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‘Canyon Night Live’ to present sketch comedy show

March 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

A big year for comedy on campus brings something that will be familiar to fans of the long-running TV show “Saturday Night Live.”

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The message in the music: New worship arts program to put Scripture before song

March 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Doug Carroll GCU News Bureau “David and the whole company of Israel were in the parade, singing at the top of their lungs and playing mandolins, harps, tambourines, castanets and cymbals.” — 2 Samuel 6:5 (Message translation) Never mind his big victory over Goliath or his 30-year reign as Israel’s king. David was a worship leader with one rocking resumé. As the Eric Clapton of his time, young David played the harp so beautifully that he chased away the blues of King Saul. He was a prolific lyricist, credited with writing approximately half of the 150 psalms in the Bible. His dance moves, displayed on one occasion while wearing a tight-fitting garment of questionable taste, disgusted his status-conscious wife, who then received a stinging rebuke from him: “In God’s presence I’ll dance all I want! I’ll become even more undignified than this!” With such a rich heritage of making a joyful noise to the Lord, it’s no wonder that Christians place a king-size emphasis on worship. On Sundays in American churches, a sizable portion of most services is devoted to music, although the harpist/psalmist/mosher of old wouldn’t recognize today’s tools: electric guitars and amplifiers, wireless microphones, soundboards, computerized lighting, […]

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Thunder Big Band plays with the big boys

March 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Barely a year old, the band is growing up fast under the direction of Paul Koch and was a worthy opening act for the more experienced Red Mountain Big Band.

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‘Requiem’ by Brahms awakens the senses

March 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The seven movements of Brahms’ grand work for chorus, orchestra and soloists were completed by 1868 and received superb treatment by the Canyon Choral Society and Canyon Symphony Orchestra.

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Student Spotlight dance has talent, message

March 06, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Choreographer Brianna Macias made a powerful statement with “Silent Screams,” her piece on the issue of human trafficking.

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Slideshow: Student Spotlight Dance Concert

March 06, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Highlights from the Student Spotlight Dance Concert in Thunderground on March 5.

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Haitian choreographer a lesson in perseverance

March 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Jeanguy Saintus brought his unique style, rooted in Haitian culture, to GCU as the dance program’s artist-in-residence for the spring semester.

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Stellar Hall of Fame class inducted at homecoming

March 03, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Samantha Murphy, who redefined “student-athlete” at the University on the basketball court and in the classroom, and six others were honored at Ethington Theatre on campus.

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Masterworks concert brings old spirituals to the fore

February 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Canyon Singers, Canyon Chorale and New Life Singers filled First Southern Baptist Church with sacred music in the Masterworks II concert.

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Fantasy world comes alive in production of C.S. Lewis classic

February 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” under the direction of Michael Kary, tells the story of four children wandering Narnia, a make-believe land of talking animals that awaits the return of its true leader, Aslan the lion.

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