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‘The Noisy Neighbor’ serves as community calendar

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October 30, 2013

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Michelle Peterson/Winonan Whether you want to listen to a live band at Ed’s No-Name Bar, or sing karaoke at the Legendary Tavern, a new website, “The Noisy Neighbor,” will give you plenty of suggestions for what to do...

Lost and alone: ‘Gravity’ and ‘Prisoners’ in review

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October 9, 2013

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Mackenzie Veselik/Winonan Movies have a way of submerging their audiences into an alternate reality. Two recently released movies, “Gravity” and “Prisoners,” bring audiences with them into new worlds rife with psychological...

Faculty recital harmonizes music and learning

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October 2, 2013

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Sami Schwanke/Winonan When Winona State University’s music department came together to put on a concert, they made a night of music into a learning experience. Winona State’s National Association for Music Educators...

‘The Croods’ brings humor and heart to a prehistoric fantasyland

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April 24, 2013

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Lily Kane/Winonan “The Croods” is a DreamWorks Animation film about the last family of cavemen, who have lived their lives in fear. They live by a strict set of rules and very rarely venture out of their cave.  The...

‘The Host’ stepping out of the shadow of the ‘Twilight’ saga

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April 17, 2013

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Lily Kane/Winonan “The Host” is a movie that is based off the novel by Stephenie Meyer, writer of the Twilight Saga. Unfortunately, that may give moviegoers a bad idea of what this movie is about. In summary, it’s...

Music Fest to honor Gala weekend for music department

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April 11, 2013

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Samantha Schwanke/Winonan To honor Gala weekend, occurring April 19-21 for the Winona State University music department, the National Association of Music Educators on campus would like to let everyone know about their future...

Phillip Phillips album appeals to more than one genre

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March 13, 2013

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Samantha Schwanke/Winonan American Idol season 11 winner Phillip Phillips is coming to Winona State University on April 12. I, like many, had only heard Phillips’ radio and commercial hits “Home” and “Gone, Gone,...

Band members aren’t just music majors or minors

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March 6, 2013

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Samantha Schwanke/Winonan This past Sunday, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble performed one of its winter concerts. I sat down with the director, Dr. Lovejoy, to get the scoop on how his concerts, and the band, are put together. Lovejoy...

‘21 and Over’ film review

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March 6, 2013

Filed under Commentaries, Entertainment, Movies & Music, Opinion

Lily Kane/Winonan “21 and Over” is the movie for any college student. It deals with many universal college issues but most importantly the struggle of finding oneself. But this movie isn’t a sappy coming of age story,...

All Night Strut features jazz songs from different decades

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February 27, 2013

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Samantha Schwanke/Winonan Winona State’s Concert Choir performed the All Night Strut this past Saturday night on the Performing Arts Center’s Main Stage. A junior music major and American Choral Directors Association...

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