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Lecturers dig into creative process across disciplines

Humans like to make stuff. This exercise in generating objects, art and ideas — the act of creating — was the focus of the lecturers who spoke at the first installment of the Creative Mind Lecture Series Tuesday night in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. The evening included ...

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More than four humors: Campus comedy culture thrives

For some folks on campus, cracking jokes is serious business. Comedy groups run the gamut from sketch, improv and stand-up performers to humor blogs and print publications. Six of the groups are united under the mantle of the Brown Barrel, an umbrella organization formed last year to help facilitate ...

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IFF competition solicits screenplays

As a precursor to the Ivy Film Festival next month, the student group hosted its second annual seven-day screenplay competition for graduates and undergraduates of Brown and other universities. The competitors wrote and submitted screenplays March 11 to March 17 in response to a prompt that included  ...

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Parisian organist enchants Sayles

Some with their heads craned up, some with their eyes closed — members of a crowd of about 250 people not only listened to the overpowering chords from the 3,555 pipes of Sayles Hall’s organ, but also literally felt the vibrations ­of the building, almost indistinguishable from the instrument itself. ...

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Dancers display versatility in annual show

Hip-hop, ballet, contemporary and jazz — as well as a few zombies — all found a place at Fusion Dance Company’s 30th annual spring show last weekend. Fusion — Brown’s oldest dance company — was started by Paula Franklin ’86 in 1983. Franklin “decided that there was need for more student ...

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'A table!' delights French foodies

Baguettes, chocolate mousse or a touch of brie — menu items at your favorite French bistro? Perhaps, but these items can also be found on the class agenda for FREN 1510:  “Advanced Written and Oral French: A table!”, a new course that uses French cuisine as a medium for learning practical language ...

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Musicians promote peaceful coexistence through music

Incorporating polyrhythmic beats, bilingual lyrics and multi-ethnic identities, Heartbeat, an ensemble of young musicians from Israel and Palestine, gave an energetic concert of original music Thursday night in the Glenn and Darcy Weiner Social Hall at Brown-RISD Hillel. The event was hosted by Hillel ...

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Alum winemaker creates flavorful draughts

John Bojanowski ’89 has spent the last 23 years putting down roots in France, roots that date back to 1911. Bojanowski is part of a husband and wife vintner team that produces around 30,000 bottles of organic wine each year from Saint Jean de Minervois, a tiny village in southern France, he told The ...

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Man-made forest conveys fragility of environment

“How to Build a Forest,” an installation created by the Obie Award winning collaborative team PearlDamour, made its Providence debut in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts Wednesday and Thursday. Each day, the building team — a group of artists and volunteers — assembled ...

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Theater students push boundaries

Studying abroad, exploring independence and breaking away from the “Brown bubble” are not unusual activities for students, but they can take unique forms in the world of theater. Undergraduates are taking their futures into their own hands — producing and directing their own plays and even traveling ...

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