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    Nick Cannon presents a wild night at QC

    Queens College students and guests joined the cast of MTV’s comedy series Wild N’ Out at the Kupferberg Center Theater on March 13. Wild N’ Out first aired on MTV in 2005. The hip-hop themed comedy show features various celebrity guest stars including rappers and comedians, who participate in improve games and rap battles. Rapper and record producer Nick Cannon along with DJ D-Wrek, who has been a regular on the show since season one, hosted the sold out show. Various comedians performed stand up routines including Chico Bean, Karlous Miller, Matt Rife, Rip Micheals and DC Young Fly. This was one of the most successful events of the semester.…

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    Play highlights failed relationships and absence of God

    The Queens College Department of Drama, Theatre & Dance debuted their production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ “Our Lady of 121st Street” on Feb. 18 at The Performance Space, M11, in Rathaus Hall. Directed by theater professor Claudia Feldstein, the dark comedy, set on 121st Street in Manhattan, focused on the death of nun and community activist Sister Rose and how it affected the people who loved her. “Almost all of the characters made huge mistakes and struggle to move forward. They are all looking to connect with someone or to be at peace with themselves,” Feldstein said. The set was divided into three sections. The section on the left showed an…

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    QC promotes social change through theater remix

    “First Acts: A Doll’s House REMIX” offered audiences a different look at the original play. It used perspectives of minorities instead of the traditional Western view. The event took place at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum on Feb. 8 and 10. It is a project developed by the Kupferberg Center of the Arts to use historical plays and modernize them. “A Doll’s House”, written by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, was written in 1879. It deals with issues like marriage, oppression and tradition values. The plot focuses on a money scandal. But the remix of it shifted to a secret love for belly dancing. This is one example of how the project works.…

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    “The Cherry Orchid” teaches lessons on regrets and letting go

    The Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance and the Kupferberg Center for the Arts held a production of Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” directed by Lisa Rothe earlier this month. At Rathaus Hall M-11, the play first ran from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 and again from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8. “The Cherry Orchard” takes place in Russia during the early 1900s. Lyubov Ranevskaya returns from Paris poor and her family intends to sell their cherry orchard. She resists the idea, a metaphor for missed chances in her life. Compared to Chekov’s other serious works, “The Cherry Orchard” is a comedic play. The scenery of the play contains both a…

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    Cesar Millan visits Queens College’s Colden Auditorium

    The renowned ‘Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Millan enlightened QC with his knowledge of canines and how to create happier and healthier human and dog relationships at his show “Cesar Millan LIVE!” Held on April 19, 2015 at Colden Auditorium, the event was a full house that contained people of all ages gathered together to see the Dog Whisperer in action with actual dog demonstrations. A woman in the audience was wearing a t-shirt that said “Proud Animal Rescuer” and a man was wearing a t-shirt that said “I Heart Pit bulls.” On the stage there was a black couch and a table with a potted plant on it. There was a…