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It is all... an illusion

November 28, 2008

Ma'ayan Plaut

The real difference between seeing the dress and the show, though, is the audience. I've been in performance audiences lovingly called the "little audience that could," the small audiences that make up for lacking size with more emotion, appreciation, and gusto than a full house.

Jazz Combos Thrive at Oberlin

November 23, 2008

Will Mason

All jazz combos at Oberlin are student-formed, and the repertoire is student-selected, and I think this is critical for a number of reasons.

I ran away and joined the circus

November 23, 2008

Ma'ayan Plaut

It's been over a week since the final performance of the Johnson Family Circus. I'm in an extraordinary position to continue reliving the show for days, weeks, even months after.

Notes on dancing

November 9, 2008

Zoe McLaughlin

This weekend, being parents' weekend, saw many, many events. The one I attended today was FELL, the 2008 student dance concert, which consisted of pieces choreographed and performed solely by students.

Opportunities for College Musicians

June 12, 2008

Will Mason

The Oberlin Conservatory attracts a number of world-class musicians, but its presence on campus is also a major draw for college students who wish to continue studying music without committing to a pre-professional program.

What did you do with your Friday night?

April 7, 2008

Will Mason

We Oberlin students are a lucky bunch. The campus provides an impossible number of lectures, exhibits, readings, and performances, and we are burdened with the enviable luxury of bouncing around from event to event, gorging ourselves on art and music and culture until exhaustion necessitates a break.

Bowling, Oberlin Style

April 3, 2008

Max Strasser

I usually don't like bowling at all. (This might be just because I am exceptionally bad at it.) But last night, I had a good time.

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