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Grad Guide 2015: Notable alumni

Ty Burrell A native Oregonian and known to many as Phil Dunphy on ABC’s Modern Family. Post-grad life for UO alum Burrell primarily consisted of acting success. After dabbling in theater (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) as well as film and TV, Burrell landed his role on the Emmy winning series Modern Family where his …

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The Spring Dance Loft will offer something for everyone

On Friday, June 5, the UO dance department will present their annual Spring Dance Loft.

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Arts & CultureFilm & TV

A Netflix guide for the musical lover

It’s hard to love musicals in college. Seriously. Even for die-hard Broadway fans, the campus schedule and lifestyle can set up a lot of barriers between you and your show tunes. Live shows are out of the question. Prices for a plane ticket to New York City are outrageous. Even …

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University Theatre’s “Comedy of Errors” gives Shakespeare a colorful twist

University Theatre does ‘Comedy of Errors’ circa a 1950s beach town, complete with neon drink umbrellas and parasols.

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Bike Program hosts Women’s Bike Maintenance Night

Do you know how to drop your bike’s tire? If your brake pads are squeaking, what do you do? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. Even in a bike-centric town like Eugene, the details of bike mechanics are often trusted to professionals. Sometimes, however, this can be problematic, especially …

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Recap: Anis Mojgani captivates his U of O audience

The Global Scholars Hall Great Room was packed with chairs, and nearly all were full. Onstage, were a chair and a single microphone: a modest setup for what proved to be a captivating evening of poetry. Thursday night, renowned slam poet Anis Mojgani performed for a mesmerized crowd of UO …

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Slam poet Anis Mojgani is coming to the University of Oregon

On May 14, University of Oregon students will have the opportunity to see renowned slam poet Anis Mojgani perform on campus, free of charge. Mojgani is one of two people to have won a national individual slam poetry title twice — in 2005 and 2006. He has also been a …

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Why do we celebrate Mother’s Day? A brief history

Maybe you bought her a gift. Maybe you ordered some flowers. Maybe you just gave her a call. It’s Mother’s Day, so chances are, you did something to tell your mom that you care. (If you didn’t, I’m sorry to say it’s probably too late by now.) Though the sentiment …

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Theater

Review: Pocket Playhouse’s “Waiting” is short, but clever.

Pocket Playhouse production “Waiting” leaves the audience with elevator music stuck in your head and imagining if that’s the music you will hear in purgatory. The main character Nelson deals in this 30-minute play with the limbo period of waiting behind tape for heaven.

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Plugging back in: My week without mobile technology

In honor of one of the UO’s Earth Day events, AnalogU, one of The Daily Emerald’s writers took the 5 day tech free challenge. Rachel Benner spent 5 days without her iPhone, laptop and social media.

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What you need to know about the Tony Award nominations

The nominations for the Tony Awards have been released, and here they are!

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EventsPersonalitiesScene Guide

MNCH ambassadors connect culture and campus

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s Student Ambassadors Program consists of a group of students who comes up with ways to connect the museum and the student body. Their biggest campus-museum connection happens with trivia night which brings out a large crowd every time.

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UO Opera Ensemble’s “Hänsel und Gretel” impresses and entertains

The UO Opera Ensemble presents the German opera adaption of “Hänsel und Gretel”. The opera shows a different take on a fairytale classic with a difficult language, witty characters and a clip-art image of a witch.

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A dish to remember — check out these bars with unusual foods

By Andrea Harvey, Rachel Benner, Ally Taylor and Kira Hoffelmeyer. Sometimes you just need to escape the campus bar scene to, you know, treat yo’ self. Or maybe your parents are coming into town or you want to take your date to a not-so-fancy fancy place. It might be nice …

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Play Review: Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s ‘Lucky Me’ delivers more endearing quirkiness than laughs

‘Lucky Me,’ running now at the Oregon Contemporary Theatre, is a quirky comedy with plenty of heart.

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‘Black Girl Dangerous’ Mia McKenzie speaks at U of O

Mia McKenzie writer and editor of Black Girl Dangerous gives an eye opening speech at the UO.

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Different Ways of Knowing: Q&A with director of University Theatre’s ‘Sila’

On April 16, “Sila” opens at the Hope Theatre on campus. This play raises questions about the future of our planet and the human community causing the audience to think more into what the future can hold.

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Pinball, ballet and classic rock: Eugene Ballet’s ‘Tommy’ is coming to the Hult Center

Eugene Ballet’s “Tommy” comes to the Hult Center for two nights only. This ballet features music from The Who and creates a different kind of ballet.

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From screen to stage, Alex Mentzel is a star on the rise

When Alex Mentzel was just 11 years old, he came across an ad on Craigslist for a small role in a feature film. He auditioned, and was cast alongside Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear in Feast of Love. Today, as a sophomore theatre arts and German major at the University …

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Review: VLT’s ‘Funny Thing’ delivers a lighthearted, unpretentious show

Theatre can make you think. It can ask significant questions about the world we live in. It can even move an audience to reevaluate their own understanding of life. The Very Little Theatre’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum did none of these things — but …

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Mind the Gap and On The Rocks hit a high note in ICCA a cappella quarterfinals

UO’s a cappella groups Mind the Gap and On The Rocks will advance to the International Collegiate of A Cappella (ICCA) West Semifinals on March 28.

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Your guide to events in PDX, EUG, SF and LA during spring break

What’s happening in Eugene, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles this spring break?

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Review: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” doesn’t disappoint

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is not about Virginia Woolf. There are no grand allusions to influential modernist literature or tributes to Woolf’s novels. Woolf herself is essentially meaningless in the context of this play, but that is part of its genius. Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s production of Edward Albee’s Tony …

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Review: Radio Redux's "Casablanca" is a dramatic blast from the past

We live in a world obsessed with what we can see. So many hours of every day are spent soaking up images and messages from pages and screens. Even music seems to be made for the eyes: music videos like Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” and Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” seem to …

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Preview: Dance 2015 showcases collaboration and imagination

This Valentine’s Day weekend, the University of Oregon Department of Dance will present its annual faculty show, Dance 2015. This show is a special part of the department’s schedule of performances, and this year’s production is especially unique. The show will take place at 8 p.m. on Feb. 12, 13, and 14 …

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Love, Dice and Dragons: Q&A with student-playwright David Gallagher

Rolling For Charisma, written and directed by David Gallagher, a University of Oregon student and theater arts major, opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 in the Pocket Playhouse and runs for two additional shows on Feb. 14 at 2 and 5 p.m. The Emerald spoke with Gallagher about Rolling for Charisma, …

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Arts & CultureFood

Expand your coffee knowledge with these espresso drinks

It can be hard to roll out of bed in the morning without the promise of a steaming mug of bliss. Coffee drinkers come in all shapes and sizes. Some drink it for the morning routine. Some people desperately need the caffeine to drag themselves to class. Others drink coffee …

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Review: 'God of Carnage' entertains with chaos and wit

The small stage of the University of Oregon’s Pocket Playhouse was transformed into a living room on Friday night. The lights rose to reveal two respectable looking couples engaged in polite conversation. Any semblance of normalcy ended there. The Pocket’s production of God of Carnage is tense and absurd, but deliberately so. The …

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Preview: University Theatre's 'love & information' to begin Jan. 22

The set for University Theatre’s love & information looks like a piece of modern art. Electric blue paint covers the small, intimate theatre’s floor and walls, a row of soup cans sits on a shelf and lamps hang upside down from the ceiling. Looking at it, you recognize that it’s beautiful, …

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Review: 'Other Desert Cities' tells a relevant story with plenty of emotion to spare

An air of nostalgia and quiet excitement filled Eugene’s Very Little Theatre Friday night. Audience members mingled and sipped free coffee as the local community theatre company prepared to open their production of Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities. The atmosphere of the VLT is simple and quaint, with poster tributes to …

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