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Arts & Culture


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'Gosford Park' Brings Social Satire to Screen in Lush Film

Author: Kate DeForest Straddling the rift between the lower and upper classes of England, a disparity that became more and more apparent through the post-World War I years in which the movie takes place, "Gosford Park" settles comfortably within the vision of its director Robert Altman. It is Altman ...


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Galactic Taking Funk Out of This World

Author: Bryan McQuade Last Wednesday, New Orleans based band Galactic delivered a funk-filled performance to a sold out Higher Ground in Winooski, Vt. The world famous Triple Threat Djs, who are touring with Galactic on their appropriately dubbed "Freezestyle Winter Tour" throughout the Northeast, opened ...


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Luminous Prints, Strong Bronze in Bumbeck Show

Author: Kate DeForest Open since Jan. 15 and continuing until April 7, "David Bumbeck: Figures of the Imagination," is on display at the Middlebury College Museum of Art. The exhibit, focusing primarily on recent works, spans three decades of work, from the intaglio prints for which Bumbeck is most ...


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Aviles Unclothes Emotion and Movement in Dance

Author: Kate Prouty A self-described "short faggot with a bald head and a big ass" performed his solo work on Wednesday evening Jan. 23 in the Middlebury College Dance Theater. At least those were the memorable words with which "New York-Rican" (feet in the Bronx, heart in Puerto Rico) dancer Arthur ...


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'Teenie' Exhibit Spans Wide Spectrum

Author: Yvonne Chen As one enters the Middlebury College Museum of Art's exhibition "Charles 'Teenie' Harris: A Legacy in Black and White," the heyday of Pittsburgh's Hill district fills the room. The 60 photographs on display are just a handful of the nearly 100,000 images of photographer Harris's ...


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'Kate and Leopold' Return to Romantic Screwball Comedy

Author: Padma Govindan "Kate and Leopold," a sweet romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman, owes its slender charm to its complete lack of connection to reality. This film makes no bones about being anything other than a fairy tale (albeit with a science fiction twist), and thus makes what ...


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Beethoven Meets Vermont at Symphony Concert

Author: Mike Csazar The Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO) entertained a sold out Flynn Theatre audience on Saturday night with a trio of Beethoven's most famous works. The program began with a delightful rendition of Beethoven's "Coriolan Overture, Op. 62," a work written to accompany a Heinrich von ...


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'Path' New Meaning in Elements

Author: Kate DeForest This year's offering from the Dance Company of Middlebury is the strongest I have seen in the three years I have been attending their performances. Previewed late last year, and performed in Jan. 18 and 19, "Path" is a journey in dance through the external elements that shape our ...


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'Dream' Delineates Gender Barriers

Author: Yvonne ChenStaff Writer In our society men and women are continually talking about a so-called war of the sexes. Television shows such as "Men are From Mars/Women are from Venus" infiltrate their audiences with daily meditations of the gender differences that seem to divide us all into disparate ...


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'Rings' Movie Matters, Books Best

Author: Padma GovandinStaff Writer Adapting a novel as dense and complex as J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" for film would be as great an undertaking as Frodo Baggins' quest to destroy the evil ring of Mordor. To this end, director Peter Jackson has done an admirable ...


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Alumnus Production Returns to Campus, Revised, Revamped

Author: Yvonne ChenStaff Writer Meet Avery, a deli owner from around Jersey and an everyday blue-collar guy. Avery is proud of his job, makes chit-chat with his regular customers and pontificates on the Yankees, the novelty of horse radish in sandwiches and other oddities of an ever-changing world outside. ...


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'MacBeth' Production Proves Acting Mettle

Author: Laura RockefellerStaff Writer There are certain plays and pieces of music in our culture that are revered so highly that there are innumerable productions of them by the greatest artists. For this reason, staging an original performance of these pieces poses a challenge in addition to the expected ...


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Film Explored in 'Sight and Sound'

Author: Jason DaneStaff Writer As any film student will most likely tell you, showing your project on the big screen for the first time is one of the most exhilarating experiences imaginable. And on Dec. 8, 2001, the students of Sight and Sound II got a taste of that excitement first hand during their ...


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Chorus Line

Author: [no author name found] Dressed in ethnic costume, the Yale Slavic Chorus performed at the Cener for the Arts Concert Hall on Friday night. The chorus performed a running story combining song and story telling, captivating the audience.


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Child-chosen Narrative Art Highlights Exhibit

Author: Laura RockefellerStaff Writer Children and the Arts, one of the courses that is being offered by the Teacher Education Department this Winter Term, came together with the Middlebury College Museum of Art to present a new exhibit entitled "Stories in Art." The exhibit will be on display at the ...


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'Favour' Finds Tom Stoppard Production Deservedly So

Author: Allison Quady Arts Editor "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour," directed by Professor of Theatre Richard Romagnoli, opened late Friday evening in Wright Theatre, allowing ample time for the audience to gaze at the entire Middlebury College Orchestra assembled onstage. With glistening instruments, ...


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Time for 'Nowell' Even Without Snow

Author: Laura Rockefeller Although the weather was unseasonably warm, the Middlebury College Chamber Singers and Early Music Vermont joined together in Mead Chapel on the afternoon of Dec. 2 to celebrate the start of the Christmas season with song. Their program, entitled "Nowell Sing We," was a mixture ...


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Meaningful Motion, 'New Dances'

Author: Kate DeForest This year's fall presentation of student choreography, "New Dances," showed a strong trend toward conscientious and studied movement, "motion with meaning" as Amy Chavasse, resident artist in dance, so concisely put it. Composed of two to five dancers, the pieces represented the ...


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International Show Runs Gamut

Author: Yvonne Chen Every year students walk into McCullough Social Space to watch the highly anticipated variety show by Middlebury College's International Student Organization (ISO). This year, McCullough Social Space was transformed into a starry wonderland with metallic star-shaped balloons and ...