Arts

Voice artist, poet Diggs comes to Bentley

Combining spoken word, vocal improvisation, digitally manipulated sound and video, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs will perform excerpts from her latest chapbook, a collection of poetry titled “TwERK,” at the Hopkins Center’s Bentley Theater on Friday evening. The poet and sound artist will also lead a Thursday evening workshop for students interested in learning how to use the human body as an instrument.

 

Montero to mix classical and improvisational music in show tonight

The requests put in for pianist and social activist Gabriela Montero’s improvisation session on Monday night at 13 East Wheelock Street, or the “White House,” flitted from the visual to the auditory to the emotional. Tonight, however, Montero will start her Spaulding Auditorium performance in a more traditional manner, playing Brahms’s Three Intermezzi (Op. 117) and Schumann’s Fantasie in C Major (Op. 17).

 

Michael Blum ’15 releases first jazz guitar CD, ‘Initiation’

Though the son of two musicians, Michael Blum ’15 did not plan to pursue a career in music when he arrived at the College. Blum has studied music most of his life — his father was his first guitar teacher — but it was not until he played in the orchestra for the College’s production of “Hairspray” his freshman year that he considered pursuing music professionally, he said.

 

‘Budapest’ showcases Anderson’s refined style

 

Bentley hosts improv performance

 

Slow Art Day at the Hood urges visitors to stop, look

 

Adams ’11 promotes first film about College improv

Genevieve Adams ’11 recently co-produced and starred in a film, “I’m Obsessed with You (But You’ve Got to Leave Me Alone),” that she originally wrote as a play for her senior honors thesis. She also performed the show in New York.

 

Montero to mix classical and improvisational in show tonight

The requests put in for pianist and social activist Gabriela Montero’s improvisation session on Monday night at 13 East Wheelock street, or the “White House,” flitted from the visual to the auditory to the emotional.

 

Clegg to host Q&A discussion

This evening, musician, activist, dancer and anthropologist Johnny Clegg will participate in a question-and-answer discussion, sponsored by the Montgomery Fellows program. Clegg is visiting campus between gigs for his North American tour.

 

Performers vie for prizes in Battle of the Bands

Last night, Friday Night Rock’s blue neon sign illuminated the path into Sarner Underground, where five bands and one solo performer competed in a Battle of the Bands contest.

 

McFerrin to perform ‘spirityouall’ songs