Arts & Entertainment

Review: Cast’s chemistry breathes life into ‘Avenue Q’

November 28, 2018

The Annie Russell Theatre will show its latest play, “Avenue Q,” until Dec. 1. (Courtesy of J.D. Casto) The Annie Russell Theater’s “Avenue Q” opened with a bang as the powerhouse cast and crew synergistically came together to put on a hilarious and heartfelt satire.  With the arrival of recent college grad Princeton, played by […]

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Six senior art students showcase powerful pieces

November 28, 2018

Alicia Sales ‘19 produced digital prints that combined classically-styled images, like Venus and ouroborus, with bright colors from the 2000s and 1960s.  (Dawn Roe) Six studio art seniors presented a multimedia exhibition that, while diverse, addressed marginalized elements of society and culture.  The exhibition, titled Et Cetera, took place in a wing of the Cornell […]

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Annie Russell stages a delightfully vulgar puppet musical

November 14, 2018

Courtesy of JD Casto“Avenue Q” uses puppets similar to “Sesame Street” to tackle taboo subjects. The Annie Russell Theatre’s upcoming play “Avenue Q,” which is the cousin of Sesame Street, may take you back to your childhood roots at first. However, this satirical musical uses puppets and songs to tackle taboo subjects like sex, relationships, […]

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Plans begin for annual Christmas celebration

October 31, 2018

Courtesy of Scott Cook As people take down their spider webs and pumpkin decorations go down, they replace it with tinsel and garlands. For the Rollins Choir, this also means practicing hymns and carols for the annual Christmas Vespers celebration. Every year since 1933, Rollins hosts a concert of Christmas carols, preceded by a candlelit […]

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Museum’s exhibit explores femininity and power

October 24, 2018

Connecting Dangerous Women’s Renaissance-based messages to today The paintings in the Cornell Fine Arts Museum’s latest exhibit, Dangerous Women, explore feminity in the Renaissance era.(Photo courtesy of Angela- Maria Martin) With goosebump-worthy artwork tied to enriching backstories, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum’s (CFAM) latest exhibition provokes social commentary about the role of women that transcends […]

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Rollins hosts concert catered to those with autism

October 3, 2018

Rollins is partnering up with an alumna and her non-profit to put on a performance designed for those on the spectrum.  People on the autism spectrum will have a chance to experience free, live music in a welcoming environment, as Rollins hosts its third annual concert with a local non-profit on Saturday, Oct. 6 at […]

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“Twelve Angry Jurors” is still relevant today

October 3, 2018

The reliability of facts, impact of implicit biases, and necessity to question surface appearances are all confronted onstage by Annie Russell Theatre’s “Twelve Angry Jurors.” Captivating, compelling, and tense, this production remains faithful to the tone and message of Reginald Rose’s 1954 television movie, while adding more nuanced layers through directors’ adaptations. Ultimately, the dynamic […]

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Global Peace Film Festival: Reviewing the films

September 21, 2018

As part of the Global Peace Film Festival, students will submit film reviews as the festival goes on. The films are shown at various Orlando locations, including Rollins College, the Winter Park Library, and Enzian Theater.   Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story  By Renee Sang The documentary, Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story, […]

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Race, murder, capital punishment: Annie Russell’s upcoming play

September 19, 2018

Cast rehearsing for “Twelve Angry Jurors” (Gaby Davenport / Staff Photographer) “One man is dead. The life of another is at stake.” This season, the Annie Russell Theatre is putting on “Twelve Angry Jurors.” Opening on Sept. 28, 12 complete strangers will crowd into a hot room to determine the fate of a suspected murderer, […]

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Students help produce Global Peace Film Festival

September 12, 2018

The members of Dr. Denise Cummings’ “CMC 310: Media, Peace, and Justice” course met in the rail car office for a festival planning session. (Nina Streich / Courtesy) For the 13th year in a row, Rollins will be a central part of the Global Peace Film Festival, but it continues with one unique contribution: a […]

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