Very cool interactive music video!
Well folks, it is that time of the year. The time when our beautiful campus is embodied by thousands of hectic little flyers cracking down on the books and projects before the the freedom of the summer break is attained. The time when everybody thinks they are going to fail their classes and slowly fade into a academic nothingness. Yes, it is crunch time. The parties wind down and the studies become top priority. The 2012-2013 UD season has been nothing short of extraordinary (as always), but all good things must come to and end. That being said, I want to invite you all to one last party. Not one filled with Natty cans and Vinny’s, but one full of laughs and music..ok maybe Vinny’s too.
This party will come alive through film. More importantly, this little soiree will also mark the end of ArtStreet’s Friday Night Film series for the year. And personally, I think that this particular film is the perfect way to send it off. Excited yet? Good. Because I have one word for you.. Davechappellesblockparty. Alright it’s four words clumped together but I just thought the dramatic effect of “one word” sounded cooler so deal with it.
The 2005 documentary written and hosted by Dave Chapelle follows the comedian as he builds up the hype of this enormous block party that will take place in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn, New York. During this Time, Chappelle was at the height of his career as the most paid comedian on television. Chappelle’s Show ran from 2003 to 2006 and catapulted the comedian into fame and fortune. Not only did the sketch comedy series feature hilarious and sometimes controversial skits, but it also served as a platform for some of the best urban musical acts of our generation.
Now, if you know anything about Dave Chappelle, you know that between the early production of this film and its release, he refused a FIFTY MILLION DOLLAR DEAL to continue his show. In a way, this was his last hoorah before he took his current hiatus in Dayton (He now lives somewhere in Yellow Springs). The film includes musical acts Kanye West, Common, The Roots, Big Daddy Kane, John Legend, The Central State University Marching Band, and The Fugees. One of the most important things here is that this event was Lauryn Hill’s first time on a stage since her edition of MTV Unplugged. The concert was legendary and there really hasn’t been anything like it since.
The reason why ArtStreet it showing this is because it correlates wonderfully with the incredible 1World Celebration on Friday, April 19th. If you don’t know about that by now, then I’m surprised. Chappelle brought a very eclectic and talented group of people together to celebrate life, diversity, and each other. Essentially, we’re doing the same thing! The film will be shown outside on a projector at the ArtStreet Amphitheater at 7:00pm. Bring a blanket, tent, teddy bear, homework, whatever! Just come and hang out and take a couple of hours to laugh and listen. Maybe Chappelle will even venture on over from Yellow Springs and kick it with us. Peep the trailer for the film below ya’ll, and I’ll see you there!
Many students roll out of bed and wander to class in a sleepy daze. However, this is not the case if you are one of the over 50 junior and senior students who live in the ArtStreet complex. This is a living learning community for upper-class students from a variety of majors including, but not limited to: business, education, biology, music, communication, nutrition and many other areas of study. These students actively participated in a one-credit ArtStreet Experience course with the theme of the Spring 2013 semester being the Global Challenge; this was an active learning experience for all those involved.
The Global Challenge is a major undertaking in which the students were asked to look at themselves and the world, as well as the culture of the community around them to confront their current perceptions of international, intercultural, and intercommunity. This of course, in the spirit of ArtStreet, was looked at through a variety of artistic lenses including creative writing, culinary arts, dance, fashion, graphic design, film, drawing, and sculpture.
Peers taught their classmates in presentations that engaged them in cooking together, exploring the unique culture of Dayton and its surrounding areas, viewing films and depicting the representations of various cultures and many other cultural themes. The key with these unique student-driven classes is that they are not just hearing the words international, intercultural, and intercommunity but the members of the community actually get to experience these worlds alongside their peers at ArtStreet.
Therefore, the culminating event of this semester is a representation of the ideals that were experienced this semester. The Global Challenge will be shared with you the students of the University of Dayton at the 1World Celebration happening at ArtStreet on Friday, April 19th from 7-11pm in the ArtStreet Complex Grounds and Amphitheatre. For all the information about the 1World Celebration visit www.udayton.edu/artstreet/globalchallenge or look out for flyers, business cards, and bed sheets all over campus.-Ann ArtStreet graduate assistant
All Photos and Captions By: David D. Lumsden
Nina and Stephen peruse the donuts from Bill’s, a Dayton staple, during a presentation on local Dayton culture
Dan, Sam, Colleen and Rachel (left to right) discuss their favorite Dayton restaurants and attractions
Nina (left) and Colleen cook oven-fried chicken nuggets at a presentation which focused on food, family and culture
Stephen serves traditional Middle Eastern cooking at his house project, focusing on authentic cuisine of other cultures
Colleen (right) places a tag on a map of Dayton for one of her favorite city attractions
We’re back again for another week at UD and as the school year winds down, sadly, so do our Friday Night Films :( However, we got 2 weeks left and personally, I am looking forward to the final upcoming films because of the moods and emotions they invoke. For me, both films seem to fit the feeling of the recent weather and the freedom of the summer time. This week, we’re screening 2010’s The Names Of Love.
The French break-out flick follows the story of a young French left-wing activist, Baya, who uses sex in order to convert her conservative rivals and sway them to her cause. However, she comes across a man which she has a difficult time with and realizes that there is something more to him. Moreover, he realizes that there is nobody else who is like her. The two completely incompatible beings struggle through love together.
Through sexiness, comedy, and the perfect amount of sunk to keep you interest, The Names of Love highlights the whole theory of “opposites attract,” as well as the problems and benefits that follow. Check out the Trailer below and dont forget to stop into Studio B at 8:00 on Friday, April 12th to see The Names of Love!
This may be the simplest Lo Mein recipe I’ve ever found. It’s cheap, fast, and simple to make—perfect for college students on the go. If you want to learn how to make more food of the Asian persuasion, sign up for this week’s Wednesday Workshop! We’ll be cooking up some yummy chicken stir fry in Studio E with Chef Joe Fish. As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Fish has more than 25 years of experience. If you’re interested, click here to register. We hope to see you there!