This simplistic image actually draws upon sources like “Flashdance,” Jean-Paul Goude’s boxing photographs of Grace Jones, ’70’s and ’80’s porn (for the oily texture), the Olympics, and the NBA championship.
“Next Thing” has a cultivated charm, more finished than Kline’s previously self-produced music, but winking amateurism is still thriving in this refreshingly quiet album amid modern music’s caps-locked shouting match.
Composed of eight long, flooring poems, “If You Can Tell” beautifully traces the life of a boy as he meditates on questions of what is unseen and what is assumed, particularly God and the tautological nature of religion.
Angélique Kidjo, a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and activist from Benin, is considered one of the most iconic and influential figures in African music. Prior to her Nov. 17-18 visit, she spoke with The Crimson about her music, her background, and what she most anticipates from Harvard.
“The Importance of Being Earnest,” which runs Oct. 16-25 in Farkas Hall, tends to get caught up in histrionics, but its experienced actors and intelligent direction pull through to make it a cleverly delivered, flawlessly timed production.