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Worldvision excites Colby with multilingual song and dance

Worldvision excites Colby with multilingual song and dance

Last Thursday night, students and faculty crowded into Ostrove Auditorium to see a show put on by a rare group of performers: Colby’s language classes. A tradition stretching back for almost a decade, Worldvision is an annual event where Colby’s modern language students sing and dance to songs from their language’s culture. Modeled after the international Eurovision Song Contest, Colby’s […]

by Jacqueline Betz· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
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 […]

Colby Museum of Art from outside perspective

Music and philosophy blend in concert and panel event

Last Thursday evening, the Colby Museum of Art hosted a performance and panel discussion on the music of contemporary avant-garde composer Morton Feldman. This event presented a unique alternative to the usual concert format by focusing on the implications of philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy’s work for listening to Feldman’s music. Part of the Music in the Museum series co-hosted by the […]

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BMR dazzles Colby with Broadway flair in fall show

BMR dazzles Colby with Broadway flair in fall show

This weekend, the only place you could find more sequins than the Kesha concert was at the fall performance of Colby’s Broadway Musical Revue (BMR). This student-led group is dedicated to performing the best songs from musicals with a signature dash of glitter and a load of humor. “There are lots of serious performance groups on campus,but we are not […]

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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 […]

Under new conductor, Colby Symphony takes audience on tour through Romanticism

Under new conductor, Colby Symphony takes audience on tour through Romanticism

This past Saturday night, Colby Symphony Orchestra (CSO) had their first performance of the year in Lorimer Chapel. While the beginning of the season is always a bit of a reintroduction to the orchestra as it adjusts to seasoned members graduating and new members joining, this was also the community’s first opportunity to see the new conductor, Jinwook Park. Enthusiastic […]

by Jacqueline Betz· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
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 […]

Searching for New Tunes? We’ve Got You Covered.

Searching for New Tunes? We’ve Got You Covered.

For those lamenting the current condition of our country, finding strength after a difficult break up, or just yearning for some quality new music, new releases from Banks, Noname, and Solange Knowles will more than satisfy you. Released on July 31, rapper Noname’s first mixtape Telefone has been making waves beyond her native Chicago. Made famous by her appearance on […]

by Olivia Ainsworth· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Michael Musillami Trio Jazzes It Up at Masterclass

Michael Musillami Trio Jazzes It Up at Masterclass

This past Sunday afternoon, Michael Musillami of his own jazz trio leaned over the amp, fiddling with the plug and strumming his guitar. He shook his head, adjusting his tortoiseshell glasses, and spoke to Eric Thomas, the organizer of the jazz masterclass, who was puzzling over the cords. He wanted the instrument to sound like itself, without any machination or […]

by Cleo Aukland· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
The Waking Windows Festival in Portland Features Local Comedians, Musicians, Writers

The Waking Windows Festival in Portland Features Local Comedians, Musicians, Writers

This weekend kicked off the second annual Waking Windows Festival in Portland, Maine. The festival featured musicians, comedians, and writers at local establishments in the Arts District of downtown Portland. Originally started in 2011 in Winooski, VT by Paddy Reagan and Nick Mavodones, Waking Windows has attracted thousands of people to northwest Vermont and spread to Portland in 2015. While […]