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An indie hit that will capture your heart

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer  October 2, 2013 From the writers of “500 Days of Summer,” and the director of the indie hit “Smashed” comes “The Spectacular Now,” based on the book by Tim Tharp. High school senior Sutter is a charismatic ladies man, with a flair for snappy repartee and quips for every occasion. Although his cleverness could be

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Student improv group brings laughs

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer October 2, 2013 On Sept. 29, Shenandoah’s resident improv and sketch comedy troupe had their second annual Alamo Drafthouse theater improv show. The Loaf played several hilarious improv games including Late for Work, New Choice and Funeral Service. They also showed several of their sketch videos, cleverly called “crumbs,” including the premiere of a new

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Local club draws film enthusiasts

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer October 2, 2013 There is a thriving community for movie lovers right here in Winchester, thanks to Film Club 3.0. Film Club 3.0 shows independent and foreign films not usually shown in this area’s mainstream theaters. Film Club also has showings of timeless classics. Andy Gyurisin began Film Club in January 2008, with an attendance

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The Murder Mystery Tour

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer October 2, 2013  On Sept. 27 and Sept. 28, Winchester was treated to a Murder Mystery tour at the City Hall. The Murder Mystery was conceived and coordinated by S.U. theatre adjunct professor Sally Anderson and Winchester’s planning coordinator, Tim Youmans. It was performed by Shenandoah Conservatory’s performance group SUinterACTS and other Winchester locals, including

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‘Insidious’ sequel offers little closure

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer  September 18, 2013 “Insidious: Chapter 2” continues the story of the Lambert family. In the first film, “Insidious,” Josh Lambert had to rescue his son from demons by entering the ghostly netherworld known as The Further. Now Josh has returned, but he is acting strange. Josh’s mother and a trio of ghostbusters try to uncover

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‘The Butler’ tops the box office

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer September 4, 2013 “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” is based on the true story of an African-American steward who served in the White House through eight presidencies, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan. While it is based on a true story, much of it is fictionalized from the lead character’s name to his family life. The

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Shenandoah New Music launches inaugural season

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer September 4, 2013 Shenandoah Conservatory celebrates the launch of Shenandoah New Music, which will host more than 20 music performances from September 2013 to April 2014. The performances will be hosted both on campus and in downtown Winchester’s Bright Box Theatre.The purpose of this program is to bring the talents of world famous musicians and

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The evolution of women in horror films

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer April 24, 2013 The genre of horror films first began in the early 1900s. Famous monster films such as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Dracula” and “Frankenstein” all have a young woman as the object of the creature’s desire — a beauty that seduces and captivates them. The women become damsels in distress, in need

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Gearing up for the 11th annual Relay for Life

Liz Levey, ‘Doah Staff Writer April 10, 2013 Celebrate, remember and fight back: that is the slogan for the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser Relay for Life, held across 5,200 communities and 20 countries. On April 19, the student-run organization Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) will be hosting Shenandoah University’s 11th annual Relay for Life. This year’s relay theme at S.U.

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Movies that stirred the pot

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer  April 10, 2013 Throughout the years there have been many films that were deemed shocking and controversial. Sometimes it’s because of the subject matter, other times because of what is shown on screen. Debates rage among political and religious groups over whether we need to be exposed to certain images, and if these films serve

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Stamp your cinematic passport this weekend

Caroline Madden, ’Doah Staff Writer March 26, 2013 With the enormous film industry in the United States, it is often easy to overlook lesser-known foreign films. But by doing so, you are missing out on some truly wonderful works. These are just of few of the excellent foreign films that everyone should see: “Pan’s Labyrinth” (2006) Spain, Mexico “Pan’s Labyrinth,” directed

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Don’t judge a show by its body

Caroline Madden, ’Doah Staff Writer March 6, 2013 It is no secret that the film and television industry has an obsession with physical appearance. This obsession has led to women being heavily scrutinized and criticized for not meeting the ideal body type. Since HBO’s “Girls” premiered, it has received much recognition. It is written, directed and produced by 26-year-old Lena

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It’s a wonderful night for Oscar

Zachary Durand & Caroline Madden, ’Doah Staff Writers February 20, 2013 Well, the time has finally come to celebrate Tinseltown’s most anticipated event of the year: the Oscars! The awards show turns 85 on Feb. 24, and it is shaping up to be one of the most glamorous we’ve seen in recent years. Hosted by comedic song-and-dance man Seth Macfarlane, the

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Student Spotlight: A music theatre major’s magical semester at Disney

Caroline Madden, ’Doah Staff Writer February 6, 2013 For seven months, sophomore musical theatre major Carrie Cook got to live a life that many would only dream about — she spent nearly every day at Disney World. Cook participated in the Disney College program, a full-time, paid internship that allows students to take classes related to the history of, as well

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Semester opens with ‘Spitfire Grill’

Caroline Madden, Contributing Doah Staff Writer January 23, 2013 Shenandoah Conservatory’s production of “The Spitfire Grill,” directed by Wade Fransen, played at the Glaize Studio Theater this past weekend. The show ran from Thursday, Jan. 17, to Sunday, Jan. 20. “The Spitfire Grill” is a simple, sweet, but strongly moving musical that tells the story of a young woman named

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