River City Players bring holiday joy to Tahlequah

Published 11/30/18

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Katie McInnis. TNE Writer

For 32 seasons, the River City Players have brought Tahlequah live performances of various types of musicals, showcases and music. Now, just in time for the Christmas season, the players will perform “River City Holiday,” a unique showcase directed by Dr. Robyn Pursley, assistant dean and professor of theatre. Pursley said she is excited to oversee such a wide array of music, which consists of both Christmas music and music from their summer season.

Department of music finishes Bernstein Centennial celebration with brass recital

Published 11/29/18

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Colby Luper, TNE Writer

The department of music is capping off its year-long celebration of Leonard Bernstein with a recital including brass players and chamber groups paying tribute to Bernstein’s work. 2018 marks 100 years since Bernstein’s birth. This Bernstein Centennial is the reason for the department of music’s Bernstein-focused events throughout the year.

River City Players present first ever holiday show

Published 11/8/18

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Colby Luper, TNE Writer

The River City Players are performing a holiday-themed show titled “A River City Holiday” at the end of November through the beginning of December. The show consists of a series of performances containing some of the most popular songs from the River City Players summer 2018 run. The upcoming show also contains several famous holiday-themed songs. This is the first time the River City Players have organized a show specifically for the winter holidays season.

NSU Jazz program performs fall concert

Published 11/7/18

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Caleb Eutsler, TNE Writer

The NSU Jazz Lab is preparing for their fall concert. Since August,  John Petrucelli, jazz director, has challenged and pushed his students to learn cover songs by Thad Jones. The jazz band has studied the music and practiced week after week, and they are ready to perform their concert.

Opera Workshop celebrates Leonard Bernstein with scenes performance

Published 11/01/18

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Colby Luper, TNE Writer

Opera Workshop is educating and entertaining the general public and students with the music of Leonard Bernstein in an opera scenes performance. This concert celebrates the Bernstein Centennial, which is on the 100th birthday of the famed music composer, conductor and author.


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