Massachusetts Daily Collegian

In your Cirque Dreams

By Lindsay Orlov

February 5, 2010

Filed under Theatre

Picture this: contortionists dressed in casual street clothes and moving to a hip-hop beat; acrobats painted as traffic signs; a soundtrack of jazz, pop and rock. An evolutionary departure from the traditional three-ring circus,...

Silverman program goes for high-brow hanky panky

By Garth Brody

February 4, 2010

Filed under Comedy

Poop jokes will always be funny. They are dumb and disgusting and probably harmful in some way and yet we can’t get enough of them. File them under “juvenile” along with sex jokes, race jokes, cartoony violence and ...

Theatricality elevates the dance for Mark Morris

By Andrew Cogan

February 4, 2010

Filed under Fine Arts

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the Mark Morris Dance Group treated audiences at the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center to an impressive display of Modern Dance. Morris’ reputation for delivering innovative yet technically...

Lights, Camera, LeeRoc!

By Rachel Aylward

February 3, 2010

Filed under Fine Arts

Sunshine streams through the windows of Totman Dance Studio 204, illuminating the slick black marley that stretches across the floor and the faces of University of Massachusetts students Andria LaRocco and Beth Liebowitz as the two rehearse for their upcoming show, the “The LeeRoc Dance ...

‘Swallowed’ bottles up an important message

By Kate MacDonald

February 2, 2010

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Fine Arts

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. “Swallowed” by Maggie Nowinski is a social commentary in the form of art, calling out society and big businesses for their...

Mark Morris dance group to take stage at UMass

By Andrew Cogan

February 2, 2010

Filed under Theatre

The Mark Morris Dance Group, an internationally acclaimed dance company is coming to the University of Massachusetts tonight to perform its innovative blend of live music and modern dance. Formed in 1980, the group performed...

Larry the Cable Guy “Gits-R-Done”

By Brendan Murphy

January 29, 2010

Filed under Comedy, Movies, Television

Whether you like his brand of humor or not, there’s no denying that Larry the Cable Guy is one of the hottest comedians around. Daniel Lawrence Whitney, better known as Larry the Cable Guy sells out nearly every venue at which...

Epic dance battle ensues at the FAC

By Elyse Horowitz

January 25, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts

This weekend marked what some would call the official start to the semester, with events sponsored by the University Programming Council (UPC). Slideshow: UMass' Best Dance Crew Thursday night’s kick-off event, “UMass’ Best Dance...

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

By Lisa Linsley

December 10, 2009

Filed under Fine Arts

“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...

10 Holiday Films Which Won’t Make You Cringe

By Mark Schiffer

December 6, 2009

Filed under Television

It is difficult to say that that the holidays are an uplifting time for everyone. Packed toy stores, clusters of relatives and flight delays due to inclement weather all manage to form what for some is the pinnacle of stress for...

True Life: I was on Wheel of Fortune

By Justin Gagnon

December 4, 2009

Filed under Television

One can only succeed as far as their luck can allow him or her to go, but with one action as simple as a click of a mouse, his or her life can change for the better or for the worse in an instant. Mine changed last May. It was the time of year...