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UMass men’s basketball players react to McCall hire, Kelsey backing out -

March 30, 2017

Matt McCall ‘humbled and extremely honored’ to be the next UMass men’s basketball coach -

March 30, 2017

UMass baseball falls to Boston College in a ‘wasted day’ -

March 30, 2017

Q&A: Jawad Awan, co-president of the Muslim Student Association -

March 30, 2017

Rally held outside Joint Ways and Means Committee meeting for tuition and fee freezes -

March 30, 2017

CEPA brings light to student activism at UMass -

March 30, 2017

Eco-Rep Program brings leadership and sustainability to the classroom -

March 30, 2017

From textbook prices to clean energy, MASSPIRG fights for many issues -

March 30, 2017

Divest UMass proves student activism is alive and well -

March 30, 2017

UMass track and field set to perform at CCSU Invitational to open spring season -

March 30, 2017

UMass men’s lacrosse heads into Colonial Athletic Association play with confidence -

March 30, 2017

UMass women’s lacrosse is riding the hot stick of Hannah Burnett -

March 30, 2017

UMass women’s lacrosse rides winning streak into A-10 conference play -

March 30, 2017

‘The Salesman’ is an intense drama that deals with contemporary issues -

March 30, 2017

People’s Market: Independent, cooperative, ‘radical-minded’ -

March 30, 2017

We voted and they endure: Trump’s effect on the global community -

March 30, 2017

Why hasn’t the Equal Rights Amendment been ratified? -

March 30, 2017

Pay for your own round, Mr. President -

March 30, 2017

Report: UMass men’s basketball set to hire Matt McCall as next head coach -

March 29, 2017

Community talks education, immigrants’ rights, climate change with state senators -

March 29, 2017

Photo Slideshow: Opening of the Hampden Gallery

Local band Smokestack played during the opening reception festivities for the exhibits “The Pawn Shop: Fox Proprietors” and “Intertwined” at the Hampden Gallery on Sunday.

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Twelfth Night shines

The UMass Theater Department’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” will be performed at Rand Theater on April 28, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. and April 30 at 2 p.m.

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Emerging Choreographers are D.O.P.E

This past weekend, University dancers put on a “D.O.P.E.” performance at Hampshire College Dance Studio Theater.

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The “Cats” meow: Classic Broadway production comes to Mullins Center

Last Monday night, the national tour of “Cats” played one performance to a full house at the Mullins Center, which it most certainly deserved. “Cats” has been a benchmark of musical theater since it came out in 1981 in London, for its writing, music, dance and design elements. Now, more than 30 years later, the tour continues to uphold that high standard.

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Beloved musical ‘Cats’ comes to Mullins Center

The national tour of ‘Cats’ arrived at the Mullins Center yesterday for one show only. The 1982 show features music by mega-composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Webber has been won 11 Tony Awards, including best original score for ‘Cats’ in 1983. ‘Cats’ won seven Tony Awards overall, including Best Musical. The lyrics are mainly from poems by T.S. Eliot, with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe.

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‘Multiple Totalities’ a local art masterpiece

An exhibit at the Student Union Art Gallery brings together a variety of installation pieces, creating an unexpected cohesion of ideas and perception. “Multiple Totalities”, curated by Kerry O’Grady, is the work of nine artists from Mass. that were carefully chosen to participate in the exhibit. Artists from the Valley, the Five College area and all of the University of Massachusetts campuses were invited to apply.

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Prestigious poet to visit Smith College

The Smith College program for the Study of Women and Gender will hold a poetry reading tonight, recognizing the youth of New England’s excellence in the art of poetry.

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CASA Dominicana celebration heats up a cold winter night

CASA Dominicana infused a little Caribbean heat into a cold Massachusetts night when they celebrated Dominican Independence Day on Saturday ,Feb. 27 in the Fine Arts Center lobby.

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Take me “Home”

“Home” is a two week exhibition in the Student Union Art Gallery displaying artwork from University of Massachusetts and Five College students. According to the website, the exhibition addresses what, where and when home is. An exploration into peoples’ different roots, heritage and backgrounds fill the walls of the gallery and welcomes viewers into an artist’s interpretation of home.

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American Author to speak at UMass

George Saunders, an American author known mostly for his short stories, will speak tonight in the Student Union Ballroom. Saunders’ works include the story collections “CivilWarLand in Bad Decline” and “Pastoralia,” as well as novellas like “The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil.” He has also published two essay compilations.

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Choral fest spreads glee

The biennial Five College Choral Festival falls this year on Saturday, Feb. 20. The festival will take place at 7:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall at Smith College in Northampton. Admission is free, though early arrival is recommended as seating is limited.

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Cirque Dreams Illumination: a performance of urban fantasy

A visually stunning hybrid between a Broadway musical and a traditional circus show, Cirque Dreams Illumination came to the University of Massachusetts’ Mullins Center stage for a two-hour performance on Sunday night, leaving audience members both laughing and gasping in wonder.

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Theatricality elevates the dance for Mark Morris

Mark Morris’ reputation for delivering innovative yet technically challenging dance pieces went unchallenged last night, as Morris’ group presented three dances, each of which had its own distinctive style and choreography.

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Lights, Camera, LeeRoc!

Blending traditional forms of dance with their own distinct style, UMass Dance majors Andria LaRocco and Beth Liebowitz are set to perform this weekend in “The LeeRoc Dance Project.”

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‘Swallowed’ bottles up an important message

Looking through the windows, it would seem almost as if the wintry weather has made its way inside the warm walls of Hampden Gallery in Southwest. To the far away viewer, it looks like columns and walls have been crystallized. However, if a pedestrian were to step inside, they would find out that this exhibit is so much more.

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Epic dance battle ensues at the FAC


Thursday night’s kick-off event, “UMass’ Best Dance Crew,” brought crowds that packed every corner of the Fine Arts Center, which holds approximately 19,000 students.

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MFA students’ “Shameless Self-Promotion” on view at the University Gallery

“Shameless Self Promotion” is currently on view at the University Gallery in the Fine Arts Center. It consists of artworks of Polaroid dimensions by UMass MFA students in response to Andy Warhol’s exhibit “The Minox and The Big Shot: Andy Warhol’s Photography.” The exhibit is described as an opportunity for MFA students to engage in artistic dialogue with Warhol’s art.

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Slideshow: Cirque Mechanics in a Birdhouse Factory

Cirque Mechanics in a Birdhouse Factory came to the Fine Arts Center on Tuesday night for a fun-filled circus made up of former members of Cirque du Soleil, Pickle Family Circus, and the Moscow Circus.

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Poetic talent portrayed at Amherst Cinema

Amherst Cinema was center stage for three recognized poets last Thursday night. The event was presented by the University of Massachusetts Juniper Initiative for Arts and Action, the UMass Fine Arts Center and the Going Public Contemporary Literature series. The cinema was full of over 150 poetry enthusiasts, made up of students, graduate students and area locals, to hear the work of James Haug, Ellen Doré Watson and James Tate.

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Dance Takes the Fine Arts Center by Storm

The art of dance thrives in this season’s Fine Arts Center Series lineup. Seven of this season’s 16-show schedule will be made up of dance productions covering a variety of themes. Dance parties, sword fights and Abraham Lincoln are among the many subjects that will be gracing the Fine Arts Center stage. The series begins on Oct. 18 in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall with Orquestra de Sã Paulo and ends April 30, 2010 with the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.

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