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From April 17 to 19, Sayantan Deb ’14 will direct the first part of Tony Kushner’s play “Millennium Approaches: Angels in America Part 1” at the Adams Pool Theater. Although the play is set during the American AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and has three gay protagonists, Deb and the cast emphasize that “Angels” is not a play about being gay, but is rather a play about universal human relationships.
Song cycles occupy a peculiar position in the arts world. Lacking plot or cohesive characters, they offer an opportunity for experimentation but may also be prone to poorer productions: stellar acting cannot substitute for lackluster vocal talents, poor directing cannot be overshadowed by plot or characters, and the ability to synthesize a common theme among many pieces becomes crucial. Fortunately for Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s “Songs for a New World,” which ran April 10 to April 12, most of these obstacles were overcome.
Around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, a contract employee for Harvard Energy and Utilities Services fell from a water cooling tower while working on the roof of the Science Center.
“The Shape She Makes” will play at the OBERON in Cambridge until April 27. Its complicated narrative and performance structure succeeds because creative directors Jonathan Bernstein and Susan Misner ambitiously create moments of intrigue and emotion within each scene.
Felipe Calderon references a map of the United States while speaking at his lecture “Climate Change and Business” at Harvard Business School on April 4.
Janelle Monáe, who performed at Yardfest this past weekend, receives The Women’s Center’s Award for Achievement in Arts and Media 2014. At the award ceremony she discuses about different questions of identity, including sex, gender, and sexuality, in her performances with Alexis Wilkinson ('15) and Jasmine Fernandez ('16).
Janelle Monáe, who performed at Yardfest this past weekend, receives The Women’s Center’s Award for Achievement in Arts and Media 2014. At the award ceremony she spoke about different questions of identity, including sex, gender, and sexuality, in her performances.
Felipe Calderon, former Mexican President, speaks at Harvard Business School on April 14 during his lecture "Climate Change and Business" in Sprangler Auditorium.
Charles Bernstein, an American poet, and Peter Waterhouse, an Austrian poet and novelist, combined to share their unique perspectives on translation, illustrating the positive impact translation can have on the art form of poetry, as well as on those who collaborate to translate together.
While jazz at Harvard still searches to find its rhythm, the April 12 concert filled the lower level of Sanders and drew exuberant applause. For all the program’s logistical issues, it continues to draw hard-working musicians from the student body.
Composer, harpist, and performer of medieval music, Benjamin Bagby is currently touring the country performing “Beowulf” in its original Old English.
United States Treasurer Rosa G. Rios, '87, speaks to students about her time as an undergraduate on Friday in Winthrop House's Tonkens Room. Rios was sworn into office in August of 2009 after President Obama's election.
Protesters gather on the steps of Widener Library for a rally against Harvard's timber plantations in Argentina. The group listened to speeches by Sandra Korn (one of the student leaders for the Responsible Investment at Harvard Coalition) and UC President Gus Mayopoulos before heading over to Massachusetts Hall to protest.
Sandra Korn '14, a leader for the Responsible Investment at Harvard Coalition, speaks to protesters gathered on the steps of Widener Library on Friday afternoon. The rally protested Harvard's management of its timber plantations in northern Argentina and ended in a protest in front of Massachusetts Hall.