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ISSUE 119 VOL 19 PUBLISHED 5/5/2006

Arts and Entertainment

Student operas herald new era

Two new operas, “The Nirvana Sutra” and “The Binding of Isaac,” debuted April 31 and May 1 in Urness Recital Hall. The operas have christened St. Olaf's burgeoning emphasis on lyric theater.

Fires preserve natural lands, promote research

Some of the more observant students on campus may have noticed an enormous cloud of thick grey smoke rising up from the natural lands this past week. Others may have noticed the stench of burning grass invading the campus. These events were caused by the annual prairie burn.

Maia Quartet Thrills

Last Saturday night, the respected Maia String Quartet made their first appearance at St. Olaf in eight years. Although only a small crowd gathered to commemorate the occasion, the Maia Quartet played with vigor and accepted a well-deserved standing ovation.

Recital showcases 'Fresh' work

On Monday night, around 30 attendees gathered in Studio A for “Wet Ink” (advertised as “Fresh Ink”). The informal concert consisted of eight pieces written by students in Composition I, a class taught by Tim Mahr, professor of music and director of the St. Olaf Band.

'Baby' lightens year-end with laughter

“Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” is a rare theatrical production that gives the audience 30 plays in an about an hour. A perennial favorite on campus, this year's performance maintained the high comedic quotient of past years. The line for Friday's first performance of four stretched past Haugen's exterior door.

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