Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Dance Takes the Fine Arts Center by Storm

By Anshalee Guarnieri

October 6, 2009

Filed under Fine Arts, Theatre

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...

10 Horror Films From Off the Beaten Path

By Mark Schiffer

October 6, 2009

Filed under Movies, Television

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...

French sleeper hit, “Séraphine” garners well-deserved praise

By Cal Scannell

October 1, 2009

Filed under Fine Arts, Movies

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....

Emmy host attempts to shed new light on dimming award show

By Kate MacDonald

September 23, 2009

Filed under Television

When anyone can find out which celebrity is back in rehab for a supposed toothache, which is having an affair with their co-star while their spouse stays in the same city and which is beating their significant other while cruising the...

“Flower Power” in full bloom at Herter Gallery

By Lisa Linsley

September 23, 2009

Filed under Fine Arts

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. Historically, flower and plant representations have held symboli...

Warhol’s Art and Legacy Comes to UMass Gallery

By Samantha Marsh

September 22, 2009

Filed under Theatre

Correction appended The University of Massachusetts will be showcasing the works of Andy Warhol and related artists at the University Gallery, beginning today, Sept. 23. There are two exhibits which will be displayed at the ...

‘Alegria’ for all

By Alissa Mesibov

September 17, 2009

Filed under Theatre

The performance falls somewhere between circus and theater with its impressive acrobatics and implied themes. There is something for everyone in this one-of-a-kind performance. Before the show begins, there is a pre-show,...

LGBT Activist/Author Comes to UMass

By Christiana McDougal

September 16, 2009

Filed under Words

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 ...

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Alegria’ expected to shine at UMass

By Alissa Mesibov

September 15, 2009

Filed under Theatre

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. Cirque du Soleil, or “Circus of the Sun,” began in 198...

Gossip Girl is back, with a Vengeance

By James Barden

September 14, 2009

Filed under Television

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...

Singer-songwriter/comedian Bo Burnham thrills crowds

By Jeffrey C. Larnard

September 13, 2009

Filed under Theatre

Bo Burnham looks a little awkward. With his mused hair and his wire-rimmed glasses, the singer-songwriter-comedian famous for broadcasting angsty videos of himself over YouTube isn’t exactly the sort you’d expect would rake i...

Bo Burnham’s Fake ID Tour hits UMass Saturday night

By Justin Gagnon

September 10, 2009

Filed under Theatre

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. Anderson, the...