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Clown Parade Improv Festival A 'Creativity Love Fest'

Author: Erich Kahner The Otter Nonsense Players hosted the First Annual Clown Parade last weekend at Middlebury College. Improvisational comedy groups from six colleges, along with four professional improv comics and one adult group, participated in the two-day comedy festival.The event coordinators, ...


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Lilly, May Seek Refuge in Hepburn Zoo

Author: Suzanne Mozes In a culmination of their senior work, Ami Formica '03 and Alaina Buckland '03 performed "Lilly and May," written by Patricia Cornelius, strove to accomplish quite a lot this past weekend in the Hepburn Zoo. Originally, the two seniors planned on directing themselves in a collage ...


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Tuning Out Where WRMC Falls Short

Author: Erika Mercer Since its beginnings in 1949 in a dilapidated "Chicken House" at 14 Adirondack, WRMC has made major strides in defining, developing and bolstering its role within the Middlebury College community. Still, as recent poll results prove, fewer than half of current students tune in to ...


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Blowin' Indie Wind Beck Dissappoints with Boring Cliches

Author: Erika Mercer "Sea Change" is comparable to your family's Christmas tree after all of the lights and ornaments have been removed - bare, bummed out and bland. Of course, it's still beautiful simply as a tree (as trees naturally are), yet in some ways it's too late - you've seen it in all its ...


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Kronos Quartet Keeps Its Sound Fresh

Author: Trevor Snapp Last Saturday, post-performance, the members of the Kronos Quartet sat in illuminated blue plastic chairs grinning and smiling. David Harrington's hair lurched toward Dartmouth's Spalding Auditorium's high ceiling. Next to him, John Sherba sat happy and eager behind a long mustache. ...


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Literary Picks "Papillon" by Henri Charriere

Author: Edward Pickering A memoir of imprisonment and escape, "Papillon" ranks among the greatest adventure stories ever written. It took France, then England and America by storm when first published in 1969."Papillon" is your summer reading, and you found it right here.At the age of 25 Frenchman Henri ...


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Celebrities Mount Their Soapboxes in Opposition of Bush

Author: Suzanne Mozes As the war with Iraq rolls on, a less organized campaign against the very officials initiating the "shock and awe" campaign unfolds on our home ground with celebrities leading the battle cry.As the months built up to Bush's declaration of war on Saddam Hussein's regime, celebrities ...


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David Sedaris Talks Pretty

Author: Claire Bourne I expect David Sedaris to be a tall, dark-haired, flamboyant New Yorker with an imposing accent and a tendency to over-dramatize the minutest of life's details. Instead, from my back-row-center seat at the Flynn Theatre, I watch a diminutive, pink-shirt-clad man shuffle onto the ...


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Blum's Photographs Depict Fragmented Reality

Author: Michael Hatch Artist-in-Residence Liz Blum opened her art show "Composites" Friday evening at the Johnson Gallery. She described the dozen pieces on display as "constructed images in photo-collages and drawings connecting realism to the animated."The resulting montages of fragmented photo-scenes ...


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Correale Not Your Average Thespian

Author: Lucie Greene Ben Correale '04 is one of those frustratingly talented people, who doesn't even have a tinge of arrogance to make you feel just a little bit better. A lead in several faculty shows and student productions since coming to Middlebury College, as well as being a member of the Dissipated ...


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Middance 'Represents' Diverse Rhythms, Viewpoints

Author: Stephanie Morales The theme of Middance's Saturday night performance was "Represent," and an excerpt from the program states, "We represent individuals of the world from all walks of life, all corners of the globe, and all faiths of the heart. Yet in a world that is divided by hate and difference, ...


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Literary Picks "Captain Horatio Hornblower" by C.S. Forester

Author: Edward Pickering In 1939 C. S. Forester published "Captain Horatio Hornblower," a naval story set during the Napoleonic wars. Its protagonist, Captain Hornblower, is loosely based on Horatio Nelson, the daring British Admiral who defeated Napoleon's fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1806. ...


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Blowin' Indie Wind 'Reckless Burning' Sizzles and Smolders

Author: Erika Mercer Imagine a summer day so sultry that the heat is actually visible as a blurry miasma between you and the rest of the world-a humid, wavering layer of warmth that bathes you and oppresses you at the same time. The ice in your water glass melts so rapidly you barely notice, and the ...


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Barachois Foot-Stomping Beats Bring Audience to Its Feet

Author: Dan Phillips On Wed., March 18 the musical performers Barachois came all the way from Canada's smallest province of Prince Edward Island to entertain a packed McCullough. The event, organized by the French Department and open to the public, provided Middlebury College students with much relief ...


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War Prompts Artistic Responses

Author: Suzanne Mozes As our nation showers the "Cradle of Civilization" with bombs, the foundations of ancient architecture and archeological sights quake alongside ancient artifacts, threatening 6,000 years of irreplaceable culture with ultimate destruction. "Shock and Awe" only awes me with the shock ...


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RIDDIM Dancer Spices Up Life with Salsa

Author: Lucie Greene Contemporary dance, particularly hip-hop, Asian, African and Latino influenced, is a major element of Middlebury College's arts and culture. Not only has break dancing become extremely popular, but concerts put on by troupes such as RIDDIM, as well as other visiting companies, sell ...




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