At the Artists Town Hall in August 2018, more than 100 local artists gathered at MASS MoCA to share resources and network. Photo courtesy of Assets for Artists.
Gina Coleman ’90 strums her cigar box guitar at the International Blues Challenge final. (PHOTO COURTESY OF ROGER STEPHENSON)
“The last time I was here was for my grandmother’s funeral service,” remarks Gina Coleman ’90, looking up dazedly into the rafters.
Formed in 2009, 600 Highwaymen is the stage name of theatre artists Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone. Their participatory theatre experience, The Fever, will be performed at the ’62 Center this Friday and Saturday.
Members of the Sawyer Thoughts team include (from left) Grace Dailey ’22, Annie Miklas ’22, Sydney Pope ’22, Hannah Jackson ’22 and Sam Schraver ’22. Leslie Garcia/Staff Photographer.
“It’s strange getting used to your own voice,” Ocean Vuong mused, stepping onto the podium and bringing the microphone in closer to his melancholy smile. “You are born with it, after all.”
Vuong’s voice, more akin to a kitten’s mewl than human speech, filled the Sawyer Reading Room on Friday evening as part of the Creative Writing Reading Series, co-hosted by the Vietnamese Student Organization and the English department.
If you had told me that Bradley Cooper, whose last major onscreen role was Iraq veteran Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood’s aggressively patriotic biopic American Sniper, would direct film’s newest camp classic only four years later, I would have called you crazy. However, Cooper’s A Star is Born, which came to Images Cinema last Friday, is just that – campy, unrealistic and (because of the former) thoroughly enjoyable if you don’t take it seriously.
Roomful of Teeth, the contemporary vocal ensemble founded by lecturer in music Brad Wells, performed in Chapin Hall last Friday before an enraptured crowd. I got the chance to sit down with Wells and ask him some questions about Teeth before the concert.
I haven’t taken my headphones off in days. By some divine coincidence, two of my favorite female rappers released their sophomore albums within four days of each other; Chicago based rapper Noname’s much-awaited album Room 25 dropped on Sept.