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Mechanical sculptures inspire reflection

A glass bottle spins in slow motion toward the wall and shatters into pieces. Then, defying physics, the bottle spins backward and reforms itself, becoming whole once again. Jonathan Schipper's piece, "Measuring Angst," displayed in the "Nostalgia Machines" exhibition at the David Winton Bell Gallery, ...


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Alum brings dance to abandoned mall

Though at first glance the five dancers dressed in jeans and fleeces in front of the Providence Arcade last weekend appeared to be random street performers, they were actually debuting "An Arcade Project," a modern dance concert choreographed and directed by Elise Nuding '11. The performances took place ...


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Civil War punk rocks PW Upspace

Adam Asher '15, the organizer of "Us Against Them," this weekend's Civil War-themed punk music production, does not seem like your typical punk rocker. Soft-spoken, cheerful and friendly, he embodies the dichotomy his production tried to demonstrate. But behind the microphone, all semblances of timidness ...


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Hip-hop kings share the throne in Boston concert

Long ago, in the era after the deaths of giants Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac, the hip-hop world was looking for a new master of ceremonies to step into the void and take over as king. Jay-Z wanted to be that emcee. His diss track of New York-area rivals "Takeover" was designed to be just that, and included ...


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Diverse dancers take to the stage

As students who tried to purchase tickets may know, the annual Fall Dance Concert sold out — and with good reason. The production did not fall short of expectations, showcasing a diverse and talented group of choreographers and dancers. The highlight of the show, which was sponsored by the Department ...


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Breaking the ice through self-mockery

I remember around this date four years ago, college touring seemed like one big contest over which school had the most a cappella groups. As my parents wondered what the word meant — "Aca-what?" — each tour guide would boast the number like a preschool teacher showing children the toys in ...


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Comedy and kimonos in 'Mikado'

The 19th-century comedic writing pair Gilbert and Sullivan somehow make execution, broken hearts and an evil old lady funny in their opera "The Mikado." The adaptation, directed by Chelsea Berry '12, premieres tonight at 8 p.m. in Alumnae Hall.


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Forum to mix musical and civic education

What happens when world-class musicians are brought together to discuss complex issues of civic engagement and break down cross-cultural barriers? The Music & Civil Society symposium, held tonight at Brown's Cogut Center for the Humanities and Saturday at the Providence CityArts for Youth gallery, aims ...


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Band drums up awareness for Mali

Afri Manding's soaring harp-like melodies and traditional Malian lyrics filled Alumnae Hall Friday as the Malian band performed a benefit concert sponsored by the Mali Health Organizing Project. The band — composed of band leader Sidy Maiga on djembe (an African hand drum), Yacouba Diabate on ...


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Operatic highs and lows at 'bite-sized' performance

Notes both high and low filled the McCormack Family Theater this weekend as Brown Opera Productions presented "A Night of Opera Scenes."  The show served as an introduction to opera for both attendees and participants, packing an ambitious combination of three scenes and two arias by composers ...


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Palestinian hip-hop group raps politics

Their sound is as rhythmic and their beats are as catchy as any mainstream U.S. rap group. Their origins are similar to the rough upbringings referenced in American hip-hop songs and music videos. But where American rap often deals with money and women, Palestinian hip-hop group DAM draws its inspiration ...


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Auto-Tune alter ego charms crowd

For the majority of the concertgoers who trickled into the Graduate Center Lounge Saturday night, Andrew Rose Gregory was nothing more than a songwriter with a thoughtful bluegrass repertoire and a smooth, Appalachian baritone. But his leonine mane of unkempt dirty-blonde hair and scruffy whiskers mask ...


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Documentary examines urban decay

Violence, segregation and government housing might be heavy fare for a Monday evening, but that did not stop about 40 students, professors and community members from attending a screening of the award-winning "Pruitt-Igoe Myth," a documentary exploring the decay of the Pruitt-Igoe housing project in ...


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Art rocks: Nature in all its dimensions

Visual artists on campus are suddenly gung ho about rocks. The second floor of the List Art Center houses student drawings of rocks. Two locations in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts display three-dimensional rocks. The Granoff Center is also enthusiastic about trees and mud ...






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