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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 […]

Discovering the hidden gem that is Colby Dancers

Discovering the hidden gem that is Colby Dancers

As a senior approaching my final weeks at Colby, I like to think that I’ve spent my four years here trying to take advantage of as many of the lectures, performances, events, and opportunities that are offered to us. I’ve loved going to the various a capella concerts to watch my friends perform, I try to see as many Story […]

New Works Festival producers prepare for opening night

New Works Festival, a culmination of a semester’s worth of work by students and faculty involved in seven classes across both the Theater and Dance Department and the Music Department, prepares to open.

Senior artist profile: Sitting down with Emma Rosenfield ’16

Each year in May, The Colby 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. Over the course of the next several months, the Echo will feature interviews with the senior artists, showcasing their work and speaking to them about their personal inspirations […]

Powder & Wig takes on mental illness in Next to Normal

Powder & Wig takes on mental illness in Next to Normal

In an era when mental illness and the stigma surrounding it are extremely hot topics, especially on college campuses, it’s only that Powder and Wig brought these themes to the Colby campus. Next to Normal, a rock musical with music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, is the winner of three 2009 Tony Awards and a […]

The psychology of Art: Sitting down with Katie Southworth ’16

Each year in May, The Colby 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. Over the course of the next several months, the Echo will feature profiles of the senior artists, showcasing their work and speaking to them about their personal inspirations […]