Arts & Entertainment

Argüello ’15 keeps fashion a priority

For anyone who knows Solon Argüello ’15, they know that no matter the occasion, he will always look stylish. A combination of chic and too-cool-to-care, Argüello stands out in the seemingly endless sea of Bean boots and Patagonia.  His personal style utilizes current trends while always functioning as an agent of self-expression and empowerment. I spoke with him about how […]

Contemplating The Jinx

Coming off of the massive success of this year’s widely popular podcast series Serial, HBO’s six-part true-crime documentary series The Jinx has garnered much of the same buzz as its counterpart. With similarly mysterious cases, the two true-crime investigations have proven popular subject matter for capturing the attention of their audiences. For me, director and producer Andrew Jarecki succeeded in […]

Senior artist profile series: Natalie Thompson ’15

Each year in May, The Museum of Art hosts the Senior Art Show, an exhibition featuring works by senior students ranging a variety of mediums, including photography, sculpture, printmaking and painting. In the weeks leading up to the opening on May 7th, the Echo will feature each artist, showcasing their work and speaking to them about their personal inspirations and […]

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French department hosts Algerian film director

On March 4th, with the help of the French and Film departments, renowned Algerian actor, director, and screenwriter Lyès Salem visited Colby for a meet and greet and film screening. His film, L’Oranais (The Man from Oran) narrated tensions and a new atmosphere of independence in the years following the Algerian Revolution. Salem wrote, directed, and starred in the film […]

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Colby Chamber Choir performs at Carnegie Hall

On Monday, March 9, at 8 p.m., the Colby College Chamber Choir made its debut performance at Carnegie Hall. The historic venue is the gold standard of music halls, and it reflects extraordinarily well on the talent of the choir to have been selected for such a prestigious opportunity. Choir director Nicolás Dosman said, “Many of the people who perform […]

Colby dance groups present collaborative show

On March 12th at 7:30 p.m., five student-run dance groups will be presenting the Collaborative Dance Showcase in Strider Theater. The project was organized by Hipnotik captain Eleanor Powell ’15, who saw the challenges with reserving space as an opportunity to create a show featuring multiple groups. “Creating a performance is an entire process that takes months. The road to […]

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Provost hosts meeting to discuss arts facilities

On Thursday, March 5, Provost and Dean of Faculty Lori Kletzer assembled a “Town Hall Meeting” for students and professors to discuss the Performing Arts facilities planning. The faculty met from 4 to 5 p.m. to voice their own concerns, then the meeting opened to student input at 5 p.m. Kletzer began the conversation by clarifying, “our intention is to […]

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Cohen ’15, emerging jewelry design talent

Julia Cohen ’15 has made a business out of a hobby with her jewelry line, Jewels by Jules.  An American studies major and creative writing minor, the blossoming designer has created a brand with handmade jewelry. Cohen’s jewelry can be defined as simple, delicate and chic. A colorful collaboration of white, gold, and turquoise stones, metals, and glass beads, Cohen’s […]

Spring dance concert encourages individual interpretation

Within the realm of performing arts, modern dance can often be perceived as inaccessible for the average viewer. However, both Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance Annie Kloppenberg and Sara Gibbons ’15 challenge the misconceptions surrounding this idea and encourage individual interpretation of their upcoming dance performances. The Department of Theater and Dance is presenting two contemporary dance pieces on […]

Virtues and Inherent Vices

Every good director has a film like Inherent Vice. This film is Paul Thomas Anderson’s way of saying “I’m a good filmmaker, I know how to make a good movie, now here is my proof that I also know a lot about cinematic history.” Inherent Vice takes us through a wide range of cinematic conventions, genres, and styles. It starts […]

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