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Brown Concert Agency announces 2019 Spring Weekend lineup

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Brown Concert Agency announces 2019 Spring Weekend lineup

March 20, 2019 0 comments

Brown Concert Agency’s annual release party buzzed with energy as students anxiously awaited the names of the artists slated to perform in Spring Weekend 2019. Released at midnight March 20, this year’s lineup will feature seven contemporary artists known for subverting the conventions of their respective genres.

Jillian Davis, company member of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, taught a masterclass last Wednesday as part of the Artists and Scientists as Partners 2019 Symposium.

Ballet masterclass unites people of different backgrounds, levels

March 19, 2019 0 comments

Last Wednesday, Jillian Davis of Complexions Contemporary Ballet led students and community members with mixed levels of dance experience through a ballet masterclass.

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

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.

Out of Bounds utilized multimedia, lighting design and original student writing to entertain audience in Macmillan 117.

Out of Bounds performs comedy sketch show

March 19, 2019 0 comments

Last Sunday night, Out of Bounds, a student-run comedy sketch group that lists “The Office” actor John Krasinski ’01 among its alums, brought laughter to Macmillan 117 with sketches and short comedic videos that parodied the banalities of University student life.

Shake Shack to open Wednesday, offering new shake flavors, local beer

Shake Shack to open Wednesday, offering new shake flavors, local beer

March 15, 2019 0 comments

Shake Shake is set to open on Thayer Street Wednesday at 11 a.m., marking the burger joint’s first location in Rhode Island. The American fast-food chain will be located at 249 Thayer St., across from the Brown Bookstore.

Cecilia Vicuña's work involves subjects from the women's rights movement in Chile to the ecologically destructive consequences of microplastics. One of her most well-known pieces consists of a series of installations addressing indigenous histories through imagery of quipus, an ancient Incan form of communication using knotted wool.

Cecilia Vicuña delves into multi-disciplinary artistic canon

March 14, 2019 0 comments

On Wednesday, the University’s Visual Art Department hosted a talk by artist Cecilia Vicuña, in which she discussed themes and subjects surrounding her artistic career that ranged from ecological destruction to women’s rights.

Brown Arts Initiative sponsored the most recent installment in the Songwriting Series, which featured performances by workshop attendees as well as a concert by Dar Williams after the masterclass.

Williams leads songwriting masterclass

March 14, 2019 0 comments

With acoustic and electric guitars strapped to their backs, songwriters hailing from the Brown and Providence communities filed into the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Performing Arts Wednesday afternoon.

Shayna Toh ’20 began writing “Firefly in the Light,” a pop-rock musical, when she was 17 years old.  Toh previously shared the musical with audiences in New York and Singapore.

‘Firefly in the Light’ depicts youth’s search for fame

March 13, 2019 0 comments

Production Workshop presented “Firefly in the Light” last weekend, an earnest pop-rock musical composed, directed and written by Shayna Toh ’20 that probes “the many competing life options which await every young and older person,” according to the show’s website.

Scholars and directors of University-affiliated museums volunteered to share their perspectives on a recent report regarding legal and ethical avenues for the French government to repatriate stolen African art.

Seminar sparks discourse on decolonizing museums

March 12, 2019 0 comments

University community members packed the Joukowsky Forum last Wednesday to attend “Decolonizing the Museum: A Teach in,” which saw academics and University-affiliated museum directors give lectures on Felwin Sarr and Bénédicte Savoy’s report to the French government.

IMPULSE pops, locks, drops

IMPULSE pops, locks, drops

March 12, 2019 0 comments

This past weekend, Brown community members packed into Alumnae Hall to watch the contemporary hip-hop dance group IMPULSE perform its 16th annual Spring showcase “Cake.”