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'Once Upon a Time' rethinks the natural

What happens when you throw some chickens, cats, a group of parrots and perhaps even a deer into a home? "Once Upon a Time," the unique media exhibit at the Rhode Island School of Design museum, juxtaposes the absurd with the realistic to examine questions of daily life and domesticity.


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'Next to Normal' demystifies the American family

The musical "Next to Normal," running through March 27 at Providence Performing Arts Center as part of a nationwide tour, does not explore magic, rock and roll, race politics or any of the issues dominating other recent Broadway hits. Rather, it is about something much more mysterious — the modern ...


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Form and function join 'in spiritual union'

Students packed the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts Friday night to see an exhibition of contemporary art, much of it by students at Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design. But in this exhibit, the focus is not on the artists. It is on the curators.


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Artist spotlight: Reed Frye '11

Clapping mixes with blaring music, filling Alumnae Hall as a dozen dancers in street clothes line the stage. Audience members at the imPulse Dance Company's annual spring show clap to the beat as the freestyling begins. Dancers start with top rock then progress into spins and flips and handstands. They ...


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Shakespeare goes off the Green, out of control

Shakespeare on the Green moves indoors this weekend to present "The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)," directed by Nicole Damari '12 and Kirsten Ward '12. The play attempts to condense all 37 Shakespeare plays and 154 sonnets into one night. The result is an explosion of sounds and props.


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'Famished' fun takes over Granoff

Whoever said art is dead would be confused by "The Famished," a new play written and directed by Max Posner '11 and the first to be staged in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. "The Famished" is a testament to the enthusiasm and excitement which a young playwright and cast can ...


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Palestinian film festival opens with dance, violence

In one continuous shot, the camera follows a car painted with the Palestinian flag blaring Arabic songs down the main thoroughfare. As the camera passes through the local cafe, the cafe's owner pulls a child inside. She slams the door shut as military trucks and armed soldiers arrive, shots ringing ...


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Sex Week kicks off with 'body positivity'

"If You Can't Love Yourself … (How Can You Love Anyone Else?)" was the question posed at the Sexual Health Education and Empowerment Council's workshop yesterday. The event — the second of the group's annual Sex Week — addressed body image issues like body mass index and shaving pubic ...


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Fashionistas' magazine unravels style

Before attending the Hermes lecture in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts last Monday, a large crowd of fashionistas and designer connoisseurs met in Wilson Hall to create Brown's first fashion publication ­— "Unhemmed."


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Festival addresses Cambodian repression

In Cambodia, all news is good news. Or at least, all news broadcast in the media is good news. The lack of freedom of the press in Cambodia, Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries is the topic of this year's week-long International Freedom-to-Write Literary Festival.


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Fusion offers panoply of dance

Fusion, Brown's oldest student-run dance company, was founded in 1983 by Paula Franklin because she "felt there was a need for more student choreography on campus," according to the group's website. And Fusion's Annual Show, taking place this weekend in Alumnae Hall, held true to its name and purpose ...


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Professors portray, perplex at RISD exhibition

Attention all skeptics who doubt the existence of teachers outside the classroom: Proof has arrived in the form of the 2011 Rhode Island School of Design Faculty Biennial. For the 200-plus RISD professors showing their work, teaching art is not enough — they also take its practice very seriously. ...


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Dumas '91 crafts Hermes scarves

Twenty years ago, Pierre-Alexis Dumas '91 discovered the visual arts program at Brown. Now the chief creative officer of the luxury brand Hermes, Dumas will be speaking tonight at 8 p.m. in the Martinos Auditorium in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts about the creation of his ...





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