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Rotten Bananas: The Met Gala

In many ways, the Met Gala has become something of a show in and of itself: the world’s most famous actors, musicians, and celebrities always attend, the fashion and costuming are often the most talked about feature of the event, and unlike most film, the goal of the event is …

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Wind Ensemble to present concert, “Screen Time”

The Pittsburg State University Wind Ensemble is channeling their inner geek for an opening concert centered around music from video games and movies. The concert, which will include music by the wind ensemble and a special video tribute to photographer Ansel Adams, will be held on Sept. 23 at 7 …

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Smooth Bananas: ‘Lo the full final sacrifice’

Like many of the greats of classical music, Gerald Finzi is no longer with us. He left behind a dreadnought of choral music filled with intense emotions. “Lo the full final sacrifice” was composed by Finzi in 1946 and the piece was commissioned by the Reverend Walter Hussey for the …

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America’s international empire must crumble

The United States’ removal from Afghanistan was a long time coming. One can argue about the consequences of this removal, namely the Taliban’s caretaker government swooping in to take over the country, but the primary takeaway should be this: The United States needs to keep their hands out of other …

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Creamy garlic mushrooms

Ingredients 4 slices of bacon, chopped 3 tbs butter 1 tbs olive oil 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 lb small button mushrooms ½ tsp chili powder ½ tsp paprika ½ tsp garlic powder ¼ cup low sodium chicken broth ½ cup heavy cream Salt and pepper to taste Chopped parsley, …

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University Choir and Chorale to present ‘Back to Broadway’

The Pittsburg State University Choir and Chorale will present classic stage numbers and more in “Back to Broadway,” a modified dessert-only version of their annual choir dinner. The event, which the choirs are calling a “choir dessert” due to attendees receiving a boxed dessert in place of the usual choir …

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“The Midwest Quarterly” to host Adam Sonstegard

An upcoming lecture by Adam Sonstegard, an English professor at Cleveland State University and the most recent winner of the Victor J. Emmett Jr. Memorial Award, is set to help students view a work of classic literature through the eyes of the graphic novel. On Sept. 16, the 28th annual Victor J. …

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Scott Speaker Series stands to strengthen subjects

On Aug. 30, the H. Lee Scott Speaker Series hosted former football quarterback Peyton Manning in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. As part of his contract, he required there be no press present at the event, and that photography only be allowed for the first three minutes. It …

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Smooth Bananas: The Career of Willow Smith

American rapper and singer Willow Smith has received a resurgence in popularity due to songs going viral on TikTok. Her career is only beginning to take off. Smith, the daughter of actors Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, began her career in acting alongside her father in the 2007 film “I …

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Rotten Bananas: ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a new hero, and he brings all the force of 2008’s “Iron Man” in a package that highlights the great talents of Asian-Americans. The film, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, stars Simu Liu as the titular hero Shang-Chi, a seemingly mild-mannered valet with a secret …

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