‘Arts & Entertainment’ Category

Arts & Entertainment

Godzilla fights for an audience

It’s difficult to generate excitement for a reboot of a movie franchise. With examples like Spider-man, Superman, Robocop, and The Ninja Turtles, the producer is tasked with not only making a great film, but improving what was previously created. The new Godzilla film, however, had no problem building hype. The iconic Kaiju has impacted moviegoers […]

Tales from Abroad: A journey from Cape Town, South Africa.

After coming to the United States in 2008 from Cape Town, South Africa, Senior Psychology Major Neo Mpunga was introduced to Gustavus by his host mother. His host mother’s grandfather was O.J. Johnson, a former Gustavus president in 1913. Immediately when Mpunga came for a tour he noticed the sense of community. “Gustavus is a […]

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Nate Paulsen

Four years ago, while away from his California home, playing junior hockey in Wisconsin, Nate Paulsen was encouraged by a teammate to visit the small St. Peter Campus.Upon seeing Gustavus, Nate’s plans immediately changed. “I looked up The Hill and instantly knew this was where I was going,” Nate said. The Senior International Management Major […]

Africa Jam hosts Carnage the Executioner

Next Friday, May 16, Africa Jam will take place. Featured will be the beats of Carnage the Executioner, a hip-hop artist and award-winning beat boxer; Karizma, an up-and-coming rapper from New Prague; Concept from Minneapolis; John Kerns and the Hemispheres, a rock band based out of Minneapolis featuring Gustie John Kerms, and Jessie Erickson, another […]

Midsummer play in May

It is down to the final weeks of classes at Gustavus and that means finals are approaching quickly, but there is still time for fun and entertainment. For anyone looking for a short break from studying, Theatre Professor Henry MacCarthy is directing a workshop performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” May 15-18 at 7p.m. […]

Gustavus Viola Ensemble

On Sunday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m., the Bjorling Recital Hall will be filled with the music of Gustavus’ own Corda String Quartet. The Quartet is composed of Sophomore Kendra Frey, Sophomore Elizabeth Fröden, Sophomore Karin Dye, and Senior Helen Wauck. This performance will feature  works by Dvorak, Persichetti, and Shostakovich. Free and open to […]

Excitement increaces as Timeflies show approaches

This year’s Spring Concert, as revealed at Midnight Express during finals last semester by the Campus Activities Board (CAB), will be Timeflies, with opening act Mike Stud. While there have been some negative comments around campus regarding this choice, most students are excited for the concert. Some find the event to be exciting, regardless of […]

American Hustle is stylish but confusing for audiences

Director David O. Russell has been on a roll for the last few years.  He’s directed critically-acclaimed Oscar-winning movies such as The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook, which succeeded thanks to his direction and top notch casting. Now, he’s combined the best of both casts to create the crime dramedy known as American Hustle. It […]

The must-see movies of this summer

With the release of The Amazing Spiderman 2 this week, Hollywood begins its annual summer blockbuster season. Nearly every week from here to the end of August we’ll see a number of releases. This summer continues the ever-increasing release of superhero movies, a slew of adult comedies, sequels looking to continue success, and adaptations of […]

Duluth showcases Homegrown Music Festival

Thousands of festival-goers flock across the streets and parks of Duluth, Minn. and Superior, Wisc., with friends and a beer in hand. Some are in pursuit of  their favorite local bands, and others are on their way to discover the new and upcoming music of the north. For eight days, parks, restaurants, bars, and coffee […]