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Boom! Pluck! Toot! GCU bands ready for new season

October 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s band program has been growing in stature and size since director Paul Koch took over two years ago, and this year is adding a Guitar Ensemble to its repertoire. The first concert of the 2014-15 season, “Java and Jazz” with the Thunder Big Band, is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Union.

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The cast of "Little Women: An Opera in Two Acts" and five of the performers from the same show at GCU in 2012 were on stage together on Saturday evening in Ethington Theatre. Photos by Keslie Kattau Halonen
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2002 ‘Little Women’ cast goes back in time

October 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

“Things change, Jo,” characters sing time and time again in “Little Women: An Opera in Two Acts,” which was performed last weekend in Ethington Theatre and will close this weekend. And so they have for five alumni, all cast members in the 2002 production of the same play in the same venue who attended Saturday evening’s show, and were wowed by a new generation of GCU student performers. GCU Today has a story and ticket information.

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GCU's College of Fine Arts and Production will present "Little Women: An Opera in Two Acts" this weekend and next in Ethington Theatre.
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COFAP brings beloved ‘Little Women’ to Ethington

October 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

You may have read the book, now you have the opportunity to watch “Little Women,” the charming Louisa May Alcott classic, set to music — opera music. The College of Fine Arts and Production brings the Mark Adamo work to Ethington Theatre this weekend and next, and GCU music students are ready to display their vocal and acting chops. GCU Today has a preview here.

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Rend Collective, Lecrae headline big week at Arena

October 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Arena will be the site of two big Christian music events next week. Rend Collective visits on Wednesday, and “Bubba’s Bash,” an evening hosted by pro golfer Bubba Watson and featuring Lecrae, will be here on Saturday, Oct. 11. GCU Today has all the details here.

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Tucson artist Kimi Eisele will be at GCU the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 3 to work with dance and theatre students on the Dance Department's winter performance.
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Guest artist to link issues, movement in dance residency

September 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

If you’ve thought about tapping your inner dancer, but never dared to, now’s your chance. The Dance Department in GCU’s College of Fine Arts and Production next week is hosting a Tucson artist who will work with both the University’s dance students to help choreograph a piece for their winter dance concert and with staff and other students who just want to learn more about the art form. Free master classes and an informal performance are planned. GCU Today has the story and details here.

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The 2014-15 Ethington Theatre Series opened Friday with "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure," a rollicking whodunit.
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No deception here: ‘Holmes’ a whiz-bang whodunit

September 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

“Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure,” the first play of the 2014-15 Ethington Theatre Series by GCU’s College of Fine Arts and Production, had it all: spectacular sets, charming costumes, solid story and ace acting performances all around. Tickets are sold out, but there is a waiting list. Call 602-639-8880.

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GCU students Ryan Usher (left) and William Wyss portray Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively, in first Ethington Theatre Series of the year, "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure."
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‘Sherlock Holmes’ ushers in Ethington series

August 28, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

What will it take to bring the world’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes, back into the spotlight? Will Holmes prevail against the evil mastermind, Professor Moriarty, and resist the dangerous allure of Irene Adler? Will Holmes survive one last test of his wits? Will you be able to get a ticket for the show? That’s the biggest mystery, as the College of Fine Arts and Production kicks off the 2014-15 Ethington Theatre Series with “Sherlock Holmes: The FInal Adventure” this weekend. Tickets for Friday and Saturday’s shows are gone, but there are a limited number of seats for Sunday afternoon’s performance and for Sept. 5-7. GCU Today has a preview here.

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The new upper deck is in place at GCU Arena.
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GCU Arena expansion is sitting pretty

June 26, 2014 / by / 2 Comments

Expansion of GCU Arena continues to be on schedule, and it appears that it won’t be long before the final details can be wrapped up.

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Bart Millard is director of GCU's new Center for Worship Arts. Photo by Darryl Webb
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Q&A with Bart Millard about worship arts

June 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

An edited transcript of a recent interview with the new director of GCU’s Center for Worship Arts.

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GCU officially launched the Center for Worship Arts on Tuesday with (left) Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology, and MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard, who will direct the Center.
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GCU introduces Center for Worship Arts

May 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU pulled out all the artistic stops Tuesday evening with the official launch of its Center for Worship Arts, which will begin training students in worship ministry this fall. The event was filled with lights, inspirational music by the University’s Chapel band, and a conversation between Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology where the Center is housed, and Bart Millard, co-founder and lead singer of MercyMe, an internationally acclaimed contemporary Christian group.

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