Articles by Kristina Fazzalaro (58)

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Times music critic chronicles career path

February 13, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Anthony Tommasini still thinks of himself as a teacher, a fact made evident by his ability to relate with ease detailed and funny stories of his role as the New York Times chief music critic to a packed Grant Recital Hall Friday afternoon.

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Menu becomes bestiary at Federal Hill’s eclectic Julian’s

December 6, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Nosferatofu, the Kraken and Phantom’let sound more like superheroes — or villains — than they do edible masterpieces, but at Julian’s Restaurant, nothing is quite as it appears.

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Joyce adaptation explores emotion, loss

December 1, 2011 Comments are Disabled

What does it mean to be truly touched? In our desensitized society — where we are constantly bombarded with Twitter updates, YouTube videos and overly revealing photographs — do we ever actually feel? “Dead City,” Sheila Callaghan’s modern riff on James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” explores this theme of connection, or the lack thereof, in its run at Leeds Theatre this weekend.

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Ripping Berlusconi, Italian author cracks up audience

November 2, 2011 Comments are Disabled

“Italian politics in the last several years reminds me of a spaghetti version of Mel Brooks’ ‘Blazing Saddles’ — everything goes,” said famed Italian journalist and author Giuseppe Severgnini last night to a packed crowd in Smith-Buonanno Hall. Severgnini visited the University to discuss his bestselling book, “Mamma Mia! Berlusconi’s Italy Explained for Posterity and Friends Abroad.”

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With quirk and funk, motherly only in name

October 24, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Like the newspaper itself, the logo of the free monthly publication Mothers News is undeniably unique.

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Refugee camp theater troupe tours U.S.

October 13, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Going to the theater is a privilege often taken for granted in the United States.

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Empty seats and dubstep beats at free Fall Concert

September 26, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Amidst confused and opportunistic WaterFire attendees, Brown students filtered into the intimate Rhode Island School of Design Auditorium Saturday night to hear psychedelic crooning and dubstep beats at Brown Concert Agency’s annual Fall Concert.

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With cheap artists, Fall Concert goes free

September 21, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The Brown Concert Agency’s Fall Concert this Saturday will be an unprecedented event — and not necessarily because of the dub-stepping talents of Starkey or the psychedelic strumming of Real Estate.

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Good girls make bad choices in alums’ film

September 16, 2011 Comments are Disabled

“Who sits around boarding school obeying every rule?” According to “Tanner Hall,” a new film by Tatiana von Furstenberg ’91 and Francesca Gregorini ’90 opening tonight in Warwick, no one does.

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Grit over glitz: in defense of student theater

September 12, 2011 Comments are Disabled

One stage is nearly bare, constructed of metal pipes and plywood. The lighting sharply illuminates the actors’ faces — faces seemingly too fresh to dig into the hearts of the characters they portray. They are dressed in black, they wear the same sandals on their feet — only the subtlest of details give them some recognizability. A worn leather jacket, a feathered boa, a video camera. The music soars, and voices rise to meet notes sometimes just beyond their grasp. And then suddenly you are lost in the simplicity of a story so well-known and loved that it’s okay if everything isn’t perfect. Because isn’t that part of the play’s message anyway?

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