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Benjamin Bagby will perform Beowulf in a one-man show tonight at the Williams Arts Center (Photo courtesy of Jana Josif).

An age-old epic comes to life with Benjamin Bagby

Courtney DeVita March 24, 2017

Despite being a millennium old, the tale of the heroic Beowulf and his conquest of the fearsome Grendel continues to captivate audiences. Benjamin Bagby, a world-renowned performer of medieval music,...

Eastons Town Crier, David Rose (Photo courtesy of David Rose).

The crying game: Easton Town Crier to compete internationally

Courtney DeVita March 3, 2017

Just as students regularly check their phones and news feeds for information throughout the day, people used to depend on town criers for important local announcements. A bell would ring and crowds would...

Quadrant has temporarily shut its doors (Photo by Courtney DeVita 19).

Quadrant hopes to reopen in March

Courtney DeVita February 17, 2017

For the cafe that smells of books just as much as it does breakfast, it was a tough start to the year when the heating system broke. The owners of Quadrant Book Market & Coffee House said they had...

Professors Liz McMahon Gay Gordons book The Joy of SET: The Many Mathematical Dimensions of a Seemingly Simple Card Game. (Photo Courtesy of Princeton University Press).

A family book about a family game, SET

Courtney DeVita January 27, 2017

Many academics research, write and publish books. Not many, however, do so as a family – unless those academics are professors Liz McMahon and Gary Gordon. In November of last year, the couple published...

Photo taken by Lauren Fox 19

Percussion Ensemble captivates the crowd: Special guest, alum, audience join in performance

Courtney DeVita December 9, 2016

A single strong drumbeat broke the silence, gradually moving to fast paced beats that sounded almost insistent – like a call to listen. That's how Fabian Rodgers '17 opened Monday night's Percussion...

Holiday concert introduces new scores, Lineup features new music, classics, global music

Courtney DeVita December 2, 2016

The Lafayette concert choir and chamber singers will hold their annual holiday concert Saturday, promising a mix of old and contemporary tunes, including one new composition. Directed by associate professor...

Opera’s sinister shows: Performances share themes of tragedy and sorrow

Courtney DeVita November 18, 2016

Loneliness, love and death dominated the performances of "The Masque of Edgar Allan Poe" at the Williams Center for the Arts last week. The opera, which was based partially on Edgar Allan Poe's famous...

Visiting instructors Tom DiCarlo playing in Vladivostok, Russia. (U.S. Consulate Vladivostok)

DiCarlo jazzes up campus: Lafayette instructor-musician to play Williams Center

Courtney DeVita November 4, 2016

This Sunday, jazz is coming to the Williams Center. Tom DiCarlo, a jazz musician and visiting part-time instructor at Lafayette will bring his quintet to perform jazz tunes this Sunday afternoon at Williams...

Nan Wang speaking about her latest film, Hooligan Sparrow.

Hooligan Sparrow sheds light in dark places: Chinese activist filmmaker screens latest film

Courtney DeVita October 21, 2016

For most people, film is mostly a medium of action. For Nanfu Wang, it is a medium of activism. On Monday night the film and media studies department, in conjunction with the Asian Studies Department,...

Capstone collection: FAMS looks to cap off final projects

Courtney DeVita October 7, 2016

Web series and satire short films are all part of the film and media studies majors' senior year capstone projects, which is meant to encompass everything they've learned in the program in their four years...

A stranger episode: Indie bands perform at Markle Parking Deck

A stranger episode: Indie bands perform at Markle Parking Deck

Courtney DeVita September 23, 2016

Indie bands Episode and The Living Strange entertained Lafayette students on Saturday under the cover of Markle Parking Deck with an eclectic mix of rock, surfer and digital wave sounds. Episode opened,...

Ending racism in an hour? W. Kamau Bell uses comedy to address race in America

Ending racism in an hour? W. Kamau Bell uses comedy to address race in America

Courtney DeVita September 16, 2016

Talking about race in America while being funny and informative can be a daunting task. But that didn't stop comedian Kamau Bell from doing just that in Colton Chapel Tuesday night. Bell, a stand-up...

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