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Comical tale breaks dark wintry chill

While winter sweeps in the cold air and lingering darkness, Trinity Repertory Company's production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" is sure to throw the audience into gusts of warm laughter with its feverishly energetic — if at times too hysterical — characters.


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Alums' album taps folk and Appalachian beats

By Fei CaiContributing WriterAt first listen, the Wingdale Community Singers' latest album seems somber, reminiscent of both a folk band and an Appalachian music group. But listen again, and you catch the lyrics: "Lies with his sister twice a month, her issue does he kill / buries them in unmarked graves ...


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Self-discovery, with a little help from Wagner

Running this weekend in Leeds Theater, Sock and Buskin's "Doris to Darlene: A Cautionary Valentine," by Jordan Harrison MFA '03, tells the story of how three characters from three different time periods relate to music and, through this relationship, find love. The play begins with the three main characters ...


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Spoken word artist spits the 'isms'

Internationally recognized spoken word artist and activist Alix Olson addressed a crowd of students from Brown and neighboring colleges about "isms," identity politics and women's and queer empowerment in List Art Center Thursday night.Olson's performance included several of her more well-known works, ...


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Fifth symphony the charm for Mahler

"The symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything," composer Gustav Mahler once said.Mahler's Fifth Symphony will be highlighted at this weekend's Brown University Orchestra concert and is one of five fifth symphonies being played over the course of this orchestra season."As I was putting ...


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Set in amber, the trauma of extinction

Two hundred years ago, the population of American passenger pigeons was considered limitless, and observers wrote of migrations that completely blackened the sky. At the dawn of the 20th century, however, there was only a single survivor, and with her death, what had once been the most populous bird ...


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Conference explores digital history

Could Facebook notes appear on the pages of future history books next to tweets about someone's day? Could Facebook pictures one day be hanging in the Ratty next to the images of years gone by at Brown, documenting student life in the 2000s?


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City meets country in lovable 'Leavittsburg'

It's Friday night at Leavittsburg's small-town watering hole, Connie's. The local yokels are out in full force celebrating the end of yet another laborious work week. Enter into this scene Jake (Michael Williams '10). He's the quintessential boy from the big city come to steal away the resident golden ...


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Yeasayer and Javelin inspire dance-happy audience

After an energizing opening performance by the electrofunk-inspired Javelin, psychedelic indie rock band Yeasayer played an infectious set Friday for the dance-happy audience in the RISD Auditorium for the Brown Concert Agency's Fall Concert.Students from Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design ...


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Boy meets Girl meets existential void

There's an obvious difference between using a set of directions to get somewhere and using a map. The former only provides one way of traveling from point A to point B. A map, on the other hand, is the sum of all directions, the totality of all possible routes. Maps open up options, and directions close ...


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'On a Boat' mixes styles, cultures

This weekend, a cruise director's voice instructed audience members to sit back and prepare for a journey of cultural experiences. The cruise ship was the Salomon auditorium, and the cultural tour guides were Brown's Mezcla dancers.Mezcla is a student-run Latino performing arts group. The group's name ...


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Salama's '12 sculptures offer a little hair of the dog

Taking a break from installing her solo sculpture show Sunday, Cecilia Salama '12 looked around the small gallery room at the half-dozen works she had already put up. "I think I've become completely numb to the fact that all this stuff is gross," she mused.Gross is in the eye of the beholder. That said, ...





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