Category: Arts

Notes from the underground

Two weeks ago, in my column reviewing a CD of works by Witold Lutoslawski, I gave out my e-mail address in the vain hope that someone might actually have a question or comment.

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Student Symphony sends off seniors in style

For the first time this year, the Williams Student Symphony opted for a program that focused on one time period rather than a period spanning several centuries.

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Spotlight on the Artists

Adam Sterns Tell me about your jazz ensemble.

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Album Reviews: Sonic Youth

I’m not actually experienced in the department, but I imagine it must be pretty tough being Sonic Youth; as much pressure as reverence accompanies the band’s role as rock music’s reigning four-headed Methuselah.

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Album Reviews: Big Punisher

Many avid comic readers are familiar with the character known as the Punisher, who is equipped with a weapons arsenal that would dwarf that of many small countries.

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A Tale Of Mystery a visually stunning guilty pleasure

When even the program notes to A Tale of Mystery, the latest Williamstheatre production, declare that for most modern audiences, the word melodramatic has become synonymous with the word “bad,” it is difficult to walk into the show, which is subtitled A Melodrama and keep a straight face.

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The Elizabethans up close

The Elizabethans are a happening a cappella group that offers a distinct alternative to the other a cappella groups on campus.

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Notes from the underground

Last week, I reviewed a CD of the works of my favorite composer, Witold Lutoslawski. I asked you to have faith in me, saying that although the music seemed difficult to listen to, if you listened in the right way it would make sense.

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Talented and ecletic bands, concert atmosphere lend an exciting new look to a traditional Spring Fling

This weekend the Berkshire Quad rocked to the sounds of several campus and off-campus bands as WCFM, SAC and the House Presidents, in a unique alliance, presented Williams’ traditional spring Musicfest.

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La Turista a difficult experience

Sam Shepard is not an “easy” playwright, and La Turista is certainly not his most accessible play.

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