Living “in the shadows of 9/11”: speakers discuss experiences of young Muslims

After 9/11, Ping Chong knew he wanted to work with Muslims because, he said, “I know my history.” Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity is an interview-based performance, coming to the Williams Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. tonight, where Muslim people sit in a circle and read scripts written by Muslim people. “Five […]

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra combine with Tine Thing Helseth

“[Just] like any other thing in life, there are several keys [to making great music]. One is knowledge, the other one is creativity,” Artistic Director of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and cellist Jim Wilson said. “The other part of creativity is self-confidence. When you perform, you get to perform art, which means you’re not [only] performing […]

World-class woman sitar player comes to Lafayette

Hasu Patel said that the sound of the sitar, an Indian stringed instrument, connects her with her inner voice. She is one of the few world-class female sitar players playing classical music, and she is scheduled to perform Saturday at the Williams Center for the Arts with the Lafayette Concert Chorus. According to the Williams Center for the Arts webpage on […]

‘I Hate Hamlet’ features student actors: Play shows for second weekend

Reading William Shakespeare can be intimidating for some, but acting in it can be downright scary. For “I Hate Hamlet” protagonist Andrew Rally, it could be following his dreams that causes him the most stress. Last week, the college’s theater department debuted the show “I Hate Hamlet” in Buck Hall’s Weiss Theatre. The show revolves around protagonist Andrew […]

Inspiration in a ‘crisis of democracy’: Author and professor to speak at college next week

Author and Yale law professor John Witt will be visiting campus next Thursday and Friday to give a public lecture and meet with Lafayette students. Titled “The Radical Roots of Brown v. Board: A Blueprint for Modern Constitutional Change,” he plans to tell the story of the creation of new democratic institutions of the United States […]