ARTS ENTERTAINMENT


8/8/2023, 12:37pm

‘Jurassic Park in Concert’

Can a 30-year-old movie about dinosaurs still pull in a crowd in 2023? You bet “Jurassic” can.  In a never-before-in-Shippensburg event, the Luhrs Performing Arts Center (LPAC) hosted individuals of all ages on Thursday, July 20, for “Jurassic Park in Concert” as part of its Shippensburg Summer Music Festival. 


4/25/2023, 12:00pm

Bombs and Barbies: 2023 summer movies

2022 proved to not only be a great year for movies critically, but financially too, and it cemented that going to the movies is back in style. Studios are clearly capitalizing on this as the 2023 Summer Movie season is stacked to the brim with some massive blockbusters and highly-anticipated tentpole films.


4/25/2023, 12:00pm

Huber hosts 45th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit

The awards ceremony for the 45th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit was held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday in Huber Art Center’s Kauffman Gallery. The award ceremony began at 1:30. The exhibit displayed 72 selected artistic creations made by 28 different artists. These works were selected from a received list of 147 by two judges, Brant D. Schuller and Becky McDonah, both of whom are professors in the art field at Millersville University. 


4/18/2023, 12:29pm

‘STOMP’ shakes the ground at Luhrs

On Thursday, the Luhrs Arts Center featured ‘STOMP,’ the international sensation. The cast consisted of eight performers: Micah Cower, Jose Filgueira, Declan Hayden, Madeline Jafari, Zahna Johnson, Riley Korrell, Sean Perham and Cade Slattery. 


4/4/2023, 12:00pm

A draw-dropping Senior Art Exhibit

The Senior Art Exhibit opening reception took place Saturday at the Kauffman Gallery in Huber Arts Center.  The gallery featured senior art and design majors Heather Barley, Kimberly Braet, Cameron Conroy, Kaitlyn Durff, Mariana Espinosa, Sarah Lieberman, Carlos Mora-Fallas and Alexis Woodring. Each artist was given the chance to speak about their work that they had shown.


4/4/2023, 12:00pm

Will Marvel actor’s arrest impact the MCU?

Actor Jonathan Majors was arrested Saturday, March 25, and faces alleged harassment and assault charges. This caused the actor to receive backlash from fans and the public. The investigation is still taking place. Majors’ team is currently collecting evidence to prove his innocence and clear his name. 


4/4/2023, 12:00pm

"The Weeknd: Live at SoFi Stadium" review

HBO Max released The Weeknd’s “Live at SoFi Stadium” concert film on March 3. SoFi Stadium is in Inglewood, California. The film featured the last show to the first leg of the singer’s “After Hours Til Dawn Tour.” “Live at the SoFi Stadium” is the first live album by The Weeknd. It is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and other music streaming services.


3/21/2023, 12:00pm

Broadway’s "Parade" is a Masterpiece

I am not one to be speechless. I am naturally pretty chatty, and I always have my two cents (or three or four) to add to almost any discussion, particularly conversations about Broadway. When I visited the Bernard Jacobs Theatre over spring break to see the first Broadway revival of “Parade,” I was speechless. 


3/21/2023, 12:00pm

SU to hold 45th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit

Shippensburg University is taking submissions for the 45th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, sponsored by the SU Minds@Work Conference. SU students can submit up to five pieces of art to participate in a “real world” juried art competition, with a cash prize of $2,500. The categories this year are ceramics, digital fine art printing, drawing, graphic design, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.


3/21/2023, 12:00pm

HBO’s "The Last of Us" is the ideal video game adaptation

If you ask any gamer their opinion on video game adaptations, you'll probably get some strong opinions on uniquely terrible movies like “Hitman” (2007), the “Resident Evil” series (2002-2016) or Angelina Jolie’s short stint as Lara Croft (2001-2003). 2016 was a good year for painfully bad adaptations, sporting “Assassin’s Creed,” “Ratchet & Clank,” “Warcraft” and the final “Resident Evil” chapter, creatively named “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.” The TV market hasn’t had as many entries, but it’s had its own fumbles with “Halo” (2022) or “The Witcher” (2019-2023).  Recently however, there’s been a surge of good adaptations of beloved games, including 2019’s “Detective Pikachu,” “Sonic The Hedgehog” (2020) and its sequel (2022), and “Arcane: League of Legends” (2021). Each has its own issues, but on the whole, they are great adaptations. Luckily for us, this trend seems to be continuing, evidenced by what has been a nearly flawless adaptation of developer Naughty Dog’s magnum opus “The Last of Us.”


3/1/2023, 11:06am

World-Famous Harlem Gospel Choir shakes Luhrs Center

The Luhrs Center hosted the World-Famous Harlem Gospel Choir on Feb. 23 in the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. The group has toured the world for over two decades and is one of the most known gospel choirs in the country today. The choir has its rootsin the black churches of Harlem. According to the group’s biography, “out of the hardship and trials of slavery, this unique musical tradition came to be, and forever changed music as we know it.” Blues, Soul and Rock and Roll all have roots from black gospel music.


3/1/2023, 11:03am

SU alum Maria James-Thiaw shares spoken word poetry

On Feb. 22, students and faculty gathered in the CUB MPR to listen to the spoken word of Maria James-Thiaw, a 1996 Shippensburg University alumna. James-Thiaw is the founder of the Reclaim Artist Collective, which promotes art to marginalized groups. 


3/1/2023, 10:48am

"The Hate U Give" and the Voice you Have

I recently watched “The Hate U Give,” directed by George Tillman Jr. and starring Amandla Stenberg, who plays Starr Carter. It is based on a book by Angie Thomas and was released on Sept. 7, 2018. This movie caught my attention because it is about a teenage girl who deals with racism and police brutality. She witnesses her African American friend, Kahlil Harris, played by Algee Smith, being murdered by the police. The movie shows the double life of Starr; she lived in a poor neighborhood, but she went to a fancy prep school. Starr couldn’t be too “hood” in the prep school, but she couldn’t be too “white” at home.