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ESCAPEsmile. EXPLORE. relax. / sept. 19 / weekend
carrieBLOOD ON STAGEthe Musical
turn it up
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WITH UPBS RAP BATTLE
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Thursday, Sep. 18
Student Success Series: Improving Reading Speed with Adequate Comprehension | 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Wagner Hall 250. Kris Akey, from Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, will lead an informative workshop on how to improve reading speeds while still comprehending the material. This FREE workshop is a part of the Student Success Series. For more information, please contact Student Learning Center, [email protected]
Tech Talk with OU IT | 7:30 p.m. in Walker Center Lobby. Have questions about D2L, Ozone, or the WEPA Printing? Then come to the Walker RSA Tech Talk and hear OU IT talk about services here at the University and answer your questions! Price is FREE. For more information, contact [email protected]
UPB Sound Lounge Free Concert: Pizza Thieves | 8 p.m. in Beaird Lounge, Oklahoma Memorial Union. If you want to hear great local music, dont miss out on the first UPB Sound Lounge of the year. Pizza Thieves will be performing and have a great punk sound that will remind you a modern day Ramones. Come out for some great music, donuts, and a chance to hear what OU students have to offer. Theres ALWAYS SOMETHING with the Union Programming Board, upb.ou.edu.
Couch Academ-a-thon | 8 p.m. in Couch Center Lobby. Join Couch Resident Student Association for fun board games, free food, and the opportunity to test your mental and athletic abilities with a trivia relay race! For more information, contact [email protected]
Friday, Sep. 19
UPBs Guess The Score |11:30 a.m. in the First Floor Lobby, Oklahoma Memorial Union. Come guess the Sooners score each week for your chance to win a blu-ray of your choice or a UPB prize pack! Also, a grand prize winner will be awarded at the end of the season; past grand prizes include PS3, Kindle Fire, HDTV and more. Theres ALWAYS SOMETHING with the Union Programming Board, upb.ou.edu.
Rap Battle | 7 p.m. in Meacham Auditorium, Oklahoma Memorial Union. Join the Union Programming Board and the Black Student Association for the inaugural Rap Battle. Students will be competing for the title of Best Rapper on Campus and awarded a scholarship. Host, JOSH SALLEE will also be doing a special performance. Come cheer for your favorite contestants and have some fun at this FREE event. Theres ALWAYS SOMETHING with the Union Programming Board, upb.ou.edu.
CARRIE the Musical | 8 p.m. in Weitzenhoffer Theatre. The Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre presents this electrifying pop-rock musical. Carrie, a bullied teenager, discovers her telekinetic powers and takes revenge. Hold on to your seat for a prom night youll never forget. Rated R. Sept. 19-28 Price: ADVANCE PURCHASE - $30 Adult, $25 Discount*, $20 Student (Discount- senior adult 60+, military, OU employee.) AT THE DOOR - $40 Adult, $25 Student. Fine Arts Box Office (405) 325-4101. Additional showings: Sept. 19 & 20. For more information, contact [email protected]
Saturday, Sep. 20Football vs. West Virginia Watch Party | 6:30 p.m. in Crossroads Lounge, Oklahoma Memorial Union. Come watch the Sooners take on our first conference opponent for FREE. Presented by the Union Programming Board; theres ALWAYS SOMETHING at the Union. Theres ALWAYS SOMETHING with the Union Programming Board, upb.ou.edu.
Sunday, Sep. 21
Musical Mosaic Concert | 3 p.m. in Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center. The program will feature sixteen select music pieces from all performance areas of the School of Music, including bands, choirs, orchestra, chamber ensembles, jazz, opera, organ, percussion and piano. For more information, please contact Fine Arts Box Office, [email protected] 405-325-4101.
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ESCAPEtime for intermissionCongratulations! Youve made it through the first month of the
semester. It may not feel like much of a victory though as the number of paper assignments you have are probably increasing, and you feel like you might suffocate under the piles of trash you cant or wont take out because youre juggling work and classes. Were right there with you, which is why were forc-ing ourselves to take a few deep breaths and a 15-minute intermission.
With University Theatres production of CARRIE the Musical starting up this weekend, now is the perfect time to take some leisure breaks with the arts. Read about how the CARRIE actors balance their own personalities with their char-acters dispositions (p. 6).
Stemming from the start of the theater
season, this issue of ESCAPE is mostly dedicated to the arts. Take some time to check out some new albums coming up this month (p. 4), or experience live performances from your fellow students with the Union Programming Boards Rap Battle (p. 8).
For those of you who will be paying more attention college football this weekend than the fine arts, weve got something for you, too. Wed argue that sports strategy in itself is an art form, so weve included a look at how the Mountaineers plan to play against the Sooners this Saturday (p. 5).
Give yourself a brief intermission this semester because Act II is where the action really gets going.
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contents4. Music Falls with leaves
5. facing the mountaineers
6. carrie the cast
8. rap face off
10. this weekend
On the cover:
Nancy ross poses as
white, from Carrie
the musical.TONY RAGLE/
4fall for new music
With the changing seasons comes a whole new crop of albums, singles and artists fighting for your attention. This years collec-tion of upcoming releases is looking to be just as eclectic and stellar as ever. You have hip-hop veterans, buzzing indie bands, pop divas trying to out-do one another and more all in just two short months.
So turn off the radios 24/7 loop of Fancy, forget you ever had to listen to that god-awful Rude! song and try to imagine a world where Turn Down For What doesnt exist. Because fall is here, and its hopefully going to save us from ever having to listen to Anaconda again.
9/22 All eyes are on the English indie-rock band as it retruns with its first album since
its debut, An Awesome Wave, which wowed critics and gained
the group a cult-l i k e f o l l o w i n g . Based on the first batch of new sin-gles, particularly the electric Left H a n d F r e e , i t doesnt look like we have any need t o w o r r y ab ou t a s o p h o m o r e slump.
alt-J, This Is All
9/22 Irish singer-songwriter Andrew Hozier-Byrnes songs read like poetry and sound
like demented gospel tunes. I mean that as a high compliment because it has been some time
since an artist has made the sounds of blues and gospel sound this fresh. With an upcoming stint at Austin City Limits, look him up now so when he blows up here in the states, youll understand why.
9/23 Now that Kravitz can take a break from his acting career (R.I.P. Cinna), he can get
back to making the type of sweaty and primal rock music that
made him a star in the first place. His first album in over three years, Strut has been touted as a return to the more 70s-tinged rock Kravitz spe-cialized making in the 90s.
Lenny Kravitz, Strut
Gagas performance with Bennett on his 2011 album Duets II was a definite standout, so its no surprise the two decided to team up for an entire album comprised of jazz standards. D e v i a t i n g f ro m her characteristic pop sound, Gaga has instead opted for authentic jazz recording vocals on tracks by the likes of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and more of the Great American Songwriters.
Lady Gaga and Tony
Bennett, Cheek To Cheek
Pop musics most influential freak has out-weirded himself once again with his upcom-ing release. Because just one album isnt enough, Princes latest project is a solo album set to be re-leased alongside a disc made with his new female band, 3rd Eye Girl. Hey, i f you had been making al-bums since 1978, youd be looking for a way to shake things up, too.
Prince, Art Official
Frances reigning pop princess has always remained an un-
derground anom-a l y h e re