Community Culture

As the characters blur the line between art and pure insanity, the play makes a bold statement about how we define art.

If you go to Graffiti Alley on East Liberty, the walls scream at you.

This Friday, Oregon-based folk artist Megan Cronin will perform a concert of her own and others' music at The Common Cup, a coffee shop.

With a combination of instrumental soloists, dancers, actors and chamber ensembles, A-maize-ing will be a dynamic showcase concert in which SMTD exhibits the incredible talent, passion and discipline of their students.

We often assume that acquiring fame will make our circumstances better. Or maybe it just reminds us that we have indeed “made it,” in life, because our efforts have been noted by many people, thus making them worth something.

The production adds a cutesy twist to its plot –– each song performed was once a real one-hit wonder.


The invigorating and crisp rhythmic vocalizations paired with the clear-cut movements of the dancers were intoxicating.

It seems as though a capella and campus culture have been intertwined for as long as anyone can remember. And with an ever growing pop culture presence in shows like “Glee” and movies like “Pitch Perfect,” the popularity of this activity increasingly gets more and more popular.


And I now realize that in this moment, I am not alone either.

“The music of a short story … is made up of cymbals and screams and the metal of a DC-10, twisting and crashing into the cold, dead earth. No survivors, friends. No one makes it out alive.”