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Bell Gallery features student art

The bright, cheerful colors of the background contrast with the brooding darkness of the central figure. Todd Stong '14 captures a certain loneliness in his contemplative self-portait, on display in the 31st Annual Student Exhibition in the David Winton Bell Gallery.


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Production plays up 'theaterness'

With musical numbers and dancing pandas, Sock & Buskin's production of "As You Like It" is a fun and quirky adaptation of Shakespeare's classic that is modern, young and unique. The play, directed by Nicholas Ridout in collaboration with the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, is the ...


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Two-person play not two-dimensional

It is easy to forget there are only two actors in the cast of "Yellowman," Trinity Repertory's current production. The small cast seems anything but sparse in Dael Orlandersmith's play, and the plot is anything but two-dimensional.


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Dual Degree show embraces dichotomies

"Anisotropy: The Third Annual Brown/RISD Dual Degree Show" guides visitors through a world of harmonious opposites — the modern and the antique, the cheery and the gloomy, the flat and the textured. A walk through the Brown-RISD Hillel gallery offers a rare glimpse into the work and lives of the ...


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'Loop' brings arts center to life

In light of The Herald's extensive coverage of the recent opening of the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, it seems appropriate to examine the new building in a way its makers might appreciate — as a piece of art. It is fitting to the center's mission that its design — ...


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PW delivers 'Hamlet' to an audience of one

You start at the bottom of a staircase, with little to no idea of what awaits you. A masked actress descends and leads you back up. You go through a door into a room that — if you are familiar with Production Workshop's upspace — you thought you knew.


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Ensemble embraces Turkish tradition

For musicians with an interest in Middle Eastern music, the University is now offering a performance group students can enroll in for credit — MUSC 0691: "Middle Eastern Ensemble," directed by Mehmet Sanlikol, visiting assistant professor of music.


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Where Celtic sounds meet Motown soul

Take a healthy dose of punk, more than a little rock-and-roll and a heaping cup of traditional Irish music. Now crank up the bass, mix and repeat. The end result — the soulful lyrics, fast rhythms and driving melodies of Celtic-punk band Flogging Molly — is sure to send listeners to Ireland ...


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Author reads from 'bleeding chunk' of novel

By Alexandra Macfarlane Contributing Writer "I should like to fall in love again, just one more time," says the narrator in John Banville's latest novel, from which he read Tuesday evening in Salomon 001. The renowned Irish novelist and winner of the 2005 Man Book Prize captivated the audience and left ...


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Center's design captures transparency, modernity

The opening of the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts celebrated much more than just a new building on campus on Thursday evening. The architects — Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio and Charles Renfro — have given us the finest piece of modern architecture in Providence ...


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PW production brings jarring life lessons

Minutes into Paula Vogel's "How I Learned to Drive," the main characters are alone together, in the midst of one of the most intimate, sexually-charged scenes of the play. They are sitting five feet apart, staring straight out into the audience.


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Political poet rallies for Palestine

Calls for peaceful cooperation between Israel and Palestine received a response from Remi Kanazi at an evening of slam poetry in Salomon 001 Friday night. The performance marked the first night of Kanazi's nation-wide tour to promote "Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine," his new ...





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