Michael A> Posey



Troupe returns for third performance: One-man band: Tuvan singers perform ancient art of throat singing

Hailing from the high, windy plains of Tuva, a tiny former Soviet satellite bounded by Outer Mongolia and Siberia, the Tuvan Throat-Singers, "Huun-Huur-tu" present their unique brand of music to audiences in two shows playing in the Moore Theater today at 8 and 10 p.m. The Tuvan musicians, torch-bearers of a musical legacy that is centuries old, are renowed for their performances of an ancient musical art known as self-harmonizing. "Khoomei," or "throat-singing," is characterized by a vocalist singing two and sometimes three distinct notes simultaneously. Mostly nomadic cowboys by trade, Tuvan men use this artform as a means to calm and herd animals and attract wild ones during the hunt.


'Cinema Paranoia' strikes campus

Featuring such blockbusters as this summer's alien-bashing hit "Independence Day" and Roman Polanski's horror classic "Rosemary's Baby," the Dartmouth Film Society hopes its newest installment of veritable Hollywood classics and new-age flicks will cause as much hysteria as its title suggests, "Cinema Paranoia." This term's venue offers a cinematic panorama of films which plays on audiences' phobias and also caricatures some of our more outrageous fears. Michael Ellenberg '97 and Mobina Hashmi '96 suggested the theme after watching "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers" a film in this term's series.


Ms. Braxton's Opus: 'Secrets' may disappoint listeners: Fusion of spiritual and pop, 'Secrets' is a slower release for the R&B singer, lacks pizazz of debut

After a brief hiatus, R&B phenom Toni Braxton returns to the music scene with a work that improves upon her debut and gives new insight into the saucy R&B songstress. A dizzily rich, witty and satisfying release, "Secrets" is filled with the fodder which made Braxton's debut so popular -- an album equal parts heartache, independence, and fun. Braxton's self-titled debut saturated radio stations everywhere.

Inner-city kids learn Rassias style

Daily language drill is a part of the lives of most Dartmouth students. But college students are not the only ones who are attending language drill this summer. Ten New York City high school students just finished 10 days of intensive French language training -- they took classes, were introduced to the machine-gun style Rassias method and even went on wildlife excursions. The Rassias Foundation, which was created by French and Italian Professor John Rassias, has for the past four years brought high school students from Harlem's Frederick Douglas Academy to Hanover to polish their French-speaking ability. The Rassias Foundation is a non-profit College program created to increase interest in second language study and teaching. The students, whose high school French classes have 25 to 30 students, are able to enjoy close contact with teachers and each other.

Football players pose for Vanity Fair

Before the season has even begun, the Big Green football team and its outstanding players are once again in the news and spotlight. Five members of the Dartmouth football team were invited to participate in a photo-shoot sponsored by Vanity Fair, a women's magazine, this past weekend in Los Angeles. The five students -- Mark Abel '97, Scott Hapgood '97, Brian Larsen '97, Lloyd Lee '98 and Zach Walz '98 -- are all members of the pre-season All-Ivy First Team, and they were invited with other Ancient Eight first-teamers to participate in the Vanity Fair photo spread slated for an October release. This spread will be the first for both Ivy League football players and the magazine. When Vanity Fair initially asked if Dartmouth would participate, according to Walz, most of the team members declined because of the exorbinant costs associated with the excursion. "Later, the magazine agreed to pay for travel and students were asked to pay for lodging and meals," Walz said. Vanity Fair also treated the Dartmouth players with stretch limousine service from The Hanover Inn to Lebanon Airport for Thursday morning's flight to Los Angeles. The photo shoot began early Friday morning around 8 a.m.