Trevor Noah’s Family Weekend performance balanced the serious and the silly

Trevor Noah heard screams of excitement and joy as he walked out onto the stage at his nearly sold-out performance in Millett Hall on Saturday evening. As part of Miami University’s annual Family Weekend, students and parents alike waited anxiously to see the young comedian, who has become a household name since his immigration to the United States in 2011. Noah is a South African television host and comedian, most popular as the successor of Jon Stewart as host of “The Daily Show.” After starting on a South African soap opera at the age of 18, Noah has gone...

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Miami orchestra plays ‘The Symphony of the Dance’

Miami University’s Symphony Orchestra performed the first concert of its 101st season on Friday, October 6.  The concert, titled “The Symphony of the Dance,” featured a diverse program of music, with all the pieces centered around the theme of fighting for freedom.  This year’s theme comes from the concert’s dedication to Daniel Pearl’s World Music Days. Daniel​ ​Pearl​ ​was​ ​an​ ​American​ ​journalist​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Wall​ ​Street​ ​Journal​ ​who​ ​was murdered​ ​by​ ​terrorists​ ​while​ ​on​ ​assignment​ ​in​ ​Pakistan​ ​in​ ​2002.​ ​In response to the tragedy, his family and friends created World​ ​Music​ ​Days, an annual​ ​series​ ​of​ ​orchestral​ ​concerts​, as...

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