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Album Review: ‘Uncomfortable’

Christian rapper Andy Mineo released his newest album, “Uncomfortable,” Sept. 18. The album of 13 original tracks features different styles of rap, as well as various vocal styles. The album's title track, “Uncomfortable," talks about getting away from the comfort of fame and bliss. Mineo raps about the necessity of stepping out of one's comfort zone, with lyrics that are counter-cultural, as is common for the artist. Almost all of the songs on the album are tinted with a ...

Student Spotlight – Deborah Longenecker: Pianist

Sophomore keyboard pedagogy major Deborah Longenecker grew up in Kuwait, which she said gave her a wide variety of opportunities to experience the complexity and diversity that makes up the world of music. Diversity of rhythms Although Kuwait is one of the smallest countries in the Middle East, according to Longenecker, it has a vast spectrum of musical opportunities. Longenecker’s home city had a cultural center that put on a variety of concerts and performances that exposed her to a ...

Review: ‘Father of the Bride’

Cedarville’s opening night for “Father of the Bride” Oct. 1 may have very well captured the hearts of every father in the room. “Father of the Bride” centers around the Banks family, especially the daughter, Kay, played by junior Emma Kowatch, and her father, Stanley, played by junior Caleb Curby. Kay found a boy she plans to marry, Andrew Poplin's character Buckley Dunstan, which brings in all the hilarity that a family has while planning a wedding. The youngest Banks, Tommy, ...

Play Preview: ‘Father of the Bride’

Cedarville University's theatre department presents "Father of the Bride," a lighthearted romantic comedy, which will make its debut 8 p.m. Oct. 1 in the DeVries Theatre.  Though the play is set in the 1950s, director Rebecca Baker describes it as a very open and contemporary play. You may recognize the title from the classic movie. “The play is not really the Steve Martin movie, but it’s the story that inspired it,” Baker said. When Kay Banks, played by junior Emma Kowatch, ...

Book Review: ‘Go Set A Watchman’

Reading Harper Lee's "Go Set A Watchman" is like walking down an old familiar trail. You see the same trees, but they look a little bit older; the familiar tread somewhat more worn than you remember. But all the while you're walking with the assurance that it's the same path it's always been. Your walking companion Jean Louise Finch, better known as "Scout," guides you and points out the changes she sees just as you do. In many ways Jean Louise has changed and stayed the same, but then ...

Movie Review: ‘War Room’

Life is a struggle – a constant fight to do the right thing. "War Room," the newest production by the Kendrick Brothers (creators of Facing the Giants, Fireproof and Courageous), shows this struggle and the key to overcoming it – prayer. The movie follows the life of wife and mother Elizabeth Jordan (Priscilla Shirer) as she attempts to rekindle the relationship with her husband Tony (T.C. Stallings). After Elizabeth's newest client, Miss Clara (Karen Abercrombie), suggests Jordan ...

Student Spotlight – Calvin Hitchcock: Composer

Music has the ability to bring a story or a concept to life, and that is what sophomore composition major Calvin Hitchcock said he seeks to do in his work. “I work conceptually, so I really like to have an idea of either a story or concept behind what I am doing,” Hitchcock said. Calvin’s advisor and piano teacher, Charles Clevenger, said one of the more prominent characteristics of Hitchcock’s work is the emotion. “Calvin crafts his ideas, and it shows up in the shapes of ...

Editors’ Picks 2015

Check out these recommendations from Cedars editors about what to watch and listen to for the rest of the semester and summer: Movies ‘Jurassic World’ – June 12 by Erik Johnson It’s back. Twenty-two years after the original “Jurassic Park” and 14 years after the release of the third movie comes the fourth installment in the “Jurassic Park” series, “Jurassic World.” Chris Pratt, of “Parks and Recreation” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” takes the lead role in the ...

Opening the Mic

Beans-N-Cream When Beans-N-Cream, a coffee shop in Cedarville, moved to its current location in 2008, manager Mindy Pergram and her husband, Tony (known as "The Barber of the 'Ville"), made sure music would be a part of the new location. “He’s always been into music,” said Pergram, referring to her husband. “When Beans moved to this spot, we said, ‘We have to have a stage.’” And so in the corner of the coffee shop, there’s a stage designed for performers to play in ...

HeartSong Releases New Album

Cedarville’s student worship group HeartSong will release a new album at 11 a.m. on April 16. The album, titled “Hallelujah,” covers 11 contemporary Christian songs recreated by HeartSong members. Junior Aleska Barkoviak, a vocalist for the group, said the album is centered on the gospel and will be available and relevant to everyone. “Hallelujah” is one of dozens of annually released albums by HeartSong, following last year’s “Reign in Us,” said Jim Cato, vice president of ...