Kayla Snyder It’s the most wonderful time of the year again. Grammy season. When we curl up in front of a TV and let a disputed, possibly unnecessary and outdated institution decide what music all of us liked best in the past year.
Ann BasuSTEP UP: Last week, Lucia Gagliardone ’20 performed her final class project, which she choreographed. She also designed the costume, lighting and sound for her performance. The dance department’s annual December show allows students, both novice and advanced, to show off their skills in dance, choreography and staging.
Kayla Snyder Kendrick Lamar’s first mistake was releasing “DAMN.” on Good Friday. Fan theories blew up. The first about Easter Sunday, predicting a “second coming” and a second album on Easter Sunday. Then Lamar’s producer Sounwave tweeted “But what if I told you … that’s not the official version …” with a picture of Morpheus from “The Matrix.” A new theory, this one involving red pills and blue pills emerged, again predicting a second album.
PJ SeelertACT UP: Peter Staley (left), featured in “How to Survive a Plague,” takes part in a Q&A with Rowan Staley ’18 (right) following the documentary’s screening. Peter Staley was working as a bond trader at JP Morgan when he was diagnosed with AIDS-related complex in 1985.
Ann BasuTIME WARP: Hope Keeley ’21 (left) and Tori Clarke ’20 (right) star in Curtain Callers’ production of “The Last Five Years,” a show comprised of only two characters who tell the story of their relationship through an unusual chronology.
Kayla Snyder Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) owns a rap empire at this point. Based out of LA, the label boasts a roster that includes Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock. But then there’s SZA.
Ann BasuPENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS: This weekend, the theater department is staging “The Threepenny Opera” in Pickard Theater. This modern take on the classic play by Bertolt Brecht includes contemporary examples of timeless themes, such as abuse of power.
Ann BasuSOOTHING GROOVES: The up-and-coming Tufts-bred band Crumb played in Quinby last Saturday night. The group distances itself from labels, combining elements of jazz, psychedelic rock, funk and pop to create a unique sound. Memorably eccentric and effortlessly endearing, the Tufts-bred band Crumb was an instant hit at Quinby House last Saturday night.
PJ Seelert This year, the Bowdoin College Concert Band will reach a new milestone: its director, John Morneau, will have led the group for 30 consecutive years. “It’s just what I like to do. I just haven’t felt the need for time off,” said Morneau.