The crying game: Easton Town Crier to compete internationally

Just as students regularly check their phones and news feeds for information throughout the day, people used to depend on town criers for important local announcements. A bell would ring and crowds would form to hear what news the town crier would bring. Easton’s own town crier, David Rose, preserves this century-old tradition and will soon be traveling […]

Percussion Ensemble captivates the crowd: Special guest, alum, audience join in performance

A single strong drumbeat broke the silence, gradually moving to fast paced beats that sounded almost insistent – like a call to listen. That’s how Fabian Rodgers ’17 opened Monday night’s Percussion Ensemble performance in the Williams Center for the Arts. Members of the ensemble were arranged in an arc, looking toward Rodgers who composed the piece. […]

Holiday concert introduces new scores, Lineup features new music, classics, global music

The Lafayette concert choir and chamber singers will hold their annual holiday concert Saturday, promising a mix of old and contemporary tunes, including one new composition. Directed by associate professor of music Jennifer Kelly, the groups will perform seasonal classics such as “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “Silver […]

Opera’s sinister shows: Performances share themes of tragedy and sorrow

Loneliness, love and death dominated the performances of “The Masque of Edgar Allan Poe” at the Williams Center for the Arts last week. The opera, which was based partially on Edgar Allan Poe’s famous short story “The Masque of the Red Death,” was paired with a rather sinister interpretation of the Brother Grimm’s “The Juniper Tree.” In […]

DiCarlo jazzes up campus: Lafayette instructor-musician to play Williams Center

This Sunday, jazz is coming to the Williams Center. Tom DiCarlo, a jazz musician and visiting part-time instructor at Lafayette will bring his quintet to perform jazz tunes this Sunday afternoon at Williams Center for the Arts. According to an article in the Star-Ledger, like many musicians, DiCarlo’s introduction to music began when he was eight years […]

Hooligan Sparrow sheds light in dark places: Chinese activist filmmaker screens latest film

For most people, film is mostly a medium of action. For Nanfu Wang, it is a medium of activism. On Monday night the film and media studies department, in conjunction with the Asian Studies Department, presented a screening of “Hooligan Sparrow” followed by a Q and A with the director, Wang. The documentary captured the struggle of […]

Ending racism in an hour? W. Kamau Bell uses comedy to address race in America

Talking about race in America while being funny and informative can be a daunting task. But that didn’t stop comedian Kamau Bell from doing just that in Colton Chapel Tuesday night. Bell, a stand-up comedian, started to cultivate his observational, and often edgy, commentary on current events in the FX show, “Totally Biased” with W. Kamau […]