Annabelle Woodward is a senior staff writer for the Arts and Culture section of The Brown Daily Herald and a former Managing Editor for Post- Magazine, the Herald's weekly literary insert. She is concentrating in English and Nonfiction Writing and hails from Richmond, Virginia — "the Portland of the South."

Articles by Annabelle Woodward (25)

AS220 gathered improvisers last weekend at the Providence Improv Festival, which began in 2004. The festival has grown to feature both local and internationally-based comedy groups.

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Improv festival delivers laughs

September 17, 2018 0 comments

This past weekend, improvisers from Montreal, Providence and other cities came together at AS220 for three laugh-packed days of performances, workshops and celebratory festivities at the Providence Improv Festival.

o La Tengo, an experimental rock band founded in 1984 by married couple Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, has maintained a devoted cult following over the years. Fans packed into Columbus Theatre to see the band — completed by bassist James McNew — perform.

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Indie rock band Yo La Tengo graces Columbus Theatre

September 13, 2018 0 comments

Tuesday night, fans filled Columbus Theater to see 90s indie rock band Yo La Tengo — the creation of New Jersey husband-and-wife duo Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley — perform simple, sleepily ambivalent love songs and encourage audience members to exercise their civic duties.

The exterior of the Providence Public Library, photographed here in 2015, will be renovated to feature larger windows and glass walls. The temporary library will be accessible through the Washington Street entrance.

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Providence Public Library undertakes renovations

September 5, 2018 0 comments

Beginning next week, the Providence Public Library will launch a $25 million renovation intended to transform its 84,000 square foot Empire Street building into a modern, capacious facility capable of housing the library’s vast number of unique collections and education programs.

DRAM, pictured above, is a Virginia-based rapper and producer who will perform on campus Friday. DRAM is best known for his single “Broccoli.”

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Spring Weekend promises rich array of artists

April 23, 2018 0 comments

Students have waited eagerly for 2018’s installment of Spring Weekend since the Brown Concert Agency held its annual Spring Weekend lineup release party at Stout Irish Sports Pub March 20. This year’s Spring Weekend will take place April 27 and 28 and feature a rich array of artists.

Marlon James reads from “Brief History of Seven Killings.” His novel was awarded the 2015 Man Booker Prize and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.

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Robert Coover honored at Literary Arts festival

April 18, 2018 0 comments

Last Tuesday, the literary arts department kicked off International Fiction Now, a three-day festival of readings and performances honoring the novelist and former Professor Emeritus of Literary Arts Robert Coover, who taught at Brown for 33 years and is widely renowned as a trailblazer in experimental metafiction.

Ugly Duckling Presse, which publishes non-commercial literature, celebrated its anniversary with a series of events Saturday.

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Ugly Duckling Presse harbors unconventional texts

April 10, 2018 0 comments

This Saturday, the literary arts department celebrated the 25th anniversary of Ugly Duckling Presse, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit editorial collective that prides itself on publishing experimental, non-commercial literature, according to head editor and founder Matvei Yankelevich. The all-day programming included a book display in the John Hay Library, a roundtable of […]

Indie-rock artist Sophie Allison, also known as “Soccer Mommy,”  released her first proper album  “Clean” March 2. Though the album exudes indie energy, Allison names artists Taylor Swift and Avril Lavigne among her greatest influences.

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‘Soccer Mommy’ charts sentimentality without cliche

April 2, 2018 0 comments

Skeptics who have yet to listen to the music of indie-rock princess “Soccer Mommy,” the alias of 20-year-old New York University dropout Sophie Allison, might scoff when told the tracks of the facetiously named artist are landing on the “chill” playlists of culturally astute stoner teens everywhere.

Solo-artist Charlie Steinman ‘20 and cello-violin duo Kate Reed ‘21 and Allison Reed ‘21 were the winners of this year’s Battle of the Bands and will play in April’s Folk Festival.

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Battle of the Bands winners to play alongside professional acts

March 15, 2018 0 comments

The Brown Folk Festival’s coordinating committee held its fifth annual Battle of the Bands Friday to decide which student folk artists will have the honor of performing alongside professional acts in the Brown Folk Festival in April.

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Art history scholar discusses photography’s beginnings

March 6, 2018 0 comments

“Photography was not born a mass medium. It had to be converted into one through creative work on its technologies, as well as its formats, production, distribution processes, marketing and more.”

Hosted in the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanites and Cultural Heritage, the lab is the first of its kind. The objective is to give graduate students the opportunity to develop hands-on curatorial experience.

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Public Humanities Lab to feature student-curated exhibits

February 28, 2018 0 comments

The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage will host its first annual Public Humanities Lab from Feb. 20 to March 20.