With its sparse length of only nine pages, thick cardboard pages and bright, bold illustrations reminiscent of a children’s story – “Penis Pokey” has a 1 ¾ inch hole cut out of its middle, inviting male readers to fill in what is missing from each picture: their man parts.
On Friday, Oct. 30, Genetic Imperfection of South Hadley presented their first annual Halloween production of “Repo: The Genetic Opera” at the Academy of Music in Northampton.
Alissa Mesibov and Melissa Sims weigh in on “Repo: The Genetic Opera,”, a horror musical directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, of Saw fame. Set in the year 2056, Repo introduces us to a world where one company, GeneCo, has control. In this world, surgery is commonplace and organ repossession is legal.
For most people “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is a film to see once a year for Halloween. This is not the case for the Come Again Players of South Hadley, Mass. Every Saturday at midnight, this troupe of everyday locals transform into the characters from the cult classic.
Throughout October, Amherst Cinema will be screening three classic films from the 1950s: “Rebel Without a Cause,” “West Side Story,” and “Jailhouse Rock.” The films are being shown as part of an exhibition entitled, “The 1950s: Cold War Culture and the Birth of The Cool.”
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.
Sketch 22, which currently is made up of 12 members, performs self-written sketches at various events throughout the semester. The group holds voting meetings at the beginning of each semester, where everyone is required to write two full comedy sketches.
Tuesday night’s Registered Student Organization (RSO) talent show came from select campus RSOs, who danced, stepped, jived and sang for the chance to win $500 to put toward one of their upcoming events, courtesy of the UPC.
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.
Every year around Halloween, the same television channels play the same horror movies – “Sleepaway Camp” on TBS, “Hellraiser” on AMC, etc. While one would not wish to deride the positive qualities of these films, it is difficult to deny that a good amount of equally wonderful films tend to fall by the wayside. So, without further ado, I present to you (in no particular order): 10 Horror Films From Off the Beaten Path.
With vivid visuals and the stunning performance of Yolande Moreau, “Séraphine,” now showing at the Pleasant Street Theater, will capture viewers with a sensitive portrayal of the little know painter Séraphine de Senlis. The French sleeper hit has earned seven César Awards, similar to the Academy Awards in France, including Best Actress and Best Picture.
Sunday night marked the Sixty-first Primetime Emmy Awards, the sixty-first year television stars paraded themselves in front of cameras, fans, and an academy who votes to tell them who is the best at what they do.
The University of Massachusetts’ Herter Art Gallery is currently featuring a group show titled “Flower Power.” The exhibit explores the ways in which flower imagery can be used to find meaning in nature.
The University of Massachusetts will be showcasing the works of Andy Warhol and related artists at the University Gallery, beginning today, Sept. 23.
In Spanish, “Alegria!” means joy, but that barely begins to describe the Cirque du Soleil show that is playing at the Mullins Center through Sunday.
Self-proclaimed Marxist and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) civil rights activist Sherry Wolf will be speaking at Bowker Auditorium tonight, to discuss her latest book, “Sexuality and Socialism: The Struggle for LGBT Liberation.”
Cirque du Soleil, arguably the most famous circus in the world, will be performing one of their best-known shows, “Alegria,” at the University of Massachusetts starting tonight.
You better be wearing last season’s Prada bag as you hold your breath for the highly anticipated return of the CW’s Gossip Girl. That’s right, the epitome of outrageous, the show which is detailed in the lives of Manhattan’s elite teens, those who live on the prestigious Upper East Side, is back.
Bo Burnham and Amy Anderson lit up the stage with a comedy show at the Fine Arts Center on Saturday, September 12th.
The University of Massachusetts will host its annual First Week comedy show this Saturday night at 9 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. The show will feature two comedians, Amy Anderson and Bo Burnham.