ARTS & CULTURE
One of the best parts about Texas cuisine is the availability of a wide variety of Mexican food. Whether it’s cheap, American or authentic, Abilene has something to offer for Mexican food lovers of all kinds. However, this variety can be overwhelming and make it difficult to find the exact type of Mexican food you’re [...]
Glee’s signature diva Lea Michele released her first solo album, “Louder”, this week marking the beginning of her attempt to transfer from the Broadway and TV worlds into a career as a solo artist. Michele grew up on Broadway and is known for her effortless high notes and emotional performances. “Louder” attempts to balance this [...]
The ACU Theatre opened “100 Saints You Should Know” in Culp Theatre on Thursday night. The show, classified as a “studio premiere,” serves as a platform for students to direct and design a mainstage production.
The theatre returns to gritty subject matter, a theme for the current season, after the light-hearted production of “Is He Dead?” [...]
Disney’s latest animated feature, Frozen, instantly became a pop culture icon when it was released last November and has gained popularity ever since.
The film, which is loosely based on “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen, was re-vamped several times before it finally became the musical phenomenon we know today. With an ensemble cast of [...]
Bad teeth, worse food and abysmal weather. Doctor Who, James Bond and Sherlock. These are just a few of the associations casually tossed at the English like so many cups of hot earl grey tea. Studying abroad in Oxford is a useful way to dispel some of the more farfetched ideas that we tend to [...]
Sing Song is one of ACU’s biggest traditions, combining singing, choreography and costumes in a competition that consumes campus for five weeks. Sing Song has many memorable components but one of the most important aspects of the competition is the expression that has come to define the show, commonly known as the Sing Song face.
ACU Theatre’s production of “Is He Dead?” promises a “sparkling comedy” and does not fail to deliver.
The production, which opened on Feb. 7, is a breath of fresh air after the heavy shows the department performed last semester. “Is He Dead?” is written by Mark Twain and adapted by David Ives. The show is centered [...]
A capella music has been at the forefront of pop culture in recent years. With Sing-Off winner, Pentatonix, the Barden Bellas of Pitch Perfect, the Dalton Academy Warblers on Glee, and a plethora of a capella covers on YouTube, we have had no shortage of instrument-free pop tunes.
The ACU campus, rooted in the a capella [...]
Because of ACU’s Church of Christ background, a capella music has been an important part of university culture. One of ACU’s oldest a cappella groups is the A Capella Chorus, directed by Jeff Goolsby.
From a young age Goolsby knew that music was “the only thing” he wanted to do. He graduated from ACU in 2001 [...]
The next installment in the theatrical adaptation of The Hunger Games series doesn’t open in theaters until this November, leaving loyal fans hungry for similar plots. Luckily, dystopian novels have risen in popularity in recent years and there are plenty of other options to tide fans over until the next movie.
Dystopians are commonly defined as [...]
There’s no denying that Abilene is not the most fashion forward town. Chains are limited to Target and Ross. And customers seeking a younger, more unique look may feel discouraged by the lack of a large shopping mall.
There is hope for these discouraged young people in the success of local boutiques. Over the years several [...]
Everyone has a truth to tell in August: Osage County, but not everyone is willing to share. The dark comedy, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tracy Letts and directed by John Wells, pulls back the curtain on a dysfunctional southern family as they attempt to aid their narcotic-addicted mother during an unusually hot [...]