Senior artists celebrate the Cinco
On Thursday night, the Visual Arts Center showcased frat boys and Red Bull cans. It was not the typical weekend festivities, but instead the Cinco, the art opening for senior artists Drew McDonald, Amy Ear, Honora Dunham, Cotton Estes, and Kate Hourihan.
Kevin Lyttle, Rahzel headline Ivies concert
Club JAX enthusiasts and DJ Daryl groupies are rejoicing at the news. Kevin Lyttle, performer of the immortal dance single "Turn Me On," will headline Saturday's Ivies Weekend concert. A five-hour festival featuring Battle of the Bands winners Xeno Groove, singer-songwriter Josh Rouse, and beat-boxing legend Rahzel will lead into Lyttle's performance amidst inflatable sumo wrestling suits and a moonwalk.
Guatemalan schoolchildren show hope in Safe Passage art
Hanley Denning's legacy at Bowdoin began long before her tragic death in January. Camino Seguro, or Safe Passage, which was founded by Denning in 1999, has been a testament to Bowdoin's mission to serve the common good for almost two decades.
Alum channels DiFranco, Jewel
Samantha Farrell '05 is cool. The Bowdoin graduate just released her first album, "Spiritus," plays for her loyal and growing fan base at hot Los Angeles clubs like The Roxy and The Viper Room, and hangs out with the occasional celebrity. She went to Gnarls Barkley's first live show, dined with Emmylou Harris, and played for Billy Zane at an open mic.
State Radio to draw wave of listeners
Led by former Dispatch frontman Chad Urmston, roots-rock and reggae band State Radio will hit Sargent Gym on Saturday at 8 p.m. for a very promising show.
Meddiebempsters trade 'Bean boots for board shorts'
Working their way up the California coast, Bowdoin's Meddiebempsters expanded their fan base this month with a week-long tour.
Down-to-earth McGee to charm college crowd
Since its formation in 1996, the Pat McGee Band has earned a reputation as an East Coast college favorite. The band is known for its Southern charm, strong acoustic sound, and soulful vocals. Based in Virginia, the band is finally making its way up to Maine, with plans to play a free concert in Morrell Lounge in Smith Union on Friday at 8 p.m.
Emerson Drive brings country to campus
Eleven years after they toured Canada in a school bus as 12 Gauge, Emerson Drive will roll into Morrell Gym today at 8 p.m.
Kearney channels Coldplay, Streets
Two weeks ago, the residents of Brunswick H put down their Thursday night glasses of Carlo Rossi and watched with bated breath as Izzie Stevens finally picked herself off the bathroom floor. What caught their attention, perhaps even more than the Emmy-worthy performances of Katherine Heigl and Ellen Pompeo in the episode's final minutes, was the music playing behind the drama onscreen.
Death Cab for Cutie takes a contemplative turn with Plans
"You may tire of me as our December sun is setting," poses Death Cab for Cutie lyricist and front man Ben Gibbard, "because I'm not who I used to be." These lines open the poignant track "Brothers on a Hotel Bed" from the acclaimed indie-rock band's latest and first major label release, Plans. The album, the band's fifth, represents its evolution toward a more retrospective, pensive sound.
Meddies to perform, promote
A long awaited revival of the Bowdoin College Meddiebempsters is hitting the campus tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. After four months without an open on-campus performance, the Meddies are back and ready to show off their expanded repertoire with a 40-minute show.
I am Charlotte Simmons delivers a warped portrayal of college life
I am Charlotte Simmons. This ambiguous refrain repeated continually by the protagonist in Tom Wolfe's latest novel lays the groundwork for a story exploring an ambitious and fascinating subject: the chronicles of collegiate life.
Symposium to offer taste of Caribbean culture
Students and faculty from Colby, Bates, the University of Southern Maine, and New York University will travel to Bowdoin this weekend to collaborate with Bowdoin's Latin American Studies Program on a symposium titled "Insularity and Integration: Recent Trends in Caribbean Scholarship."
Chekhov in space: dance-theater group to shine in Sunbeam
Pickard Theater will be taken by storm Saturday evening by the eclectically inventive work of dance-theater company 33 Fainting Spells. Performing their latest production Our Little Sunbeam, an interweaving of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's tragedy Ivanov with speculative accounts of the joy of early space travel, they will showcase an innovative 'dance-drama' contemplating life and perspective narrated by original pop and rap music.
Bowdoin oriented magazine No Reply hits newsstands
Seeking a more creative means of expression, veteran Orient writers Sean Turley '05 and Ann Smith '05 made a decision last year to resurrect the freedom of the writings they had enjoyed earlier in their Bowdoin careers. Ritalin, The Disorient, and The Patriot had previously served the Bowdoin public as less conventional news forums. In the spirit of these more open, opinionated, and topical publications, the two conceived the idea of what is now No Reply, a magazine that Turley describes as an "alternative avenue in news in order to access different venues of interest to which Bowdoin students otherwise wouldn't have access."
Mime?s tribute anything but quiet
A series of tribute concerts will take place at Pickard Theater this weekend in celebration of the life of the late Tony Montanaro, Maine's own internationally-renowned mime artist, film director, and theater teacher. The performances will feature the work of Montanaro's former students and will include 11 acts ranging from interpretive dance to poetry to comedic skits. Shows are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. plus a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee.