Arts & Events

Arts & Events

“What Other Choice” poignant and frank

In the wake of last year’s Prop. 8 ruling and last month’s suicides by gay teens, Jeremy Halinen’s debut book of poetry, What Other Choice, offers an unflinching resolve to be true to one’s sexuality, but a resolve that still finds tenderness within the brutality of a world hardened against homosexuality. Halinen was the winner of the 2010 First Book Poetry Contest put on by the nonprofit press Exquisite Disarray, run in part by English professor Bill Kupinse.  Poets from all over the state of Washington were invited to submit...
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Kenney’s album solid but not inspired

Oct. 1 saw the release of Ben Kenney’s album Burn The Tapes, a classic rock album featuring 10 tracks of guitars, drums and vocals. Kenney, known primarily as the bass player for the Grammy—nominated rock band Incubus, has branched out to partake in both instrumental and vocal work in this fourth solo album. Burn The Tapes, while not particularly unique or groundbreaking, has its points of interest. Kenney’s vocals, surprisingly high and light, provide a stark contrast against the guitar- and drum-heavy instrumentals. While at times the contrast produced by his...
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November brings vast array of concerts

We have some trials that lie ahead of us as we enter the grind preceeding the end of first semester. To get through finals week, some may be tempted to go find a hole somewhere and die. However, as long as we’re students at this school, we all will be forced to deal with it somehow. That’s what escapism is for! Nothing is better escapism than live music. Within the next couple of months, there will be many great shows to choose from. Brandon Flowers is coming to the Showbox...
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Yo Gabba Gabba! comes to Tacoma

You heard right, Loggers: the zany Nick Jr. kids’ show Yo Gabba Gabba! is coming to the Tacoma Dome on Nov. 13. Some of you may be saying to yourselves, “Yo Gabba... Whaa?”, but you really shouldn’t be. For one thing, Yo Gabba Gabba! has had many great celebrity guests on the show, such as Jack Black, Devo, Flaming Lips, Tony Hawk, The Killers, MGMT, Mos Def, Shiny Toy Guns, Andy Samberg, The Shins, Sarah Silverman, The Ting Tings, Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, Elijah Wood and many more. Basically, you...
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Invisible Children film makes annual appearance on campus

On Wednesday, Nov. 3, the renowned, eye-opening documentary about conflict and child soldiers in Uganda, Invisible Children, will be put on by Puget Sound’s Invisible Children Club at Kilworth Chapel. The Northwest regional representative for the Invisible Children non-profit organization, Stuy Lewis, will be introducing the film and also speaking afterward. He will offer ways to get involved and to help stop the conflict in Uganda. The showing will be part of Invisible Children’s “Face to Face Tour,” in which a Ugandan student and his or her mentor tour around...
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Circus club presents Halloween performance

The fourth annual fall Circus Club performance will be held this Halloween at 7 p.m. in the library parking lot, weather permitting. However, in case of rain the performance will be postponed. Puget Sound’s Circus Club brings all the fun of Cirque du Soleil to campus without the exorbitant cost. For no charge you get to witness around 10 different types of circus acts, ranging from acrobatics and contortion to staged combat and juggling, all performed by at least 20 of your fellow students. This year’s show theme, Día de...
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