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With virtual stunts and an important message, livestreamed performance of ‘Monkey’ opens next Thursday

Almost eleven months after it was originally scheduled to take place, the theater department’s virtual production of the show “Monkey” finally premieres next Thursday. The show, adapted from the folk novel “Journey to the West” by Irish playwright Colin Teevan, is directed by theater professor Suzanne Westfall with the help of assistant director Sarah Frankel […]

A College Hill take on a 15th century play: Student-adapted production of ‘The Summoning of Everyman’ premieres next Thursday

A student-directed and adapted live production of “The Summoning of Everyman” will premiere next Thursday, marking the first time a student has directed a show for the college’s theater department in the last decade, as well as the first time the department has put on a virtual production. Director Sarah Frankel ’21 decided to modernize the […]

A new way to experience Shakespeare: Student-run virtual production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ premieres this Friday

2020 has been a tough year for the theater world. For some Lafayette students, however, all the world truly is a stage—even the box of a Zoom screen. A student-produced production of “Much Ado About Nothing” opens this Friday night for its first of three live-streamed shows. Co-sponsored by Alpha Psi Omega and the Arts […]

Grammy-nominated jazz musician Joey DeFrancesco to perform at the college tomorrow

Four time Grammy-nominated jazz musician Joey DeFrancesco joined Miles Davis and his band for a tour across Europe when he was just 17 years old, and he has recorded with artists including Van Morrison, Grover Washington Jr. and Ray Charles. Tomorrow, DeFrancesco, known for playing the organ, trumpet, and saxophone, will be performing with his […]

A ‘conversation of the moment’: Legendary artists Wendy Whelan and Maya Beiser to perform at the college next Wednesday

“Life is gone in a second,” said dancer Wendy Whelan. “But let’s explore this moment together as fully present as we can for this hour.” Whelan will accompany cellist Maya Beiser for a performance at the Williams Center for the Arts next Wednesday, November 6. Their performance, “The Day”, is a fusion of music and […]

Preview: Renowned ensemble, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, performs tonight at Williams Center for the Arts

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is “widely considered the most accomplished ensemble of players in the world, on any stage,” according to director of the college’s performance series, Hollis Ashby. The ensemble will be led by the prolific instrumentalist and composer Wynton Marsalis and is comprised of fifteen of the best names in modern day […]

‘Social impact’ through the arts: Ballet Hispánico dance company to perform tonight

“Art allows us to speak without words,” said Eduardo Vilaro, artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico. “It allows us to be in a space that removes everything we’ve been given by society, by our communities.” Ballet Hispánico, recognized as America’s leading Latino dance organization according to their website, will bring their fusion of dance […]

Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn to perform at the college this Friday

Jazzmeia Horn, a Grammy-nominated, Texas-native New Yorker, will bring her renowned jazz vocals to campus this Friday. Compared to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Betty Carter, Horn’s once-in-a-generation music will ring in the college’s annual performance series that runs throughout the year. Hollis Ashby, artistic and executive director of the performance series, was impressed […]

Preview: An ‘organic approach’ to jazz: Moutin Factory Quintet and Kavita Shah discuss their musical background

The Moutin brothers, who played their first American concert in Pittsburgh 18 years ago, will be back in Pennsylvania this weekend to play at the college. “We are really happy to come and play for people at Lafayette College,” said Francois Moutin. The Moutin Factory Quintet, led by French twins, François and Louis Moutin, and Kavita Shah […]

Grammy-winning violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja to perform tonight

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, winner of the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music performance, will perform tonight at the Williams Center for the Arts. Kopatchinskaja, known for inserting personality into her shows and often seen performing barefoot, will be accompanied by pianist Polina Leschenko. A native of the eastern European country of Moldova, Kopatchinskaja’s music […]

The International Student Association aims to enrich younger students’ understanding of other cultures

The college’s International Student Association (ISA) will be going to March Elementary School in Easton in order to educate 20 students on international cultures through a series of curated events. The event, called “March Around the World,” is part of a broader initiative by ISA to promote the importance of cultural awareness and a globalized […]

A comedy-packed fantasy with a ‘heartfelt story,’ ‘She Kills Monsters’ debuts tonight

“She Kills Monsters” is exhilarating, fast-paced and incredibly fun to watch. At the center are the leads Emma Kay Krebs ’20 and Paris Doherty ’21. The entire show relies on their chemistry, which abounds. The show is wrapped with incredible set design, costume design, and fight choreography. The lighting design for the show is dynamic and […]

Award-winning musician Jordi Savall to bring transformative performance to the college

World-renowned musician Jordi Savall is bringing his modern musical reform to campus tomorrow. Savall’s approach to the studying and performing of music, along with his ability to play and compose, has led to him being awarded an esteemed French César Award for Best Soundtrack and a Grammy for Best Small Ensemble Performance.  The composer, conductor […]