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Last week marked the centenary of the birth of Budd Schulberg ’36, a prolific and lauded writer known for novels such as “What Makes Sammy Run?” and screenplays, including the Academy Award winner for best screenplay, “On the Waterfront” (1954). Schulberg died in 2009 at age 95.
Jeff Hafner ’02 let the music from his guitar fill the air of the Hopkins Center over spring break as College employees meandered, gazing at the art of their coworkers. On March 19 and 20, Dartmouth held its annual employee ArtWorks showcase featuring musical performances and an art display at the Hopkins Center. Michael Taylor, director of the Hood Museum, welcomed employees and guests.
When college spring breakers think of Costa Rica, they think surf, sun and siesta. However, when Dartmouth Wind Ensemble members think of their spring trip to Costa Rica, their thoughts are more along the lines of sun, song and service.
The Hopkins Center’s school matinee series allows area schools and young children to meet and talk to artists who visit campus.
Where can you watch actors in a $100-million Hollywood blockbuster spar in front of a green screen, catch a meal with “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” writer Shonda Rhimes ’91 or Oscar-nominated director Buck Henry ’52 all while attending classes with Dartmouth accreditation? As the 16 students who participated in the film department’s first winter foreign study program can tell you — Los Angeles, of course.
When Hopkins Center programming director Margaret Lawrence first saw flamenco dancer Israel Galván perform at a festival in Montreal, she was enthralled by his mastery of movement. Lawrence immediately knew that she wanted to bring him to Dartmouth, especially to perform his popular solo piece, “La Edad de Oro,” onstage at the Hop.
Immersed in a pool of wood chips, the bust of a human figure stares out from behind a curved glass wall. “Sculpture,” by Lin Bo ’13, is the newest instillation at the Hopkins Center’s Barrows Rotunda. The title complements the artwork’s simple yet captivating nature.
The Muppets puppet characters, a mainstay of American pop culture long before current Dartmouth students were born, were effectively rebooted with “The Muppets” (2011). Infused with meta-humor and modern sensibilities, the film brought the lovable scamps back into the cultural zeitgeist.
Ted Baehr ’69 is founder and chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission, a non-profit that lobbies the entertainment industry to produce content aligned with Christian teachings. He is also publisher of Movieguide, a magazine affiliated with the Christian Film and Television Commission that features original reviews for movies and television shows based on their moral and Biblical content. Baehr, who studied comparative literature at the College and received a law degree from the New York University School of Law, has written several books on the subject of American mass media and Christian values.
Phoebe Bodurtha ’15 brought the 2014 Dartmouth Idol audience to a roar when she sang “Defying Gravity,” from the Broadway hit “Wicked,” at the show’s finale. Nabbing a first-place finish was no feat of luck. Bodurtha has sung since middle school and had performed in Idol twice before.
By experimenting with music in unconventional time signatures and exploring a wide range of modern movement, the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble will perform the winter showcase “Diversions and Sports” tonight, headed by two-time guest director John Heginbotham.
This article is the second in a two-part series about female students’ impact on the arts at the College leading up to and just after coeducation.
This article is the first in a two-part series about female students’ impact on the arts at the College leading up to and just after coeducation.
“Fortune, that favors fools, these two short hours/we wish away, both for your sakes and ours.”
Several students sat outside Hartman Rehearsal Hall on Monday afternoon waiting for rehearsal with instruments on their laps and The Spring Quartet’s Tuesday concert on their minds. Barrett Clark ’17, a trombone player in the Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble, pressed fellow musician Erin Huffer ’17 to come to the 7 p.m. concert. A real “jazzer” would see the Spring Quartet, he insistsed.
Above the fireplace in the Sherman Art Library’s reference room sits a dragon-like emblem of Francis I of France, which displays a salamander, thought to be able to magically survive fire. Visual arts librarian Laura Graveline encourages students to visit Sherman, the College’s art research library, to see the expansive collection for themselves.
One of the closest Oscar races in history concluded last night with “Gravity” (2013) as the overall winner with seven total awards, including best director and best visual effects. “12 Years a Slave” (2013) garnered three prizes and nabbed the most coveted best picture award.
This summer, Tricia Paik ’91 will take over as Indianapolis Museum of Art’s contemporary art curator . Paik, who is currently the associate curator of modern and contemporary art at the St. Louis Art Museum, has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Morgan Library and Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.
Matthew Mirliani ’16 began writing music in middle school but kept his talent a secret until his junior year of high school, when he released his first album on iTunes to the surprise of family and friends. He has continued to write music, record and sing since, mostly working on his own using digital music creation software.