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All of the lights

Insta-worthy photos, singing princesses, and more than one million lights can be found at the Winter Lights Spectacular at the Lehigh Valley Zoo. It being their fourth year, the Zoo opened the gates to this special event on Nov. 10 and plans to run all through the season until the Dec. 31 with a ton…

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Allentown Art Fest spreads artistic diversity

The 4th Annual Allentown ArtsFest was held at Cedar Beach Park Sept. 29th to Oct. 1st. An admission free, three-day festival that highlights the diverse art, music, food, and culture to be found in our local area, ArtsFest offers something for everyone to enjoy. There are three stages playing ongoing local music of all genres,…

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NCC Theater celebrates the arts, old and new

With the semester starting up, the NCC theater department prepares to put on two productions for the fall: one musical and one play, as it does annually. The shows this semester are “Hair” directed by Bill Mutimer and “Suburbia” directed by Chris Egging. While they are different in terms of setting and tone, both shows…

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The Hip-Hop Generation

In July 2017 Nielsen Music, a statistics company that studies global trends, put out a mid-year report on the music industry. For the first time since the start of the company in 1992, hip–hop and R&B was ranking as the most popular genre over rock in the United States. Taking in digital and physical albums…

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Spring Release of the Laconic

On April 11, members of NCC’s literary magazine hosted a release party for the newest edition of The Laconic. “There was a lot of enthusiasm for the new issue,” said adviser Michael Pogach. “Everyone seemed to love it. “ Among the entries, the staff chose two entries to be named Student Submission Contest winners, one…

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Judas Iscariot: Review

The weekend after Easter brought a modernized version of the story of Judas Iscariot, the “original traitor,” to Northampton Community College’s campus. “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” written by Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Bill Mutimer, is a three-hour play set in an imaginary courtroom in purgatory. The set was composed of brightly…

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Northampton Theatre Welcomes All

The Theatre Department at Northampton Community College is known for pushing theatrical limits and exploring diverse themes through their various productions. The department just wrapped their Spring 2017 season which focused heavily on socio-political issues such as religion, censorship and guns on campus. Program Coordinator Bill Mutimer said the department strongly benefits from the diverse…

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Spring Sing at NCC

The Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus will end their inaugural season at NCC with their spring concert in Lipkin Theatre on May 7 at 2:00 PM. “We’re looking at this concert as a way to recognize and celebrate all of the special people who have helped us to become a success at NCC,” said the chorus’…

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Collision: Play Review

With possible future armed security guards coming to campus, Northampton Community College’s Theatre Department used its latest production to comment on the topic of gun control. “Collision,” written by Lyle Kessler and directed by Bill Mutimer, is a 90-minute play set on a college campus “somewhere in the heart of America.” The set was comprised…

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A Look at the Laurel and the Long Run

By day, he’s your “Star Wars” loving English professor, but by night, he is “The Spider in the Laurel” author, Michael Pogach. The dystopian thriller follows a bookish, action hero named professor Rafael “Rafe” Ward. In the future, religion has been outlawed and people are required to have military training. Ward gets caught up with…

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Culture shock! NCC’s fine art magazine surges on campus

  The latest issue of NCC’s premier literary magazine, that provides an open platform for the student body to express itself through art and poetry, hit the stands across campus. “The Laconic would not be possible without the support of everyone here, of all the artists here, of all the writers here and of all…

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Partnership aims to bring young talent to the big stage

A new Lehigh Valley organization aims to brighten the holidays with the help of NCC. Since 2014, the Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus has been training children from grades three to nine in the art of ensemble singing. The chorus is designed help start children on the path to developing their talent through serious training by…

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