Arts and Entertainment

Comedy Brings The Stevens Point Community Together

Talented Comedian, Matt Donoher. Photo provided by mattdonoher.com

Laughter boomed in the nearly-full room of the Encore as students came to Centertainment Production’s event, Comedy Kickback, featuring Matt Donaher as seen on Conan O’Brien, Joe Riley from Milwaukee and Jerron Baldwin also known as Bubba. Bubba, senior drama major, stepped on stage to perform stand up for the first time ever and opened the show telling jokes and ... Read More »

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Beth Sommerfeldt is a senior biology major. With finals right around the corner, what do you think is the best way for students to relieve stress? I feel like the best way for students to relieve stress is to make sure that they are making time for themselves. Taking time to sleep, go outside, play a game or even watching ... Read More »

Centertainment Helps Students Belly Dance the Night Away

One of the many belly dancers on Friday night having fun performing in the Encore. Photo by Ross Vetterkind

Jangling bangles, colorful scarves and ornate skirts brought to life the traditional Middle Eastern music performed in the Encore. On Friday night, Centertainment Productions hosted An Evening of Belly Dancing accompanied by the musical ensemble, Salaam, in the Dreyfus University Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The ensemble played music from countries throughout the Middle East, such as Morocco, ... Read More »

Movies in the Park Provide Free Entertainment

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As the semester winds down, students are preparing for summer. Those that are staying in Stevens Point for the next three months will have the opportunity to enjoy community events. One of the affordable events that Portage County offers is Movies in the Park, which takes place at Pfiffner Park in Stevens Point. Trisha Steinhorst, board member of Evergreen Community ... Read More »

Hungry Students Try Cooking for Change

Students participate in the educational cooking experience. Photo by Ross Vetterkind

The semester’s last Cooking for Change was held on Tuesday, May 2.  The workshop wrapped up a semester long project geared towards teaching students the fundamentals of nutrition. The workshops started as a pilot program, and are put on by the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics, which partnered with the Student Health Advocate Committee. The Student Health Advocate Committee was ... Read More »

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Chelsea Connor is a senior dance major. Are you a fan of musicals? If so, why or why not? I am a huge fan of musicals! I actually wasn’t very aware of them before coming to UWSP, but because I am part of the Department of Theatre and Dance I have had so many opportunities to see the musicals here ... Read More »

The Middle Ground Pumps Up The Kicks

Lead guitarist Zach Grusznski plays during a song. Photo courtesy of Dalen Dahl.

On Friday April 28, The Middle Ground graced the Dreyfus University Center’s Encore stage to perform up-beat music surrounded by the enthusiastic cheers and dancing from the audience. The Middle Ground is an alternative-rock group consisting of four band mates: Joe Neary, guitar and vocals, Chris Halbauer, drums, Jordan Burmeister, bass and vocals and Zach Grusznski, lead guitar. While the ... Read More »

Dropping Beats with DAWG

Weapons of Mass Percussion performing at the DUC Encore. Photo by Kathryn Wisniewski

No microphones were needed for this weekend’s performance in the Encore, though they did help throw about drum puns. On Saturday night, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s student organization, Drum and Wind Group, presented Weapons of Mass Percussion in the Dreyfus University Center. Weapons of Mass Percussion was an exhibition of DAWG’s drumline. Cody Gehrke, sophomore math major, is vice ... Read More »

BFA Exhibitions Held at Carlsten Art Gallery

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Graduating art majors present examples of their work in a variety of media at the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition to fulfill their graduation requirement. The BFA Exhibitions were held in the Carlsten Art Gallery, located on the second floor of the Noel Fine Arts Center April 24 through May 3 with a closing reception April 30. Art 491 students ... Read More »

Animation Revamped with a Side of Live-Action

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There’s something exciting and nostalgic about turning on the TV and having a favorite childhood show come on. A recent trend in entertainment has been to remake classic TV shows and movies college students watched in their youth. The past few years have welcomed reboots of cartoons such as The Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack. Nickelodeon has announced a film ... Read More »