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Buku Music + Arts Project Reschedueld to Late 2020

Tycho performs at the Power Plant stage. Tycho played songs from their 2016 album Epoch, among others. Photo credit: Caleb Beck

Caitlyn Reisgen

March 22, 2020

Due to coronavirus precautions, the 2020 BUKU Music + Arts Project has been postponed to Labor Day weekend. The festival would have taken place March 20-21 at Mardi Gras World, featuring artists such as Tyler, the Creator; Glass Animals; Flume; and Illenium. In an official statement posted to their Instagram,...

Streaming This Week: March 20

Courtesy of Netflix

Cody Downey

March 20, 2020

With theaters closing across the country, the weekly What's in Theaters articles will be discontinued for now. However, we will instead be replacing it with Streaming This Week. Though you can't go out into theaters for entertainment, there are plenty of things you can watch from the comfort of your own home...

New Orleans theatre hopes to make a comeback after COVID-19

Outside the new Southern Rep venue on Bayou Rd. The go fund me which was supposed to raise money to keep the theatre running, had to be suspended in response to COVID-19. Photo credit: Southern Rep Theatre

Tess Rowland

March 16, 2020

On March 16, the lights will be dimmed in the Southern Rep Theatre. Before moving to its new venue on Bayou Road, the theatre was formerly housed in Loyola's Marquette Theatre. It also employed Loyola students for community based work-study.The closure of the local theatre comes not only with the en...

Theater students turn final “Cabaret” rehearsal into public performance

Students pose during the last Loyola theater performance of the spring semester on March 11, 2020. They performed

Shadera Moore and Daniel Schwalm

March 13, 2020

Loyola students working on a production of the “Cabaret” held an impromptu performance Wednesday night after the announcement that classes were cancelled, opening their regular rehearsal to the public. “They’ve been doing this every night for four or five weeks, since way before Mardi Gras....

Loyola student uses TikTok to connect with queer community

Aly Hetzel recording herself doing a TikTok. Her account, @cajunqueer, reaches over 50,000
every post. Courtesy of Aly Hetzel

JC Canicosa

March 9, 2020

Aly Hetzel never expected to go viral. In fact, she first downloaded TikTok jokingly as a way to follow her little brother’s videos. “At first, it was just for making fun little videos to laugh at myself with friends, but then people started being like ‘oh, that’s so relatable’ or ‘oh,...

Review: “Hunters” succeeds on showcasing great stories and characters

Courtesy of Amazon

Cody Downey

March 9, 2020

Though movies and television shows about Nazi hunters have been done before, "Hunters" keeps things interesting by providing excellent performances and an emotional story. After his grandmother is murdered, Jonah Heidelbaum, played by Logan Lerman, joins an undercover group of Nazi hunters led by...

Review: “Birds of Prey:” How Harley Quinn Reinvents Herself in the Best Way

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Sofia Mongillo

March 7, 2020

Long before DC’s popular movie “Suicide Squad” appeared on screens, the clown princess of crime known as Harley Quinn was born. Originally meant to simply be a one-episode character when she made her debut on “Batman: The Animated Series” in 1992, the infamous super villain is now admired and...

Documentary filmmaker tackles history in fading Louisiana wetlands

Peyton Finch operates her camera. Finch's documentary short,

Ver Lumod

March 6, 2020

When design freshman Peyton Finch first found out about National Geographic's involvement in her documentary short "Adams Bay" two years ago, she did not know what to expect. “It was very exciting and cool. I mean, who knew that an 18-year-old would be able to do that?” she said. Funded by National ...

What’s in Theaters 3/6

Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

Cody Downey

March 5, 2020

With the month of March upon us, theaters are providing everything from magical children's films to serious sports dramas. Click here to see showtimes. Onward Mixing the modern world with fantasy elements, "Onward" tells a magical tale about family. Two teenage brothers, played by Tom Hollan...

What’s in Theaters 2/28

Poster for The Invisible Man.

Ver Lumod

February 29, 2020

We are almost at the tail end of February, which means movie theaters are lining up for a surely busy prelude to the summer season. With new releases ranging from a horror adaptation of a literary classic to an iconic French romance film, here are some films that are in theaters for this week. Click here t...

Mardi Gras 2020 Photo Gallery

A rider in the Rex parade throws a cup to an parade-goer. Rex features a diverse range of throws, including float-specific beads.

Michael Bauer

February 26, 2020

  Another Mardi Gras has passed, and with it came the experiences of countless decades, and even centuries, old holiday traditions. From parades, to masquerade balls, to the rituals of the Mardi Gras Indian tribes, there is no shortage of customs to encounter. Here is a look at a few from this...

Review: “Sonic the Hedgehog” speeds into fun but familiar cliches

Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Cody Downey

February 25, 2020

After battling against Mario in the video game world for almost thirty years, "Sonic the Hedgehog" dashes into theaters bringing the speedster to the big screen for the first time. Born with the ability to run with superspeed, Sonic, played by Ben Schwartz, is forced to escape his home planet after...

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