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Top 9 Ways to Combat the Cold this Winter

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Faced with the impending doom of Winter, we are tasked with finding a solution. Although your older brother’s hand-me-down jacket is a fantastic option, let’s get creative—here are 9 creative ways to bundle up and stay warm this frosty season! 1. Go thrift shopping and find a poppin’ new coat! 2. Make an igloo with your best pals. Crawl in, ... Read More »

Sing

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Featuring more than 65 hit songs, Sing “… makers know all too well how to fully exploit the power of a catchy pop song,” (RogerEbert.com). Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an ... Read More »

The Social Experiment

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This past week, I was lucky enough to participate in a bit of a, let’s call it a “social experiment,” in which my once fully functioning laptop decided to take a plunge into the deep, depths of darkness and death. To save you on some overzealous drama, my laptop crashed and thus I began my transition to notepad and pen. ... Read More »

The Arrival

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The Hollywood Reporter calls The Arrival, this week’s feature attraction at the Lamoni Coliseum, “… a grownup sci-fi drama that sustains fear and tension while striking affecting chords on love and loss.” When mysterious spacecrafts touch down in 12 locations across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – is brought together to ... Read More »

Brass and Woodwind Day Recital

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This recital was one of the most professional and diverse performances I have attended. After a weekend of clinics and a day of teaching local brass and woodwind players, these clinicians from multiple universities put on an incredible performance to truly showcase their instruments and talents. The performers included Larkin Sanders on the clarinet, Patrick Olmos on Alto and Soprano ... Read More »

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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On November 18, Potterheads all around were going crazy over the premiere of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This film is a somewhat prequel to the acclaimed and glorious Harry Potter series. This movie’s storyline doesn’t really overlap to the Harry Potter characters’ lives or timelines. The story takes place in 1926 in New York City and is focused ... Read More »

Hacksaw Ridge

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This week’s feature attraction at the Lamoni Coliseum is Hacksaw Ridge. To promote and honor service men and women, anyone with a military identification will pay only $5.00. The film highlights the extraordinary true story of a soldier during WWII – Desmond Doss played Andrew Garfield. In Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, he saved 75 men without firing ... Read More »

Doctor Strange

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This week’s feature attraction at the Lamoni Coliseum is Doctor Strange. “Introduced by Marvel Comics in 1963, Strange was initially touted as ‘a different kind of superhero … a MASTER OF BLACK MAGIC!'” (Chicago Tribune) Dr. Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he ... Read More »

Trolls

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This week’s feature attraction at the Lamoni Coliseum is Trolls. From the creators of Shrek comes DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, a smart, funny and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant ... Read More »

Symphonic Band Presents: “Life is a Festival”

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Two weeks ago, the Graceland Symphonic Band performed a spectacular concert called “Life is a Festival.” The band has gotten some positive recognition lately by being invited to the Iowa Bandmaster’s Association conference previously this year. As a member and advocate of the Graceland Music Department, I am constantly impressed by the competence of Dr. Erin Bodnar and the students ... Read More »

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