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Choir World Premiere

April 22, 2014

College Choirs Present World Premiere Performance

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The Lafayette Concert Choir and Chamber Singers joined several professional singers and musicians in the world-premiere performance of composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Songs of Cifar and the Sweet Sea” April 13 in the Williams Center for the Arts. Frank, a Grammy-nominated and Latin Grammy-winning composer and pianist, has served a yearlong residency at Lafayette, taking [...]

Paul Muldoon, photo by Pieter M. van Hattem

March 25, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Paul Muldoon to Headline Poetry Month

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This year’s celebration of National Poetry Month is jam-packed with talented writers as the College marks the 20th anniversary of the H. MacKnight Black Poetry Competition. Earlier this month, Natasha Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States, presented the annual John L Hatfield ’67 Lecture hosted by Friends of Skillman Library. The talk [...]

Natasha Trethewey

March 18, 2014

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Inspires Students

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“In a time of erosion of civil discourse, poetry is a sacred language that enables us to still connect,” said Natasha Trethewey during her visit to campus March 12. View more images of Trethewey’s visit on Flickr Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States, presented the annual John L Hatfield ’67 Lecture hosted [...]

Chanel Mowatt '17 and Darius Glover '14

March 12, 2014

Photo Gallery: College Theater Presents Clybourne Park

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Lafayette College Theater presented its production of Clybourne Park last week in the Williams Center for the Arts. View more images of Clybourne Park on Flickr The show was part of a theater series during Black Heritage Month examining the changing racial makeup of American cities across many generations. It was supported by Lafayette’s START [...]

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, photo by Joel Smith

February 25, 2014

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Visits Campus March 12

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Natasha Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States, will give a reading 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104. The talk is the 2014 John L Hatfield ’67 Lecture hosted by the Friends of Skillman Library. It is free and open to the public, with a reception [...]

Jim Toia discusses his piece “The Transmission of Love.”

February 18, 2014

Photo Gallery: Art Faculty Share their Work

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Paintings, sculpture, site-specific installations, and prints by Lafayette’s studio art faculty are on display in the Williams Visual Arts Building’s Grossman Gallery through March 1. The first of its kind on campus, the exhibit includes works by: Greta Brubaker, visiting part-time instructor Jase Clark, master printer in training and Experimental Printmaking Institute shop manager Nestor [...]

Shannon Moran ’14

February 6, 2014

Shannon Moran ’14 Gets Firsthand Look at Music of Composer Gabriela Lena Frank

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Shannon Moran ’14 is conducting undergraduate research — in person — on Gabriela Lena Frank, a Grammy-nominated and Latin Grammy-winning composer and pianist, who is serving a yearlong residency at Lafayette College.

Michele Tallarita '12 at her computer

January 24, 2014

Pard Tracks: Michele Tallarita ’12 Enjoys Fan Fiction Fame as ‘Angry Lobster’

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Michele Tallarita ’12 has a secret identity.  In the world of online fan fiction, she’s a popular author whose stories are read by thousands.  It’s all for fun, but she’s taken what she’s learned to graduate school for her master’s of fine arts in fiction.  Hear her talk about her fan fiction experiences in this episode [...]

Julia Campbell '15 performs on the flute.

January 24, 2014

A Community of Artists: CaPA Provides Students with Financial and Creative Support

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By Sean Grim ’14 Elizabeth Anderson ’14 (Madison, N.J.) spent the spring 2013 semester in Florence, capturing Italian architecture with her handheld camera. Using the stipend from her Creative and Performing Arts (CaPA) fellowship, the art and English double major was able to expand her horizons beyond Florence, traveling to cities such as Vienna, Berlin, Prague, [...]

Madeleine Hasbrouck ’14 and Mark Tajzler ’14 in Venice

January 24, 2014

Students Help Restore Venetian Masterpieces

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For anyone with a passion for art history, Venice is a must-see. “The amount of cultural heritage in Venice is inconceivable. Every campo has a famous church, or painting, or sculpture. You’re constantly surrounded by beauty,” says Madeleine Hasbrouck ’14 (San Marino, Calif.) This summer, Hasbrouck and fellow art major Mark Tajzler ’14 (Wilmington, Del.) [...]