Short: Chuck Milligan, Tonight’s Hypnotist

One Night Only chuckmilligan.com

One Night Only chuckmilligan.com

At 8 p.m., Chuck Milligan, a hypnotist and entertainer for 23 years, will perform in Finney for the orientation crowd.  I recommend going; I saw the show during my orientation experience and still recognize a guy on campus as “the Britney Spears kid.”
I had the chance to talk with Chuck over the phone, and he shared some of his background and favorite stories about hypnotizing frat boys and playing match maker.

Brooklyn at the ‘Sco

Woods at the 'Sco.  Photo by David Roswell.

Woods at the ‘Sco. Photo by David Roswell.

Oberlin got a double dose of the true Brooklyn scene on Wednesday at the ‘Sco.  Excepter, often cited as the origin of the so-called “Brooklyn sound,” opened for Woods.  The result was a drastic shift from electronic noise music to a folk and jam performance.

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Artist Profile: Juan-Miguel Hernandez and The Harlem Quartet

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Juan-Miguel Hernandez.  www.hernandezjm.com

Juan-Miguel Hernandez. www.hernandezjm.com

Last night, I was in the presence of presence. With the height of six-feet and four-inches, curly hair that easily adds another three inches, a smile from earth to the moon and a voice as deep as the ocean and so resonant it would make microphones obsolete, violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez is the epitome of presence.

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Review: Sphinx Chamber Orchestra and Harlem Quartet

The Harlem Quartet.  sphinxmusic.org

The Harlem Quartet. sphinxmusic.org

On Sunday, September 20th, Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series presented The Sphinx Chamber Orchestra and Harlem Quartet. Rarely do I hear such glee or see such joy in onstage, especially on every face of the twenty-plus musicians onstage during yesterday’s concert. Both groups simply exuded a sense of feeling privileged to be playing such great music.

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Junot Diaz

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Junot Diaz.  dirtypop.org

Junot Diaz. dirtypop.org

Junot Diaz has won a plethora of awards for his novel, The Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, including the Pulitzer Prize in 2008.  He speaks in Finney Chapel tonight at 8 p.m. as our next Convocation Speaker.

F+L:  Tell us a story about a lesson you learned in college.

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The Interview, or Who is Ben Ferber

The Goat.  new.oberlin.edu

The Goat. new.oberlin.edu

This Thursday at 8:00 p.m. in the Little Theater, the Oberlin Theater Department will kick off its new semester with Edward Albee’s Tony Award-winning play from 2002, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia. The play is directed by Ben Ferber ’11 and features a four person cast: Moze Halperin ’11, Jenny Gaeng ’11, Jake Myers ’12 10 and Jeremiah Pearse ’11. They portray a family and close friend reeling from the discovery that Martin, the father, is having an affair with a goat, the eponymous Sylvia.

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