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This past Wednesday evening I had the privilege of attending Deion Payton’s Senior Presentation, “From Pain to Praise!” This performance featured music from composers such as Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Faure, and included a 30-voice Gospel Choir, as well as some of Deion’s original compositions. Music has always been a major

The Connie Eastburn Gallery currently hosts a masterful collection by Mark Potter, Bone of my Bones: Wood Sculptures Celebrating the Meaning and Mystery of Marriage. The exhibit consists of forty pieces, each elegantly carved and depicting an aspect of marriage. There is deep imagery in each carving. Placards accompany each
Student photo displays in gallery

This past Thursday, September 14th, many students attended “The Gallery,” a Student Photography Exhibition hosted by the Student Visual Arts Society (SVAS) and the Arts & Culture First Year Program students. This was the 5th annual Photo Gallery at Cairn University since being initiated back in 2013.   While at

June   Forty Fort was about as alive as roadkill. Over 600 people lived there, but no one ever understood why. An ancient cemetery haunted the lifeless town with rusty, iron gates and thousands of moss-covered tombstones. The sport fields covered almost as much land as the cemetery, but were

Leeward Limited is a conglomerate corporation aimed towards providing people with opportunities to express themselves through the arts. This includes offering classes in the arts such as dance, improv, writing, music, theater, graphic design, and painting, as well as lending guidance towards beginning creatives, helping them to get started. Lee

After midnight, I can’t sleep. Even if I go to bed at nine, I still wake up at zero AM sharp and just can’t go back to sleep. I’ve no idea why. Whenever I’m about to turn the lights out, I always make sure that everything’s just right: my book

Theater isn’t a hobby. It’s a way of life. This semester, I had the absolute pleasure of performing on stage with a wonderful group of people who I got to call castmates. While I have participated in assisting behind the scenes for Cairn musicals in the past, I never had

I’ve always been an actor. What that means, however, has always been in flux. In elementary, it meant performing in Bible-based plays for Juniata Mennonite School (a lovely K-12 establishment with less than 200 students total). These scripts gave third grade Scotty his first exposure to spoken lines. I’ll never

I first came across August Wilson’s writing during my junior year of college, when I was taking a newly formed undergraduate Directing course. The first play we read and analyzed through initial response papers was Wilson’s Fences. I did not know what to expect as I heard so many wonderful

The spring semester is always tough. Some of you have experienced it: Christmas is gone, the New Year has settled in, the winter drags on and the class projects keep mounting. It’s cold outside, you feel drained inside your body and the brisk air seems to send you into emotional