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Performers flock to College Hill festival

Musicians, dancers and other performers from around the world will gather at Brown for the Rhythm of Change Festival March 5–7. Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, with additional help from the Creative Arts Council and the Brown International Organization, the ...


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Deadly Syndrome features '04 alum

As an undergraduate at Brown, Michael Hughes '04 concentrated in history and took classes on topics as varied as visual art and colonial Latin America. These days, he's in a band called The Deadly Syndrome, which will release its second album, "Nolens Volens," on March 23. 


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Student playwright examines Jamaica's history

Jamaica is an island paradise both idyllic and charming — for foreigners, maybe. For Jamaicans, paradise is a concept lost to years of oppression and fighting. In "Our Hands Are Sore From Praying," playwright Janine Heath '10 explores Jamaica's exploited past, turbulent present and unsure future. ...


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French film festival kicks off at Cable Car

The 13th annual Providence French Film Festival opened Thursday with a screening of "Flandres (Flanders)", directed by Bruno Dumont, followed by Andre Techine's "La fille du RER (The girl on the train)." The festival this year will consist of 18 different films, which are all "a little bit on the edge," ...


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Fang Island doesn't dwell on the past

Born of an independent study at the Rhode Island School of Design, rock band Fang Island is preparing to release its debut album on Sargent House Records Feb. 23. The self-titled record is a jolt, a surge of energy. It's a call to get up and dance.


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Rushdie urges free speech, dissent

Internationally recognized British-Indian author and political activist Salman Rushdie spoke to a diverse audience in an overflowing Salomon 101 about freedom of speech, India's future and literature's relationship with politics.


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Professors shimmy into spotlight

There's something vaguely disconcerting about seeing the professors you know and respect dressed in fancy suits and spangled dresses, whirling around on the dance floor — for the first 10 minutes, you long for the comfort of chalk-dusted blazers and lecture halls.


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Alum's documentary on Soviet era hits Sundance

"My Perestroika," a documentary that director Robin Hessman '94 described as an "unusual look of life behind the Iron Curtain," was featured in the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, at the end of January.Hessman said the film follows the lives of five people who were childhood classmates ...






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