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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 […]

Throw some glitter, make it rain (for Kesha)

Throw some glitter, make it rain (for Kesha)

This Halloweekend, we will all be donning our neon and glitter for the fall concert, where Kesha will be paying us a visit. In preparation, We’ve been listening to classics like “Die Young” and “We R Who We R,” which brings us back to middle school dance days. Unfortunately, the “Tik Tok” singer has fallen off the radar over the […]

Alexis Atkinson ’15 Provides Audience With Telescopic Look at “Constellations” of Her Life

Alexis Atkinson ’15 Provides Audience With Telescopic Look at “Constellations” of Her Life

Last weekend, Colby’s Strider Theater hosted the original play “Constellations” as a part of Homecoming festivities. Written, directed, and performed by Alexis Atkinson ’15 as part of a Theater and Dance Department program during her senior year, “Constellations” tells the story of her life through the sequences in a dream garden. After taking it to a residency in a New […]

Exclusive with The Novel Ideas

Exclusive with The Novel Ideas

This Friday night Colby will host the Massachusetts-based band The Novel Ideas. The group has played at Colby in the past, as part of the Friday Night Live concert series organized by SPB and during the Spring Loudness Festival in 2015. Self-identifying as a country-folk quintet, The Novel Ideas favor smooth and flowing melodies with gorgeous harmonies and jaunting (and […]

Exclusive With The Sirens

Exclusive With The Sirens

This past week, a number of Colby a cappella groups performed in the Waterville Rocks concert downtown, including the Sirens, one of three all-female a cappella groups. In a recent interview with multiple Sirens members, the Echo delves into all aspects of this tight-knit, social singing group. Many students might have only heard of a cappella from The Office’s Andy […]

An eclectic mix of sounds in Symphony Orchestra’s final show of the season

An eclectic mix of sounds in Symphony Orchestra’s final show of the season

This weekend, the Colby Symphony Orchestra finished out its season with a packed program of a wide variety of pieces. Lead for the last time by guest conductor Janna Hymes of the Williamsburg Symphonia and the Maine Pro Musica Orchestra, they played concerts both Saturday and Sunday night for a crowded Lorimer Chapel, filled by community members, students, professors, and […]