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Director of Arts Initiative (Unsurprisingly) Thinks Arts Initiative Is Thriving

A petition calling on Columbia students to “save the arts initiative” has been signed over 1,000 times. Clearly, many people believe the Arts Initiative is trouble. But Melissa Smey—the current director of both Miller Theatre and the Arts Initiative—is, perhaps unsurprisingly, not one of them. She just sent us a statement highlighting the continuing accomplishments […]

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Miller Theatre Travels Through Time and Space

The 2012-2013 season at Miller Theatre opened last night with Venezia. It will be playing again tomorrow and is sold out, but a stand-by line will be open at 6 pm. Wannabe Venetian Alexandra Svokos checked it out. Miller Theatre opened their season with the words “I do not know if I am awake, or […]

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Anat Cohen Quartet at Miller

The Anat Cohen Quartet played a concert at 8 pm in Miller Theatre on Saturday.  Brazilian choro enthusiast Briana Last was on hand to check out a mix of beats that definitely beat your floormate’s Saturday night DJing. Anat Cohen absorbs the klezmer of her heritage and cranks out a mix of Afro-beat, Brazilian choro, […]

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A Conversation with the Founders of the Athena Film Festival

Screenings at the second annual Athena Film Festival begin tonight at 6 pm in Miller Theatre. Student priced tickets are available for $7. Alexandra Svokos sat down with festival founders Kathryn Kolbert and Melissa Silverstein. Kathryn Kolbert and Melissa Silverstein (a 30 Rock fan!) come from different professional worlds but have the same goal: to […]

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Miller Pop-Up: JACK Quartet

Tonight, Miller Theatre digs deep and offers us the first of its brand new series of Popup Concerts. In exchange for free beer, intimate musical times, and communitarian bonding, all we must do is sit through an hour of atonal music. Punters will be encouraged to grab a bevvie and join the instrumentalists on stage. […]

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Organ, Not Orgo

Why study stay cramped up in Butler this evening when you can have free fun instead? Don’t miss John Zorn, composer, arranger, record producer, saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, and avant garde icon, as he returns to his first instrument for this rare performance—his first solo organ concert in St. Paul’s Chapel tonight at 11 pm. Entry is free with a CUID! The […]

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Where Art Thou?

New York City has endless opportunities to enjoy some truly magnificent  (and other not so magnificent) works of theatre, dance, art, and music. But they’re all so expensive?! We know. Stay home this weekend and appreciate what free and not-so-free cultural experiences Morningside Heights has to offer. If you’d like your local (or not so local!) Columbia […]

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QuickTix: Sports & Sounds Edition

QuickTix runs alternate Wednesdays, and spreads word of the TIC. Own your student ID. Tickets sold for on campus events this week: 819 Campus events on sale now: MP3 Experiment: September 9th, 12 pm, Ancel Plaza, FREE, Tickets. Lyrics from Lockdown: September 24th, 7 pm, Miller Theatre, $7 w/CUID, Tickets. Tickets sold for off campus events this week: […]

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Onwards and Upwards with CUArts

It was announced today that Melissa Smey, Director of Miller Theatre, will be taking over leadership of Columbia’s Arts Initiative. In his university-wide e-mail, PrezBo praised Smey’s work in revamping Miller’s agenda — remember Sonic Youth? — which we chronicled in our profile of her in the November issue of The Blue & White. Bollinger, […]

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A Conversation with Joan Tower

Hailed as one of the most successful female composers of all time, 3-time Grammy winner, Joan Tower, will be at our very own Miller Theatre tonight. The living legend spared some time to talk to Bwog’s ivory tickling enthusiast Carolyn Ruvkun about “DWEMs” and dead lettuce. Bwog: How would you describe your music? Joan Tower: […]

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A (Real!) Fire in Dodge

Just after the conclusion of the Japan benefit concert at Miller, a horde of fire trucks pulled up outside Dodge, in response to a real fire. After hearing from the FDNY that the source was a copier, a student developing photos in the darkroom in Dodge confirmed that a laser printer was the origin of […]

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Composer Portrait: Julia Wolfe

Lily Icangelo was there! I knew nothing about Julia Wolfe before attending her Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre Thursday night, but after just two brilliant pieces and a brief talk from Wolfe herself, I felt as if I had known her and her music for many years. Wolfe first gained recognition after taking part in […]

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Where Art Thou?

Bwog’s new Thursday feature, Where Art Thou?, is here to keep you posted on what’s going on in the A&E department in Morningside Heights and beyond. If you’d like your Happy Birthday Dancing Hampster Circus listed, email us as events@bwog.com. Composer Portrait of Julia Wolfe, tonight at 8 p.m. at Miller Theatre. $25. Jake Snider, Friday […]

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Magazine Preview: It’s Miller Time

Until the print edition arrives, read the November issue of The Blue and White on Bwog. Today, Sam Schube catches up with the director of Columbia’s Miller Theatre. Miller Theatre, although regarded as a premier forum for contemporary dance and music, has struggled to carry its citywide renown into its own backyard. Despite Miller’s on-campus […]

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Composer Portrait: Fred Lerdahl

Claire Sabel reviews last night’s concert at Miller Theatre. The work of Fred Lerdahl, the Fritz Reiner Professor of Musical Composition at Columbia, was showcased last night in the second of Miller Theatre’s Composer Portraits, a monthly staple of their 2010-11 season. Lerdahl, a Guggenheim fellow and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, has also written extensively […]

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