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Along with the updated website comes a new arts page on the University’s main website, with the Arts Initiative “literally at the center,” Executive Director of the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre Melissa Smey said.
The new site’s development is keeping with Smey’s goal of updating the site and addressing student concern about the outdated site expressed in the “Save the Arts Initiative” petition. The petition circulated last November, garnering more than 1,300 signatures, and was overwhelmingly supported by student governing boards and councils.
The new advisory board—consisting of 16 students—which was created in response to the petition, gave feedback on the new design before the launch, according to Smey.
The new website preserves the branding of the old one while increasing the functionality. The new events calendar introduces filter options, so those looking to purchase tickets through the TIC can choose on- or off-campus events and specify where in the city they’re looking for off-campus tickets. More »
Get ready, everybody, because this weekend is the weekend for campus events.
Columbia Ballet Collaborative Spring Performances
Featuring professional and student choreography and dancers (including students who are former professional dancers), CBC’s spring performances will bring ballet to Miller Theatre on May 4 at 8 p.m. and May 5 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $10 with a CUID and can be bought online or at the box office.
The 119th Annual Varsity Show
One of Columbia’s oldest traditions, this year’s student-directed, acted, scored, written, and choreographed Varsity Show will make you feel part of a tradition—and probably make you laugh. (In case you missed it, meet the cast and Creative Team behind V119.) More »
Standard Delivery, the student band set to open for Hoodie Allen at the Columbia Music Festival kick-off concert on April 8, just released a music video for its song “Where I Belong.” Additionally, the band is offering a free download of the song on its SoundCloud page, so you can get a sense of what’s in store for the concert.
The video stars Jonah Belser, CC ’16, the band’s lead vocalist, and Thea Lewis, BC ’16. It follows Belser as he tries to find Lewis and reconcile with her, taking him from Morningside Heights to Columbus Circle, Central Park, and finally the High Line, where he and Lewis reunite at sunset.
The video and more about Standard Delivery after the jump. More »
The reason for musician 3LAU’s visit to campus, which was announced on his official Facebook page yesterday, will remain a mystery—at least for now. Based on previously reported dates, the performance, slated for April 18, doesn’t fall within the dates of the Columbia Music Festival or Bacchanal’s annual spring concert.
Bacchanal wouldn’t confirm or deny that 3LAU is playing its spring concert, in keeping with its tradition of not commenting on artist selections until April 1, but the group did point out that the spring concert is still scheduled for April 13.
Columbia Music Festival coordinators said they did not know anything about the performance, and note that it doesn’t fall within the dates scheduled for the festival, which begins April 9 and ends on April 14 with a Postcrypt concert the day after Bacchanal. More »
Fans of strong women in film rejoice! The Athena Film Festival has announced its lineup for this year’s exhibition, which runs from Feb. 7-10 in various campus lecture halls and event spaces. Featuring documentaries, short films, and even well-known feature films, like this year’s indie sleeper Beasts of the Southern Wild and Pixar’s Brave, there’s sure to be a lot of variety.
An all-access pass costs $65, and individual screenings cost $12. Tickets are available at the TIC, or online by clicking the links. The festival is also seeking volunteer staff to act as greeters, ushers, and general staff. A full list of the films being featured can be found after the jump. Dates, locations, and descriptions can be found on the festival’s website. More »
This Thursday, Joe Biden will be guest-starring on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. In order to commemorate the veep’s newest role (he also showed up on the game show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego when it was on the air), we’re going to highlight some of the reasons Joe Biden is the most endearing VPOTUS in a really long time (remember how the last one shot a guy?).
Two words: No. Filter.
One of my favorite things is still the clip of good ol’ Joe introducing the president when he spoke about the passage of the Affordable Care Act, when he shakes the president’s hand and stage whispers—okay, so he shouted—“This is a big fucking deal!” Some may have said it was unbecoming of a vice president to curse like that, but at least it shows that he’s passionate. More »
Today marks this semester’s first installment of The Eye’s blog series “Things that will (temporarily) change your life,” in which writers discuss a book, movie, television series, etc. that changed their perspective for some length of time. This week: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Before I go on about how much I love One Hundred Years of Solitude, I’m going to say that I just read it this summer and am a relative newcomer to completely worshipping Gabriel García Márquez and his prose. However, I had read several of his short stories, which turned me onto his magnum opus, so it’s been in the works for quite some time.
For several years, I resisted reading One Hundred Years of Solitude because it was so acclaimed. I didn’t think it could be as good as everyone had told me.
And at first, I wasn’t sold on its quality. “Sure it’s well-written,” I thought to myself, “but everyone’s name is Jose Arcadio or Aureliano, so it’s kind of hard to know what the hell is happening.” But after reading for a bit, I got to know the characters, and got really into the story, which is one of the best things about the novel in retrospect. More »
There are a lot of insanely talented musicians at Columbia, and not nearly enough opportunities to hear them. The Eye decided to invite a few of them to play little concerts in the Spectator office. (We were more than a little inspired by NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts series.)
Made up of Stephan Adamów, Cam Johnson, Henry Murphy, PJ Sauerteig, and Erika Thompson, Jeffers Win has been gaining a bit of a following around campus since they put a two-song EP up on BandCamp. Their next show will be at Live at Lerner’s Finals Study Break on May 2 at noon.
After the jump: More info about the Live at Lerner gig. More »
There’s a lot more to tumblr than low-angle pictures of buildings, grainy shots of New York, and Doctor Who gifs—although those make up a really big majority. There are also people who use tumblr for good (or, at least for entertaining others).
What follows are some of the best tumblr blogs out there, some run by famous celebrities, others run by folks like you and me. Rest assured, all of them are high-quality. Feel free to recommend tumblrs to follow in the comments, as everyone could use some more variety on their dashboard. More »
In case you were living under a rock (read: being productive and not reading Gawker) last week, you might have missed that the rulers of the universe over at Coachella resurrected Tupac for one last performance with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.
Thanks to the huge response to the performance by someone who has been dead for 15 years, they might take it on tour! Yay!
But why limit the scope of our creepy holographic resurrections of dead performers to just Tupac?
John Lennon and George Harrison
Anyone who loves The Beatles knows that the ideal two band members to be left alive wouldn’t include Ringo. John Lennon gave us “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”and other classics, George wrote “Here Come the Sun,”and Ringo wrote “Octopus’s Garden”—you tell me who the weak link in that chain is.
Unfortunately, nobody read Catcher in the Rye and wanted to shoot Ringo, so that’s how things worked out. More »