Andrew R. Chow

On Campus

Wynton Marsalis to Share Jam Secrets

Marsalis has delivered three lectures at Harvard over the last two years as part of the university’s ongoing effort to integrate music and art into campus life.

On Campus

Jason Alexander Begins a New Act

Alexander said he will continue to perform—he is currently touring the country and giving stand-up comedy performances, and he hinted that he will return to Broadway next year. Though Alexander may be defined by George Costanza, his performances on Thursday show that his talents extend far beyond that iconic role.


Justin Timberlake's "20/20" An Almost Perfect Vision

The skin-tight t-shirts and hair gel are long gone, replaced by bow ties and a slickly combed hairstyle. On his latest effort, “The 20/20 Experience,” the music matches the look and attitude. The hooks may not be as catchy as we’re used to, but the album as a whole is a sprawling, ambitious effort.


Boston Calling; Top Acts Answer

Seniors, here's one more reason why Commencement will be awesome: the first ever Boston Calling music festival will take place over Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 and 26). Mainstream juggernauts fun., fresh off a double win at the Grammys, headline a roster of talented indie acts. With The Shins and The National also at the top of the bill and local Boston food trucks scheduled to line the venue at City Hall Plaza, Boston Calling is set to be a memorable event.


"Identity Thief" Lacks Chemistry and Common Sense

"Identity Thief" is a film of questionable quality and equally questionable content, as unfunny tropes are used to deliver dubious messages.

On Campus

"punkplay" Looks at Teenage Angst

February 22-24, February 28-March 2


The Real Winners (And Losers) of the 2013 Grammys

Let's face it—the Grammys are as much about the performances as they are about the awards. As such, there are the "official" winners, and then there are the real winners—and losers. The Arts blog has highlighted three of each—those whose presence and performance demanded respect, and those who fell flat.

On Campus

Berklee Big Band Sees “Purple Haze”

Local Berklee jazz group to perform celebration of Hendrix's music at the Berklee Performance Center.


Seven Rappers, '1 Train'

On A$AP Rocky's "1 Train," the ninth song on his new album "Long.Live.A$AP," the rising Harlem star leads a staggering showcase of seven young and hungry rappers.


The More You Knowles: Solange and The Rise of PBR&B

While Beyoncé has belted her way to the center, her sister Solange has drifted to the edges. She joins a steadily growing R&B fringe—Jessie Ware, How to Dress Well, The Weeknd—that revels in synthetic sounds and opaque emotions.


Point/Counterpoint: Macklemore's Rising Rap Fame

Macklemore’s career as a mainstream rapper was aided by the release of “Thrift Shop,” his hit single. His rise to fame may signal the birth of a new and original rapper for some. For others, his work may be nothing more than cleverly-disguised tedium.


Corea and Burton Tactfully Dazzle at Symphony Hall

Their arrangements showed utmost taste and virtuosity, but the music lacked the frenzied intensity that characterized early jazz and even the work of Corea’s early career.


Ty Segall Sticks to Formula Amidst Roaring Guitars

There is nothing original about the whiny guitars and furious cymbal crashes, but the talented Segall makes up for it with raw energy and simple, infectious songwriting.

On Campus

Portrait of an Artist: Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper aims to fuse hip-hop with his traditional jazz roots.


Jack White Wields Powerful Guitar and Lyrics on Debut

Although White sings of his subordination throughout, don’t be fooled: for the past 10 years, there have been few better in the music business.

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

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