Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Jazz greats Lateef and Rudolph stun audiences Thursday

By Christiana McDougal

October 19, 2009

Exotic instruments littered the stage of Bowker Auditorium this past Thursday as crowds of people flooded in through the entranceway to see jazz great Yusef Lateef and percussionist Adam Rudolph. Gongs, bells, drums, a saxophone and an assortment of woodwinds sat on stage waiting to be played. As anticipation grew from the...

Regina Spektor plays the Calvin to the delight of fans

By Daniel Herberholz

October 19, 2009

Black and white didn’t only sit on the piano keyboard. The lights were white swirls, her dress was black, her voice was pearly white and the audience was black silent. Regina Spektor owned the room Monday, Oct. 12 at Northampton’s Calvin Theater with her delicate piano taps and enraptured fans. A...

Solo pecussionist, mestro march into FAC

By Craig Holland

October 15, 2009

World renowned solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie will be performing at the Fine Arts Center this weekend with Latin America’s premier orchestra, Orquestra de Sao Paulo. Rising star Kazen Abdullah, whose 2009 tour across the United States began with a notable debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in Manhat...

Local Cinema to host Bollywood Extravaganza

By Mark Schiffer

October 15, 2009

This Sunday, October 18, Amherst Cinema will be presenting Farah Khan’s 2007 Bollywood smash hit, “Om Shanti Om.” Garnering a total of $39 million at the international box office, “Om Shanti Om” is currently the 7th highest grossing Hindi film of all time. Critics have compared this film to “Singing in the Rain,” to an extent. This is because the fi...

Student comedy group to sketch out new performance

By Elyse Horowitz

October 15, 2009

The University of Massachusetts’ student sketch comedy group, Sketch 22, will be performing Saturday night, October 17, at 8 p.m. in the Herter Hall Annex. Sketch 22, which currently is made up of 12 members, performs self-written sketches at various events throughout the semester. The group holds...

UPC brings school spirit to campus concourse

By Cal Scannell

October 14, 2009

You may have seen the enormous flat screen TVs in the Campus Center yesterday afternoon, or heard the dazzling/ glass-shattering vocals of your peers echoing throughout the concourse. If you were lucky, you may even have walked away with a Minuteman t-shirt, or a mini foam football (score!) It’s...

UPC hosts talent show

By Rachel Dougherty

October 14, 2009

Tuesday night’s Registered Student Organization (RSO) talent show marked the first in a series of Homecoming events organized by the University Programming Council (UPC). The show was hosted by guest comedian Tim Young and featured performances by the UMass Ballroom Dance Team, Zeta Phi Beta, Insanely...

Halloween do-it-yourself tricks and treats

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

October 14, 2009

During the long weekend, I took a trip to my hometown of Beverly, Massachusetts. When I got off the highway at my exit, I passed one house that is, regardless of whether or not there is a holiday coming up, always extravagantly decorated with what must be hundreds of dollars worth of tacky Walgreens...

Cali girl Caillat more then just a pretty face

By Justin Gagnon

October 14, 2009

Colbie Caillat, one of the West Coast’s most beautiful and talented young artists, stopped in Boston at the Orpheum Theater this past Sunday night. In an almost flawless performance, she established that her proliferating fame is no fluke, and that a pretty face, a hit song and a nice voice are not the o...

Class Action screening of “Capitalism: a Love Story” leaves audiences with bitter hearts

By Steven Baum

October 14, 2009

Last Wednesday, Class Action, an organization that strives to raise awareness of social inequality and rid the world of classism, screened Michael Moore’s latest film, “Capitalism: A Love Story.” The event consisted of a brief introduction to the movie by Kristen Golden, the executive director...

Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph Duo come to Bowker Auditorium

By Christiana McDougal

October 13, 2009

Yusef Lateef and Adam Rudolph, two of the most prominent jazz musicians still performing and composing music, will be playing at Bowker Auditorium in Stockbridge Hall on Thursday, October 15th. Both musicians have a long legacy of playing an infusion of jazz and world music and have been perform...

Classic ‘Rebel’ still relevant

By Lindsay Pierce

October 12, 2009

“Rebel Without a Cause” first opened on Oct. 7, 1955, approximately one month after its star, James Dean, died in a fatal car accident. Dean’s fame stems from starring roles in only three films: “East of Eden” (1955), “Rebel Without a Cause” (1955) and “Giant” (1956), but his tragic a...