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Sara Luzuriaga    Thursday, May 8, 2014
Themes of revolution, upheaval, race and sexuality jump out from the graffiti art that makes up the “Loisaida: New York’s Lower East Side in the ’80s” exhibition in the Addison Gallery of American Art. Collected by John P. Axelrod ’64. The vividly-colored multimedia pieces portray a time of diversion from cultural norms in the Lower East Side of New York. The name “Loisaida” comes from the colloquial Puerto Rican-American pronunciation of the name of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The...
Sharan Gill    Thursday, May 8, 2014
Before his illustrious painting career began, the current Edward E. Elson Artist in Residence, Chris “Daze” Ellis, painted subway cars in New York City. In his artist talk, which concluded a five-week stay at Andover, Daze showed numerous photographs of his early works. On Sunday, in the crowded Kemper Auditorium, Daze utilized his artist talk to speak about both his time at Andover and his career as a whole. In the mid-1970s, Daze began noticing subway cars being painted. Although he was...
Sharan Gill    Thursday, May 8, 2014
“STOMACH SUNK IN WHISKY PEE INSIDE PANTS I SAW A LITTLE STAR WHERE IS MY BABY TONIGHT,” wrote Chinese-American poet and artist Walasse Ting on one page of his poetry book called “1¢ Life.” Accompanying Ting’s words is artwork by Tom Wesselmann showing a nude woman reclining on a bed in a room that has four large, white stars on vivid blue walls. “1¢ Life” is a book of poetry with artwork from 28 different artists, including Wesselmann, that corresponded to Ting’s writing. The book was...
Julia Donovan    Thursday, May 8, 2014
Holding flowers and donning a red dress, a blushing Sophiya Chiang ’14 was serenaded by Brian Kim ’14 as part of a heartfelt musical prom-proposal. To Chiang, taking a turn listening to Kim’s rendition on the cello of Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” was the perfect surprise finale to her Senior Recital and musical career at Andover. The recital took place last Wednesday in the Timken Room in Graves, and dozens of Chiang’s peers, friends and family members filled the room to show support...
Chloe Lee    Thursday, May 8, 2014
Graydon Tope ’14 has her mother to thank for her 15-year-long violin career. “My mom took me to a music class when I was around two, and the people in the class played various instruments. My mom told me to pick one, and that happened to be the violin.” Tope was accompanied by Christopher Walter, Instructor in Music and one of Tope’s mentors at Andover, on the piano. “Mr. Walter has always been there to talk to when I was going through harder times. He is honestly such a calming...
Kalina Ko    Thursday, May 8, 2014
Fidelio, Andover’s classical singing group, was the starting point of the vocal careers of both Misha Hooda ’14 and Auguste Horner ’14. To Horner, voice is a basic but expressive instrument. “It’s the original instrument. It’s a very primal yet very refined way of expression,” said Horner. Horner started taking voice lessons during his Upper year after joining Fidelio. Looking forward, he plans on continuing singing both on his own and with undergraduate ensembles. Although Hooda...
Tiffany Bauman    Thursday, May 8, 2014
This weekend, Andover welcomed spring with the celebration of the Asian Arts Festival’s 25th anniversary. Traditional Asian dress, music, food, henna designs and origami cranes were just some of the attractions of this year’s festival.Over the past three weeks, Asian Arts has taken campus by storm with events such as a film screening of “Linsanity,” a Southeast-Asian Fiesta featuring performances by a Vietnamese dance troupe and a Filipino-American music ensemble, an All-School Asian Arts...
Tiffany Bauman    Thursday, May 8, 2014
Students and faculty clapped, snapped, hooted and hollered as Harry Shum, Jr., who plays character Mike Chang on the hit TV show “Glee,” walked onto the stage and busted a dance move in Kemper Auditorium last Friday.Kicking off Andover’s 25th annual Asian Arts Festival, Shum’s appearance was funded by an Abbot Academy Association Grant, as well as the Office of Community and Multicultural Development (CAMD) and Asian Society.“Asian-American men are extremely underrepresented in films and...
Michelle Koh    Thursday, May 8, 2014
Led by the Andover Korean Society, audience members at Saturday’s Asian Arts Talent Show warmed up with the “Korean National Stretch.” A YouTube video of an energetic Korean man marched the audience through intense back stretches, squats and more, though most audience members opted to instead exercise their abdominal muscles in fits of laughter. The “Korean National Stretch” act marked the conclusion of a successful 25th Annual Asian Arts Festival. This year, the Asian Arts Talent Show...
Michelle Koh    Thursday, May 8, 2014
In the spirit of the Asian Arts Festival, the mailroom of George Washington Hall could hardly be recognized as students blasted K-Pop music under bright streamers, surrounded by the diverse aromas of the Asian Arts Bazaar. “The Bazaar is an excellent way to showcase one of the most prominent parts of a culture — its food! Restaurants are, in my experience, the most common form of cultural assimilation. The Asian Arts Bazaar creates a market air and also allows students to identify with a...
Ben Del Vecchio    Thursday, May 8, 2014
So, you have all been watching “Game of Thrones,” right? No? Well, if you have not been, drop everything you are doing – even you, Uppers, and especially you, Seniors – and catch up on the most action-filled, talked-about, ‘oh-my-god’-inducing TV show around. With spine-tingling dialogue, a multitude of characters that you’ll fall in love with just before you begin to hate them again and…c’mon, dragons!But seriously, it is at the point where “Thrones” does not even need an introduction –...
Andrew Zheng    Thursday, May 8, 2014
Above the dirty laundry and an unmade bed, posters of famous musicals grace the presence of Alex Rubin ’14’s dorm room. Following his passion for musicals, Rubin held his Senior Recital in an overflowing Timken Room last Friday. Surrounded by friends, family and music enthusiasts, Rubin performed a handpicked set of 14 songs, many of which came from the musicals he has posted on his wall Growing up in New Paltz, NY, just an hour outside of New York City and Broadway, Rubin’s love of...

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