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Audience members are primed for the trip of a lifetime, as Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble will play a concert that delivers them to space, celebrating the influence of musician and philosopher Sun Ra on Saturday. Noted trombonist and composer Craig Harris, who once played with Sun Ra as a member of Arkestra, will join Barbary Coast on stage.
Corinne Romano ’15 said she was the only AP studio art student in her high school.
What motivates someone to give a part of herself away? What motivates someone to donate a kidney to a stranger?
If someone asked you what art is, what would you say? Art is harder to define than you thought it would be, isn’t it? A friend posed this question to me the other day, and my response was a jumbled list of names.
Called “The Swan of Avon,” “The Bard of Avon” or simply “The Bard,” William Shakespeare and his plays and poems remain a staple in English literary education. Dartmouth marked the 400th anniversary of the poet’s death with a symposium on Friday and Saturday in the Haldeman Center that focused on how to teach his works today.
Nine-time Grammy Award winners The Emerson String Quartet will perform at the Hopkins Center on Tuesday evening. The program will consist of string quartet works from composers Benjamin Britten, Maurice Ravel and Dmitri Shostakovich.
Gar Waterman ’78 is a Connecticut-based sculptor known for his large public sculptures. He typically works in stone, bronze, wood and glass, and his sculptures are often inspired by the natural world, especially sea life. Waterman installed “Feral Seed,” a sculpture, in the atrium of the Life Sciences Center in August.
Vibrant, encompassing, kaleidoscopic and free-flowing: these words evoke images from “The Epic of American Civilization,” commonly known as the Orozco Mural. Its expressive richness was typical of the early 20th century’s Mexican muralism movement, spearheaded by Diego Rivera and Orozco himself. Director Jorge Gutierrez’s first animated feature film, “The Book of Life” (2014), brings muralism into the 21st century, creating a bustling, sumptuous 3-D adventure that explodes off the screen.
As if an imaginary fist from behind the frame had punched through the foil of Jack Whitten’s “Birmingham 1964” (1964), a hole appears like an artifact of violence, a documentation of the civil rights movement. The hole is a window, offering a view of an old newspaper photo. A stocking mesh prevents a clear view of the image.
A Saturday concert showcasing varied voices — including current and former members of Gospel Choir, the Rockapellas and Glee Club as well as former Dartmouth Idol participants — will take the place of the Gospel Choir’s traditional fall concert.
Despite Baker Library’s notorious bustle, one cannot help but stop and notice the flashy graphics of World War I posters featured in glass cases along the entrance lobby’s walls. Behind the glass pane, a war-torn figure stands defiant amidst the blaze of a flaming battlefield. In another image, a soldier steps over the corpse of a fallen enemy. Above him, two words capture his unbroken will: “Come On!”
If you ask Google to define “censorship,” this is the result: “the practice of officially examining books, movies, etc., and suppressing unacceptable parts.” What qualifies as “unacceptable,” and why does the definition of “unacceptable” seem to change daily?
The Hopkins Center will celebrate jazz’s classic and vibrant sound on Monday evening when Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, a 15-man touring group featuring nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis, performs a concert at Spaulding Auditorium.
“This is the year that those / who swim the border’s undertow / and shiver in boxcars / are greeted with trumpets and drums.”
Daniel Adel ’84 is known for his stunning portraitures and hilariously accurate caricatures. Adel has exhibited his work in New York for decades as well as painted portraits of CEOs, university presidents and well-known judges. His illustrations have been featured in the New Yorker and the New York Times, and he drew the Time Magazine cover designating George W. Bush “Person of the Year” in 2004. Adel currently lives and works in Provence, France.
David Fincher’s famous works center around the psychologically perverse, presenting the warpath left behind not by villains donning capes or masks, but by those hiding among us. John Doe (“Se7en” (1995)), Tyler Durden (“Fight Club” (1999)) and the Zodiac killer (“Zodiac” (2007)) are all highly calculating, sadistic and nearly invisible murderers who nihilistically revel in the ensuing chaos. Fincher’s “Gone Girl” (2014) adds another volume to his oeuvre of highly successful thrillers, based off the hit 2012 novel by Gillian Flynn, who also wrote the film’s screenplay. Flynn altered the ending to compel the book’s fans to the theater. I haven’t read the book, which left me blissfully unaware of comparisons and fully gripped by the film.
Combining animation, music and a moving silhouette of her own body, artist Miwa Matreyek tells the story of the earth’s creation in two Friday shows at the Hopkins Center’s Bentley Theater on Friday. With elements both natural and fantastical, the artist will light up the black box theater with an array of images, sounds and dance.
Production and electronic duo Javelin used to bring a collection of painted boomboxes — in addition to all of the regular equipment — to shows. Each tuned to the same frequency, the boomboxes, either tethered outside the venue or placed decoratively onstage, could broadcast the performance live.
Beginning with one of Mozart’s few pieces in B minor and finishing with one of Schumann’s last piano works, world-renowned pianist Richard Goode will perform a program Wednesday evening that spans the 18th and 19th centuries.
Few people have heard of — yet alone seen — water treatment pollution caused by paper mills. Even fewer have seen such damage from the sky and called it art. Yet for world-renowned photographer and current Montgomery Fellow Emmet Gowin, a certain fascination and peculiar sense of beauty comes in the circular blossoms of tropical hues that explode from the seemingly serene water.