Author Archives: Ali Shuger

“Symphonic Dances” lights up Chapel

  From 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, the Lawrence Memorial Chapel was filled with the wonderful, resonant sounds of Associate Professor of Music Anthony Padilla’s piano performance. The recital, entitled “Symphonic Dances,” featured orchestral transcriptions—either piano pieces arranged for orchestra, or orchestral pieces arranged for piano. Between each piece, Padilla provided the

Film Review: “Hotel Chevalier”

With Midterm Reading Period in the past and finals looming in the not-so-distant future, I can imagine that many Lawrentians—myself included—do not always have quite enough time to sit through a feature-length film. Wes Anderson’s “Hotel Chevalier,” coming in at about 13 minutes and readily available on YouTube, can remedy a movie craving without taking

Wet Ink Ensemble defies expectations

Students gathered in Harper Hall on Friday Jan. 27 to hear Wet Ink, a New-York based experimental music ensemble. Many of those in attendance whom I talked to were unsure what to expect. Personally, I did not expect what I received. Wet Ink utilizes instruments: flute, violin, piano, saxophone and voice, namely, to their full

Film Review: “Fargo”

It is rare to see the mundane meet the thrilling and the sweet meet the sinister in a way that is as satisfactorily uncomfortable, darkly humorous and oddly heartwarming as is “Fargo.” The film thrives off of the contrasts it creates. In typical Coen brothers style, the directors play with the limits of unconventionality: placing

Film Review: “Annie Hall”

Woody Allen appears onscreen, tweed jacket almost blending into the beige background, looking directly into the camera, and begins to speak: “There’s an old joke,” he says, “Um…two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of ‘em says, ‘Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.’ The other one says, ‘Yeah,

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