This year's Spring Fling will have the first all-black lineup since 1982, when Clarence Clemons and the Red Bank Rockers and Chubby Checker performed at Tufts. The 2017 lineup, which originally consisted of T-Pain, Tinashe and Aminé, was selected amid complaints about inadequate race representation among performers at the annual concert.
Though Beyoncé received only two Grammy awards on Sunday, she proved to the world that "Lemonade" (2016) is a cultural achievement with her performance of "Love Drought" and "Sandcastles." The performance was an awe-inspiring combination of poetry, breathtaking footage, powerhouse vocals and striking backup dancing.
The first pieces that can be seen through the entrance of the Tisch Family Gallery at the Tufts University Art Gallery are photographs of gemlike objects against black backgrounds. The colors are so vivid, and the textures are so detailed that they almost jump off of the wall.
In October, an eleven-minute video of an anonymous mother decrying Vince Staples' " Norf Norf" went viral. She explains that she first heard the popular rap song from Staples' Summertime '06 on the radio while driving her eleven-year-old daughter to school. She recites the song's explicit lyrics from her living room desk.
The atmosphere of Saturday morning rehearsal at Boston's Symphony Hall is vastly different from that of concert night. Under a week before Thursday night's premiere of Brooklyn-based American composer Timo Andres' "Everything Happens So Much," the musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) walk in and out of the stage door wearing jeans and sneakers instead ...
Balch Arena Theatre is stripped down. A raised wooden platform, bare except for a few stray strips of masking tape, is used as a stage in the middle of the round theater. Four music stands face inward. There are no props, no scenery, and no flashy costumes.
Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher spoke to an audience of approximately 200 people about her experience living through the Holocaust, in her keynote address for the Cummings/Hillel Program for Holocaust and Genocide Education on Wednesday night in the ASEAN Auditorium. Shoshana Weiner, one of two Cummings/Hillel interns for Holocaust and Genocide Education, opened the event and was followed by Rabbi Jeffrey ...