Category: College of Fine Arts

Verdi Vs. Wagner, And Why They Disliked Each Other’s Music

June 19th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, College of Fine Arts, Newsmakers, WBUR, William Lumpkin 0 comments

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William Lumpkin, College of Fine Arts, Opera Institute

There have been documentaries and celebrations for 100 years since the premiere of The Rite of Spring, but this year also would be the 200th birthday of the opera composers Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner…

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Performance art is thriving in Boston

March 21st, 2013 in 2013, Arts Initiative, Boston Globe, College of Fine Arts, Newsmakers 0 comments

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On March 27, Raphael Montañez Ortiz will probably not take a hatchet to a piano on stage at the Museum of Fine Arts…

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What’s up at Boston-area art galleries

March 13th, 2013 in 2013, 808 Gallery, Arts Initiative, College of Fine Arts, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Stop by the exhibit “System: ECOnomies” and you’ll be deluged with facts…

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Artists Propose Stemming Tide Of Global Warming With Artificial Marshes

March 13th, 2013 in 2013, 808 Gallery, Arts Initiative, College of Fine Arts, Feature, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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Can artificial islands help mitigate the damage of global warming to communities around Boston Harbor?…

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Seduced by ‘perfect’ pitch: how Auto-Tune conquered pop music

February 27th, 2013 in 2013, College of Fine Arts, Newsmakers, Victor Coelho 0 comments

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Victor Coelho, College of Fine Arts

In January of 2010, Kesha Sebert, known as ‘Ke$ha’ debuted at number one on Billboard with her album, Animal

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“When a (blues) singer is ‘flat’ it’s not because he’s doing it because he doesn’t know any better. It’s for inflection!”

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Born without ears, opera singer now soars

February 21st, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, College of Fine Arts, Newsmakers, Students in the News 0 comments

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Hannah Katz was born without ears. Yet at the age of 23, she is an accomplished opera singer who has traveled to Italy and France for summer opera programs, and can sing in four languages…

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Diamond’s ‘Stick Fly’ bound for HBO?

December 20th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Globe, College of Fine Arts, Lydia Diamond, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Lydia Diamond, College of Fine Arts

Lydia R. Diamond’s “Stick Fly” went from being a hit at the Huntington Theatre Company to Broadway — and now it’s reportedly headed to the small screen…

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What’s up at Boston-area art galleries

November 30th, 2012 in 2012, 808 Gallery, Boston Globe, Boston University Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, Newsmakers 0 comments

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At a crowded party in a small house over the weekend, I overheard the host answering someone who had called asking what he might bring…

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Company Theatre wins award, gears up for ‘Annie’

November 18th, 2012 in 2012, College of Fine Arts, Michael Hammond, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Michael Hammond, College of Fine Arts

For the second year in a row, The Company Theatre has been awarded the the Moss Hart Award for best community theater production in New England for its original production, “Paragon Park.”…

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Anthony di Bonaventura, pianist; taught at BU

November 18th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Globe, College of Fine Arts, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Born in Follansbee, W.Va., into a humble Italian immigrant family, Anthony di Bonaventura started playing piano at age 3 because his older siblings needed an accompanist…

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