Arts

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Elusive artist Noname to perform hip-hop set in Gardner

Emma Roszkowski roszkows@grinnell.edu It is common practice for Chicago artists such as Chance The Rapper, Donnie Trumpet and Saba to feature other local musicians on their tracks. However, one collaborator — spoken word poet turned rapper Noname — has especially captivated listeners, appearing just long enough to drop a tantalizing verse and disappear. Noname’s produced…

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Cal Froikin exhibit explores space

Kelly Pyzik, Editor-in-Chief pyzikkel@grinnell.edu “Spaces,” a Smith Gallery exhibit by Cal Froikin ’16, is an exploration of visual depth through printmaking. Froikin’s paintings and paper prints are the culmination of several semesters of experimentation with printmaking, including work from a summer job and a Mentored Advanced Project (MAP) with Professor Matthew Kluber, Art. “I’ve been…

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Dance Ensemble inspired by water crises

Gabe Lehman lehmanga@grinnell.edu This weekend, Grinnellians will be treated to the debut performance of “Water, water everywhere … and not a drop to drink” in Bucksbaum’s Flanagan Theatre. “Water” is the latest work of Dance Ensemble/ACTivate with Artistic Director Celeste Miller, Theatre and Dance. This show is slightly different from past Dance Ensemble performances in…

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24-Hour Theatre Project brings the pressure

Ronnie Ruse rusevero@grinnell.edu The 24-Hour Theatre Project was presented by the Grinnell Department of Theatre and Dance last Saturday, April 16. The project was established two years ago by Ian Saderholm ’15 with the goal of creating a low-pressure, accessible way for students to write, direct and act in original theatrical pieces. “It started with…

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Nayar directs, reinterprets “Lord of the Flies”

Ronnie Ruse rusevero@grinnell.edu This weekend, the well-known high school English classic “Lord of the Flies” comes to Roberts Theatre in an innovative student production directed by Sophiyaa Nayar ’17. For those who need a brief recap, “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding is the story of a group of British schoolchildren who are isolated…

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Mick Jenkins gets up close and personal

Luke Jarzyna jarzynal@grinnell.edu This past weekend, Mick Jenkins and Hurt Everybody, two Chicago-based hip-hop artists, performed in Gardner Lounge for a full and excited audience. Jenkins’ appearance followed what has been an exciting spring for the 24-year-old MC. In March, he made waves with a performance at the highly coveted music conference SXSW in Austin,…

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Rob Spillman spills all

Rob Spillman, the co-founder and editor of literary magazine “Tin House,” visited Grinnell this week as part of the Writers@Grinnell series. Spillman recently published his memoir, “All Tomorrow’s Parties,” about his younger life and connection to the city of Berlin. He spoke to students about being an editor on Monday, April 18 at 4:15 p.m….

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Nutting on writing shame

Writers@Grinnell is wrapping up its spring series this Friday afternoon, April 22, with a reading from Grinnell’s very own Alissa Nutting, English. Nutting is best known for her 2013 novel “Tampa,” a book that boldly enters into the mind of a middle school teacher who preys on her young male students. Her work has also…

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NPR arts editor Tom Cole revisits Grinnell

Last Tuesday, NPR Arts Desk Editor and former Grinnellian Tom Cole stepped back on campus for the first time since the early 1970s. Since beginning his radio career at Grinnell’s own KDIC, Cole has moved up through the radio world to develop, edit and produce stories for NPR’s “Morning Edition,” “Weekend Edition” and “All Things…