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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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Desire and psychological turmoil riddle ‘Phaedra’

The age-old story of unrequited love is brought to life in Jean Racine’s “Phaedra,” a classic French Neoclassical tragedy that captures a woman’s torturous desire for her stepson. The power and destructiveness of this passion are reimagined in the current production of the play, put on by Sock ...


The Setonian
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Film fest brings taste of France to Cable Car

It is 6 a.m., and a young woman is just rising from bed. Her name is Sidonie Laborde, and she is the queen’s reader in 18th-century Versailles. And so begins “Les adieux a la reine” — “Farewell, My Queen” in English. The film, directed by Benoit Jacquot, tracks the life of Marie Antoinette ...


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Brown Derbies out-sing competition to win first place

The Brown Derbies took home first place in a quarterfinal round for the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, held at Salomon 101 Saturday night. The top two groups from each of five quarterfinals will move to the Northeast region semifinal round to be held March 23 at the Massachusetts ...


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New mural explores cultural identity and social justice

Students wandering through the lower lobby of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center this week were invited to roll up their sleeves and open their minds to a community mural that encapsulates the diversity of cultural experiences on campus. The project, sponsored by Brown-RISD Hillel, was open for ...


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