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La La Land

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“The real star in La La Land (this week’s Coliseum film) is the movie itself, which pulses and glows like a living thing in its own right, as if the MGM musicals of the “Singin’ in the Rain” era had a love child … (Washington Post). La La Land has been nominated for a record-tying fourteen Oscars (along with 1997’s ... Read More »

First Thursday Recitals, The Ultimate Talent Show

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Every first Thursday of the month, the Graceland Music Department holds a recital that showcases the talents of music majors and minors. These recitals consist of several students performing solo repertoire in the instrument/voice of their choosing. Performers often include a wide array of instruments and musical styles. The recital always starts at noon, and this month consisted of four ... Read More »

Coliseum Presents Saving Faith at Sunday Matinee

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The Coliseum brings Saving Faith to the community in response to requests it has received from local movie goers. “We have lots of requests from lots of folks,” Brad Carr, Graceland’s Director of Student Activities/Conference and Events who manages the theater, said. “Among them are folks that wish we had matinees, alternative nights, independent films, and more ‘family-friendly movies.’ So…this ... Read More »

Split

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“… chilling, creepy, bold, and sometimes bat-bleep absurd” (Chicago Sun-Times), Split an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind comes to the Coliseum screen this weekend. Following last year’s breakout hit The Visit, Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan reunites with producer Jason Blum (The Purge and Insidious series, The Gift) for the film. While ... Read More »

The Process of “W;t”

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Like theater productions in the past, W;t started out with auditions in the JR Theatre and read-thrus in the Shaw Center Conference Room. W;t tells the story of a fifty-year-old woman as she struggles with a rough cancer diagnosis: stage four metastatic ovarian cancer. Vivian Bearing, played by guest actress Jody Hovland, agrees to participate in eight rounds of chemotherapy ... Read More »

This Weekend at the Coliseum: Hidden Figures

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Rolling Stone frames the spirit of this week’s film at the Coliseum: “Lots of movies are labeled as ‘inspirational’– Hidden Figures truly earns the right to the term.” Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the ... Read More »

Pro Wrestling Comes to Lamoni

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In an event unlike any ever seen before, COSA is presenting a new and exciting event this weekend. Impact Pro Wrestling is bringing 17 wrestlers, one for each house, to the Closson Center for the showdown of the century. Houses will cheer on their wrestler in the hopes that they will beat their rivals. At the end of the evening, ... Read More »

The Ghostlight Project

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On Thursday, January 19th, The Graceland Theater Department participated in the Ghostlight project. The goal of the project, as stated on the project’s website (https://theghostlightproject.com), is “to create a ‘light’ for dark times ahead, and to make, or renew, a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone regardless of race, class, religion, country ... Read More »

Top Ten Memes of 2016

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2016 was full of ups and downs, but the memes rarely disappointed. Check out this list of 2016’s best memes to remember some of the laughs you had last year.   Arthur There is no better way to express frustration than this childhood figure’s fist. Evil Kermit Kermit the Frog, the beloved Muppet, has become the face of many millennials’ inner ... Read More »

Rogue One

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Taken place before the events of the original 1977 Star Wars, “… in a galaxy far, far away, the Rebel heroes featured in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story took the first step that led to the Death Star’s destruction.” (Variety) Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter Jyn. His peaceful existence comes ... Read More »

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