Community Culture

West suggests that we engage with texts on a new level in efforts to understand how literature transforms, as well as understand how it is living among our current society.

It is rare that I leave a presentation of art — be it a work of theater, a museum or a concert — and find myself at a loss for words. I am usually quick to reflect on and dissect what I see, able to articulate the emotions and feelings and questions that are provoked by my immersed experience.

With a mix of singing, dancing and performing, all of us were emotionally captivated and taken on a journey of what it means to be Black — or any minority — in today’s society.

By giving each department a little time to shine, SMTD’s annual Collage Concert provides audiences with a little sample of all the magic going on within the school.

About a year ago, I came across the expression “everything is temporary.”

The concert is bound to inspire audience members of all backgrounds.

Collins began singing professionally when she was just 18 years old, but was exposed to the lifestyle of performing long before.

In our modern cultural environment, it seems as if all performance art is riddled with cultural, social and political implications. We are a country defined by red and blue, and it seems impossible for performance art to have no overt connections to one side of this divisive cultural landscape.

During Kelly’s international travels following World War II, as he discovered the artists that inspired him, it was Matisse’s emboldened use of line that informed his own unique style of draftsmanship.

Places like Córdoba and the Mezquita — while not flawless in modern times — still exist. The U.S. is a melting pot of cultures, but religious tolerance has a long way to go.