Category: College of Fine Arts

Jewish caretaker tends to historic church pipe organ

November 1st, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, College of Fine Arts, Newsmakers, Peter Sykes 0 comments

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The same majestic pipe organ has filled Charlestown’s soaring St. Mary’s Church with music for 121 years…

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“For anyone who doesn’t know the difference between organs, I would say this organ is to organs what the interior of this church is to architecture. It is a period piece to be sure, but, oh, what a period.”

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Graphic artist hopes ‘Erase’ fuels conversation about gun violence

September 19th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, College of Fine Arts, Newsmakers, Nicholas Rock 0 comments

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After the December 2012 massacre in Newtown, Conn., where 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School students and six adults were killed in a gunman’s rampage, Beverly resident Greg Bokor felt compelled to act…

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“These projects transcend the idea of communicating messages. When you read about something in the newspaper, that’s going to reach some people, but the moment they have to interact with something they become part of it, and the issue becomes part of them.”

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Boston University professor Yudkin teaches love for Tanglewood music

July 5th, 2013 in 2013, College of Fine Arts, Jeremy Yudkin, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Jeremy Yudkin, College of Fine Arts

A self-described “odd duck” as a musicologist, longtime Stockbridge resident and Boston University professor Jeremy Yudkin has been an educator on a mission during the past three decades…

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“I’m very, very passionate about breaking down these barriers to classical music. Once they become familiar with it, there’s absolutely no reason why people can’t enjoy it, irrespective of their background or sophistication.”

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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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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 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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