Courtesy of Curtis Memorial LibraryCELEBRATING LONGFELLOW: Poet Gary Lawless (center), dressed as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poses with Manager of Adult Services at Curtis Memorial Library Sarah Brown and poet Patty Sparks during Longfellow Days. This month, poet and co-owner of Gulf of Maine Books Gary Lawless will once again don his Henry Wadsworth Longfellow costume and roam the town reciting poetry to passersby.
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 When we curl up in front of a TV and let a disputed, possibly unnecessary and outdated institution decide what music all of us liked best in the past year.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.