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Concert Preview: Fitz and The Tantrums, Feb. 14, The Anthem

Indie-pop darlings Fitz and The Tantrums will bring their bright, funky alternative sound to The Anthem on Friday, February 14th.  The group’s current run promoting their latest record, All The... Read more

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The Voice Predicts the 2020 Oscars

Best Picture by Abby Webster Who Will Win: 1917 Who Should Win: Parasite For a brief moment in 2017, we lived in a world where the Academy made good decisions. Last year’s Gr**n... Read more

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Chimes to Celebrate Musical Tradition and Evolution in Cherry Tree Massacre

The sound of distant voices singing “I Dreamed a Dream” floated around the first floor of Reiss. Behind the large doors of Reiss 112, eight Chimes singers stood in a... Read more

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Concert Preview: Rex Orange County, Feb. 12, The Anthem

Rex Orange County will bring his brassy and alternative sound to The Anthem on Wednesday, February 12th. After over two years, Rex Orange County finally released his third studio album... Read more

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A Beautiful Wreck: Halsey’s Complicated Self-Portrait in Manic

“There’s an ancient saying that you have three faces: the first one you broadcast to the world, the second you show to those closest to you, and the last one... Read more

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Life and Grief Inside An Acorn

“Optimism is an ugly word. It asks nothing of us.” “Pessimism is an ugly word. It asks nothing of us.” “I choose no words.” Two people stand on opposite sides... Read more

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Circles Reveals Infinite and Intimate Sides of Mac Miller

Vulnerability, struggle, and acceptance weave together to form the masterpiece that is Circles (2020), Mac Miller’s latest, and final, album. Thanks to producer Jon Brion, who acted on the request... Read more

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Let Freedom Ring: A Celebration of Dreams and the Dreamwork

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a coalescence of the past, present, and future. Not only is it a celebration of a legendary man and the dreams he dared give... Read more

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Running with The Wolves: Nomadic Theatre Production Explores Teenhood and Teamwork

“Quick hands! Quick hands!” The team captain, played by Bella Carlucci (COL ’23), yells to the goalie as the pair toss a soccer ball across the stage. Running past, the... Read more

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The Glorious Sons and Des Rocs Keep Rock ‘n’ Roll Alive at the 9:30 Club

Picture a guy that looks like a young Bob Dylan (after going electric) crossed with Timothée Chalamet sporting a Peaky Blinders haircut. Now picture that same guy, covered in sweat,... Read more

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Hayley Kiyoko Plays it Safe in I’m Too Sensitive For This Shit

Two years ago, Hayley Kiyoko delivered some of her best work in her debut album, Expectations. With songs like “Curious” and “Sleepover,” it was impossible to go through the album... Read more

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Concert Preview: The Glorious Sons, Jan. 24, 9:30 Club

Ontario rock outfit The Glorious Sons will bring their gutsy rock sound to the 9:30 Club on Friday, January 24th in support of their latest release, A War On Everything.... Read more

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Little Women is Greta Gerwig’s Love Letter to the World

There’s a scene in Little Women where the shy and gifted Beth March (Eliza Scanlen) enters the quiet Laurence mansion to play the piano. The home’s patriarch, Mr. Laurence (Chris... Read more

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“Look At Her Now”: Selena Gomez Finds Her Self-Worth and Artistic Identity on Rare

What feels like light-years ago, Selena Gomez sang “Who says you’re not perfect? / Who says you’re not worth it? / Who says you’re the only one that’s hurting?” in... Read more

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Making Art Out of Sweets and Sentiments in Anna Katalkina’s Candy and Mementos

On a particularly warm January afternoon, dozens of patrons arrived at Touchstone Gallery to attend the opening of Contemporary Still Life: Candy and Mementos by Anna Katalkina. Friends and strangers,... Read more

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The Fall of a Franchise in The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: Episode IX-The Rise of Skywalker has a lot to live up to. It is simultaneously the finale of the new trilogy of Star Wars films and the conclusion... Read more

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“Earn Your Place”: Bombshell Explores the Harsh Realities of Workplace Sexual Harassment

As the elevator descends to the second floor, three women stand side by side, an eerie series of staccato notes being sung in the background. They face forward, arms clasped... Read more

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Curiosity Kills Tom Hooper’s Cats

Thirty-eight years ago, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s fever dream of a musical Cats premiered in London’s West End and has spent its nearly four-decade life as one of the most popular... Read more

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Fiddler on the Capital: A Perfect Holiday Outing for the Whole Family

Perhaps one of the most defining moments of a young Jewish child’s adolescence is seeing Fiddler on the Roof. The musical, first performed in 1964, is a celebration of love... Read more

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Best of 2019: Albums

1. Cuz I Love You – Lizzo On her third studio album, singer/rapper Lizzo finally got her big break—and wow, was it worth the wait. She raps about confidence and... Read more