Category: Arts

Chinese Music Ensemble explores instrumental diversity

On May 3, the Chinese Music Ensemble gave a rare performance in Brooks Rogers Recital Hall. The ensemble was formed two years ago by Wang Guowei, a professional erhu player…

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Images Cinema offers offbeat assortment of student films

On May 7, Images Cinema hosted the Student Film Festival showcasing films made by various students from Williams and Bennington College. The films ran the gamut of genres, from light-hearted…

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‘August: Osage County’ unconvers the American matriarch

A single slap from the hand of Barbara Weston-Fordham (Caroline Fairweather ’19) unto her teen-age daughter Jean Fordham (Sophie Gaddes ’20) muted the entire audience of the theatre department’s production…

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Queer punk duo, PWR BTTM, challenges gender binary on album

With their sophomore album, Pageant, Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce of PWR BTTM explore the power and vulnerability of queerness through their signature brand of angsty garage punk. I say…

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Students independently present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

As one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream tells a comedic tale of love and magic. Through an intricately creative mixture of Ancient Greek mythology and British…

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Wadsworth explores intersection of literature, music

Last week, I sat down for an interview with Zachary Wadsworth, assistant professor of music, to talk about the intersection between literature and music in his own compositional work, as…

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Kendrick Lamar delves into his psyche on ‘DAMN.’

Kendrick Lamar isn’t an activist. He said so himself on “Ab-Soul’s Outro,” the closing track off his 2011 project Section.80: “I’m not the next pop star. I’m not the next…

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Williams Musicians Alliance takes Coffeehouse outdoors

Last Thursday, the Williams Musician’s Alliance (WMA) brought the intimate magic of a Coffeehouse outdoors, taking advantage of the spring weather to perform during dinnertime. A compact list of students…

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One Drop of Love: Fanshen Cox discusses mixed race in America

Last Thursday, the Students of Caribbean Ancestry (SOCA) coordinated a one-woman show produced and written by Jamaican-American Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni. This performance was part of “Heritage Week” celebrating SOCA heritage.…

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‘Into the Woods’ wows the Clark

“Anything can happen in the woods,” was the premise of Cap & Bells’ production of Stephen Sondheim ’50 and James Lapine’s beloved musical, Into the Woods, on last Friday and…

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