We're moving!

We're moving our new stories to Denison.edu, the college's super-sweet mothership. Over time, we'll be moving some of our best past stories from TheDEN over there too. In the meantime, we've made available an archive of all stories here. This archive will be available for a few months before this site is permanently shut down. See you at Denison.edu! - June 2016

Blog Archives

Sing-a-long songs

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Tickets for Bobby McFerrin’s Vail performance were hard to come by last Thursday afternoon. Though he’s known in pop culture as the voice behind “Don’t Worry Be Happy” and the Cosby Show theme song, McFerrin’s stage performances are a sight

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Photo Credits: Tim Black

Breaking out the banjo

Bluegrass Festival

In Swasey Chapel on Friday evening (Feb. 14) there were a few cowboy hats and some serious foot-stomping. Some folks even took the to the aisles to dance. What had the place hopping? The kick-off concert for the 10th Annual Denison

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Written By: Rose Schrott '14
Photo Credits: Tim Black
Video Credits: Patrick Smith with Hung Tran '15

That high (not so) lonesome sound

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Once every two years, the best dulcimer players from around the world gather for an international event organized by the Cimbalom World Association. (“Cimbalom,” by the way, is the Hungarian word for “dulcimer.”) In October 2013, the world event came

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The road to Nashville (UPDATED)

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Today (Aug. 16) Caroline Spence ’11 will take the stage at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, Colo., as one of 10 finalists in the Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase. There’s no doubt she’ll perform the song that got her

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Photo Credits: Marge Curtis ’11

Perennial bluegrass

Perennial Bluegrass

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Great folks and great folk music

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It’s 9:45 on a cold, wintery Wednesday morning at Denison. And as it is every Wednesday, Slayter Hall, the campus student union, is swaying to the rhythm of bluegrass. The music is emanating from the lower level of the snack

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‘Go make a movie!’

Go Make a Movie!

The Class of 2015 took their first stroll together down Chapel Walk on Thursday evening under blue skies strewn with puffy white clouds. Marching onto the Reese~Shackelford Common, the 614 first-years were greeted by enthusiastic applause from brightly robed faculty,

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Local kids have their interests ‘PEAKed’

Local Kids Have Their Interests 'PEAKed'

This semester, students in Suzanne Baker’s “The Learner and the Teacher: Childhood” course created lesson plans, and over the last several weeks, they put the plans into action in schools across Newark. Visiting second grade classrooms in five of Newark’s

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Learning from a legend

Learning From A Legend

When Justin Hiltner ’14 went to a Saturday afternoon workshop with Béla Fleck in The Roost, he had a question to ask. Hiltner had been learning Bach’s “Suite for Unaccompanied Cello.” He wanted advice on hand positioning, and Fleck had

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Did the groundhog actually get it right? (UPDATED)

Did the Groundhog Actually Get It Right?

Yes, the snow and ice are still melting, and the grass on the academic quad isn’t exactly green yet, but there are signs of spring on Denison’s campus. We spotted what we believe to be the first outdoor class today,

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In search of song

Anne Grimes’ Greatest Hits

Perhaps you remember Anne Grimes just for her presence in Granville. Before she died at 91 in 2004, she had lived in the village for about 30 years, hosting scores of students in her home, and she was married to

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Written By: Olivia Combe

Denison in the Blogosphere (10/14/10)

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We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we’ll share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In today’s fix of Denisonia, it’s all about alums. We’ve got one  pondering the state of U.S.

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Bluegrassapalooza

Bluegrassapalooza

When Mark O’Connor and Dailey & Vincent came to campus this week, bluegrass buffs at Denison got an intimate look behind the scenes of professional music-making. Students were treated to two informal sessions with the world-class virtuosos before the musicians

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Venerable Vail

Vail Artists Mark O'Connor, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent

The Vail Series’ 31st season kicks off with a virtuoso jam. Mark O’Connor (with his quartet) and the Dailey & Vincent bluegrass band will hit the Swasey Chapel stage at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29. The New York Times called O’Connor

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Great Wall, Great Music

Great Wall, Great Music

Over the summer, more than 60 student musicians and several Music Department professors packed their bags, jumped on a plane, and walked into a whirlwind that carried them through three Chinese cities in ten days. Performing in Shanghai, Xi’an and

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