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

By Karissa Schaefer, Living Arts Editor
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, Living Arts Editor
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, Assistant Enterprise News 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, Living Arts Editor
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...

Emerson Dance Companys Revival show. Photo: Campbell Parish

The EDC show this weekend made audiences want to start dancing

By Campbell Parish, Magazine Editor & Operations Managing 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...

Lauren Shaws Photo Practicum exhibit poster.

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

By Karissa Schaefer, Living Arts Editor
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...

Haley Morales. Photo by Carys Hirawady.

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

By Karissa Schaefer, Living Arts Editor
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 Living Arts 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 Living Arts 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 Living Arts 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...

Photo: Devin Turcotte

The laser-beam dream of a Tame Impala concert

By Devin Turcotte
March 30, 2022

“We are excited to welcome you to the Tame Impala ‘Slow Rush’ Tour. Be advised the rushiums effects range from a minor expansion to large time collapses staged within memory and the effective present.” As...

Photo: Campbell Parish

Chelsea Cutler made 15-year-old me very happy this past weekend

By Campbell Parish, Magazine Editor & Operations Managing Editor
March 30, 2022

15-year-old-me was singing about heartbreak and falling in love before I even had my first kiss. I was blasting Chelsea Cutler's music ever since her first single "Your Shirt" came out in 2017. Needless...

Sounds of the City. Courtesy of Bright Lights.

Emerson Film Festival returns in person Mar. 30

By Karissa Schaefer, Living Arts Editor
March 30, 2022

From narratives and documentaries, to experimental and animation, Emerson returns for its 21st annual Film Festival on Mar. 30, featuring 10 films from undergraduate and graduate students alike.  Showcased...

Courtesy of Kickstarter

‘Long Story Short’ program launches third edition of exposure for up and coming filmmakers

By Karissa Schaefer, Living Arts Editor
March 23, 2022

Drawing success from its short film category that’s seen more than 7,000 shorts, Kickstarter’s third annual month-long celebration Long Story Short brings creative stories to fruition and helps artists...

(L to R) Chris Sullivan, Wayne Brady, Anthony Veneziale, Aneesa Folds, and Kurt Crowley (on keyboard) in Freestyle Love Supreme at the Booth Theatre. Photo by Joan Marcus.

‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ brings waves of laughter to the Colonial Theatre

By Karissa Schaefer, Living Arts Editor
March 23, 2022

Left with no set or costumes for their Boston opening night on Mar. 18, it was up to the cast of “Freestyle Love Supreme” to make the show go on without a hitch using their humor and creative musical...

Drawing by Lucia Thorne

Soundtracks to your slainte

By Payton Cavanaugh
March 17, 2022

St. Patrick’s Day in the City of Boston is in full swing, and what better way to kick off the festivities than listening to some authentic Irish music—and no, I’m not just talking about the Dropkick...

Photo: Karissa Schaefer

Tyler, The Creator sure knows how to create a memorable performance

By Karissa Schaefer, Living Arts Editor
March 16, 2022

Tyler, The Creator hit Worcester’s DCU Center on Mar. 3 with his “Call Me If You Get Lost” tour—well Tyler, what’s your number because five Bostonians got lost.  A nearly two-hour rail ride...

Kristen Stewart, star of Spencer, at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Photo credit: Georges Biard.

Bright Lights features ‘Spencer,’ a fascinating portrayal of icon Princess Diana

By Abigail Lee, Assistant Enterprise News Editor
March 3, 2022

Spencer, shown Feb. 24 as part of the Bright Lights Film Series, decidedly shirks the characteristics of the biopic genre. Instead of acting as a realistic record of Princess Diana’s life, director Pablo...

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