April 21, 2019

Posts from "Arts & Entertainment"

  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.08, 2012

    Behind-the-Scenes of WDOM 91.3

    You know them. You love them. And, admit it, you sort of want to be them. They are the people behind WDOM 91.3-FM, the music masters, talk show talents, and sports specialists of Providence College. The station began in 1949, and has since become a staple of the Providence community. Earning the prestigious Princeton Review ranking of #11 in the nation for college radio, the station has been making strides in recent years. According to General Manager Justine Harrington ‘12, this year’s focus is on continuing to build the program’s reputation, to expand the station’s influence on campus, and to maintain WDOM’s level of integrity. An inside look at the group revealed hardworking students dedicated to reaching these goals. Brought together by a shared passion for music, PC deejays put the ‘rad’ in ‘radio.’

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.08, 2012

    Spring Concerts: What to Hit, What to Miss From Best to Worst

    The Black Keys

    TD Garden – March 7

    End midterms week/start your spring break with a sure-to-be-unreal show. The Black Keys are gaining major recognition as their most recent album, El Camino, hit #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Their hits “Tighten Up” and “Lonely Boy” are reminiscent of the White Stripes at their best. Tickets are going for $50 for general admission, but that’s next to nothing for a performance at the Garden, I have a sneaking suspicion that as they get more accredited, this will be the cheapest tickets you’ll be seeing for a long time.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.08, 2012

    Providence Collge Choir Receives International Attention

    Last May, when most Providence College students were celebrating the end of finals and the beginning of the summer, nearly 50 members of PC’s various choral ensembles were on their way over the Atlantic. For 10 days, they toured Italy from the Amalfi Coast to the heart of Tuscany, performing in magnificent places such as Assisi and Monte Cassino, singing for a Papal Audience Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, and more.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.08, 2012

    Let’s Rant

    Madonna is 53. That’s, like, 99 in celebrity years. Still, through her Super Bowl half-time performance, she showed viewers that she could keep up with the likes of Cirque du Soleil acrobats and ambiguously costumed dancers. Redfoo (of LMFAO) carried the queen of pop on his shoulders, realizing that the weight of the neon-colored 1980s rested on them. Even if she lip-synced her way through “Vogue” and “Like a Prayer,” Madonna was surprisingly nimble.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.08, 2012

    The Evil Dead: Revived

    A remake of the cult classic The Evil Dead has now found its two lead actors in the forms of Shiloh Fernandez and Jane Levy. The original film, made in 1981 by Spider-Man director Sam Raimi, follows a group of college students in a cabin in the woods who, like any group of students in a cabin in the woods, are terrorized by evil spirits (will they ever learn?). Bruce Campbell plays the courageous, though slightly unhinged, leader named Ash, who fights back and makes it to the two superior and goofier sequels.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.08, 2012

    Music and the Mirror

    One of Providence College’s best-kept secrets is how talented the members of the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Film are. This weekend is the premiere of Music and the Mirror, a musical revue directed by Liz Dennis ’12 and musically directed by Matt Cunningham ’12. Student-directed shows are the epitome of how creative our students really are. Putting on a show is a lot more work than most people realize. Rehearsals are generally four hours long, six days a week, for about six weeks. That’s true dedication, and Music and the Mirror is reflective (pun intended) of the work Dennis, Cunningham, and their cast and crew put into their production. Hayley McGuirl ’15, assistant stage manager, notes that it is an extensive rehearsal process, but the payoff is a “fantastic piece of musical theatre everybody can enjoy.”

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.01, 2012

    Editor Vs. Editor

    “Sushi.” Say it. Now, imagine that you are one of the last surviving samurai. You are scaling the world’s tallest mountain. When you finally reach the peak, you pull out your katana and drive it into the ground. You put your hands on your armored hips, puff out your chest, and have a staring contest with the sun. Is that analogy a little too far-fetched? Sorry, I’m not sorry. Wasabi does that to a guy. It makes him think great thoughts. It even puts hair on his chest. But wasabi is only part of the sushi-eating experience. Some prerequisites include the ability to handle chopsticks and a stomach strong enough to digest raw fish. Currently, Sushi Do is the only location on campus that offers this seaweed-wrapped delicacy. The cost per roll can be a little pricey, but it’s better than that limp hotdog in your hand right now.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.01, 2012

    Area Code (718) Brooklyn

    The Beastie Boys

    Released last spring, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two kicked off with a promise from the Boys: “Yes, here we go again, give you more, nothing lesser. / Back on the mic is the anti-depressor / Ad-Rock, no pressure, yes, we need this. / The best is yet to come, and yes, believe this.” They had been away for quite a while, excluding one instrumental album, their last big project, To the 5 Boroughs, which dropped in 2004. Still, the ability of Mike D, MCA, and Ad-Rock to attack the microphone was not affected in the slightest. They were the originators of college rap swag. They are the disappointed fathers of Mac Miller, Asher Roth, and all those other guys who escaped the frat house. Find some relief in the music video for “Make Some Noise.” Not only was it nominated for several awards, but it also has a wealth of unexpected cameos. Elijah Wood, Seth Rogen, and Danny McBride play the Beastie Boys, rolling around Bedford-Stuyvesant (the trio’s old stomping ground) and stealing a six-pack from the local convenience store. The actors gave a little bit of themselves to teach a very basic lesson: Mike D, MCA, and Ad-Rock broke all of the rules before you were even born.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.01, 2012

    Lend Me A Tenor The Musical

    Boisterous, witty, loud, and dramatic, the lovably laughable comedy Lend Me a Tenor has arrived for the spring production by the Providence College Drama Department. Beginning in the suspense of the eve of a production by the Cleveland Grand Opera, Lend Me a Tenor lends the audience nothing but a great time. With the arrival of the show’s Italian superstar Tito Merelli, Max, the quirky and nerdy assistant manager of the opera, must make sure the show goes on, even when faced with a series of hilariously unfortunate events, all revolving around the unexpected unavailability of Merelli. Taking place entirely in Tito Merelli’s hotel suite, the characters interact with witty banter, over-the-top antics, and plenty of situational irony!

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.01, 2012

    Oscars 2012: The Snubs

    The Academy Awards are rarely an occasion for surprise; if they are, it is usually to shirk revolutionary filmmaking in favor of the traditional tropes of cinema. For the most part, the Oscars are meant to affirm the “Oscar buzz” that we’ve been hearing all year. This year in particular, the Best Picture category feels like an oblation to the movie gods—Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Terrence Malick, and Woody Allen—even if their films were a little sappy and flighty. But the year was also an innovative and subversive one, with an especially strong output from Britain. Perhaps it’s right that those films should live on in cult status. Regardless, below are the Oscars’ most glaring snubs against 2012’s most daring film artists.

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