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Theater Sparks Dialogue on and off Stage

Theater Sparks Dialogue on and off Stage

A bare stage in Poulton Hall is shrouded in darkness. At once, a young man strolls out from stage right and begins speaking to the audience. He asks for someone to yell “Start the f—king play!” An audience member obliges, and at once, the stage is illuminated and a complex[Read More…]

COLUMBIA RECORDS

Album Review: ‘Memories … Do Not Open’

★★★★☆ The Chainsmokers first earned its claim to fame in 2014 with the notorious hit single “#SELFIE.” Since the track’s viral release, the EDM duo has begun to produce a more radio-friendly sound, releasing a stream of popular summer anthems over the past year. The Chainsmokers’ first studio album, “Memories[Read More…]

by April 26, 2017 1 comment Music, The Guide
ASYLUM RECORDS

Album Review: ‘Number 1 Angel’

★★★☆☆ Listeners might recognize her as the featured artist on a number of pop tracks that once dominated the charts. She sang on “I Love It” by Icona Pop and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” and wrote several other hits attributed to the artists who recorded them. Using the momentum from her[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
JINWOO CHONG/THE HOYA
Vanessa Chapoy (COL ’18) and Daniel Frumento (COL ’18) in Mask and Bauble’s “Into the Woods.”

All the World’s a Stage

With a number of dynamic and moving performances that are sure to evoke the deepest of emotions, performing arts groups at Georgetown are showcasing some of their best this week. From Mask and Bauble’s fantasy musical “Into The Woods” to the Rev. Khristi Adams’ enlightening “God and Country” to the[Read More…]

DANIEL KREYTAK/THE HOYA
Members of the Black Movements Dance Theater rehearse for this year’s spring concert, entitled “Phenomenal Woman,” which focuses on female empowerment.

Dance Troupe Spotlights Female Empowerment

For the dancers in Black Movements Dance Theater, the most poignant form of expression is not found in words, but rather in an artistic and deliberate fusion of song and movement. To continue the vision set forth by its founders in 1981, BMDT turns to dance as a means of[Read More…]

KATHLEEN GUAN/THE HOYA

Dancers from the Rangila Raas group practice in the run-up to the show. Proceeds from Rangila 2015: Are You Game? will go toward the Pritam Spiritual Foundation, a nonprofit in Kashmir, India that provides medical attention to victims of land mines.

Are You Game?

Last year, students in the South Asian Society received an alarming message. The stage at Gaston Hall, the location where, for the past 19 years, they organized Rangila — a South Asian dance show — was structurally unsound. Contractors found that a group of more than 45 people on the[Read More…]

JULIA ANASTOS/THE HOYA

‘Beyond’ Weighs Loss With Poignant Nostalgia

Although the bond of a family is meant to be everlasting, loved ones can be suddenly lost without a goodbye or a conversation to remember as the last. Nothing will inspire an urgent need to call home quite like the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society’s latest production, “Beyond,” by Conor[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
COLUMBIA RECORDS

Album Review: Wiped Out!

★★☆☆☆ The Neighbourhood’s sophomore album “Wiped Out!,” literally begins with nothing. The record, which was released on Oct. 30, kicks off with a track titled “A Moment of Silence,” and delivers exactly what it promises: a moment of absolute silence and nothing else. While this might be interpreted as artistic[Read More…]

by November 8, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
Thomas Shuman (COL'17) in 'afterlife: a ghost story,' Nomadic Theater's Fall Show

A New Kind of Horror at Nomadic’s ‘Afterlife’ in the Devine Theatre

A mother who meets the murderer of her own child will truly understand what it means to hate. A transformative hatred, the real kind. These are the images that come together in Nomadic Theatre’s fall show, “afterlife: a ghost story,” by Steve Yockey, in which a married couple must confront[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
JANE MIKUS FOR THE HOYA

Restaurant Review: Barcelona

★★★★☆ For the ambitious and hungry adventurer in D.C., Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar on 14th Street offers a bold taste of Spain. Although it is a chain with locations in Connecticut, Georgia and Massachusetts, this elegant dining establishment feels far from commercialized. The constantly changing menu and daring combinations[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide