A&E Archive

  • By Jenna O’Connor   With the combination of senior Amanda Olsen’s gentle voice and evidently sparkling eyes under the spotlight mixed with Avery Finnivan’s harp and JonDavid Shetler’s ukulele, Pericles, Prince of Tyre immediately hypnotized the audience as the house lights went down and Olsen’s narrative began. Pericles, played by...

    “Pericles” proves Yorick’s actors’ versatility

    By Jenna O’Connor   With the combination of senior Amanda Olsen’s gentle voice and evidently sparkling eyes under the spotlight mixed with Avery Finnivan’s harp and JonDavid Shetler’s ukulele, Pericles, Prince of Tyre immediately hypnotized the audience as the house lights went down and Olsen’s narrative began. Pericles, played by…

  • By Rachel Fitterman   Senior James Dunn is wrapping up his final semester with the role of Prior Walter in the MCLA Theatre Lab production of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches,” an award-winning play that follows the intertwining story of two couples, one gay and one...

    Senior theater major undertakes challenging lead role

    By Rachel Fitterman   Senior James Dunn is wrapping up his final semester with the role of Prior Walter in the MCLA Theatre Lab production of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches,” an award-winning play that follows the intertwining story of two couples, one gay and one…

  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal The Allegrettos provided a decent evening out, a short and lively event where the audience can have their expectations of competently performed music fulfilled for them. The problem with discussing the performance further is that there is not a great deal to say about the matter. The...

    Allegrettos pour energy into revisiting modern pop songs

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal The Allegrettos provided a decent evening out, a short and lively event where the audience can have their expectations of competently performed music fulfilled for them. The problem with discussing the performance further is that there is not a great deal to say about the matter. The…

  • By Ran Sarid-Segal   Allegrettos Presents was a decent evening out, a short and lively event where the audience can have their expectations of competently performed music fulfilled for them. The problem with discussing the performance further is that there is not a great deal to say about the matter. The...

    Allegrettos Concert

    By Ran Sarid-Segal   Allegrettos Presents was a decent evening out, a short and lively event where the audience can have their expectations of competently performed music fulfilled for them. The problem with discussing the performance further is that there is not a great deal to say about the matter. The…

  • By Jenna O’Connor   On Saturday night, the Student Activities Council (SAC) hosted a release party to announce the anticipated name of the band to perform on April 21: Reel Big Fish. “Reel Big Fish was one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream...

    SAC announces “Reel Big Fish” for spring concert

    By Jenna O’Connor   On Saturday night, the Student Activities Council (SAC) hosted a release party to announce the anticipated name of the band to perform on April 21: Reel Big Fish. “Reel Big Fish was one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream…

  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” opens tonight at Mill City Productions in Heritage State Park, next to the Freight Yard Pub. “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” is one of William Shakespeare’s least discussed plays, and much of the conversation about the play itself centers on the question of whether...

    Yorick’s “Pericles” sails off to Mill City Productions this weekend

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” opens tonight at Mill City Productions in Heritage State Park, next to the Freight Yard Pub. “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” is one of William Shakespeare’s least discussed plays, and much of the conversation about the play itself centers on the question of whether…

  • Review by Rachel Fitterman Dance Company brought wisdom and action to its annual spring performance at Mass MoCA on March 28 and 29. The show featured story-based dances, like Lily Urquhart’s “All the Angels and Saints,” a piece that depicted a royal family attacked by a rebel army. Dancers fought...

    Dance Co. exhibits sophisticated variety

    Review by Rachel Fitterman Dance Company brought wisdom and action to its annual spring performance at Mass MoCA on March 28 and 29. The show featured story-based dances, like Lily Urquhart’s “All the Angels and Saints,” a piece that depicted a royal family attacked by a rebel army. Dancers fought…

  • By Shannen Adamites   It can be argued that any form of art, from composition, to creative writing to performance, is not completley finished, even after the work has been published, debuted, or exhibited. There is always room for improvement, even when the artist or mentor deems it worthy of...

    In the defense of art criticism…

    By Shannen Adamites   It can be argued that any form of art, from composition, to creative writing to performance, is not completley finished, even after the work has been published, debuted, or exhibited. There is always room for improvement, even when the artist or mentor deems it worthy of…

  • By Rachel Fitterman   Performance artist Jennifer Miller stunned and surprised her audience with circus tricks and a healthy dose of humor during her visiting solo act March 24  in Sullivan Lounge. Miller, who hails from New York City, is the founder of Circus Amok, a queer-oriented, no-animal, one-ring circus...

    Circus performer addresses social issues

    By Rachel Fitterman   Performance artist Jennifer Miller stunned and surprised her audience with circus tricks and a healthy dose of humor during her visiting solo act March 24  in Sullivan Lounge. Miller, who hails from New York City, is the founder of Circus Amok, a queer-oriented, no-animal, one-ring circus…

  • Norwegian composer Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred of Oslo, Norway, will perform a concert of new music in the Church Street Center auditorium on today at 12:30 p.m. The concert – in which Skjelbred will premiere his newest work, “ConVergEnce” for cello and banjo, as well as works by Magnar Am and...

    Norweigan composer to perform at the College

    Norwegian composer Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred of Oslo, Norway, will perform a concert of new music in the Church Street Center auditorium on today at 12:30 p.m. The concert – in which Skjelbred will premiere his newest work, “ConVergEnce” for cello and banjo, as well as works by Magnar Am and…

  • By Shannen Adamites   Senior Dance Company Co-President Alexa Hebard is graduating this spring, and finishing off her last dance of her college career to be shown at the annual performance at Mass MoCA. “It hasn’t really hit me yet that this is my last show, but I’m sure I’ll...

    Graduating senior prepares for last Dance Company show at MoCA

    By Shannen Adamites   Senior Dance Company Co-President Alexa Hebard is graduating this spring, and finishing off her last dance of her college career to be shown at the annual performance at Mass MoCA. “It hasn’t really hit me yet that this is my last show, but I’m sure I’ll…

  • MCLA Presents! will offer a night of thought-provoking, experimental puppetry based on the oral histories of homeless and hungry. The College’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) presents “Who’s Hungry,” Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, at 3:00 p.m. in the North Adams Puppet Lab at 107 Main...

    MCLA Presents! to feature thoughtful puppetry

    MCLA Presents! will offer a night of thought-provoking, experimental puppetry based on the oral histories of homeless and hungry. The College’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) presents “Who’s Hungry,” Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, at 3:00 p.m. in the North Adams Puppet Lab at 107 Main…

  • By Jenna O’Connor   With smooth, harmonious vocals and memorable guitar riffs mixed with the palpable sounds of the cello, alternative rock group, BETTY, performed at Mass MoCA Saturday night in the cozy and intimate Club B-10. Known for their strong vocal harmonies and their tough attitudes, BETTY consists of...

    BETTY performs intimate show at MoCA’s Club-B10

    By Jenna O’Connor   With smooth, harmonious vocals and memorable guitar riffs mixed with the palpable sounds of the cello, alternative rock group, BETTY, performed at Mass MoCA Saturday night in the cozy and intimate Club B-10. Known for their strong vocal harmonies and their tough attitudes, BETTY consists of…

  • By Rachel Fitterman   Three poets gathered in Gallery 51 last Saturday to discuss literary identity in “Woman Talk: The Voices We Write,” as part of the month-long Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. The event, hosted by Tupelo Press, featured Annie Boutelle, Ellen Doré Watson and Amy Dryansky, all published...

    Women writers share their processes at G51.

    By Rachel Fitterman   Three poets gathered in Gallery 51 last Saturday to discuss literary identity in “Woman Talk: The Voices We Write,” as part of the month-long Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. The event, hosted by Tupelo Press, featured Annie Boutelle, Ellen Doré Watson and Amy Dryansky, all published…

  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Avenue Q” is one of the more popular plays to hit Broadway and the theater community in a long time, and it is easy to see why. The play easily combines feel-good charm with the veneer of ironic detachment and “edgy” humor to create a play that...

    “Avenue Q” carried by easy chemistry and quick dialogue

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Avenue Q” is one of the more popular plays to hit Broadway and the theater community in a long time, and it is easy to see why. The play easily combines feel-good charm with the veneer of ironic detachment and “edgy” humor to create a play that…

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