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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: ‘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. […]

Video: Art professor sculpts characters to life

Art professor Geoffrey Broderick  has been sculpting bronze children’s book characters for the Abilene Children’s Art and Literacy Festival. Video by Kynzie Newman

‘Interstellar’ invokes imagination

“In space, no one can hear you scream.” This memorably chilling tagline accompanied 1979’s Alien, whose two-minute trailer is hailed as one of the best ever made. Unlike blockbusters today, the movie didn’t rely on massive explosions or breathtaking spectacles to get its point across. It was the mystery of the alien monster that drew […]

Video: Professor rolls out Maker Lab project

Art professor and Maker Lab director, Nil Santana, has constructed an electric cycle in the ACU Maker Lab. Video/editing by Nathan Lundeen

Album review, ‘In The Lonely Hour’ by Sam Smith

In recording artist Sam Smith’s most recent album, blues, R&B and soul meet demanding vocals and create the sound that is In the Lonely Hour. In his second record, the UK artist came back with an impressive 10-track album. The album, released in the United States on June 17, features heart-wrenching ballads, fast-paced jams and tracks […]

Album review, ‘Coexist’ by The xx

The English indie-pop trio that makes up The xx is notorious for their smooth sound, subtle instruments and hushed vocals. Much like their first self-titled album, Coexist takes the two singers’ (Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim) unique duet dynamic and creates the symphonic and harmonious result that is the 11-track album. The album begins […]

Local bands create music venue

The 22 opened to provide a place for locals and all bands to play in. Unlike most venues that are owned by one person, The 22 is a community-run facility. “The story behind The 22 is that it’s a bunch of guys who love music and who want to see it change the way people […]

Internet age leads to birth of electronica

Column by Richard Lyne Rock, country, rap and pop. For most of us, it feels like these genres have been around forever, but they’re all actually fairly recent innovations in music. All of them originated with black slaves. Displaced from their tribal homelands, these people kept the spirit of their lifestyle alive with rousing songs […]