A&E Archive

  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “The Chronicles of the Rose” is returning for its latest episode tongiht at 6 p.m. The show, part of “MCLA Presents! Inaugural Puppet Fest!,” tells the continued story of Rose Valland, a real life curator at the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris under Nazi reign...

    Final installment of ‘Rose’ to premiere tonight

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “The Chronicles of the Rose” is returning for its latest episode tongiht at 6 p.m. The show, part of “MCLA Presents! Inaugural Puppet Fest!,” tells the continued story of Rose Valland, a real life curator at the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris under Nazi reign…

  • By Nicole L’Etoile   The Student Activities Council (SAC) will hold a pageant for Mr. and Miss MCLA in the Quad at 3 p.m, Saturday.  This event has not happened since 2012, when only a Mr. MCLA was chosen for that year. “We have so many different clubs, sports teams,...

    SAC amps up school spirit with pageant

    By Nicole L’Etoile   The Student Activities Council (SAC) will hold a pageant for Mr. and Miss MCLA in the Quad at 3 p.m, Saturday.  This event has not happened since 2012, when only a Mr. MCLA was chosen for that year. “We have so many different clubs, sports teams,…

  • The College has announced that its Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) initiation, DownStreet Art, was awarded a $10,000 NEA Art Works grant by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The funding, for this year’s DownStreet Art effort, will be used to increase marketing efforts, revive the mural project, and...

    Downstreet Art receives $10,000 grant

    The College has announced that its Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) initiation, DownStreet Art, was awarded a $10,000 NEA Art Works grant by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The funding, for this year’s DownStreet Art effort, will be used to increase marketing efforts, revive the mural project, and…

  • By Rachel Fitterman   The senior art show “Elemental Connections,” which features the thesis work of graduating art majors, opened last week with a diverse and imaginative range of pieces. Stephanie VanBramer’s mixed media paintings aim to mix words and images to create “pieces of stories the viewer can lose...

    Seniors display imaginative pieces at G51

    By Rachel Fitterman   The senior art show “Elemental Connections,” which features the thesis work of graduating art majors, opened last week with a diverse and imaginative range of pieces. Stephanie VanBramer’s mixed media paintings aim to mix words and images to create “pieces of stories the viewer can lose…

  • By Jenna O’Connor   Opening tonight at 5:00 p.m., the seventh annual senior art show Elemental Connections at Gallery 51 holds promising pieces of art made by nine graduating seniors, who were awarded the 2014 Berkshire Art Association Fellowship. The show will be on display until May 25. The exhibition...

    Senior art show opens tonight

    By Jenna O’Connor   Opening tonight at 5:00 p.m., the seventh annual senior art show Elemental Connections at Gallery 51 holds promising pieces of art made by nine graduating seniors, who were awarded the 2014 Berkshire Art Association Fellowship. The show will be on display until May 25. The exhibition…

  • By Shannen Adamites   This Saturday, the Parlor café brings three highly distinctive Western Mass. Bands to perform a free show at 8:00 p.m. The show features the artful, Northampton-based, electropop duo, Home Body, as well as Northampton’s And the Kids, an indie band with a unique shimmering sound. Opening...

    Northampton indie bands to headline at The Parlor Cafe

    By Shannen Adamites   This Saturday, the Parlor café brings three highly distinctive Western Mass. Bands to perform a free show at 8:00 p.m. The show features the artful, Northampton-based, electropop duo, Home Body, as well as Northampton’s And the Kids, an indie band with a unique shimmering sound. Opening…

  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal   The poetry of Agha Shahid Ali will be read aloud today at 6 p.m. The reading will be held at Mass MOCA, in Izhar Patkin’s exhibit “The Wandering Veil.” This reading is intended not only to showcase the work of Shahid Ali, but also to explore...

    Renowned poet to be celebrated at MoCA

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal   The poetry of Agha Shahid Ali will be read aloud today at 6 p.m. The reading will be held at Mass MOCA, in Izhar Patkin’s exhibit “The Wandering Veil.” This reading is intended not only to showcase the work of Shahid Ali, but also to explore…

  • By Jenna O’Connor   Reel Big Fish took the stage Monday night for the Student Activities Council (SAC) Spring Concert, with a great turnout. Keeping the mood fun and carefree, the two opening bands, Llama Tsunami, and Threat Level Burgundy, set up the ska-punk theme of the night by playing...

    SAC features night of groovy ska and upbeat punk

    By Jenna O’Connor   Reel Big Fish took the stage Monday night for the Student Activities Council (SAC) Spring Concert, with a great turnout. Keeping the mood fun and carefree, the two opening bands, Llama Tsunami, and Threat Level Burgundy, set up the ska-punk theme of the night by playing…

  • By Rachel Fitterman   The advanced performing arts management (PAM) class will present “Rock the Block 2.0” downtown on Sunday, May 4. The event is a continuation of 2012’s successful “Rock the Block” street festival. Main Street will be blocked off from 2-8 p.m. for food vendors, campus club booths...

    Rock the Block returns in May

    By Rachel Fitterman   The advanced performing arts management (PAM) class will present “Rock the Block 2.0” downtown on Sunday, May 4. The event is a continuation of 2012’s successful “Rock the Block” street festival. Main Street will be blocked off from 2-8 p.m. for food vendors, campus club booths…

  • By Jenna O’Connor   Robin Frohardt’s The Pigeoning proved to be an unexpectedly well-performed and thought-provoking piece of performance art. With highly skilled pupeteering and an intriguing concept, MCLA Presents! featured a dark and dream like approach to the traditional puppet show at the North Adams Puppet Lab. “[The main...

    “The Pigeoning” creatively illustrates social uncertainty

    By Jenna O’Connor   Robin Frohardt’s The Pigeoning proved to be an unexpectedly well-performed and thought-provoking piece of performance art. With highly skilled pupeteering and an intriguing concept, MCLA Presents! featured a dark and dream like approach to the traditional puppet show at the North Adams Puppet Lab. “[The main…

  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Angels in America” is, without a doubt, my favorite stage drama of all time. It beats out Shakespeare, Pushkin, Chekov and any number of other straight dramatic plays. Its depth and complexity, its willingness to be brazenly avant-garde, its peculiarly Brechtian approach to drama captured my...

    Review: Angels in America

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Angels in America” is, without a doubt, my favorite stage drama of all time. It beats out Shakespeare, Pushkin, Chekov and any number of other straight dramatic plays. Its depth and complexity, its willingness to be brazenly avant-garde, its peculiarly Brechtian approach to drama captured my…

  • By Shannen Adamites   The Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) Department’s Theater program presents the first part of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Angels in America.” The show debuts in Venable Theatre on April 15, 16 and 17 at 8:00 p.m., and continues April 23, 24, 25 and 26 at...

    Theatre Lab to present “Angels in America”

    By Shannen Adamites   The Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) Department’s Theater program presents the first part of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Angels in America.” The show debuts in Venable Theatre on April 15, 16 and 17 at 8:00 p.m., and continues April 23, 24, 25 and 26 at…

  • 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…

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