Bird's Migrations Span Cultural Gap

By Middlebury Campus

November 6, 2001


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Author: Becca Kaufman Staff Writer Christiane Bird is a freelance writer from New York. She writes about jazz and blues and makes travelogues on New York State. She is tall with a mop of blonde hair and when she came to speak at the Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room on Friday, Nov. 2, to discuss ...

National Film Traditions Lend Universal Meaning

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November 6, 2001


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Author: Allison Quady Arts Editor The second keynote address was, "From Kiarostami to Panahi: Master-Disciple in Iranian Cinema," presented by Hamid Dabashi, associate professor of Persian literature and sociology of cultures in the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia...

'American Painters, Italian Mountains' Art in Context

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November 6, 2001


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Author: Yvonne Chen Staff Writer At the moment, visitors at Middlebury's Museum of Art can enter the realm of the treasured traveling Smithsonian exhibit called "Young America." Most recently, in the last of a line of provocative lectures, Stewart Professor of English and Environmental Studies John Elder ...

Critic Unveils Subtleties of Iranian Cinema

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November 6, 2001


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Author: Allison Quady Arts Editor On Thursday, Nov. 1, Scott Atherton, Wonnacott Commons faculty co-chair and organizer of the three-day Iranian Cinema and Culture Symposium, announced the purpose of the Symposium: "To bring the culture of Iran more to the foray at Middlebury College from as apolitic...

'Somewhat Damaged' Ideas Infect Staged Poe

By Middlebury Campus

October 30, 2001


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Author: Allison Quady Arts Editor "Somewhat Damaged" promised us much mysterious madness to come by opening the play with Nicole Lebouef's '02 enchanting delivery of "The Conqueror Worm" by Edgar Allen Poe. Writer/actor Alex Poe '03 may have had in mind the calling of the sinister muse and the prepari...

'String Cheese Incident' Mixes Styles In Tasty, Intimate Space

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October 30, 2001


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Author: Andy Zrike and Bryan McQuade Staff Writers On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Colorado's String Cheese Incident performed the second show of their extensive North American tour at Club Soda in Montreal. The two set performance fused bluegrass, rock and roll, jazz, multi-ethnic-flavored percussion and lengthy...

Auctions and Aesthetics Valuing American Art

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October 30, 2001


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Author: Kate DeForest Arts Editor This year the College community has been graced by a series of notable lectures and talks as part of the traveling Smithsonian exhibit "Young America." By viewing the majestic, and oft pastoral or romantic, landscapes one gets a sense of the expansiveness the new Ame...

Bern Alights With Lyrical Ingenuity in New Album

By Middlebury Campus

October 30, 2001


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Author: Kate DeForest Arts Editor There is something to be said for the kind of rock music in which you could comfortably categorize Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and David Bowie (especially the Bowie of the acoustic Hunky Dory). I'm not sure what I'd call that grouping of rock, but it seems to...

Alumnni Rejuvinate Unadulterated Blues Music

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October 30, 2001


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Author: Andrew F.X. Gustafson It was an interesting pair of gentlemen who brought blues to the Gamut Room on Friday night. John-Alex Mason and Jerry Hunt play just about as pure a form of blues as you'll find anywhere. This was music straight from the South, drawing on the century-old tradition of the blue...

Godfrey Graces Grille Once More

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October 30, 2001


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Author: Pierce Graham-Jones Among the Middlebury alumni on campus this weekend were Mark Williams and Allison Frazier, graduates of Middlebury in 2000 and members of a band called Godfrey. Based out of Essex Junction, Vt., Godfrey tours year round (although much more frequently over the summer.) Friday nigh...

Great Read in Short Book at a Glance

By Middlebury Campus

October 23, 2001


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Author: Kate DeForest Arts Editor Poetry is, as William Meredith so thankfully admits, "hard to read." However, some poetry (think T.S. Eliot) is harder to read than others. One of those newer poets, a young man named Spencer Short, falls into the latter category. However, Short loses none of Eliot's ...

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