Massachusetts Daily Collegian

East meets west: Sheng Dong “A Moving Sound” delights on its third stop of its US tour

By Erica Weiss

October 19, 2014

Sheng Dong “A Moving Sound” charmed audiences with their classic-with-a-twist take on the music, dance, and culture of their native Taiwan on the evening of Wednesday, September 17 in the Bowker Auditorium. Utilizing traditional...

New England can dance: The Massachusetts Dance Festival gala performance

By Erica Weiss

October 19, 2014

Now in its fifth year, the Massachusetts Dance Festival wowed its patrons with a combination of New York and New England dance companies in its annual gala performance. With a diverse program line-up and a cast of some of...

‘Dr. House’ to play at Calvin Theater in Northampton

By Sarah Robertson

October 24, 2013

Hugh Laurie may just be the world’s most interesting man. An accomplished actor, comedian, author, musician and director, Laurie, who will be playing at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton this Sunday at 8 p.m., has found int...

Theatre in the Raw Delivers Professional and Engaging Weekly Plays

By Elise Martorano

April 18, 2013

A project run by the theatre department’s Directing II class, “Theatre in the Raw” is a largely overlooked but fascinating program. Every Friday afternoon, two new groups from the class each put on a short play that they have conde...

Who’s behind the murals in W.E.B. Du Bois?

By Tommy Verdone

February 22, 2013

There are a number of interesting things about the monolithic W.E.B. Du Bois Library that rises above the University of Massachusetts  campus. Immediately noticeable is its towering height and almost constant surrounding of gale force winds....

James Welling’s “Open Space” exhibit visits UMass

By Peter Cappiello

February 15, 2013

Like most abstract art, James Welling’s exhibit titled “Open Space” is more than meets the eye. Named after a plot of empty land behind his teenage home that was kept vacant by a town order, the collection of photography,...

Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival Preview

By Jonathan Smith

February 12, 2013

Last Wednesday marked the beginning of the 20th annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival. Sponsored by the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies and Curator Catherine Portuges, the festival is held almost entirely on c...

Behind the murals: Former UMass student dedicates first to Parks

By Kiri Mullen

April 26, 2012

Have you ever climbed the W.E.B. Du Bois Library stairwell in such a rush that you didn’t notice their most unique decorations until after stopping to gasp for breath? Hundreds of people walk by the murals in the stairwel...

Get drawing practice for free: go figure!

By Kayla Marchetti

March 12, 2012

For all drawers out there, there’s a chance for some figure drawing at the Studio Union Arts Gallery through April 11. But these figures are nude. The drawing class is situated in a dark room with a single spotlight shining...

Suzanne Farrell Ballet to grace Fine Arts Center

By Vincenza Parella

February 21, 2012

After having toured all throughout the United States and parts of Europe, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet will grace the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center concert hall stage with its careful choreography tonight. Farrell –...

Veterans to talk on art, expression and the ability to cope

By Brian Canova

November 17, 2011

Having committed himself mentally and physically to the military life, University of Massachusetts graduate student and Iraq War veteran Tyler Boudreau didn’t expect his 12-year military career to end with the mental bu...