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Grinnell Artists: Elliott Maya ’18

Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu When Elliott Maya ‘18 slid into the plastic-lined seat across from me, the hustle and bustle of the Spencer Grille lunch rush instantly blurred into the background. Sporting a purple lipstick-tinted grin and the kind of effortless look that everyone hopes to achieve (but, quite frankly, could never possibly imitate), Elliott did…

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Jamila Woods to appear in Gardner on Saturday

By Halley Freger  fregerha17@grinnell.edu Grinnell Concerts returns with another stacked lineup this semester. Chicago-based soul singer, songwriter, and poet Jamila Woods kicks things off with a concert this Saturday at 9 p.m. in Gardner Lounge. A number of artists have featured Jamila Woods, her soulful voice demanding attention on tracks such as Macklemore’s “White Privilege…

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Operation Sunshine and Crossing the Line open in Faulconer

Andrea Baumgartel baumgart@grinnell.edu This Friday, two new art exhibitions will officially open in Faulconer Gallery: “Operation Sunshine” by Joan Linder ’92, as well as a selection entitled “Crossing the Line,” of over 50 recent acquisitions to the College’s Art Collection. While one is the work of a single artist and the other is a compilation…

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Camille A. Brown & Dancers to perform on campus

Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Camille A. Brown, who is bringing her dance company to Grinnell this weekend, thinks about dance as more than an art form. “Dance is a language and social dance is an expression that emerges from a community,” said Brown in a TED talk on the history of social dance. “A social dance…

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ANACHA Art Collective fosters art as activism on campus

Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu In the current political climate, art offers a powerful and productive form of resistance. It can also create a space for open discussion and a strong community of support. Hanky Song ’17 uses these principles to motivate her new artist collective, ANACHA. The ANACHA Collective is named in memory of two feminist…

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Dance Ensemble’s Borro(we)d emphasizes community

Nora Coghlan coghlann17@grinnell.edu Themes of community, love, friendship, trust and intimacy will all be explored this weekend through the Theater and Dance Department’s Dance Ensemble performance of Borro(we)d. Artistic Director Waewdao Sirisook led this semester’s Dance Ensemble. At the beginning of the semester, the ensemble sat down to discuss themes that they would like to…

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Student directed One Act Play Festival opens tonight

Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu After months of studying direction, planning auditions, selecting plays and holding rehearsals, this semester’s directing class will showcase their work at the One Act Play Festival this Friday and Saturday. The festival will include five works directed by Luis Rojas ’18, Ben Charette ’17, Lauren Fenton ’17, John Kim ’18 and Ayo…

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Mark Redito, Great Dane and Mike Gao to finish up Concerts

Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Grinnell Concerts is hosting the last show of the semester tonight at 9 p.m. in Gardner Lounge. The fall lineup concludes with LA-based producers Mark Redito, Great Dane and Mike Gao. DJ and producer Mark Redito makes music that is powerful in its ability to be playful and hype as hell. His…

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Folk-pop in Herrick tonight with PHOX

Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu It’s time for another highly anticipated concert — PHOX is playing at Herrick Chapel tonight at 9 p.m. Opening for PHOX is Grinnell’s Seth Hanson ’17 who performs under the moniker Seth Hanson and the Additional Six. Since starting this project in 2012, Hanson has put out 11 releases. On his most…

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Shovember promises good music, good food, good vibes

Nora Coghlan coghlann17@grinnell.edu Tomorrow night Freesound will host the long awaited Gardner music festival of the semester, Showvember, in collaboration with local foods, Bob’s Underground Café, Tiny Dorm, and Concerts Committee. Over the course of five hours, attendees can expect to see 19 acts, composed of roughly 50 student musicians, with three rounds of food…