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Poet remembered for spirit and passion

On Sunday, Oct. 19, a memorial event for poet Allen Grossman was held in the Mandel Center for the Humanities, where the room was filled by alumni and more, commemorating ...

‘X Factor’ winners release crowd-pleasing debut album

Alex & Sierra, the duo who not only won last year’s season of “The X Factor” but also the hearts of fans nationally, just released their debut album with Columbia ...

‘Fury’ offers a realistic WWII experience

There is an argument in the halls of pop culture criticism that every story relating to World War II has been told and that audiences are tired of seeing new ...

Shakey Graves shakes things up on new album

Shakey Graves, also known as Alejandro Rose-Garcia from his days acting on TV’s “Friday Night Lights,” recently released his second full-length album, “And The War Came.” The Austin-based alternative country/folk ...

Slosberg guest performs avant-garde, multimedia piece

Brandeis’ latest addition to the 2014-2015 Concert Series was striking in its combination of solo piano playing and electronics. The unique performance, titled “The Electro-Acoustic Piano” (EAPiano), is actually a ...

‘Angels in America’ impresses with bold commitment

On Thursday night, Oct. 23, Brandeis Players presented the opening night of “Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches.” Directed by Sarah Waldron ’17, “Angels in America” was made of ...

Art meets social justice in panel discussion

As can be expected from a university that prides itself in social justice and the awareness of inequality, Brandeis’ fall musical “Spring Awakening” presented an open-panel discussion called “Where the ...

Childish Gambino wakes up in ‘Kauai’

Childish Gambino’s (Danny Glover) newest release, “STN MTN/Kauai,” has fans and music critics talking. Conceptually, “STN MTN” is a free mixtape that revolves around a dreamland. According to Gambino, the ...

‘Dracula Untold’ lacks bite

I find the existence of “Dracula Untold” genuinely perplexing. Did anybody ask for this movie? According to Universal Studios, “Dracula Untold” is the first in what will be a series ...

Poets visit, display innovation and creativity

Students, faculty and staff packed into Pearlman Lounge for a poetry reading that celebrated peace and connected people from diverse backgrounds on Monday, Oct. 13. Two poets read their work. The ...

British prof. lectures on music of Modest Mussorgsky

Professor Stephen Walsh of Cardiff University in the United Kingdom gave a short lecture on the Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky at a musicology colloquium in Slosberg Music Center on Wednesday, ...

Fine Arts prof. receives grant to publish new book on Asian art

This year, Dr. Aida Wong, an associate professor of Fine Arts at Brandeis, was awarded with the Theodore and Jane Norman Fund for Faculty Research and Creative Projects. This fund ...

Boris’ Kitchen showcases strong talent in first show of the year

Last weekend, Boris’ Kitchen hosted its “Old Sh*t Show” in the SCC Multipurpose Room. As everyone crammed into the room, attempting to find space anywhere on the floor, the actors ...

BTC gives inspiring performance of ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’

It is clear from the very beginning of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” that this play wants to say something. Countless bits of dialogue reference the emotional metaphysics of technology and ...

YouTube artist defies all odds

Orla Gartland was 13 years old when she posted her first video on YouTube, after only about a year of being able to play the guitar. Growing up in Dublin, ...