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Vibes Night

Sponsored by the Black and Latinx Student Union and the Days-Massolo Center, Vibes Night 2017 saw the members of Vibes, Written and Spoken (VWS) showcase their talent to the Hamilton community. The second annual Vibes Night celebrated the stories people had to share, and provided an avenue for students to come out and support their peers in an encouraging atmosphere with enthusiasm and positivity. More ...

Unconventional Visions of Sound stuns

This past Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m., a collection of works called “Vision of Sound” was performed in Hamilton College’s own Wellin Hall. The works were collaborations among composers and choreographers focused on “place,” and the meaning of place in the artists’ lives. The performance, part of Syracuse Symposium’s series on place, has also made stops in Syracuse and SUNY-Oswego.  More ...

Metropolitan Opera Violinist delivers thought-provoking concerts

Metropolitan Opera violinist Shem Guibbory performed for the Hamilton community last Friday and Saturday in various settings. On Saturday evening, the internationally acclaimed violinist performed in Wellin Hall. The concert, entitled “Memories and Reflections.” was a collaborative effort of Guibbory’s musical performances of George Enesco’s “Impressions D’Enfance,” along with Peter Laytin’s photographic images. More ...

This week in F.I.L.M.: celebrating the career of African-American cineaste Spencer Williams

F.I.L.M. is not only dedicated to screening important films, but also celebrating the careers of talented, yet obscure filmmakers. Spencer Williams is an African-American who managed to build a strong career in media during the first half of the 20th Century. This Sunday, March 5, Jacqueline Stewart, professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago, will bring Williams’ career out from the shadows into light. More ...

Poise under pressure: recapping the 2017 Oscars

Now that the awards season has finally culminated with the 2017 Academy Awards Ceremony, it’s time to recap the night that was. Obviously, the main talking point of the night was the presentation of the Best Picture award. With the dust finally settling, it is easy to look back and see what happened. Even at the time, it was pretty obvious to recognize simple human error had led to La La Land being mistakenly crowned the winner.  More ...

The Bad Plus: bewildering modern sound-art

Last Friday night, Feb. 17, The Bad Plus performed in Wellin Hall. Hailing from Minneapolis, this trio plays a dazzlingly complex style of avant-garde jazz that combines some elements of pop and rock into dense harmonies and writhing rhythms. They performed a combination of original compositions and imaginative covers of hits from other genres. Bassist Reid Anderson introduced the band man by man, and a short clip of personal theme-music, always playfully initiated by drummer David King, followed each name. The band’s sense of intimacy with one another was obvious from the get-go, evidenced both in their comfortable interactions with each other onstage and by their cohesion throughout an extraordinarily challenging set. More ...

Predictions for Major Oscar Categories

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about this year’s major Oscar storylines. Ranging from the likely political undertones that would accompany this year’s ceremony to the debates over various categories, the Oscars certainly isn’t lacking in drama. With the Academy Awards airing this Sunday at 7 p.m., this article seeks to predict what will win some of the most coveted awards. This article’s format will consist of the nominees then I will discuss what film will most likely win in its respective category followed by the most likely film to upset viewers. More ...

Unpacking the role of comedy through Davidson

The Campus Activities Board brought SNL performer, writer and comedian Pete Davidson to Wellin Hall last Wednesday, Feb. 15. Tickets for the show sold out, nearly filling the venue with students. Buzzing excitement hummed among audience members as many anxiously awaited the Staten Island native. Everyone wondered what the young comic, who has appeared on shows such as MTV’s Guy Code, Nick Cannon Presents: Wild N’ Out and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, would bring to our small liberal arts college. Although some audience members were previous fans of Davidson and followed his work faithfully, others simply embraced the chance of having a good laugh. More ...

Oh Land and Lady Lamb shone at Barn

Lady Lamb was the opening singer of a highly anticipated FebFest Coffeehouse event that had a line stretching almost to the diner at the entrance, and from the moment she started singing she had the crowd enamored and infatuated. More ...

Jacquette challenges power of consumerism

In the contemporary age, visual representation is the primary way people receive information. Some advertisements focus on creating a fantastical aura to produce resonant campaigns for their products. Visual attraction to lavishly advertised products tricks people into consuming products that they do not necessarily need. This Saturday, Feb. 18, is the opening of the exhibition Unrequited and Acts of Play at the Wellin Museum. The works in this exhibit, by the American artist Julia Jacquette, have vibrant colors and a glossy texture which echo the alluring, yet misleading appearance of some advertisements.  More ...

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