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Tuesday, Apr 23, 2024

Arts & Culture


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The Saw Doctors Hack Off Some Irish Rock n' Roll

Author: Daniel Roda In order to stifle my impulse to avoid music that is so well-produced, I had to realize that The Saw Doctors have been at the top of the Irish charts since they put out the single, "Useta Lover," which dominated the number one slot in Ireland for nine weeks in 1989 and was Ireland's ...


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Zoo Play Overlaps Realms of Dream and Reality

Author: Elizabeth Braunstein Shocking portrayals of violence and love through surrealist and humorous scenes comprised "I Guess I'll Have to Dream the Rest," two one-act plays performed on Friday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 21. The first play, "You Belong To Me," written by Keith Redden and directed ...


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'The Pianist' Strikes a Personal Chord

Author: Padma Govindan Roman Polanski's "The Pianist," based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a renowned pianist for Polish radio in the 1930s and a survivor of the Warsaw ghetto and occupation, is many things, but sentimental it is not. In the movie, Szpilman -- singled out for survival by the ...


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Blowin' Indie Wind Nad Navillus--The Mask of Dan Sullivan

Author: Erika Mercer Imagine a modern-day bard -- a contemporary version of the shy, wayfaring musician who once traversed long distances, singing tales and stopping only now and then for food and bed in an unfamiliar village. Unlike days past, the modern bard would no longer carry his possessions in ...


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'Stuck in the Middle' Sticks to Its Goals

Author: Richard Lawless One would be hard-pressed to spend one's four-year tenure at Middlebury College without witnessing an a cappella group perform. In fact, Middlebury has so many of these groups that entering First-years might have a bit of trouble remembering them all. So let's go through a quick ...


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Sad to Bid Adieu to 'Les Miserables'

Author: Jonathan White When I walked through the door of the Imperial Theatre in New York two weekends ago to see "Les MisÈrables" one last time, I was disheartened to see that the role of Jean Valjean would be played by an understudy. After 16 years of performances on Broadway, "Les Miz" bids au revoir ...


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Director Bogart Stresses Deep Involvement in Theater

Author: Laura Rockefeller On Friday, Feb. 14, Anne Bogart, one of the most influential directors in contemporary American theater, spoke to a packed audience in Wright Memorial Theater. She has become well-known through the work that she and Tadashi Suzuki have done with the SITI Company, which they ...


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Literary Picks My Dog Skip

Author: Edward Pickering In "My Dog Skip," Willie Morris remembers the dog to whom he was attached as a boy in small-town Mississippi during the 1940s and 50s. Though thin in dimension, this book is boundless in the love it contains. The author's affection for Skip -- a fox-terrier of singular intelligence ...


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Capturing a Life on Canvas

Author: Crystalyn Radcliffe A reception was held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. last Monday in the Johnson Memorial Building Gallery to mark the opening of the art show entitled, "Mary Smyth Duffy: Retrospective," honoring the artistic work of former Middlebury employee, Mary Duffy. If there is one word to describe ...


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Eisenstadt Trio Taps Musical Source

Author: Richard Lawless It is not unusual to hear the classic melodies of Beethoven, Haydn or Mozart emanating from Middlebury College's Concert Hall on a Saturday night, but it is quite unusual to hear these melodies played on instruments built and used around the time these composers lived. The Eisenstadt ...


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Middlebury Women Articulate From Down Under

Author: Suzanne Mozes Giving voices to the vaginas of women across the world on Valentine's Day, 19 Middlebury College female students let their vaginas speak at Eve Ensler's '75 "The Vagina Monologues." The two performances in McCullough marked the fifth anniversary of the show at the College, infusing ...


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College Dance Troupe Flexes Artistic Muscles in Cuba

Author: Alexandra Hay I sit down once more in Artist-in-Residence Amy Chavasse's comfortable, small office to discuss how her adventure in Cuba turned out. It only takes a few questions to get Chavasse -- eager to share the amazing experience she and her dancers had in Cuba -- started. Describing Cuba ...


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Hilarity in the Halls of Academia

Author: Edward Pickering Few professions are impervious to the satirist's pen, least of all the academic one. Students and professors live and work in a more or less enclosed society, peacefully sequestered in green quadrangles where the buildings face inward. The academic world has its own peculiar ...


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British Rocker David Gray Blows the Roof Off of Tsongas

Author: Suzanne Mozes David Gray's performance on Thursday, Jan. 30, at the intimate Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Mass., sustained the mounting hype surrounding his U.S. tour.Soloing on piano, Gray opened with "The Other Side." However, with an unexpected sweep of the red velvet curtain serving as a lush ...


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Protest Drums Sound at Montpelier Peace Rally

Author: Daniel Roda On Saturday, Jan. 18, thousands of Vermonters flooded the streets of Burlington and Montpelier to protest the Bush regime's apparently inexorable determination to wage war on Iraq. This, in conjunction with numerous other protests across the nation and the world, indicates an increasingly ...


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Opera Project Ends on High Note

Author: Lucie Greene The production of "L'incoronazione di Poppea" by Claudio Monteverdi, was performed on Wednesday, Jan. 29, and Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, as the final result of both two semesters of opera study, and one intense Winter Term production course. A joint ...