Community Culture

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The funny thing is, oranges aren’t really even in season right now. Yet lately I can’t seem to get enough of them.

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Music, Theatre & Dance professor Matthew Albert is the former violinist of the Grammy award-winning contemporary classical music ensemble Eighth Blackbird and serves as the current chair of the Department of Chamber Music in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

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Sadness can’t belong to anyone. To drown in the swell of sadness is as human as breathing, even if the thought scares us. At the same time, our identifications with others, with ideas, with collective identities can trap us into shared traumas, cornering us into communal misery.

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Sometimes, writing pours from me— hours fall from my grip and the practice renders me tranquil by way of its leisurely, meditative nature.

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I was really hoping that writing, and creative projects in general, would come easily as my self-imposed hermiting became mandated.

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Though they might have gotten only four rehearsals in, it is clear that the School of Music, Theatre & Dance production of “My One and Only” was going to be something special.

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If you’ve been to Rick’s, you’ve probably seen Sam June dancing. A second-year master’s student in electrical engineering, June takes the stage for hours every weekend. Unusually, though, he usually dances alone and sober.

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Gordon Ramsay and Binging with Babish will tell you that a good knife is all you need to cook well.

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A camera looks out onto a dimly lit living room. The frame is slightly unlevel, tilted up toward the right. In the bottom corner, a candle flickers; its shadow dances over the comfortable white drapes at the end of the room. Deep piano music starts, and a woman walks into view.

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It might be physically impossible to listen to “The Wiz’s” “Ease on Down the Road” without pulling everyone in your immediate vicinity up off their seats and making them dance with you.