ESSAY: The Sound of Surprise

ESSAY: The Sound of Surprise

(Count Basie at his piano in 1955. Photo by James J. Kriegmann)  By Tom Robotham Whenever someone asks me what kind of music I like, my go-to answer is, all of it. I’d be hard-pressed to pick a single favorite genre. That said, when I reflect on the richness of my...
Dancing Power: Healing Hearts and Minds

Dancing Power: Healing Hearts and Minds

(Tianna Reed will present three pieces of choreography, all performed by ODU classmates, in the winter showcase. Photo by Lauren Sinclair.) By Kate Mattingly  Being an artist requires a ton of hard work, and few artists work harder than dancers. It’s the only art form...