Being a student in the department of theater arts isn’t all about costumes and roleplay. Theater students face the same dilemmas other undergraduates face such as high unemployment rates, low salaries and a lack of job security.
Music and Performing Arts
In Kenya, less than half the female population obtains anything beyond primary education. One group on campus is working to change this fact through a language that can be heard around the world.
In Baylor Theatre’s newest sold-out play, “The Arabian Nights,” Flower Mound junior Chynna Walker acts as the storytelling Scheherezade, Walker’s first leading role at Baylor. Each day, King Shahryar marries a new girl, and each night, King Shahryar kills his new wife.
Caratinga, Brazil, senior Humberto Araujo talks excitedly about his passion for music. Long black hair falls around his face, and his brown eyes are reached by his smile as he remembers his childhood in Brazil.
AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson has told a British newspaper that rumors of the band’s impending breakup are only that.
Artists have their own stories of struggles and overcoming obstacles to achieve greatness. For one Baylor student, it wasn’t just hours of practice. His hardships came in a different form: no car, no ID and no home.
The bright colors that come with spring will bring out ColorBox, band that includes three Baylor faculty and staff members, at Farm Day.
After a six-year hiatus, three Baylor faculty and staff have reunited to begin making music again.
“A few years older but less mature,” band member Brett Christenson, lecturer in the marketing department, said.
After a leap, jump and plié, the Baylor Dance Company has danced its way to high awards at the American Collegiate Championship competition.
Many Texans, particularly in younger generations, view Austin as the music capital of Texas with its eclectic music scene and the nationally recognized South by Southwest festival. However, one Baylor alumnus shows in his documentary that Dallas, not Austin, used to be the hub for music in the southwest.
Alumnus Kirby Warnock attended Baylor during the early 1970s, a time when Dallas pulled major rock artists from across the country. His documentary “When Dallas Rocked,” which will show at 7 p.m. today in 101 Marrs McLean Science Building, is free and open to the public.