Month: May 2006

Orchestra ends season with powerful finale

The overarching melody of the cello in the Berkshire Symphony’s opening of Franz Von Suppé’s “Poet and Peasant Overture” set the tone for a promising evening for the orchestra’s last…

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The Books take MoCA twice

I wouldn’t be doing The Books justice if I didn’t get one thing straight to begin with: I didn’t see the whole show. I only saw half of it. I…

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Profs suggest favorites for summer reading

Didn’t land that summer internship on Wall Street? Have some free time this summer? The Record recently asked several professors to recommend books for summer reading: Daniel Aalberts, associate professor…

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Gospel Choir looks ahead

In the glorious sunshine of Sunday afternoon, eager listeners packed the bleachers on Sawyer lawn for the Williams Gospel Choir’s 20th anniversary concert. The melodies carried across campus as the…

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WCFM double bill to haunt campus

This Friday night, prepare to be taken to the spectral plane. WCFM’s spring concert will be held in Goodrich and features The Apparitions and Ghostland Observatory. The ghostly connection between…

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Pollock subject of symposium

In the fall of 1952, art critic Clement Greenberg’s “Retrospective Show of the Paintings of Jackson Pollock” opened at Bennington College and then, with the help of former WCMA director…

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‘Assassins’ entices viewers with humor

It’s a ballsy show that welcomes its audience with a gaudy little carnival shooting-booth, in which the heads of presidents float by on sticks like targets, and that sends it…

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A slow burn of conscience: confronting Darfur inside the purple bubble

We’ve heard of Darfur. It’s been in the papers. It’s in Africa . . .Sudan. There’s some fighting, and a bunch of people are dead. A few months ago, I…

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Memoirs of a Muslim

My mother feared I would lose my faith here. She had every reason to fear, and, like all knowing mothers, she saw the truth four years ago. However, she was…

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The decline of student-driven culture at Williams

This week’s retirement of beloved campus activities assistant Barb Agostini is symbolic of an important transformation. In the past two years, Williams student life has evolved from an entirely student-driven…

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