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PAO play humorously brings Simpsons family into odd post-apocalyptic setting

PAO play humorously brings Simpsons family into odd post-apocalyptic setting

Phoebe Adams

February 26, 2020

This past weekend, the Performing Arts Office (PAO) debuted its version of “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play,” playing shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at the Modern Theatre. The play, which is loosely based on the Simpsons episode “Cape Feare,” heavily depends on viewers understandin...

PAO production will turn Modern Theatre into post-apocalyptic world

PAO production will turn Modern Theatre into post-apocalyptic world

Morgan Hume

February 19, 2020

We are bonded by the songs we listen to, TV shows we watch and books we read. But how much of the pop culture we love remains after a nuclear apocalypse takes it all away? The Performing Arts Office’s (PAO) production of “Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play” offers some of the answers. The show takes place...

Andrea Gibson brings stories about love to Boston during spoken poetry show

The writer speaking on stage at City Winery on Feb. 10

Morgan Hume

February 19, 2020

Meeting a girlfriend’s parents for the first time, suffering from an unknown but debilitatingly painful illness and buying a toy snake at a church yard sale to use as a makeshift dildo were all personal anecdotes spoken poet Andrea Gibson was willing to share on stage. Gibson performed at City Winery on Feb...

It’s time to face it: Tame Impala’s new album is in a league of its own

The face behind Tame Impala, solo artist Kevin Parker

Abby O'Connor

February 19, 2020

Kevin Parker, better known as Tame Impala, stops time with his long-awaited fourth album “The Slow Rush,” released on Feb. 14. With his award-winning previous album “Currents” being difficult to top, it’s no wonder Parker took five years to release his next. Hit songs like “The Less I Kn...

Chamber Choir finds a place at Suffolk

The Suffolk University Chamber Choir's logo

Phoebe Adams

February 19, 2020

Amidst a diverse and growing pool of Performing Arts Office (PAO) groups at Suffolk, one of the newest additions to the talented student body is the Chamber Choir. Born out of a limited number of singing PAO groups on campus, the Suffolk Chamber Choir was formed in the fall semester by Madlynn Bard, ...

Venture blends poetry, prose and song to charm audience at open mic night

Venture blends poetry, prose and song to charm audience at open mic night

Madison Suseland

February 19, 2020

On Feb. 13, Venture literary magazine hosted an open mic night to allow aspiring creative minds to share their work with the Suffolk community. The event was held in the Poetry Center in 73 Tremont and was attended by an intimate but active audience, many of whom participated in the evening’s entertainment...

Museum of Science unleashes new canine-themed exhibit

Museum of Science unleashes new canine-themed exhibit

James Bartlett

February 19, 2020

Take a deep dive into the science behind man's best friend at the Museum of Science’s newest exhibit “Dogs! A Science Tail.” The exhibit gives museum goers a chance to see unique perspectives into how dogs interact with the world. The exhibit features huge dog shaped information boards that ...

Ezra Furman shares intimate set with fans in Somerville

Ezra Furman performing at ONCE Ballroom

Shayla Manning

February 14, 2020

Under a warm, red light, fans gathered in the cozy upstairs lounge at ONCE Ballroom in Somerville last Tuesday for a solo set by musician Ezra Furman. The fifth installment of her residency at ONCE, titled “Intimacy,” brought another packed house. Furman, 33, whose music career blossomed in Somerville,...

You’ll never find another like her

You’ll never find another like her

Sarah Lukowski

February 12, 2020

Global superstar Taylor Swift released her Netflix documentary “Miss Americana” on Jan. 31, giving fans an intimate look into her life from the singer’s rise to stardom as a teenager to the release of her seventh album, “Lover.” The documentary, directed by Lana Wilson, follows Swift’s ...

‘Detroit Red’ brilliantly showcases Malcolm X’s humble beginnings and local roots

‘Detroit Red’ brilliantly showcases Malcolm X’s humble beginnings and local roots

Morgan Hume

February 12, 2020

There wasn’t always a Malcolm X. No one regarded the youngster from Michigan, nicknamed Detroit Red, as a leader. Instead, he was another kid hustling in the streets of Boston and New York for some pocket change. Little did he know that he was simply wrapping up one chapter of his life to make way f...

An epic Oscars

An epic Oscars

Sarah Lukowski

February 12, 2020

The 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday night consisted of many firsts, sweeps and surprises, with “Parasite” making history as the first foreign language film to win Best Picture at the coveted ceremony. “Parasite,” directed by Bong Joon Ho, is a South Korean thriller that has been a crowd favorite ...

Spring Showcase perfectly blends humor and drama

Spring Showcase perfectly blends humor and drama

Madison Suseland

February 12, 2020

“Little Dog,” “Flicker” and “Rodéo,” three one-act plays written and directed by Suffolk students, hit the Sullivan Studio Theatre on Feb. 7 as part of this year’s Spring Showcase. While the shows were each different in terms of plot, setting and characters, they all drew upon common theme...

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