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Lisa Biggs, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, read an excerpt of her latest work, a book on the impact of art for incarcerated women. Audience members listened to Biggs' talk and conversed with her after the lecture.

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Professor shares work on black feminist theater for incarcerated women

March 21, 2019 0 comments

While it is unusual for drama clubs and the crisis of mass incarceration to share ground in a line of inquiry, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Lisa Biggs spoke about the nexus of the two during a presentation Tuesday.

The Saturday concert featured music ranging from a 16th-century choral piece to a poetic song cycle composed by a Pembroke College alum.

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Chorus, Chamber Choir sings across centuries of music

March 19, 2019 0 comments

The elaborate domed ceiling of Central Congregational Church lent the University Chorus and Chamber Choir an air of both visual and acoustic grandiosity during their performance Saturday evening.

Panelists discussed the construction of a telescope on Mauna a Wakea, which holds sacred value to Native Hawaiians. The planned construction, which multiple countries have supported, has sparked controversy.

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Panel discusses autonomy of Native Hawaiians on sacred land

March 11, 2019 6 comments

Despite its location 5000 miles away from the site, the University held an event Saturday organized by Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown to discuss controversy over the construction of a telescope on a dormant volcano in Hawaii, which holds sacred value for Native Hawaiians.

The panelists discussed how common depictions of the Complexo de Maré favela fail to adequately capture its cultural vibrancy.

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Panel, exhibition depicts Brazilian favela life

March 7, 2019 0 comments

Images of the favelas of Rio de Janeiro tend to look alike. In a panel Tuesday, video journalist Nadia Sussman observed that the most common photographs of the favelas, or shantytowns, depict “red brick homes stacked on top of one another and hand-strung electrical wires.”

Eric Nathan, professor of music, composed “Some Favored Nook,” which tells the story of the long friendship between Dickinson and Higginson.  The chamber opera, performed by two vocalists and a pianist, was presented by FirstWorks last Sunday in the First Unitarian Church of Providence.

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University professor fuses Dickinson’s poetry with music

March 5, 2019 0 comments

In his lecture last Friday, Assistant Professor of Music Eric Nathan said, “Emily Dickinson’s poems are perfect on their own, they don’t need music to become better … But I think music, in the context of a long story, can help us see and reflect more deeply and emotionally on what is being said.”

21st French Film Festival continues post-Cable Car

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21st French Film Festival continues post-Cable Car

February 26, 2019 0 comments

When Providence’s Cable Car Cinema closed last May after 42 years in business, there was a possibility that the long-standing annual French Film Festival would be lost with it.

The MFA playwriting festival gave  graduate students the opportunity to produce their still-developing plays for the stage. Seen here (L-R) are actors Alexander De Vasconcelos Matos, Michael Rosas and Alfredo Antillon.

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Festival features developing plays on stage

February 14, 2019 0 comments

Not every night at the theatre begins with a warning that the script may have been edited within the last hour, that the actors may ask for their lines and that the whole production may experience such technical difficulties that an inadvertent intermission may be required.

Chartreuse performed compositions that incorporated electronic components and experimental concepts. Five students and one faculty member composed pieces for the trio, working with the musicians during rehearsals.

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Visiting string trio debuts student, faculty compositions

February 7, 2019 0 comments

The Chartreuse string trio performed contemporary and experimental music in a concert Tuesday night, playing compositions from their usual repertoire as well as new pieces composed by University students.

Desirae Mix, assistant director of Student and Employee Accessibility Services, submitted “Cult Movie Icons,” depicting characters from The Fifth Element,  Kill Bill: Volume One and Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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‘After Hours’ exhibition showcases University staff artwork

January 31, 2019 0 comments

On the ground floor of the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, the sixth annual staff exhibition features an array of mediums including paintings, photographs, woodwork, quilts and sculptures.

BAI’s first Wintersession course allowed students to travel to Los Angeles, visit art studios and learn from Brown alum artists about their career paths. The course provided opportunities for students and alums to build connections and begin what participants hope will be a lasting relationship.

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Brown Arts Initiative hosts first Wintersession course in Los Angeles

January 28, 2019 0 comments

Twelve students studying the arts moved beyond the classroom and into the studios, galleries and highways of Los Angeles during the two-week Brown Arts Initiative Wintersession course, “From Beginning to End: Process and Creation.”