco that has already taken over the radio. “Take Back the Night” is followed by a slew of heavily syncopated songs [...]
Art professor Jack Maxwell – the visionary artist responsible for the Jacob’s Dream sculpture – will be opening his new exhibit of paintings, Sacred Spaces, with a reception tonight at the ACU Downtown Gallery. This new show offers “intimate perspectives from recent travels in the United Kingdom and Italy.”
Despite the conviction that God has called [...]