Grad wins Emmy for Disney short film

By Patrick Longchamps Animation program alumnus Graham MacDonald is a credited winner of an Emmy at this year’s Creative Arts Awards. The award is for his work at Mercury Filmworks’ as animation director on ‘O Sole Minnie’, a Mickey Mouse short film. He, along with a group...

Bringing Joy to Commons Theatre

By Katie Dahl   Australian singer, songwriter, and the newest addition to Taylor Swift’s 2015 tour, Vance Joy engaged an eager sold out crowd at the Commons theatre on the evening of Nov. 3. The show began with a short five-song set from opener Jaymes Young, who hails from...

Pheonix Project Dance soars

By Ryan Gainford New York-based dance company Phoenix Project Dance brought their choreography to Algonquin Commons Theatre Nov. 7.   “The show at Algonquin was the first stop on our 10th anniversary tour,” said Mikey Perkins, choreographer and executive director of the...

From Amsterdam with Love

By Ryan Gainford     ZenSupremacy is an international, independent record label poised to do big things. Music featured on the label is what is referred to as ‘future beats’. “Old mixed with new. The future scene. Picture trap and hip-hop mixed with R&B and soul. We...

Just like the Beatles

By Arielle Follett Despite a lack of students in the audience, the Caverners visit to the Commons Theatre on Oct. 24 drew a crowd. The Caverners, a Beatles cover band, have been performing for 20 years. Much like the Beatles, the band has a dedicated following made up largely of...

Walking into Ob with music debut

By Tyler Dubreuil After recording their sophomore album in a famed Austin, Texas recording studio, The Walkervilles made their Algonquin debut with an intimate set in the Observatory. The observatory was the bands latest stop on their Canada-wide tour. The show, taking place...

Canadian rockers Wreck the Commons

By Tyler Dubreuil     Algonquin got a two-for-one deal Oct. 21 as Canadian rockers Big Wreck hit the Student Commons Theatre to put on a deafening show for the audience and shake the dust off the rafters for the theatre. Led by front man Ian Thornley, Big Wreck...

Online auditions brings entertainment veterans to Algonquin

By Samantha Long   With years of experience under their belt, Matt Wells from MuchMusic and Matthew Bennett, best known for his roles on shows Orphan Black and Battlestar Galactica urged a group of young entertainers to join in the power of online networking and put...

Theatre students workshop cosplay

By Daniel Katz The Student Commons was invaded by bloody zombies, space robots and evil queens on Oct. 20 as part of a theatre workshop for the theatre arts program. Five professional make-up artists and costume designers took part in the workshop. It was put on as a way to...

Pedaling with Bombay Bicycle Club

By Samantha Long   British-indie band Bombay Bicycle Club blasted the Commons Theatre on Oct. 17 with an intense performance that included engaging backdrops and eclectic rhythm to an enthusiastic and spirited crowd. The line-up included the pairing of three diverse groups...
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