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Cara Connors, photographed by Sela Shiloni.

Cara Connors: layers of a comedian

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
June 8, 2022

Not long after their first 15 North American shows, stand-up comedian Cara Connors will return to the stage on June 9 at The White Bull Tavern in Boston’s Faneuil Hall for the second leg of their tour,...

Photo: Karissa Schaefer

‘You’ve Got To Let Go If You Want To Be Free,’ and boy did I let go

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
May 19, 2022

After consistently having Disclosure as a top artist since middle school, I can finally say the dream of seeing the DJ duo in concert has been disclosed and the anticipation was worth the wait. I jumped...

AAADT in Revelations April 28. Photo by Robert Torres.

Motions of emotions: Alvin Ailey’s Boston return

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
May 4, 2022

I grew up dancing in recitals and competitions, yet over the course of two decades, I have never been to a professional dance show—until now, and I was not disappointed in the slightest.  Alvin Ailey...

Sittin in 317 EP cover. Courtesy of Vritika Thadhani.

First-year releases EP ‘Sittin in 317’

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Content Managing Editor
April 20, 2022

Halfway through the semester, first-year marketing communications major Vritika Thadhani and her friends set goals for themselves to accomplish before the summer—Thadhani’s goal was to create new music.  The...

Perspective Photo from spring 2022 Into the Woods. Photo by Craig Bailey.

‘An American fairytale’: EmStage’s musical production of ‘Into the Woods’

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
April 20, 2022

The Cutler Majestic Theatre transformed into the storybook fairytale of “Into the Woods” for this year’s Emerson Stage’s spring musical.  The three-hour-long show held three performances this...

Jimmys Traveling All-Stars. Courtesy of Zoe Seitz.

‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,’ commonly known as Jimmy’s Traveling All-Stars

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
April 20, 2022

From Los Angeles to Skidmore College to right here at Emerson, Jimmy’s Traveling All-Stars’ eventful spring semester filled crowds with laughter at every possible turn. As their last show nears, the...

Courtesy of Sophie Bellone.

ComEx returns in person this weekend

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Express News Editor
April 20, 2022

Comedy Extravaganza, also known as ComEx, will be returning for its annual comedy showcase in person this weekend for the first time in two years. Presented by The Center for Comedic Arts, the student-run...

Emerson Dance Companys Revival show. Photo: Campbell Parish

The EDC show this weekend made audiences want to start dancing

By Campbell Parish, Magazine Editor
April 14, 2022

Emerson Dance Company left audience members impressed yet again last weekend.  EDC held a showcase titled "Revival" on April 9 and 10 in the Semel Theater. The Semel’s round stage allows everyone...

Sidney Gish at the Paramount Theater April 6. Photo by Grace Yewon Lee.

Sidney Gish performs at Emerson’s WECB show, with openers JOBIE and Jo & The Average

By Payton Cavanaugh
April 13, 2022

An enthusiastic crowd of Emerson students gathered at The Paramount Theater this past Wednesday to enjoy a free concert put on by WECB. Emerson musicians JOBIE and Jo & The Average opened for the headliner...

Courtesy of Meryl Prendergasts Instagram.

Meryl Prendergast: The artist behind the new exhibit ‘Stitching Earthly Scars’

By Hadera McKay, Opinion Editor
April 13, 2022

English indie-pop singer-songwriter Dodie is seen wearing Northeastern University student Meryl Prendergast’s clothing collection, “Stitching Earthly Scars,” on a late night of February this year Dodie...

Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wang. Courtesy of A24.

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ shows its audience how to fight with love

By Marcus Cocova, Multimedia Managing Editor
April 13, 2022

Everything Everywhere All at Once is undoubtedly a masterpiece. Writers and directors Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert have leaped from the simple silliness and musings on confused love in Swiss Army Man...

Lauren Shaws Photo Practicum exhibit poster.

‘It’s just a melting pot of creativity’: Photo Practicum class to hold upcoming exhibition

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
April 13, 2022

Professor Lauren Shaw’s Photo Practicum class will showcase their exhibit “Metamorphosis” from April 19-27, featuring diverse individual projects that a small group of students has been dedicated...

Illustrated image of DS Oswald by DS Oswald.

Introducing Pub Club’s two winning manuscript authors for this semester: Haley Souders and DS Oswald

By Maeve Lawler, Deputy Enterprise News Editor
April 6, 2022

Junior Haley Souders and senior DS Oswald are this semester’s manuscript winners for Wilde Press, an imprint of Pub Club that publishes two 50-80 page manuscripts per semester. Gabrielle Jonikas,...

Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight in Marvel Studios MOON KNIGHT. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

Marvel’s Moon Knight does not pull his punches

By Marcus Cocova, Multimedia Managing Editor
April 6, 2022

Right from the start, Marvel’s Moon Knight is a fast-paced nightmare adventure that cleanses the palate of the formulaic Marvel mold.  The first episode does not explicate upon past events or take...

(left to right) Matt Doherty, Aidan Manion, and Carter Nevulis. Photo credit: Matt Berry

Three college students create a clothing brand to promote sustainability and positivity

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Express News Editor
April 6, 2022

In an effort to spread positivity and advocate for the Earth, three Massachusetts college sophomores started a clothing brand.  The Local Brand is a clothing brand founded by long-time friends Matt...

Haley Morales. Photo by Carys Hirawady.

Emerson Urban Dance Theatre returns to the Semel for spring show April 8

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
April 6, 2022

Emerson Urban Dance Theatre presents their spring show “Vices and Virtues,” featuring an eclectic mix of heavenly and sinful student choreographed dances.  Held Friday, April 8 at 6 p.m. and 8...

Photo: Sheen Hui

Wicked Queer Film Festival returns in person

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Express News Editor
April 6, 2022

The Wicked Queer Film Festival will return in person from April 7–17 after being virtual for two years. “There's nothing that beats an in-person screening,” Executive Director Shawn Cotter said....

Photo: Hannah Nguyen

Emerson Contemporary hosts Media Art Gallery exhibition “Onomatopoeia”

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Express News Editor
March 30, 2022

Emerson Contemporary’s Media Art Gallery has been hosting Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker Kerry Tribe’s Onomatopoeia exhibition from Jan. 26 to April 3. Tribe grew up in Cambridge and received...

Designed by Zoe Oneil. Courtesy of WECB.

Sidney Gish concert source of anticipation for students

By Dionna Santucci
March 30, 2022

After near-radio silence on streaming and social media platforms for the better part of 2022, Boston-based singer-songwriter Sidney Gish is expected to perform on Emerson’s very own Robert J. Orchard...

Randy Brecker. Photo by Ada Rovatti Brecker.

The Arlington Jazz Festival returns in person, enters 11th year

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Express News Editor
March 30, 2022

Tickets are hyperlinked under the name of the performers. After two years of livestreaming due to the pandemic, The Arlington Jazz Festival will return in person from April 7-10. “We just went...

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