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Music

Hear Me Out: 'Let It Happen'

"Let it Happen" works equally well as an intimate psychedelic exploration and a Daft Punk-esque banger. In short, it’s a stunning reemergence.

To Pimp A Butterfly
Music

“To Pimp A Butterfly” A Provocative and Ground-Breaking Collage

To Pimp a Butterfly” is artistically exquisite and emotionally profound— Kendrick Lamar is not simply a rapper but an artist of the highest caliber.

Hurdy-Gurdy in the Square
Music

Hurdy-Gurdy in the Square

Watertown resident Donald N. Heller plays the hurdy-gurdy in front of the Harvard Book Store on Wednesday afternoon. Heller said he prefers playing on the periphery of the Square because the more crowded areas with lots of musicians can become a “circus.” “I like this spot,” he said, “this spot here.”

Andrew Lippa Portrait Photo
On Campus

Andrew Lippa Portrait Photo

Andrew Lippa Portrait Photo
On Campus

Artist Spotlight: Andrew Lippa

Andrew Lippa sits down with The Crimson to talk about his work in musical theater and his critically acclaimed oratorical, “I Am Harvey Milk.”

The Last Five Years Rehearsal
College

The Last Five Years Rehearsal

Joe C. Viola, the male lead in the Harvard production “The Last Five Years,” rehearses a song from the musical in the Leverett Library Theater. Viola, a sophomore at Boston Conservatory, joined the Harvard production through Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club common casting, which allows anyone to audition for shows regardless of Harvard affiliation.

The Last Five Years Rehearsal
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The Last Five Years Rehearsal

Joe C. Viola, a sophomore at Boston Conservatory, rehearses a song from the musical “The Last Five Years” in Leverett Library Theater as co-star and Crimson editor Julia I. Biedry ’17 watches. Viola and Biedry play a couple driven apart by their careers in the Harvard production of the musical written by Jason Robert Brown.

The Last Five Years Rehearsal
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The Last Five Years Rehearsal

The male lead of “The Last Five Years,” Joe C. Viola, left, consults director, Steven Kunis ’17, right, during a rehearsal for the production, which will open April 2.

The Last Five Years Rehearsal
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The Last Five Years Rehearsal

Members of the musical ensemble of “The Last Five Years” laugh with music director Melanie J. Rucinski ’15 at a rehearsal on March 24. The previous night was the show’s first rehearsal with the full pit. “It really adds huge depth to the performance,” says Julia I. Biedry ’17, lead actor and inactive Crimson editor, of rehearsing with the full ensemble.

Readings in the Parlor
On Campus

Readings in the Parlor

Professor Derek Miller plays a selection from “The Sound of Music” from his laptop and speaks about the relationship between lyrics and melody on Monday afternoon as part of the “Readings in the Parlor” series presented by the Department of English in the Barker Center.

Readings in the Parlor
On Campus

Readings in the Parlor

Professor Derek Miller speaks about the semiotics of the song, "Do-Re-Mi" from the musical "The Sound of Music" on Monday afternoon as part of the “Readings in the Parlor” series presented by the Department of English in the Barker Center.

Quad Sound Studios 1
On Campus

Quad Sound Studios 1

The Quad Sound Studios have been open for recording since the spring semester of 2014, and are located in the basement of Holmes Hall in Pforzheimer House.

Quad Sound Studios 2
On Campus

Quad Sound Studios 2

The Quad Sound Studios have been open for recording since the spring semester of 2014, and are located in the basement of Holmes Hall in Pforzheimer House.

Music in the Street
Music

Music in the Street

Music spills onto the sidewalk in Austin, Texas during the South by Southwest festival. This duo attracted a crowd one afternoon in the street.

The Plain White T's at SXSW
Music

The Plain White T's at SXSW

I got to see the Plain White T’s play at a party during the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork
Scrutiny

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction
College

Freshman Advising: Under Construction

Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin"
Visual Arts

Portrait of the Artist: Behind Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin'