"Is this comedy?" a man asked nervously at the box office before the performance of Boris' Kitchen's semester show Friday evening.
Before Asher Roth and the Decemberists take the stage at Springfest on Sunday, those assembled on Chapels Field can expect to hear something a little less classifiable: the jazzy, Arabic fusion sounds of Mochila, a band composed of 11 Brandeis undergraduates and one alumnus who play instruments ranging from piano and violin to qanun and sitar.
At Thursday night's screening of submissions to the SunDeis Film Festival, audience members often had to strain to hear the movies over the background chatter of the Shapiro Campus Center: The SunDeis committee screened festival submissions in the Atrium this year, presumably in an attempt to open the event up to more casual observers.
This semester's edition of the yearly MusicUnitesUS program brings something altogether different than did its predecessors.
The atmosphere at the knitting circle held before folk singer Christine Lavin's concert on March 6 had all the familiarity of an extended family celebration.
Charlie Kohlhase is a prolific Boston-based jazz saxophonist and composer. He leads four bands, including the Charlie Kohlhase Quintet, which he founded.
Roy Wooten, known on stage as "Futureman," will appear with the Black Mozart Ensemble at Brandeis on Feb.
The Golden Globe Awards returned to television on Sunday after they were cancelled last year due to the Writers Guild strike.
Bill Folman '98 has written a satirical novel called The Scandal Plan, or: How to Win the Presidency by Cheating on Your Wife, about a presidential candidate who invents an adulterous affair in an attempt to make himself more relatable.
Joe Penhall's Blue/Orange, staged last week in the Merrick Theater in Spingold by Free Play Theatre Cooperative, is not merely set in England but also embodies that nation's unique dry humor, intellectualism and social stratification.The play opens in a flurry of "innits" and "buggers" as psychiatrist Bruce Flaherty (Samson Kohanski '08) futilely tries to soothe his patient Christopher's (Sheldon Best '08) frustration with having only a few hours left in a four-week psych ward stay.