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Navajo poet draws on heritage

"The poem is in my body, so in the process of reading it I try to draw it out," said Native American poet Sherwin Bitsui to a crowd of about 50 at the McCormack Family Theater Thursday. The poetry reading and question and answer session that followed were part of the second installment of the Writers ...


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Hay exhibit rings in Chinese New Year

The John Hay Library's steps were lined with Chinese lanterns and its lobby was filled with the smell of dumplings Monday. The phrases "may everything go your way" and "may you be prosperous" were displayed on papier mache Chinese dragons to welcome guests to the Chinese Lantern Festival Gallery Walk, ...


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Prof's debut novel tells of music and memory

On the eve of World War I, tap dancer Lizzie Winrow and her accompanying jazz musician Osceola Turner live in Charleston, S.C., with dreams of making it big. Their journey to success proves difficult when they lose the money they have been saving and Ossie enlists to fight in Europe, where he thinks ...


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First plays showcase new group's talent

Flawless beauty takes tremendous work — at least, that is the message conveyed in "Opus" by Michael Hollinger and "Speed-the-Plow" by David Mamet, the first plays to be produced by the Repertory Project, an independent theater group headed by Emma Johnson '14 and Skylar Fox '15. Both plays, by ...


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Jazz show energizes older generation

Rhode Island jazz fans packed the Grant Recital Hall Sunday afternoon to hear world-renowned trombonist and Rhode Island native George Masso jam out with Paul Nagel on piano, Marty Ballou on bass, Steve DeConti on guitar, Bruce Abbott on saxophone and Paul Mason, teaching associate in the music department, ...


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Seminar designs exhibit for Chinese New Year

In celebration of the Chinese New Year that began two weeks ago, a new exhibit on display in the inner lobby of List Art Center showcases a collection of images — meant to ward off evil and bring good luck in the coming year — to herald the Year of the Dragon.


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Postcards mark sights and stories of city

Brunonians looking to soak in the spirit of Providence now do not have to venture far from College Hill. The Postcard Project, currently on display on small shelves lining two walls in the lower level of the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, is a collection of postcards featuring ...


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Playwriting festival celebrates raw theater

When Laura Colella's GS play "Liquorland" hits the stage Friday evening, it will open the third annual Writing Is Live, a free playwriting festival featuring new work by graduate and undergraduate students. Colella and five other student playwrights in the Departments of Theater Arts and Performance ...


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Play explores the drama of medicine

"You don't know who you are until you experience … tragedy," Deborah Salem Smith, playwright-in-residence at Trinity Repertory Company, told students and medical professionals crowded in Pembroke Hall as she spoke about complicated reactions to medical malpractice Wednesday. The lecture, entitled ...


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Songstress lights up otherwise dark night

Canadian pop starlet Lights — nee Valerie Poxleitner — has come a long way since her sugary first LP dropped in 2009. Her high-energy performance at The Met Friday night, mainly featuring tracks from her sophomore effort, "Siberia," was more grit than girly.





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