Category: Arts

Notes from the underground

In honor of this week’s performance by the Berkshire Symphony of her “Symphony No. 1,” I have decided to review a CD with works on it by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.

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Wilde’s ’’Importance of Being Earnest’’ set to hit Currier

“There’s a lot of talk about what makes this play great: its romantic elements, the genius of Wilde’s language; at heart it is simply the story of a young bachelor and his man-servant,” says Craig DiFolco ‘99 of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, a Cap & Bells production directed by Christina Ronai ‘00.

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Eddie Murphy plays to Currier crowd

Eddie Murphy,’99, played a respectably full Currier Ballroom on Thursday night “approximately one hour of original music,” as the flyers said.

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Notes from the underground

Last week, when I reviewed a CD of music of Luigi Dallapiccola, I noted that one of his great influences was the composer Alban Berg.

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Student Symphony impresses with diverse set

When Beethoven’s opera Fidelio was first performed in Vienna in 1805, the patrons were slightly nervous.

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‘Reggae Ambassadors’ Third World rock Lasell

The tropical drinks were being mixed at a frantic pace as the lively sounds of Bob Marley pulsed through a packed Lasell Gymnasium on Saturday night.

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George Plimpton discusses filmmaking, life

On Feb. 18 in Brooks-Rogers Auditorium George Plimpton, writer and editor-in-chief of the Paris Review, gave a talk about his various acting experiences.

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Spotlight on the Artist: Mitch Stripling

Could you talk about yourself as an artist?

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WCMA Family Day: a "multi-sculptural" event

Pieces of construction paper, aluminum foil, cardboard, and brightly colored cording littered the gallery floor.

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Sandler’s Wedding Singer: formulaic, frenzied fun

Okay, here’s a little game: imagine any romantic comedy you’ve ever seen. Now replace Tom Hanks or Billy Crystal with Adam Sandler.

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