Author: Abigail Wharton

Trinity Soloists Compete for Vocal Excellence Award

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Rosalind Franklin Vocal Excellence Award Competition. Juniors and seniors studying applied vocal instruction at Trinity are eligible to sing for scholarship money and a performance opportunity. Professor Emerita Rosalind Phillips joined Trinity’s faculty in 1961 and poured out almost three decades of passionate voice teaching into Trinity music programming until her retirement in 1989. The award was established in her honor. The first-place singer is awarded an $800 scholarship and the opportunity to perform with the Trinity Symphony Orchestra in the spring. The first runner-up receives a $300 scholarship. Phillips passed...

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Jennifer Ling Datchuk Opens Show in Neidorff Art Gallery

Jennifer Ling Datchuk is an artist at the top of her game. Specializing in ceramics, she also utilizes photography and mixed media installations. As a child of a Chinese immigrant and the grandchild of Russian and Irish immigrants, Datchuk consistently speaks on themes of gender, womanhood and biracial identity.           Datchuk has been named a 2017 American Craft Council Emerging Artist as well as a Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Resident and a Black Cube Nomadic Museum Artist Fellow. She is also the mind and hands behind the Porcelain Power Factory, a ceramic initiative that reclaims racist and sexist imagery...

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Trinity tradition: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” has been thrilling audiences and continues to acquire an international cult following since its release in 1975. Despite a robust musical score and a cast starring legends like Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon, the film bombed at the daytime box office. Midnight screenings became popular in the mid-1970s and “Rocky Horror” became an iconic Halloween fixture with the new time slot and the assistance of its growing fan base. ‘Shadow casts’ are made up of fans dressed in costume who mimic the actions on screen and lip-sync all the lines and lyrics. Every year...

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Dia de los Muertos and Halloween: A tale of two traditions

Although they fall around the same time of year and seem to celebrate all things sugary and skeletal, Dia de los Muertos and Halloween are two distinct traditions that are not to be confused. Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is celebrated on Nov. 2. This falls on All Souls’ Day, a Christian holiday set aside to honor the dead. Families in Mexico and the United States often take the opportunity to visit and clean the gravesites of friends and loved ones. Decorations are placed on the plot while families eat, sing and tell stories...

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“Cult” shows off Trinity writers, actors and directors

It’s no easy task for students to write, produce, direct and act out a theatre production, but the folks behind “Cult” rose to the challenge and stuck the landing. Written by Holly Gabelmann and directed by Nico Champion, both junior theatre majors, the play packed the Attic Theatre two nights in a now. When the seats all filled, audience members resorted to sitting on the floor and in the aisles to catch the very first showing of the one-act play on Oct. 13. “Cult” follows two young anthropology students named Faith and Liz as they interact with a small...

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