Arts

Spotlight On: Forbidden Planet Productions

Senior Stephanie Landry has been a part of Forbidden Planet Productions, one of three student theater organizations, for the past four years. Hatchet arts puts the co-executive producer under the spotlight as FPP’s fall season comes to a close. Hatchet arts: Why did you decide to join FPP? Stephanie Landry: My freshman year, I tried […]

QuickTakes

Jenny and Johnny “I’m Having Fun Now” (Warner Bros.) Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley has formed Jenny and Johnny, a side project with her singer-songwriter boyfriend Johnathan Rice. Lewis adds soft and charming vocals to each track, while Rice brings an edgier and moodier style. The instrumentals are reminiscent of California beach pop. “Big Wave” […]

Acting across generations

Maddie Hendricks wanted to present a play without any technical frills. To do that, she cast six students to play 52 characters and never changed the setting in Generic Theatre Company’s last performance of the season. Hendricks, a sophomore majoring in dramatic literature, selected “The Dining Room” because she wanted to direct a play that […]

MainStage prepares for DanceWorks

Six student choreographers and an internationally acclaimed guest artist will present seven unique performances Thursday through Saturday as part of the annual Fall DanceWorks 2010 performance. DanceWorks, which is presented by the dance department in the fall and spring semesters, will be directed by Anthony Gongora this fall. Gongora, who has had personal experience with […]

$5-$10-$20: Events that won’t break the bank

$5: Forbidden’s “A Chorus Line” opens at West Hall Theater Thursday $10: Fall DanceWorks opens Thursday at Betts Marvin Theatre $20: Discount on “Hair” at the Kennedy Center through Friday

J Street sees unexpected rain

J Street was transformed last Thursday when 70 students opened umbrellas and ordered lunch. Confusion mounted among the unsuspecting diners: Was this a protest? A psychology project? An effort to defy seven years of bad luck? “We feel a little out of the loop. Nobody quite knows what to think,” freshman Kate Smith said. The […]

QuickTakes

Christina Perri “The Ocean Way Sessions” (Atlantic Records) This debut EP from Perri features a fresh, light sound with songs about romance and independence. The catchy lyrics of the well-known single “Jar of Hearts” have endeared it to many new fans of Perri, and the other songs on the EP don’t disappoint. “Daydream” is a […]

QuickTakes

Ra Ra Riot “The Orchard” (Barsuk Records) “The Orchard” follows up Ra Ra Riot’s debut album “The Rhumb Line,” which garnered a lot of praise and attention in the indie pop scene. The new album experiments with an upbeat and catchy sound in “Boy,” an ’80s feel in “Too Dramatic,” and a bit of a […]

Campus art finds a home

The often ambiguous artists and curators of Classroom 102 were made public this weekend when one group of freshmen designed and installed its own exhibit. The gallery was taken over Sunday by 13 freshmen for their final project in professor Bibiana Obler’s Dean’s Seminar. The exhibit, called “Cultural Immersion,” was installed Sunday and celebrated its […]

$5-$10-$20: Events that won’t break the bank

$5: 14th presents “Ecce” on Lisner Downstage Thursday $9: Catch a film at just-opened West End Cinema this weekend $15: love.futbol charity performances at Jack Morton Thursday