Kelsey Higgins

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NEWS 5/12/14 1:45pm

Electric Ensemble presents One-Hit Wonders

One-Hit Wonders was this year’s theme for the Elon University Electric Ensemble’s spring concert, and judging from the audience’s non-stop participation throughout the night, it was quite a hit. The concert opened with a high-energy rendition of “Play that Funky Music, White Boy” by Wild Cherry, and the momentum only accelerated from there. The audience that practically filled the theater included a mix of young and old, from raucous students swaying and screaming in the front rows to a bus of elderly patrons that arrived 30 minutes early. Maybe it was the impending mania of finals week, but this was by far one of the rowdiest concerts Electric Ensemble has put on yet. Students, adults and children alike could hardly stay in their seats, and the constant cheering and yelling made the atmosphere a feel bit more like an outdoor arena than McCrary Theatre.

NEWS 4/20/14 11:25pm

Review: Percussion Ensemble performs spring concert

Sixteen different drums played by four of the five members of Elon’s Percussion Ensemble opened the group’s spring concert last Wednesday with a loud roar and a tight groove. The tribal drumming pulled in a few extra patrons who were walking by the open doors of Yeager Recital Hall as the concert began.

NEWS 4/9/14 5:24pm

Elon kicks off Autism Awareness Month with benefit concert

Junior Kelsey McCabe kicked off the Autism Speaks U benefit concert at Midnight Meals in Irazu with the staggering facts about autism. “About one in every 68 children is diagnosed with autism,” McCabe said. Started in 2008, Autism Speaks U is a campus organization that works to raise awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families and society. “A lot of it, in terms of student participation, are things like the benefit concerts, but also bake sales and College Coffee tables,” McCabe said.

NEWS 3/12/14 9:34am

Elon Dance Company prepares for spring show

Although it still feels like winter outside, the Elon University Dance Company is hard at work preparing for this year’s spring dance concert, titled “Looking Back to Spring Forward.” The show will run March 13 to 15 in McCrary Theatre.

NEWS 2/26/14 1:01am

Knockout Perez bursts onto Elon music scene

At the beginning of this year a new band hit the Elon University music scene, and although they are young, Knockout Perez is making a big splash. “The first time we practiced together earlier in this school year we instantly realized this was going to be insanely fun,” said junior Dylan Fitchett, lead guitar and vocals.

NEWS 2/18/14 3:12pm

‘Vagina Monologues’ helps fight abuse against women

Every year on Valentine’s Day, people around the world perform “The Vagina Monologues” as part of an international movement called the V-Day Campaign. Friday evening, EFFECT and Women’s/Gender Studies presented Elon University’s own version of the show in Whitley Auditorium. The campaign fights against and helps raise awareness about violence against women. “I think ‘The Vagina Monologues,’ because of its theatrical nature, provides a unique way for Elon students of all genders to really think about what it means to be a woman in the world today,” said director Jessie Bond, a junior theater studies major. Cost of entry was $5, and all proceeds went to Family Abuse Services in Burlington. “One goal is to raise money to stop violence against women,” Bond said.

NEWS 2/5/14 12:50pm

Rip Chord to be featured on 'The Best of A Cappella 2014' compilation album

Every year, Varsity Vocals produces “BOCA: Best of College A Cappella” and “BOHSA:  Best of High School A Cappella.” These two albums feature the best tracks from groups around the world. Varsity Vocals receives hundreds of submissions every year and this year Elon’s own Rip_Chord and its track “Beauty and a Beat” have been selected to appear on BOCA 2014. “We apply for BOCA every year, but have never been chosen until now,” said senior John Molloy, president of Rip_Chord.

NEWS 1/21/14 9:27pm

'Much Ado About Nothing:' 16 rehearsals, 11 shows, 1 month

Set in Messina, Italy, Shakespeare’s comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing” chronicles two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice and Claudio and Hero, as they navigate through good, old-fashioned Shakespearean chaos. Those in Elon University’s Department of Performing Arts have been hard at work since the start of Winter Term and will present their rendition of the play in the Black Box Theatre on Jan.

NEWS 1/19/14 5:59pm

Disney and the 21st Century: Redefining happily ever after

At this point, we have all heard the commercials for Disney’s newest animated film, “Frozen,” that advertise critics who call the film Disney’s best since “The Lion King.” While this is still an opinion open for interpretation, the numbers at the box office are beginning to tell the same story. “Frozen” quickly became Disney’s number one all-time animation debut and, according to Time magazine, has grossed $669 million so far without having gone worldwide.

NEWS 10/30/13 9:56pm

Fall Festival brings Elon together at Community Garden

Fall is one of the most popular seasons for its cool climate, warm drinks and exciting holidays. Elon University offered students and members of the community a chance to mingle with friends, eat free food, face paint and carve pumpkins at this year’s Fall Pumpkin Festival. Last Friday, Oct.

NEWS 5/9/13 11:35am

Review: Elon Electric Ensemble brings “Thriller” to Elon

On May 2, just a few weeks before finals at Elon University, around 100 students and community members took a break and came out to McCrary Theatre to hear the music of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album, as performed by the Elon Electric Ensemble, also known as E3. Todd Coleman, associate professor of music, founded the group in fall of 2008 as a performance outlet for students in the music technology program.

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