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Trails and Waves offers Gardner as a place of healing

By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Trails and Ways delivered a therapeutic set of indie-pop on Wednesday night. Before they even started playing, guitarist and vocalist Keith Brower Brown described their music as “anti-capitalist dream-pop.” The audience seemed to breathe a sigh of relief — this was much needed. It had been a difficult day, and Grinnellians…

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Abra promises smooth originality tonight

Halley Freger fregerhal17@grinnell.edu It’s been an exciting week for music at Grinnell as Concerts prepares to host their third show of the week. Tonight at 9 p.m. in Gardner Lounge, Atlanta-based R&B singer and producer Abra will perform a show that is not to be missed. Although originally born in Queens, New York, Abra’s parents…

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Writers@Grinnell: Kirsten Valdez Quade

Kirsten Valdez Quade is an award winning author. Her collection of short stories “Night at the Fiestas” has received national acclaim, including being recognized as a New York Times Notable Book. Quade sat down with The S&B’s Lily Bohlke to discuss form, process and how to weave emotion into art. The S&B: Could you tell…

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Artist Profile: Gabi Matthews

Gabi Matthews ’17 is a Spanish and GWSS double major, and a multi-talented artist. They are a poet, cartoonist, illustrator, musician and dancer. Matthews sat down with The S&B’s Candace Mettle to talk about medium, inspiration and representation in her work. The S&B: What made you interested in art? Gabi Matthews: I’ve been making art…

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Open Mike Eagle and Waldo to play Gardner this Friday

    By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu This Friday rappers Open Mike Eagle and Waldo will play Gardner Lounge at 9 p.m. Waldo is the founding member of the hip-hop collective AGO, a group of musicians and producers including artists such as Sango, The SEVENth and Savon, who are concerned with pushing the boundaries of rap….

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Writers@Grinnell: Hugo Hamilton

Hugo Hamilton is a best-selling and award-winning author and a visiting professor in English this semester. His memoir “The Speckled People” has been critically acclaimed around the world, as have his other works of fiction. The S&B’s Zane Silk sat down with Hamilton to discuss his work, his process and how living in Iowa has…

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Professor Eiren Shea talks Archipenko for 20 minutes @ 11

By Reed Essex essexree@grinnell.edu The 20 Minutes @ 11 talk series recommenced this week, with a presentation by Professor Eiren Shea, Art History, in Faulconer Gallery. She focused on the largest sculpture from the Archipenko collection. The piece, titled “Queen of Sheba,” is a large, humanoid-shaped copper sculpture that was made in the few years…

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SALES and Karen Meat pop out Herrick

By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Grinnell Concerts hosted two pop-influenced acts on Wednesday, Karen Meat and SALES. Des Moines’s Karen Meat opened with a set of their high-energy trash pop. As they took the stage they looked around them at the beautiful Herrick Chapel and joked, “Tonight the role of crusty punk club will be played…