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An Appalachian Summer Festival moves live events online for 36th annual season

Christina Beals, Reporter

April 24, 2020

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts announced Wednesday that live events for An Appalachian Summer Festival are being moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  An Appalachian Summer Festival is an annual ...

“Spring Awakening” production cast goes virtual with musical performance

Brooke Drury, Christine Dudley, and Lauren Wasmund

April 24, 2020

During a time of uncertainty and isolation, the App State theatre program has proved that the arts can continue to flourish. After its cancellation, eight students from the musical production “Spring Awakening” took initiative to...

17th annual Dance Marathon exceeds fundraising goals, helps 3 nonprofits

Harley Nefe, Reporter

February 28, 2020

With over 320 participants, 27 teams and over 1,260 donations, the 17th annual Dance Marathon raised over $48,800, surpassing its $45,000 goal.  Dance Marathon is a 15-hour dance party run by Appalachian & the Community Together, ...

Turchin Center program provides learning opportunity for student art educators

Ethan Murphy, Reporter

February 28, 2020

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts puts paint brushes and paper in the hands of children. On the first Friday of each month at 3:00 p.m., the center invites children to explore their creativity through its workshop Blazing Ea...

The Vagina Monologues gives platform for stories, conflicts of all gender identities

Marlen Cardenas, Reporter

February 28, 2020

From a rant about tampons and pelvic exams to an eye-opening description of childbirth, The Vagina Monologues had its audience erupting in laughter one second and in stunned silence the next. The Vagina Monologues is a pl...

Momentum hosts fall dance showcase, prepares for spring performance

Marlen Cardenas, Reporter

February 5, 2020

The 2020 Momentum fall dance showcase included eight energetic group dances to artists including BANKS and Twenty One Pilots, and two performances from NouN Improv. The showcase went from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 in the varsity gym. The...

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