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The Black Rep makes ‘Front Porch Society’ a memorable virtual experience

While it would seem that watching a production via Zoom would take away some of that so-called “theatre magic,” that wasn’t the case with “Front Porch Society.”

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Can the Arts go digital?

So much of our daily interactions are being turned digital, can the same be done with arts and culture?

Lydia McKelvie | Staff Writer

Jamming with Jammin’ Toast: Laughing with the Pikers

It is a film screening, a comedy show and so much more.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

‘For colored girls’ moves audiences to find their own rainbows

“For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf,” also called “For Colored Girls”, is a choreopoem written by Ntozake Shange. It premiered in 1976 and tells the story of seven African-American women, identified by separate colors of the rainbow, who struggle with sexism, racism, poverty, mental illness and more. They suffer unspeakable horrors, brave heartbreak and loss and wrestle with their own identities in their communities and the wider world.

Lydia McKelvie | Staff Writer

Sex, politics and murder: ‘Aunt Dan and Lemon’

A timely production in the age of Trump, Wallace Shawn’s “Aunt Dan and Lemon” explores how societies methodically, almost unknowingly, slip into modes of thinking that make space in the public conscience for grand atrocities, serving as a cautionary tale against fascism.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Carnaval 2018: Celebrating unity and diversity across Latin American cultures

Over the weekend, Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) hosted its 19th annual Carnaval—a celebration of Latinx culture and recognition of intersectional issues for the Latin American community—titled “Unidad.”

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Cee Lo Green at UMSL

Cee Lo Green is slated to headline University of Missouri-Saint Louis’s (UMSL) Mirthday Celebration tonight at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Think of Mirthday as UMSL’s answer to our W.I.L.D.—an annual celebration of spring. Jay Sean, Jason Derulo and Fitz and the Tantrums headlined last year’s Mirthday, so it’s always a big deal. This year is no different.

| Music Editor

Best student-run performance

Every November, Wash. U. students are treated to a night of dance, music and theater at Diwali, presented by Ashoka, the South Asian student association. It took about 200 students practicing for four hours a day for weeks in the middle of midterm season to produce last November’s Diwali.

A Guide to Diwali

Diwali’s first performance is tonight at 7 p.m. in the Edison Theatre. In case you are attending but don’t know what to expect from the show, here is a quick guide of what’s to come.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Matisyahu: Unplugged

With his hands resting on his legs while sitting onstage in a high-set chair, Matisyahu commanded his quietly captivated listeners Thursday with the performance of three serenely delivered acoustic songs in a blend of words, hums, beatboxing and other sounds.

| Contributing Reporter

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