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Arts, Etc.

BIEI’s DREAM Monologues translates advocacy through poetry, music and dance

Brandeis Immigration Education Initiative hosted DREAM Monologues: Moments of Transitions in Chum’s last Wednesday night. The event aimed at creating a platform for sharing and witnessing the stories of Brandeis ...

Luikens to speak on Bernstein’s musicals for Festival of the Creative Arts

Charming, intelligent, well-spoken and easily one of the most popular instructors at Brandeis, Georgia Luikens has taught not only UWS classes ranging in topics from musical theater to adaptation and ...

Bernstein Festival opens with interactive event at The Rose

The Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts began Thursday when The Rose Art Museum hosted a guided sketching tour, presented by SCRAM (the Student Committee for The Rose Art ...

Lavigne gets into complicated situation with racist video

Remember when Avril Lavigne had music that was worth being nominated for a Grammy? Lavigne has come a long way from her “Complicated” days—a long way down. The Canadian singer-songwriter, ...

Avant-garde artists provide unique Chum’s experience

On April 11, just before the Brandeis community took its second spring break, students packed into Chum’s Coffee House for a musical experience unlike any other presented this year. The ...

Close Looking Series presents on French Revolution pamphlets

Professors Sue Lanser (ENG/WMGS/CL) and Martine Voiret (FREN) presented “French Revolution Pamphlets,” part of the Close Looking Series at Rapaporte Treasure Hall. Close Looking is a series of events that ...

Springfest is here: happiness and cheer

After a semester of waiting, the time has finally come for Springfest 2014: The Beach Party. There was much anticipation around the reveal of the bands, and after the customary ...

THA professor Krstansky to direct play next fall

It may be the end of the semester, but that doesn’t mean that the theater is quiet. This Monday, in the Crawford Studio in Spingold Theater, Professor Adrianne Krstansky (THA) ...

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ outdoes predecessor

If there was ever a comic book character who faced terrible odds of getting a real, good big-screen adaptation, it was Captain America. As the series of cheesy late-’80s and ...

‘Interrupted’ lacks plot but contains vivid imagery

“Interrupted, a Theater Piece in Pieces,” written, directed and choreographed by Sarah Elizabeth Bedard ’14, explores the lives of writers Susanna Kaysen, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton and is based ...

Wind Ensemble spring recital charmed audience with familiar tunes

Last Sunday, April 6 the Brandeis Wind Ensemble held their spring recital, “History of the American Musical.” Conducted by Tom Souza, the Wind Ensemble consisted of an impressive variety of ...

Discussion of ‘La Femme en Bleu’ at The Rose

The Rose Art Museum has a significant collection of art, and related lectures are a very efficient way of exploring and expanding the interests of the students in the subject ...

‘Hairspray’ entertains a sold-out crowd in SCC theater

“Hairspray,” presented by the Brandeis Hillel Theater Group and co-sponsored by Hillel at Brandeis University is, to put it simply, a hit. People were lining up an hour before the ...

‘Dare to Dance’ dares to entertain

Adagio Dance Company held its “Dare to Dance” spring show Wednesday and Thursday in Levin Ballroom at 8 p.m. There were 13 different dances performed during the course of the ...

‘Killer & Me’ entertains but lacks depth

This Thursday in the SCC Theater John Schnorrenberg’s ’14 “Killer & Me” opened for the first time. “Killer & Me” is like one of those Netflix movies that you choose ...