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September 23, 2014 Issue

New arts education classes at Loyola give students a career edge on and off the stage

Loyola University New Orleans is offering a new take on arts education and at the same time answering the demand to train students with the latest marketable skills that can help make a career on and off the stage. The university is offering new multidimensional audio narratives and voice acting classes-spanning the disciplines of creative writing, acting and music industry studies-to teach students how to write for the ear, voice act and also produce high-quality audio performances.

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From Hollywood to Hollywood South: Loyola professor opening play in Los Angeles and New Orleans

"Broomstick," the latest play by Loyola University New Orleans professor and award-winning playwright John Biguenet telling the story of a confessing witch in a quirky way-written entirely in rhymed iambic pentameter-will open in Los Angeles and New Orleans just in time for the Halloween season this October.

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What can Brad Pitt teach academics? Professor deconstructs celebrity in new book

"Why bother?" "What's your problem?" "What are English professors doing these days?" "Well, he ruined Montana!" These are some of the odd reactions Loyola University New Orleans associate professor of English Chris Schaberg, Ph.D., received after telling people of his work on an academic book about adopted Crescent City resident Brad Pitt.

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Loyola human trafficking research effort hosts survivor for free, public talk Oct. 2

Loyola University New Orleans is hosting human trafficking survivor James Kofi Annan, founder of Ghana children's rights organization Challenging Heights and contributor to Loyola professor Laura Murphy's book, "Survivors of Slavery: Modern-Day Slave Narratives" for a free, public talk Thursday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. Annan, and survivors like him, helped inspire Murphy's research on human trafficking in the Crescent City. In fact, this year Murphy released the first-ever report on human trafficking in the New Orleans metro area to shed light on the problem, highlighting indicators that suggest sex trafficking and forced labor are significant concerns for the area.

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