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ISSUE 118 VOL 5 PUBLISHED 10/15/2004

Arts and Entertainment

Band 'drives' modest crowd

Current country music hit-makers Emerson Drive entertained a small, 200-person crowd in the Pause Wednesday, Oct. 6, for the SAC-sponsored Homecoming concert. With their high-energy show and incredible musical talent, Emerson Drive showed why country music still has strong appeal  even in the North.

'Collage' a work of art

Musical intersections of the past and present abounded throughout the St. Olaf Band's Homecoming Collage Concert in Skoglund Auditorium Saturday night. The 90-minute program, conducted by Professor of music Timothy Mahr, featured a musical tribute to the late former St. Olaf Band director Miles "Mity" Johnson, the campus premiere of a new work by Mahr and a guest conducting appearance by Bruce Perkins `79.

Lund's life in song

Composer, teacher and St. Olaf alumnus Josh Lund `99 held an informative lecture Friday, Oct. 8, for a small gathering of theory/composition majors in Christiansen Hall of Music. Lund recounted his experiences as a St. Olaf student, shared a few recordings of his original music and encouraged the theory/composition majors to be prepared for a hard but rewarding road after college.

Newly-formed poetry society hosts Ellingson extravaganza

"Welcome to the Poetry Extravaganza, and let me tell you, 'extravaganza' is no exaggeration." These were the words that opened the first meeting of the yet-to-be-named poetry society formed by Brett Defries `08 and Adam Lozeau `08. In the stuffy atmosphere of Ellingson lounge on Oct. 6, Defries welcomed a large group of excited poets and poets-to-be into what he termed a club for the people.

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