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2/15/22 AM News Break

By: Pruett Norris

On campus, a little dose of arts and culture you should all know about is Quintessential!, the student voice recital going on tonight, February 15th, at 8pm in Rosen Concert Hall inside the Hayes School of Music off of River Street. Whole lotta Boone terminology there, and a whole lotta Boone talent at Quintessential!, which features the vocal talents of Mary Elisabeth Hirsch’s soprano, Hunter Rogers’s tenor, Robert Harrelson’s baritone, and Tyler Dellaperute on piano. I love making it out to these cultural events, everyone at the Hayes School of Music knows how to put on a great show, and the best part is: entry is free. I encourage you all to go check this or any other performances out, a full list can be found online at

Next up, a story well-traveled in the streets of Boonetown, The High Country Press reports that the Horn in the West outdoor drama is holding auditions for the 2022 summer season on Saturday, February 26th at 1pm! The Horn in the West chronicles the life of Daniel Boone in the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the show runs from July 1st to August 13th in its 70th season! The Horn team is looking for Actors, Singers, Dancers, and Ensemble, so anyone, regardless of experience level, is encouraged to try out. I know I’ll be there! One more time, Horn in the West auditions, 1pm on Saturday, February 26th, at the Grace Lutheran Church off of East King Street.

On the national level, who you gonna call? I regret to inform you all that Ivan Reitman, the director of Ghostbusters and producer of classic comedies like Space Jam and National Lampoon’s Animal House, has passed away at 75. NPR reports that he died peacefully in his sleep. Thank you Mr. Reitman for all your contributions to movie-going culture the last 40 years! We are forever in your debt.

Finally, our weather, courtesy as ever of It looks like we’re in for a slightly warmer one today, with a high of 46 degrees and a low of 27… but at least it’s sunny! Rain is on the forecast for later this week.


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