by Taylor Coe '13
ARTS AND ENTERTAIMENT EDITOR
April 30, 2011
Not too long ago, Alexander Webb was the rookie quarterback on the football team at Northwestern. His career cut short by a liver injury in first collegiate game, Webb reorganized his priorities around music and has been writing and playing ever since. Boasting a sweet voice and skills on the guitar unusual for a confessional-style singer-songwriter, on Thursday night Webb proved himself more than equal to the task of opening for Jessica Sonner.
Sonner, a far less dynamic stage presence than Webb, played a slow, quiet set that seemed to intentionally lull the audience into sleep. If her voice had been smooth and mournful, everyone would have been a goner. See more
Compiled by Taylor Coe '13
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
April 28, 2011
By now an entrenched Hamilton tradition, last Friday the 24-Hour Film Festival began at midnight and finished promptly a day later with a film showing in the Annex. Out of 17 teams that left KJ 102 on Friday night with a genre awarded by lottery, only 11 teams emerged with finished films that were shown.
The big winner of the night was "F.U.C.S.U. - Federal Undercover Campus Security Unit," directed by Lauren Zoltick '11 and Laura Leonard '11. Working with the category "Cop Drama," Zoltick and Leonard fashioned a tale of the "federal campus" charged solving the problem of streaking on the Hamilton Campus, an issue beyond the scope of regular Campus Safety. Highlights include Noah Ennis '11 and Nicolas Keller Sarmiento '13 sharing an awkward moment. See all films
by Emma Laperruque '14
April 3, 2011
“You don’t know how much your story matters,” said Judy Silverstein Gray, K ’78, at the “Missing Voices, Found Stories” workshop on Saturday afternoon in the Kirner Johnson Red Pit.
Silverstein Gray, co-chair of the Kirkland Archives, Media and Publication Committee, helped to lead this conversation “on preserving narrative,” in addition to Associate Professor of Philosophy Katheryn Doran and James L. Ferguson Professor of History Maurice Isserman. Professor of Art William Salzillo was also scheduled to host, but was unable to attend. See more
by Kate Tummarello '11
April 3, 2011
“Expect greatness, and persevere through the rest,” said Melissa Kong ’08.
Kong, who spoke on Saturday afternoon in the Kirner Johnson Auditorium, focused on the importance of passion and determination when considering a career.
While at Hamilton, Kong studied psychology, wrote for The Spectator and was the founding travel editor for The Continental. After graduating in 2008, she went on to work in consumer marketing for Fortune Magazine and now works as the Associate Brand Manager for Time Inc., Home Entertainment. In addition, she is the editor-in-chief at StudentBranding.com, where she writes a column about successful twenty-somethings who have followed their passion. See more
by Hannah Grace O'Connell '14
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WRITER
April 2, 2011
The Hamilton College Choir and the College Hill Singers finished their Spring Tour with one final concert on April 1, at Wellin Hall at 8 p.m. The group, led by director G. Roberts Colb, performed musical pieces from a variety of different genres.
After starting their show singing in the rafters, the choir descended to the stage to perform a variety of traditional pieces of music, such as three separate musical interpretations of Psalm 98. See more
Rosie Thomas’s Acoustic Coffeehouse performance on Thursday, March 31 is neatly reflected in James Monger’s AllMusic review of her album If Songs Could Be Held, who shrewdly notes that Thomas’s music “wouldn't sound out of place spilling from the ceiling of an extremely popular coffeehouse chain.” Not that this is necessarily negative; her music is smart and sweet, but, as unkindly as it may sound, it could serve mostly as window decoration. See more