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Jessie Miller


‘Songs of a Murderess’

As part of this year’s Senior Thesis Festival, Jade Garisch ’15 presented her original one-woman show Songs of a Murderess. The performance incorporated elements of dance, song and alternative theater techniques to analyze the conception of memory.

Lydian String Quartet showcases their musicians’ versatility in a short concert

Once again, the Lydian String Quartet brought music to Brandeis at the It’s About Time (Part 2) performance last Wednesday.  The performance was a sneak preview to their full concert, which took place in Slosberg Recital Hall this past weekend and featured the musical talents of Daniel Stepner and Judith Eissenberg (violins), Mark Berger (viola) and Joshua Gordon (cello).  Set in the Mandel Atrium during a busy lunch hour, the performance attracted a diverse audience and captured the attention of passersby.  After a brief introduction from Deborah Rosenstein, the Concert program manager of the music department, the quartet began their performance by explaining the two pieces they would play: String Quartet No.

BTC releases productions for Fall 2015

This past week, the Brandeis Department of Theater Arts announced their Fall 2015 shows—Songs for a New World and Macbeth. The plays will be directed by rising seniors Rachel Liff ’16 and Zoe Golub-Sass ’16, respectively. Songs for a New World will run from Oct.

‘Focus’ fails to maintain tension

Focus, the latest Will Smith action film, may have pulled in $19.1 million in its opening weekend, but the film’s reception better represented by its 55 percent critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Pop Culture

Eighty-three gramophone statues were given out last night at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

Connecting Cultures on Campus

This week, justFeatures sat down with Dan Truong ’15, who is starting Brandeis’ newest campus publication—a magazine called Jaded. The magazine’s first issue, forthcoming this semester, will feature works of art and creative writing by students, faculty and staff centered around the theme of the immigrant experience.

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