Arts & Entertainment

The Sunsets release debut studio album with a bang July 5, 2018 - Members of The Sunsets, (Left to Right) Devin Gordy, Allen Poore, Torsten Dryden, Daniel O’Donnell, Jack Vermuth, and Breihan Dryden, pose after their concert in Atlanta on Sunday, July 1. (Taylor Mitchell, The Chanticleer) Taylor Mitchell, Chanticleer Reporter On Sunday July 1st, Jacksonville band The Sunsets released their first ever studio album with a bang. They debuted their new album, Heartbeat Massacre, with a concert at …
JSU Drama has a lot to “give” April 19, 2018 - Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief   The show must go on. That has been the attitude of the JSU Drama Department since the March 19 tornado devastated campus. The department’s home, Stone Center, was relatively unharmed by the winds and debris, but the building is still without phone and Internet access. Nevertheless, the students, faculty and staff have been hard at work putting together three performances for …
Concerts for a cause: benefit concerts big and small bring in donations April 12, 2018 - Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief “Take me back to Jacksonville / Drive me up Mountain Street / Lead me into old Paul Snow / And show me to my seat” are a few of the lyrics from Riley Green’s song “Bury Me in Dixie,” a tribute to his home state of Alabama and his hometown of Jacksonville. The country singer, 29, who signed a contract with Big …
The brothers Brewster: JSU faculty find a new home in community theater March 1, 2018 -   Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief   What do a drama professor, an IT worker and the manager of student media have in common? They’re playing the Brewster brothers in CAST’s production of “Arsenic and Old Lace” March 8-11. Dr. Michael Boynton, an assistant professor of drama; Mr. Glenn Davenport, an IT support analyst and Mr. Mike Stedham, the manager of the JSU student newspaper and radio …
No crap (game) here: JSU drama puts on “Guys and Dolls” February 15, 2018 - Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief 1930s New York City comes to Jacksonville with JSU Drama’s production of “Guys and Dolls” February 23-25 and March 2-4. The musical follows Nathan Detroit, a gambler, as he tries to set up the biggest crap game in the city, much to the dissatisfaction of his fiancée of 14 years, Miss Adelaide. But with Sky Masterson in town, Detroit may be able to …
Spring musicale brings Disney to Mason February 15, 2018 - Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief The sisters of Sigma Alpha Iota took audience members to “A Whole New World” as part of their musicale on February 6. Twelve members took to the stage in the Mason Hall Performance Center to perform selections from the classic Disney movies “Hercules,” “Rapunzel,” “A Little Mermaid” and “101 Dalmatians.” Deandrea Stowe started the evening with a dance and flag routine to “Go …
Redbox and Chill? February 1, 2018 - Rebekah Hawkins, Special to the Chanticleer   “Have you seen the new so-and-so movie yet?” Actually Susan, no I haven’t been to the movies in a while. Thanks for reminding me that I never actually leave my house. You have to admit, you honestly can’t remember the last time you went out for the evening to see a movie. Maybe it was because the last …
“Glee” actor, Mark Salling, dead at 35 from suicide February 1, 2018 - Alissa Camplin, Arts & Entertainment Editor According to TMZ, law enforcement found 35 year-old “Glee” star Mark Salling hanging from a tree on Tuesday, Jan. 30. His legal trouble began in Jan. 2013 when his girlfriend, Roxanne Gorzela, claimed sexual battery when the actor refused to use a condom during the times they had consensual sex. When confronted later, Gorzela claims that Salling pushed her down. …
Montgomery mourns loss of Taco Bell January 24, 2018 - Alissa Camplin, Arts & Entertainment Editor It started as a joke on the internet. It ended with dripping wax and songs about Baja Freezes. A 24-hour Taco Bell caught fire in the early hours of Wednesday, Jan. 17. No one was injured and authorities have not determined the cause of the initial spark. The closure of Taco Bell deeply affected current and former Montgomery residents, as …
Modern themes come to life in JSU Drama’s “An Enemy of the People” October 23, 2017 - Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief Sibling rivalry, political corruption and scientific truth come to a head in the Jacksonville State University Drama Department’s 2017-2018 season opener, “An Enemy of the People.” The play, directed by assistant professor Mike Boynton, is an Arthur Miller translation and adaptation of the original Henrik Ibsen play. Miller and Ibsen, both renown playwrights, lend their hand to creating a story that resonates far …
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