November 12, 2019

Posts from "Arts & Entertainment"

  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.04, 2012

    once upon a time………….

      Once Upon a Time, there was this show… It has been almost a year since ABC’s Once Upon a Time first aired. This past Sunday marked the beginning of the show’s second season, watched by approximately 11 million viewers

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.04, 2012

    Street Spotlight

      Just a quick walk up from Kennedy Plaza, Westminster is one of the hidden gems of the Downcity area. The road is flanked with old brick walkways and curtained by stringed lights that make the street glow each and every evening. The combination of small boutiques, historical buildings, and looming financial buildings make this pocket of downtown a wanderer’s paradise. Its location near Thayer Street, Kennedy Plaza, and the State House also make this spot key for people-watching.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.04, 2012

    Move it, Move it with Motherland

      With Late Night Madness fast approaching, students are eagerly anticipating dance groups that will be performing. Of course, there is the annual BMSA versus BOP dance-off, as well as numbers from Dance Club and Dance Team, but this year there will be a new group taking the court. Meet the Motherland Dance Group, made up of about 30 members who celebrate the African culture through dance.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Sep.06, 2012

    Beyond House Parties

      By now, most of you have heard about what Providence College has to offer. Either you are a freshman or transfer getting adjusted to the countless options PC provides, from clubs to events to academic services (there is this great group called The Cowl…), or you are a returning student occupied with your classes (and with teaching the newbies to golf). Sure, you attend the BOP events-thank you Stall Street Journal-but are you taking full advantage of living in the city of Providence? Nicknamed the “Creative Capital,” the city boasts many forms of arts and entertainment to keep you busy throughout the year. Below, I’ve highlighted some of my favorite haunts; I dare you to explore.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | May.04, 2012

    Irish You’d Go to the Step Dance Show

    If you are truly a dedicated reader of PC’s weekly publication, you’re most likely reading it on Thursday when it first hits the stands. And if it’s currently before 8 p.m., you have plenty of time to get yourself over to the Smith Center to see Providence College Irish Dance’s (PCID) Spring Spectacular. Tickets are only three dollars, and it promises to be a superb show. But maybe I’m a bit biased, because I happen to be a member of the club.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Apr.27, 2012

    Drama Desks Awards Drops “Best Orchestration”

     

    If you’re a musical theatre nerd, you know that the Drama Desk Awards are like the Tony Award’s weird younger cousin. They’re not as popular, but they’re interesting in their own way. The Drama Desk Awards are unique because they honor Broadway, Off-Broadway, and non-profit productions. They tend not to focus on what “has to win,” or in other words, they don’t chose their awards based on “big money.” Since 1955, they have been considered one of the most prestigious theatre awards.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Apr.26, 2012

    Let’s Rant: the Death of YOLO

    Yes, most citizens of civilized Western nations believe that you truly do only live once, but that doesn’t mean everything you do has to be attributed to this Drake slogan from his song “The Motto.” The average American lives to be 78 years old, but you don’t hear people saying Y-O-L-T-B-S-E-Y-O. The number of times I’ve heard someone say “Didn’t do my civ readings…YOLO” is unhealthy. You chose not to do your Civ readings because they’re probably boring, not because you’re only going to live once. The best is when I’m at LaSalle and someone gets one of those red velvet cupcake bombs. You know the ones I’m talking about–they’re about the size of a basketball, and the person attributes the order to “YOLO.” You are given one life, but indulging in one of those will make it quite a bit shorter.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Apr.26, 2012

    One Pac, Tupac, Old Pac, New Pac

    I never thought I had much in common with Wiz Khalifa. That was until he admitted he was “creeped out” by the Tupac hologram that appeared at Coachella last week. Coachella is an annual music festival in California where various musicians come together to perform for huge audiences. To honor the fifteen year anniversary of Tupac’s death, Coachella decided to have a hologram of Tupac “perform” on the stage.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Apr.26, 2012

    From The Laramie Project to Symphonic Winds…

    As freshman year draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on everything I have learned about myself and the world around me over the past eight months. I have discovered that I do not actually understand hockey, even though I really try to, and have accepted the fact that I just go to the games to watch people watch other people play hockey. There have also been revelations that have come much too late, such as the fact that Ray serves veggie burgers, you just have to ask for one. All joking aside, one thing that I regret is not attending more performances put on by members of the Providence College community. This past weekend I made two trips to that building on the “other side” of campus. You know, the one with all the theatres and really nice water fountains? Also known as the Smith Center for the Arts, it is home to our College’s Department of Music and Department of Theatre, Dance, and Film.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Apr.26, 2012

    Mad Men Update:

    Below you will find a comprehensive list of spoilers for season five of Mad Men, but chances are you’ve been aaddicted to the show since its beginning like everyone else. The 15-Emmy and four-Golden-Globe-award-winning AMC series has upped the ante for all of its characters, pitting them all against their innermost demons. Despite all the built-up anticipation, the two-hour premiere fell a bit flat. Many changes among the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce community were insinuated, but none of them popped off the screen. Pete Campbell struggled to gain respect from Roger Sterling, Joan Harris felt forgotten after her maternity leave, and the agency advertised itself as an equal opportunity employer. Otherwise, the antics at SCDP carried on as usual. Fortunately, subsequent episodes have been devoted to revealing each character’s hidden conflicts.

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