Arts & Entertainment

Skating at The National Gallery of Art

By Rachel Stevens Skating in the sculpture garden at the National Gallery of Art allows for a skating experience that is surrounded by national monuments and museums, as well as large-scale sculptures by contemporary artists such as: Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Roxy Paine, Tony Smith, and others from the Gallery’s renowned collection. Each Read More …

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Debussy Piano Recital

By Miriam Trujillo The Thursday before Thanksgiving break, Catholic University’s Piano Area, Art Department, and Music History Area came together to put on a celebration of Debussy’s piano music in Ward Hall.   The concert featured twenty-four Debussy Preludes played by various piano students and faculty.  Each piece was accompanied by artwork that drew inspiration Read More …

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Kristallnacht Commemoration Concert

By Liz Friden The Rome School of Music, Drama and Art put on a commemorative concert in Hartke Theatre in remembrance of the 80th anniversary of the anti-Nazi broadcast released by the University against the Nazi Kristallnacht. The music for the concert was composed by Joseph Santo, a Catholic University alumnus, and also featured guest Read More …

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Stan Lee: A Life Remembered

By Katarina Ivancik Excelsior! On November 12, 2018 Stan Lee passed away at age 95, leaving behind 57 years of an incredible legacy. In 1961 Lee, along with co-creator and artist Jack Kirby, created the Fantastic Four which marked the beginning of the Marvel Universe.   Born in 1922, Lee grew up poor living in Read More …

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Sister Angelica: A Nun’s Tale of Redemption

By Miriam Trujillo The house was full nearly every night for the fall opera production of Sister Angelica staged in Ward Hall by the Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art. Sister Angelica is a one act look into a young nun’s life, the convent community that surrounds her, and the unexpected tragedy that kills Read More …

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Ariana Grande’s New Single Sparks Conversation on Personal Growth from Relationships

By Emily Prendergast Fans are raving about Ariana Grande’s new single named “thank u, next.” This song was preceded by numerous tweets by the artist including the words, “thank u, next” calling out her ex-fiance, Pete Davidson. Fans speculated that this would be the title of her new album, not expecting her to drop the Read More …

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Restoring an 18th Century D.C. Neighborhood

By Rachel Stevens The Blagden Alley and Naylor Court Historic District is a new hip neighborhood between 9th and 10th Streets and M and O Streets in the city’s northwest quadrant. What makes these two blocks significant are the alleys that remain almost perfectly intact in their original 1865 alignment. New restaurants and coffee shops Read More …

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” Gets to the Heart of Queen’s Legacy

By Miriam Trujillo “Bohemian Rhapsody”, the first major biopic on the career of Freddie Mercury, was released to theaters this past weekend on November 2nd. Since Queen has often been considered one of the world’s most important bands, the movie has a lot of expectations to live up to. Fans have long been eager to find Read More …

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Legally Blonde the Musical: Interviews With the Cast

Interviews By Amanda McShane The Rome School of Music, Drama and Art is putting on the production, Legally Blonde the Musical this weekend. I had the opportunity to interview the Catholic University students who play the main characters in the show. Anna Phillips-Brown, Ashton Schaffer and Becca Malachowski explained the rewards and challenges they each Read More …

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Music Tells a Great Story in Suor Angelica, a Catholic University Opera

By Miriam Trujillo With a week left of rehearsal, the cast and crew of Suor Angelica are almost ready to share their production with the university. Ever since the school year began, Catholic University’s music school has been busy preparing the annual fall opera.   On rehearsal nights, the Ward recital hall is lit up and Read More …

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