A&E Archive

  • By Nick Arena   Circus Amok’s Jennifer Miller will bring her gender stereotype challenging performance art back to MCLA. Miller will perform at 7 p.m. in Sullivan Lounge on Monday. According to Anthroplogy Professor Sumi Colligan, Miller will perform a number of circus acts – possibly including a fire-eating act...

    Circus Amok’s Jennifer Miller to perform

    By Nick Arena   Circus Amok’s Jennifer Miller will bring her gender stereotype challenging performance art back to MCLA. Miller will perform at 7 p.m. in Sullivan Lounge on Monday. According to Anthroplogy Professor Sumi Colligan, Miller will perform a number of circus acts – possibly including a fire-eating act…

  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal   2013 was an incredible year in film. A number of truly great movies were released, some of which were nominated for the Oscars this year. While there were some snubs, including “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Stories We Tell,” “Leviathan,” “Stoker,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” it...

    ‘12 Years a Slave’ truly earns its Oscar

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal   2013 was an incredible year in film. A number of truly great movies were released, some of which were nominated for the Oscars this year. While there were some snubs, including “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Stories We Tell,” “Leviathan,” “Stoker,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” it…

  • By Rachel Fitterman   The Allegrettos, the College’s a capella singing group, recently competed at the quarterfinals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Capella (ICCA) in Hartford, Conn. Although the group did not move on to semifinals, director Brittney Gerber was not disappointed with the Grettos’ performance. “This year,...

    Allegrettos participate in international competition

    By Rachel Fitterman   The Allegrettos, the College’s a capella singing group, recently competed at the quarterfinals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Capella (ICCA) in Hartford, Conn. Although the group did not move on to semifinals, director Brittney Gerber was not disappointed with the Grettos’ performance. “This year,…

  • Review by Shannen Adamites   Very rarely do you get to experience a  barebones, one-person folk band stringing together a slew of classical pieces with whimsical theatrics, a no-frills, low-fi garage punk band with an edgy touch, and a hazy, atmospheric dream pop duo with shimmering vocals and guitars, all...

    The Parlor Café hosts strikingly eclectic concert

    Review by Shannen Adamites   Very rarely do you get to experience a  barebones, one-person folk band stringing together a slew of classical pieces with whimsical theatrics, a no-frills, low-fi garage punk band with an edgy touch, and a hazy, atmospheric dream pop duo with shimmering vocals and guitars, all…

  • Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, Mass., under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present a staged reading of “Dancing Lessons,” the new romantic comedy by playwright Mark St. Germain, on March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Church...

    Barrington Stage Company to host staged reading

    Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, Mass., under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present a staged reading of “Dancing Lessons,” the new romantic comedy by playwright Mark St. Germain, on March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Church…

  • By Jenna O’Connor   Harlequin, the College’s musical theater club, will present their annual full-scale production, Robert Lopez’s, Jeff Witty’s, and Jeff Marx’s Tony award winning musical, “Avenue Q,” the week after spring break. The show goes up Wednesday, March 19 and continues through Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m....

    Harlequin prepares to present “Avenue Q” after spring break

    By Jenna O’Connor   Harlequin, the College’s musical theater club, will present their annual full-scale production, Robert Lopez’s, Jeff Witty’s, and Jeff Marx’s Tony award winning musical, “Avenue Q,” the week after spring break. The show goes up Wednesday, March 19 and continues through Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m….

  • By Shannen Adamites   We are living in increasingly more progressive times. Every day, more people become aware of important social issues and become more conscious of individuals who may not necessarily fit in to mainstream society’s rigorous standards and expectations. While we have come a long way, we still...

    Representation matters

    By Shannen Adamites   We are living in increasingly more progressive times. Every day, more people become aware of important social issues and become more conscious of individuals who may not necessarily fit in to mainstream society’s rigorous standards and expectations. While we have come a long way, we still…

  • Review by Raanan Sarid-Segal   There is something rotten at the core of “Oscar and Felix,” the supposed update of the classic comedy “The Odd Couple.” And it can be boiled down to one fact: There is nothing modern about this version, only the basic trappings of modernity. In fact,...

    “Oscar and Felix” is well designed, but poorly written

    Review by Raanan Sarid-Segal   There is something rotten at the core of “Oscar and Felix,” the supposed update of the classic comedy “The Odd Couple.” And it can be boiled down to one fact: There is nothing modern about this version, only the basic trappings of modernity. In fact,…

  • By Rachel Fitterman   The Black Student Union (BSU) hosted its first showcase and fashion show on Friday, featuring both student work and performances by the Allegrettos and Nexxus. Students piled into the Church Street Center, some dancing to the music blasting from onstage as disc jockey Supreme Vybz remixed...

    Black Student Union hosts first showcase

    By Rachel Fitterman   The Black Student Union (BSU) hosted its first showcase and fashion show on Friday, featuring both student work and performances by the Allegrettos and Nexxus. Students piled into the Church Street Center, some dancing to the music blasting from onstage as disc jockey Supreme Vybz remixed…

  • By Shannen Adamites   The Parlor Café will showcase a night of psychedelic and alternative pop/rock music this Saturday at 8:00 p.m., featuring Brooklyn’s dreampop/shoegaze duo, Shana Falana. Hill Haints, a North Adams-based garage punk band, and one-person folk act, 17 Gentlemen Callers, a project initiated by junior Jondavid Shetler,...

    Dreampop duo returns to Berkshires

    By Shannen Adamites   The Parlor Café will showcase a night of psychedelic and alternative pop/rock music this Saturday at 8:00 p.m., featuring Brooklyn’s dreampop/shoegaze duo, Shana Falana. Hill Haints, a North Adams-based garage punk band, and one-person folk act, 17 Gentlemen Callers, a project initiated by junior Jondavid Shetler,…

  • Gallery 51 will present, “Inside the Outside: Reconsidering Our Views about Art.” The exhibition, on display from Feb. 27 to March 23, will feature a variety of outsider and self-taught art, as well as contributions from professionally trained artists and teachers. An opening reception for this exhibit, sponsored by the...

    Gallery 51 opens outsider art exhibit

    Gallery 51 will present, “Inside the Outside: Reconsidering Our Views about Art.” The exhibition, on display from Feb. 27 to March 23, will feature a variety of outsider and self-taught art, as well as contributions from professionally trained artists and teachers. An opening reception for this exhibit, sponsored by the…

  • By Jenna O’Connor   Within the three years he’s been here, Lance Ruggiero, a Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) major, peer advisor, orientation leader, and a member of numerous clubs on campus, has been a part of every main stage production, and has gotten his feet wet with the many...

    Junior aspires to work in performance and lighting design

    By Jenna O’Connor   Within the three years he’s been here, Lance Ruggiero, a Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) major, peer advisor, orientation leader, and a member of numerous clubs on campus, has been a part of every main stage production, and has gotten his feet wet with the many…

  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal   This year, two films, “Jodorowsky’s Dune” and “The Dance of Reality,” are being released, making it the first time grand master of the bizarre, Alejandro Jodorowsky, has been seriously involved in a movie since 1990. This is a time to be absurdly excited for those of...

    Surrealist Chilean director returns to cinema

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal   This year, two films, “Jodorowsky’s Dune” and “The Dance of Reality,” are being released, making it the first time grand master of the bizarre, Alejandro Jodorowsky, has been seriously involved in a movie since 1990. This is a time to be absurdly excited for those of…

  • By Shannen Adamites I remember back when I was applying to colleges and deciding on a potential major, I was torn between studying visual art or theater. I was frequently nagged that I should take on a more “worthwhile” profession, like business or corporate communications, because, like Sally Bowles said,...

    Making business beautiful

    By Shannen Adamites I remember back when I was applying to colleges and deciding on a potential major, I was torn between studying visual art or theater. I was frequently nagged that I should take on a more “worthwhile” profession, like business or corporate communications, because, like Sally Bowles said,…

  • By Amy Modesti   For two weeks, the students from Professor Melanie Mowinski’s Senior Art Project and Professor Lisa Donavan’s Designing Arts Based Education class had a wonderful opportunity to learn, experiment, and create under the guidance of visiting artist-in-residence Dr. Alke Groppel-Wegener. As part of the Designing Arts Based...

    Alke Groppel-Wegener Student Workshops Review

    By Amy Modesti   For two weeks, the students from Professor Melanie Mowinski’s Senior Art Project and Professor Lisa Donavan’s Designing Arts Based Education class had a wonderful opportunity to learn, experiment, and create under the guidance of visiting artist-in-residence Dr. Alke Groppel-Wegener. As part of the Designing Arts Based…

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