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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Drumfolk

Step Afrika!’s Drumfolk ‘well-received’ by Cutler Majestic audiences

By Karenna Umscheid, Staff Writer
October 26, 2022

Drumfolk, produced by C. Brian Williams and performed by Step Afrika!, is a celebration of music at the intersection between African American history and culture. It ran from Oct. 5 through Oct. 16 in...

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...

Grammy Award-winning composer, bassist, and vocalist esperanza spalding.

Opera ‘Iphigenia’ world premiere at Cutler Majestic Theatre Nov. 12 and 13

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
November 12, 2021

“Iphigenia,” an opera inspired by the Greek myth of the same name, will be making its world premiere at the Cutler Majestic Theater on Nov. 12 and 13, transforming the traditional tale to fit a contemporary...

Cutler Majestic Theater, one of ArtEmerson’s performance venues.

ArtsEmerson hosts first event since March 2020

By Sophia Pargas and Mariyam Quaisar
September 9, 2021

ArtsEmerson’s first in-person event in 18 months—an open house in the Cutler Majestic Theatre on Wednesday—aimed to reintroduce the public to theater and encourage them to get excited about this...

The Colonial Theatre

Colonial Theatre to reopen in September with new programming

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
July 8, 2021

The Emerson Colonial Theatre will open its doors to the public in September 2021 for the first time in seventeen months, the Ambassador Theatre Group announced on Thursday. The historic theatre—which,...

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Students from Southern California rattled by Thousand Oaks shooting

By Maya Gacina and Chris Van Buskirk
November 9, 2018

The college offered support to students from Southern California on Thursday following a mass shooting, less than two weeks after Jewish students grappled with a separate massacre in a Pittsburgh synagogue. Associate...

Students marched through downtown Boston to protest gun laws and advocate for change on Mar. 24, 2018. Daniel Peden / Beacon Archives

Parkland survivor argues for inclusivity in gun reform

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
November 1, 2018

Freshman Robert Shinder grew up five miles from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were murdered in a mass shooting. In the wake of the Parkland shooting, Shinder joined March For...

Eleven chairs rested empty in the middle of the stage lit by a solitary spotlight to represent the 11 people killed in the synagogue in Pittsburgh. Photo by Stephanie Purifoy / Beacon Staff.

Students take time to reflect on Pittsburgh shooting

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
October 30, 2018

Junior Benjamin Nadler remembers the Yom Kippur services he attended every fall with his two sisters in Pittsburgh. He remembers them kneeling during song, their voices echoing throughout the congregation...

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