A&E Archive

  • 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…

  • By Shannen Adamites   The Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) department’s annual spring Main Stage production presents Neil Simon’s “Oscar and Felix,” an updated take on the classic comedy, “The Odd Couple,” directed by Douglas Jenkins. The show runs from Feb. 26 – March 1 at 8:00 p.m., with a...

    Main Stage to present updated classic

    By Shannen Adamites   The Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) department’s annual spring Main Stage production presents Neil Simon’s “Oscar and Felix,” an updated take on the classic comedy, “The Odd Couple,” directed by Douglas Jenkins. The show runs from Feb. 26 – March 1 at 8:00 p.m., with a…

  • By Rachel Fitterman   Common Folk, a new artist collective founded by alumna Jessica Sweeney, is looking to give both students and the North Adams community a creative way to express themselves. The group was founded in September 2013 and holds monthly workshops and weekly meetings. “It’s a collective of...

    Common Folk: Defeating the stigma on art appreciation

    By Rachel Fitterman   Common Folk, a new artist collective founded by alumna Jessica Sweeney, is looking to give both students and the North Adams community a creative way to express themselves. The group was founded in September 2013 and holds monthly workshops and weekly meetings. “It’s a collective of…

  • Review by Jenna O’Connor   With smooth drumbeats, offbeat rhythms, varying tempo, and melodic bass lines, two-time Grammy award winning Rastafarian artist, Winston Rodney, also known as Burning Spear, performed at the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA Saturday night. “Having an icon such as Burning Spear come to our community...

    Burning Spear warms up a winter night at MOCA

    Review by Jenna O’Connor   With smooth drumbeats, offbeat rhythms, varying tempo, and melodic bass lines, two-time Grammy award winning Rastafarian artist, Winston Rodney, also known as Burning Spear, performed at the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA Saturday night. “Having an icon such as Burning Spear come to our community…

  • 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,” a new romantic comedy by playwright Mark St. Germain, on March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Church...

    Barrington Stage Company to hold staged reading of new play

    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,” a new romantic comedy by playwright Mark St. Germain, on March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Church…

  • Review by Raanan Sarid-Segal   It is easy to go into “The LEGO Movie” suspicious of its intent. After all, it is a two-hour toy commercial specifically aimed at children. Its very existence leads to questions of how corporate our media has become and how dangerous this could be. But...

    “LEGO Movie” is surprisingly amazing

    Review by Raanan Sarid-Segal   It is easy to go into “The LEGO Movie” suspicious of its intent. After all, it is a two-hour toy commercial specifically aimed at children. Its very existence leads to questions of how corporate our media has become and how dangerous this could be. But…

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