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Fans gather in the main area of Levitate Music and Artis Festival to watch an artist on the Stoke Stage

Levitate Music and Arts Festival offers a feast for every musical palate

By Sam Shipman, Assistant News Editor / July 14, 2024

The town of Marshfield, Mass., had a large collection of unfamiliar faces this past weekend on July 5, 6, and 7. This gathering was not from the usual...

Credit to Whisper Film LLC

Producer Birk Gran ‘22 talks new ‘throwback’ horror film ‘Dead Whisper’

By Danielle Bartholet and Annie Sarlin / July 11, 2024

Birk Gran ‘22 produced the upcoming horror film “Dead Whisper.” The film follows Elliot Campbell, played by Samuel Dunning, a lawyer drawn to a mysterious...

Exclusive: Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O’Connor talk ‘Challengers’

Exclusive: Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O’Connor talk ‘Challengers’

By Clara Faulkner, Operations Managing Editor / April 26, 2024

This article contains spoilers. When tennis ascends beyond mere sport and becomes intricately woven into one's essence, the trials of securing victory...

Jacob Warman finds family through filmmaking

Jacob Warman finds family through filmmaking

By Bridget Frawley, Staff Writer / April 24, 2024

For six weeks, visual media arts senior Jacob Warman called Khlong Toei in Bangkok, Thailand, home. He didn’t realize that among the foreign roads and...

Omar Robinson ’06 and Todd McNeel ’21 bring forgotten stories to life in ‘Toni Stone’

Omar Robinson ’06 and Todd McNeel ’21 bring forgotten stories to life in ‘Toni Stone’

By Danielle Bartholet, Assistant Living Arts Editor / April 24, 2024

Emerson alumni Omar Robison ‘06 and MFA alum Todd McNeel ‘21 are underway with rehearsals for the Huntington Theatre’s revolutionary production “Toni...

‘The Tortured Poets Department’ is the “miracle move on drug” we all needed

‘The Tortured Poets Department’ is the “miracle move on drug” we all needed

By Clara Faulkner, Operations Managing Editor / April 24, 2024

The depiction of long-term relationships in "The Tortured Poets Department" feels hauntingly familiar—the gradual unraveling, the eventual understanding...

Brooke Taylor and additional Girls State participants in Girls State, now streaming on Apple TV+.

Democracy gets a makeover in Apple TV+’s ‘Girls State’

By Clara Faulkner, Operations Managing Editor / April 18, 2024

When 500 young girls gather in one crowded room and begin to form their government, one might wonder, what could go wrong? Or, most importantly, what could...

Juice is in full swing of celebrating ‘Nothing Like a Dream’ EP through jubilant live performances across America

Juice is in full swing of celebrating ‘Nothing Like a Dream’ EP through jubilant live performances across America

By Sam Shipman, Assistant News Editor / April 17, 2024

Juice was formed in 2013 in Boston, and still, over 10 years later, the six-piece rock band is traveling around North America playing sold-out shows to...

An evening with Alan Ruck at the Colonial

An evening with Alan Ruck at the Colonial

By Rumsha Siddiqui, Managing Editor / April 17, 2024

Fans of all ages gathered at the Colonial Theatre on April 7 for “An Evening With Alan Ruck” to watch a screening of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,”...

An inventive twist on ‘Company’ explores marriage in the modern world

An inventive twist on ‘Company’ explores marriage in the modern world

By Danielle Bartholet, Assistant Living Arts Editor / April 17, 2024

“Bobbi. Bobbi. Bobbi.” The chorus carried across the stage of the Citizens Opera House during a performance of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Company.”...

The acoustic vortex behind Lizzy McAlpine’s ‘Older’

The acoustic vortex behind Lizzy McAlpine’s ‘Older’

By Clara Faulkner, Operations Managing Editor / April 10, 2024

Lizzy McAlpine's latest album, “Older,” released on April 5, is a mesmerizing collection of ballads intertwined with irresistible sing-along adlibs....

One of the last exhibits in the WNDR Museum, titled We Are All Artists (If Only We Knew?) by Brad Keywell. The exhibit reminds visitors that they are all artists, creators, and visionaries in their own unique ways. (DJ Mara/Beacon Staff)

WNDR museum cultivates interactive exhibits at Downtown Crossing location

By DJ Mara, Kasteel Well Bureau Co-Chief / April 10, 2024

The WNDR Museum, one of Boston’s newest attractions, cultivates visitors’ sense of wonder and imagination through a series of interactive and immersive...

Sampha’s ‘Lahai’ tour transcends Roadrunner

Sampha’s ‘Lahai’ tour transcends Roadrunner

By Rumsha Siddiqui and Sam Shipman / April 10, 2024

British alternative R&B singer-producer-instrumentalist Sampha graced Boston with his presence on April 2 at Roadrunner Boston and serenaded the crowd...

Anime Boston 2024

Thousands of anime fans flood the Hynes for Anime Boston 2024

By Sam Shipman, Assistant News Editor / April 3, 2024
If anyone is wondering why there have been some interesting outfits on the Green Line this past weekend, it’s because Anime Boston 2024 occurred at the Hynes Convention Center from March 29 to 31.
Emerson alumni class of ‘95 Laura Warrell

Author Laura Warrell ’95 explores jazz and loss of love with ‘Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm’

By Danielle Bartholet, Assistant Living Arts Editor / April 3, 2024
On April 2, author and Emerson alumni class of ‘95 Laura Warrell visited Emerson College for a Q&A and public reading of her debut novel, “Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm.”
Olivia Rodrigo “GUTS” world tour in Boston

Olivia Rodrigo brings her paralyzing thrill of ‘GUTS’ to Boston

By Clara Faulkner, Operations Managing Editor / April 3, 2024
From sequins to seduction, Olivia Rodrigo brought her “GUTS” world tour to Boston for two sold-out consecutive stops at TD Garden.
Hozier returns with four stunning “Unheard” tracks in new EP

Hozier returns with four stunning “Unheard” tracks in new EP

By Rachel Choi, Illustrations/Graphics Editor & Chief Copyeditor & Social Media Manager / March 28, 2024

Seven months after his album “Unreal Unearth” graced the world, critically acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Hozier returned with an EP on March 22,...

Exclusive: Jesse McCartney chats dual ‘All’s Well’ EP and tour

Exclusive: Jesse McCartney chats dual ‘All’s Well’ EP and tour

By Clara Faulkner, Operations Managing Editor / March 27, 2024

College students who were raised on a diet of "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Suite Life of Zack and Cody," and "Horton Hears a Who!" are undoubtedly familiar...

JP Saxe brings color to the ‘grey areas’ of Boston

JP Saxe brings color to the ‘grey areas’ of Boston

By Clara Faulkner, Operations Managing Editor / March 27, 2024

JP Saxe tends to love “a grey area.” On March 6, amid Boston’s rainy and dull backdrop, Saxe created a space that was anything but dreary and colorless.  At...

Zac Efron and John Cena talk ‘Ricky Stanicky’

Zac Efron and John Cena talk ‘Ricky Stanicky’

By Clara Faulkner, Operations Managing Editor / March 21, 2024
In a tale of childhood mischief turned lifelong deception, three inseparable friends concocted a clever ruse that endured over two decades.