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The theory of the drunken poet

The theory of the drunken poet

It never ceases to amaze me when I find cross-discipline parallels in my classes. That’s obviously the point of a liberal arts education, to span subjects, broaden minds, and urge students to find links where there previously were none. French works of art appear in art history and the restructuring of Paris emerges in art history. Something that linked three […]

Kathryn Butler ’17 discusses original Senior Dance Honors Thesis

Colby’s Spring Dance Concert this weekend will feature an inventive performance of new choreography and dazzling multimedia. Billed as The Opulence of Integrity, it showcases work by guest artist Christal Brown and student Kathryn Butler ’17. Brown’s piece, a work inspired by boxer Muhammad Ali, uses varied media to “explore the struggle for identity for men of color in the […]

Virtuosic “techno-violinist” unites tradition with technical innovation in Colby concert and lecture

Virtuosic “techno-violinist” unites tradition with technical innovation in Colby concert and lecture

This weekend, the internationally acclaimed violinist Mari Kimura came to Colby, demonstrating her unique brand of avant-garde music with skill and showmanship. Kimura’s visit to Colby was an exciting opportunity for the community to see a new take on classical music from a notable source at the forefront of the subject. One of the world’s leading innovators in music technology […]

Stop Kiss play tackles heavy themes in romantic plotline

Stop Kiss play tackles heavy themes in romantic plotline

The daring and original play Stop Kiss opened at Colby this weekend, showcasing an original plot and heartfelt acting. Produced by Colby’s student-run theater group Powder and Wig, Stop Kiss features an intimate cast led by Chelsea Regan ’17 and Kaylee Pomelow ’19, and directed by Kelsey Book ’18. Stop Kiss is the story of two New York women who […]

Original musical Lost With You draws full house despite snowstorm

Original musical Lost With You draws full house despite snowstorm

Last Thursday night, in the raging snowstorm, the musical Lost With You drew a large crowd to Runnals Theater. There was a full house. The play, an original piece by students Katie Monteleone ’18, Joshua Lutian ’18, and Ben Brougham ’18, spanned nearly an hour long and through song, dialogue, and dance enacted the heartwarming (and heartbreaking) lives of a […]

The ones that pay more than a Hamilton

The ones that pay more than a Hamilton

The excitement was palpable. People stood in lines waiting to get into the theater, craning their necks, standing against the black silhouettes of the Schuyler sisters. Stressed staff members directed the crowd into the theater in long, twisting lines. The lobby was packed, teeming with audience members buying pre-show cocktails and merchandise and braving the line for the bathroom.  Near […]

Student creators of original musical discuss creative process and Janplan production

Student creators of original musical discuss creative process and Janplan production

In the summer of 2015, Katie Monteleone `18 had an idea: she wanted to write a musical about a girl who owned a lemonade stand. Nearly 18 months later, Monteleone’s idea has taken shape and snowballed into something much, much larger than she initially imagined. The original musical, Lost With You, is the culmination of collaborations between professors, students, and […]

In interview, The Rooks prepare to spread NESCAC love this Friday in Lopo

In interview, The Rooks prepare to spread NESCAC love this Friday in Lopo

This Friday night at 9:00 P.M., The Rooks, a New York based “indie-soul and R&B band” will take the stage in The Bobby Silberman Lounge as part of the Friday Night Live concert initiative by SPB. The Echo spoke with vocalist Garth Taylor to discuss the band’s start, mission, and upcoming projects. Responding kindly to technical problems at the beginning […]

2016 Oak Fellow Albaih’s bold political “khartoons” unveiled in Miller installation

2016 Oak Fellow Albaih’s bold political “khartoons” unveiled in Miller installation

Those who frequent the first and second floors of Miller are used to the decorations that adorn the otherwise strictly academic walls. This year, the 2016 Oak Fellow, Khalid Albaih, has his political cartoons (often dubbed “khartoons” in reference to where he lives, in Khartoum) displayed throughout the library. The installation called “Resistance and Hope” was officially unveiled on November 3.

This place about to blow (and did): Kesha concert rocks Colby Halloween Weekend

This place about to blow (and did): Kesha concert rocks Colby Halloween Weekend

A hoard of glitter and neon-clad fans stretched for hundreds of meters on Saturday night, chatting and following the trail of glitter on the sidewalk. They awaited Kesha, the ever-iridescent pop singer famed for brushing her teeth with a bottle of jack and glorifying grungy party culture. The line (the phrase “mob” might be more accurate here) included Colby students […]