Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Badfish concert a good catch

By Emily Jenkins

October 4, 2009


Filed under Music

Hundreds of fans were huddling outside the Pearl Street Ballroom on Saturday night, soggy and shivering under the pale light of street lamps coming through the fog. The crowd surged forward as the doors opened, clothing drenched through to the skin, desperate to get inside. The throng of high school...

Singaporean cinematic auteur wows audiences at SOM

By Mark Schiffer

October 4, 2009


Filed under Movies

“The first chapter of my pitiful life,” goes the getai, or boisterous live performance, song “Lotus Flower,” “Born into a red-light district and life is hard / Life is terrible and I’m in a bad state / I have to slog hard to eke out a living.” These words capture the melodramatic wor...

Ben Folds to be Rockin’ the Calvin Saturday night

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

October 1, 2009


Filed under Music

Singer-songwriter-pianist Ben Folds is performing in Northampton tomorrow night at the Calvin Theater. Folds, who has been writing and performing for over two decades, will be joined by Australian performer Kate Miller-Heidke. She will be the show’s opening act. This is the first major U.S. Tou...

Local Sublime fans to get a taste of Badfish

By Emily Jenkins

October 1, 2009


Filed under Music

Some of the most recognizable music from the 90’s will be pouring from the speakers at the Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton tomorrow night. Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, has been attracting diverse audiences since their formation in 2001 with their unmistakable covers; 20 and 30-somethings with...

Rock like a “Man Man” in NoHo this weekend

By Garth Brody

October 1, 2009


Filed under Music

Philadelphia-based experimental rock group Man Man will perform in Northampton this Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. at the Pearl Street Nightclub. Tickets can be purchased on the Pearl Street website for $12.50 or at the door for $15. Man Man’s current lineup is currently comprised of a fluctuating number...

Jay-Z has "Blueprint" for Longevity

By Jeffrey C. Larnard

October 1, 2009


Filed under Music

Calling his new album “The Blueprint 3” was probably not a decision taken lightly by Jay-Z. The name “Blueprint” conjures up imagines both of one of the most beloved rap albums of all time, “The Blueprint,” and one of the disappointing follow-ups in music history with the over-ambitious, sp...

Got a mint for the festival that stinks?

By Cal Scannell

October 1, 2009


Filed under Lifestyle

Be sure to bring along a tin of Altoids to this weekend’s Garlic and Arts Festival which has been described as “the festival that stinks.” The event, currently in its 10th year, is a quaint country gathering of local farmers, craftsmen, vendors and vampire haters. The festival is the brainchild...

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. The French sleeper hit has earned seven César Awards, similar to the Academy...

“Taking back campus”

By Chelsea Whitton

September 30, 2009


Filed under Movies

The student strike in the fall of 2007 may not have been long-lived, but after two years of production, a University of Massachusetts student is ready to premiere “Taking Back Campus,” a documentary on the strike.  Directed by Rosie Walunas, a junior at UMass majoring in journalism with doubl...

Say “I do” to do it yourself

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

September 30, 2009


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle

Last weekend, I had the privilege of being involved in the most important day of my oldest brother’s life: his wedding. I was a bridesmaid in Patrick and Angie’s ceremony. I wore the pretty dress, held the pretty flowers, and walked down the aisle in my pretty silver shoes. I stood in a line with...

Artists ask "Who Does She Think She Is?" in new documentary

By Cal Scannell

September 29, 2009


Filed under Movies

The Everywoman’s Center and the Women of Color Leadership Network will be presenting the film, “Who Does She Think She Is?” tonight at 7 p.m. in the Augusta Savage Gallery in the New Africa House. This event is free to everyone, and the location is also wheelchair accessible. The documentary focuses o...

Singaporean Spectacle showing at SOM

By Mark Schiffer

September 29, 2009


Filed under Movies

The Asian Arts and Culture Program is screening films at the Isenberg School of Management every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. throughout the fall semester. Covering everything from the Iranian coming-of-age story “Times and Winds” to the Bollywood extravaganza “Om Shanti Om,” this series is sure...