The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Freshmen start multimedia open mic

The Experience Open Mic mixed poetry, dance, music, photography, sketches, and audience participation into a flavorful show sure to quench any artist’s thirst for new inspiration.

Scene sounds and enviornmental folk music

The natural world has long been the inspiration of American folk music, which originated in the most rural corners of the country. Now, with modern recording, it’s become easy to physically incorporate nature into their work, rendering it in a way that’s tangible.

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Freshman screens film about living with disability

In high school, many students’ anxieties might concern prom or their latest math exam. For Sonya Rio-Glick, she had another worry that many in her school did not—long flights of marble stairs.

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Black Box Sounds makes the college rounds

At the Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theater, musicians from Emerson, Berklee College of Music, and Boston College played to a crowd of over 50.

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Alumnus in admissions debuts play on privilege

This month saw the premiere of Halberstadt’s newest show, The Launch Prize. Halberstadt, a 27-year-old and performing arts alumnus, has written several successful full-length shows in the past. This show netted him his first Boston Globe review.

Zero Calories: The appeal of Food Network and DIY TV

There’s an inherent comfort in the Food Network and its sister channels. There are no plots to follow, no actors, and if a show’s not shot on a specific location, then the only visuals are kitchen sets and rudimentary cinematography.

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New York Mag's Adam Moss talks publishing to pupils

For Moss, a two-time recipient for Advertising Age's Editor of the Year, print journalism has yet to become a thing of the past. Best known for transforming the now 47-year-old magazine, Moss oversaw the publication as it expanded digitally.

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WGBH partnership engages in real world production

Aspiring media makers are operating cameras, shooting b-roll, and editing footage for a hands-on course offered this semester that allows Emerson students to gain professional experience as crew members on a broadcast television show.

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School of the Arts partners with German media academy

The School of the Arts hosted two events with the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany, this past weekend. It sparked the first of many future collaborations with the international institution, otherwise known as Kunsthochschule für Medien, or KHM.

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Mercutio Troupe brings sonnets to the stage

Love Sonnets: Things Women Say, a collection of monologues written by playwright Charles Mee, explores the inner workings of 12 different women through a feminist lens. The staged reading was hosted by Mercutio Troupe in Tufte’s Huret and Spector Gallery last weekend.

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Alumnus' app aims to make auditions easy

Yorick contains over 1,000 monologues from all of Shakespeare's plays. Users can search by gender, character, action, tone, or length.

Spring is the new spooky: Horror in the offseason

They aren’t slashers or found-footage throwbacks. They are explorations of the darkest part of humanity: sexual repression, religious extremism, the failings of patriarchy, and the resultant suffering of the feminine.

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RareWorks’ student-written Anchortown sets sail

The play tells the dramatic tale of an ordinary town and the mystical events leading up to its destruction, starting with a strange man who fell from outer space.

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Alumni website takes the road less traveled by

Whatever Times, a new “digital space” created by class of ‘15 alumni Leigha Morris and Lucianna Coccia is a new site for creatives with places to go, people to see, and perspectives to change.

Q&A: Bavand Karim on Hate Crimes in the Heartland

Hate Crimes in the Heartland, a historical documentary released in 2014, depicts two hate crimes in Tulsa, Oklahoma—the 1921 race riots and the 2012 Good Friday shootings—and their impact on American society. Bavand Karim, an assistant professor in the visual and media arts department, was the cinematographer, associate producer, and co-writer of the award-winning project.