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Steinbach spooks in annual organ recital

A dark figure appeared wearing a long black cape, and as the red spotlight flashed on him, the people gathered saw a face that appeared to be that of the undead. When the audience informed the figure that it was midnight on Halloween, all he could say was, "Oh I must play, I must play…"


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Classical pianist plays Radiohead, Ravel at RISD

Listeners of National Public Radio can hear Christopher O'Riley's informed commentaries on classical music and his classical compositions of Radiohead, Pink Floyd and Elliott Smith on his weekly radio show "From the Top." But on Saturday night, audience members in the Rhode Island School of Design Auditorium ...


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Advice pours out from Campus Center walls

Two understated speakers sit to the right of the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center welcome desk. The subtlety of the white mesh speakers against the white wall strongly disguises the magnitude of the project they contain — a new permanent sound piece by Brooklyn-based artist Nina Katchadourian ...


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A stormy heath on the Quiet Green

The Quiet Green, usually little more than a walkway for busy students, is transformed into a stage for actors dressed in clothes from the 16th century. Blankets on the grass form a space for the audience and lamps mark the boundaries of the stage as Shakespeare on the Green, Brown's only open-air theater ...


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Festival explores women filmmakers

The films in the Providence Women's Film Festival may speak for themselves, but in the Women's Film Festival Symposium on Friday, a panel of filmmakers and academics discussed the questions these films raised.


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Student musicians form social network

Organizing an opportunity for student musicians to practice, showcase their talents or share their interests is not always easy. To make it easier for musicians to find one another and get together, Sam Rosenfeld '12, Lee Saper '12 and Andrew Antar '12 created Musicians@Brown, a social networking website ...


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Orchestra season opener brings sound to silent films

Though entitled "The Silent Years," the Brown University Orchestra's 2010-11 season opening concert was anything but. Under the direction of Senior Lecturer in Music Paul Phillips, the orchestra premiered a work by William Perry that accompanied 1920s silent film clips. The Friday and Saturday evening ...


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'Schicchi' hopes students will re-think opera

Brown Opera Productions' fall show, "Gianni Schicchi," left audience members in stitches after its three performances in Alumnae Hall Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The 60-minute Italian operetta tells the tale of the greedy Donati family, which desperately elicits the help of con man Gianni Schicchi ...


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Humor and pain in the very short story

A genius came to Brown on Thursday. Lydia Davis, recipient of a MacArthur ‘genius' fellowship and innovator of the very short story, gave a reading of her recent work in the McCormack Family Theater. Davis was invited by Visiting Lecturer of Literary Arts Joanna Howard as a part of the Writers ...



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