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Arts and Entertainment Calendar — March 6, 2018

Zoe Plattner

March 6, 2020

The Threepenny Opera 7:30 p.m., Feb. 28-29, March 6-7; Campus Theater 3 p.m., March 1, 8 Set in the dark underbelly of 1800s London, “The Threepenny Opera” follows the story of Macheath (Mack the Knife) in a thrilling tale of greed, love, crime and survival. Based on “The Beggar’s Opera,” this bit...

A Musical for the Masses

Zoe Plattner

February 21, 2020

Premiering in 1928, Bertolt Brecht’s “The Threepenny Opera” brought a tale of crime and corruption to theatergoers. The German “play with music” focuses on the relationships between and how they interact with society. Years later, it would continue to inspire pop culture, such as Bobby Darin’s ...

Double Exposure: ‘Network’ (1976)

Double Exposure: 'Network' (1976)

Nova Clark

February 21, 2020

Half-drama, half-satire, “Network” is the perfect response to a television-saturated society. Penned by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, it is the ultimate comment on mass media — as told by mass media. The beginning of the film introduces the protagonist, a renowned, middle-aged n...

Arts and Entertainment Calendar — Feb. 21, 2020

Zoe Plattner

February 21, 2020

The Threepenny Opera 7:30 p.m., Feb. 28-29, March 6-7, 3 p.m., March 1, 8; SCC Theater Set in the dark underbelly of 1800’s London, The Threepenny Opera follows the story of Macheath (Mack the Knife) in a thrilling tale of greed, love, crime and survival. Based on The Beggar’s Opera, this biti...

Valentine’s Day for the Disaffected

Zoe Plattner

February 9, 2020

Chocolate, wine and roses are nice, but it’s 2020 and a new decade calls for a new tradition. For those sick and tired of heart-shaped candies and raspberry flavors, here are some wacky ways to show your special someone a little love this February. OK Boomer Three drag stars square off in this multi-g...

Double Exposure: ‘Mannix’ (1967-1975)

Double Exposure: ‘Mannix’ (1967-1975)

Nova Clark

February 9, 2020

The late 60s was not only a great time for film, but for television, too. When "Mannix” hit the airwaves, it was the perfect storm of action-packed fight sequences and crime- solving. Mike Connors portrayed the show’s title character, Joe Mannix, who maintained a calm, cool and collected demeanor ...

The Winning Front

The Winning Front

Zoe Plattner

January 24, 2020

Director Sam Mendes takes audiences into the trenches in his new wartime masterpiece “1917.” Set in the midst of World War I, British Lance Corporals Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Schofield (George MacKay) are entrusted with the task of delivering orders to an isolated infantry battalion to p...

‘The Witcher’ is Here to Stay

'The Witcher' is Here to Stay

Juan Páez

January 24, 2020

Destiny is inevitable. Or so seems to be the case for Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), lead character in the new Netflix series “The Witcher.” Geralt is a Witcher, a professional monster hunter who has trained for the craft since he was a child. Witchers undergo mutations to enhance their reflexes a...

Double Exposure: “Wait Until Dark” (1967)

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Nova Clark

January 24, 2020

Think of Audrey Hepburn, and images of 1950s glamour and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” may come to mind. But in 1967, she was dropped into an unexpected world of hurt as Susy Hendrix in Terence Young’s “Wait Until Dark,” a frightening thriller about a doll containing heroin that finds itself i...

Arts and Entertainment Calendar — Jan. 24, 2019

Zoe Plattner

January 24, 2020

Current Art Exhibit: Alan Lau Jan. 13-March 13; SCC Art Gallery (VCT Building) Short Story Club Reading: “Rites” by Venita Blackburn 5-6 p.m., Jan. 28; Room 4202 (SCC Library) It’s the first meeting of the Short Story Club, in which members read and discuss (you guessed it) short stories. This ...

Christmas Classics

Christmas Classics

Nova Clark

December 6, 2019

"White Christmas" (above) is an upbeat alternative to "It's a Wonderful Life" with the same old fashioned charm. (Photo courtesy of Classic Film via Flickr) Christmas movies are a genre of their own. If you’re looking forward to sitting down for holiday-themed films, the following list could aid y...

Double Exposure: ‘The Defenders’ (1961-1965)

Double Exposure: 'The Defenders' (1961-1965)

Nova Clark

December 6, 2019

In 1961, CBS debuted a courtroom drama series like no other. Miles ahead of its time in both subject matter and execution, “The Defenders” starred E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed as a father-and-son duo of defense attorneys who laid down the law in weekly tales of ethics and responsibility. Wh...

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