January 27, 2011 Volume CXXIX Issue 1

Annual music Faculty
Showcase Recital this Sunday

Staff Writer

The music department faculty includes Drs. Hayashida (seated), Campbell (left), Burnette, Hunnicutt, LaRue and Lewis.

Is there anyone in need of Nexus credit? Come to the John L. Hill Chapel this Sunday at 3 p.m. This Nexus event will not consist of lectures, speeches or commentaries on works of art. Instead, professors of Georgetown College are coming together to entertain you. The Faculty Showcase Recital has been a tradition now for over 10 years, and is something that the Music Department looks forward to each year. The faculty are usually busy teaching students how to become better performers, and it is a rare opportunity when they have the chance to showcase their own talents.

The recital provides so much variety that it is sure to please everyone in the audience. Performances include Michael Fogler playing guitar to a classical Spanish piece, pianist Mami Hayashida playing Chopin and Heather Hunnicutt singing a piece from the world-renowned opera “La Boheme.“

The concert has pieces in Spanish, Italian, French and English. For students who are not fluent in all of these languages, you will still be able to know the meaning of the piece; translations will be provided in the program.

The music faculty will also be combining their talents for some of the performances. Heather Hunnicutt and Rebecca Miller, our two outstanding vocal coaches, will perform a duet in French. Choral director John Campbell will sing a set of songs accompanied not by piano, but by guitar with Michael Fogler. Pianist Lori Smith will be performing several duets with various instruments played by H.M. Lewis, Peter LaRue and Sonny Burnette. These instruments include the trumpet, trombone and soprano saxophone. The soprano saxophone is worth coming to see, as it is one instrument that you don’t come across everyday.

The Faculty Showcase Recital will definitely be a concert worth attending, and is guaranteed to be entertaining. Hope to see you there!

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Featuring work by painting and drawing art faculty member Boris Zakic.

The Opening Reception for the new art exhibit will be held Thursday, January 27, from 5-7 p.m. in the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery. From 3:30-6:30 p.m., Boris Zakic will be speaking and there will be a panel discussion with Leah Castleman, Jamie Ratliff and Brandon Long. Nexus/CEP credit given.

Two movie reviews, two
chances for entertainment

Student reviews “The Dilemma” and “The King’s Speech.”

Staff Writer

“The Dilemma” was released in the United States on January 14, 2011.

Your best friend’s wife is cheating on him and he doesn’t know: Do you tell him? It may seem like an obvious “yes,” but when you consider the fact that your friend is facing a once-ina- lifetime opportunity at work that requires his full attention on top of the blackmail that his cheating wife holds over your head, it becomes more complicated. What do you do? This is the dilemma that threatens to ruin the relationship between longtime best friends, Ronny (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Kevin James) in director Ron Howard’s new film “The Dilemma.”

Thanks to the Georgetown Activities Council, I, along with several other Georgetown students, watched this movie for free last Saturday. Since then, I have heard mixed opinions on it. Most seemed to find it average or slightly below. Perhaps because of the low bar of expectation given to any movie I attend for free, I found “The Dilemma” quite funny, enjoyable and even inspiring. I left the theater resolving to live my life with the honesty that Ronny (Vaughn) advocated.

“The Dilemma” is rated PG-13 for “mature thematic elements including sexual content” (and partial nudity, I should add). It is just under two hours long and has been in theaters since January 14. Fandango.com gives it a 46 out of 100, and I would have to agree with them. So don’t break your neck trying to see it, but if you need a comedy, give it a whirl.

Staff Writer

“The King’s Speech” was released in the United States on November 26, 2010.

I’m not exactly an English history buff, so I was totally unaware of the story of King George (Colin Firth), father of the current Queen Elizabeth. When his father died, Prince Albert, who would become King George’s older brother (Guy Pearce) became king. Only after love for a divorced American woman caused his brother to abdicate the throne was Albert thrust into power. Way to go, you’ve achieved your dream— right? Well, there was one hitch. Prince Albert had a speech impediment that made public speaking extremely difficult. With World War II approaching, England was in need of an inspiring and unifying monarch, something hard to be in an age of radio if you have a stammer.

“The King’s Speech” is the uplifting story of the king’s struggle to overcome his speech problems, something he does with the support of his wife and the aid of his eccentric Australian speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). “The King’s Speech” is an inspiring story of achievement and courage. It also has an all-star cast featuring Helena Bonham Carter, Timothy Spall and Michael Gambon. Rated R for language, the movie is just under two hours and has been out since November 26. Nominated for dozens of awards in both the UK and US, and rated 88 out of 100 by fandango.com; this is a film worth seeing.


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