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Poetry Showcase: Red Telephone

Beatrix Bondor

December 9, 2017


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I think the green bananas are a kind of street sign, and that the wind behind the lens is misleading. Polka dots are classy, in a way only salt crystals could understand, and this striped world could learn by not hanging up the phone - the world could learn a lot by pronouncing the ‘tele’-...

Spotlight: Spencer Kahn

Lynne Sipprelle

December 9, 2017


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To Spencer Kahn (10), comedy is no laughing matter. “Ever since I was young, I always liked watching comedy movies with my parents,” Kahn said. When Kahn was 11, he started taking classes with the organization Kids ‘N Comedy. A year later, he began performing with Kids N’ Comedy at the Gotham...

Goldenberg (10) performs in professional musical

Goldenberg (10) performs in professional musical

Nelson Gaillard and Isabella Zhang

December 3, 2017


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As Caroline Goldenberg (10) makes her way to the stage, she instantly transforms into 14-year old Carolyn, a character in James Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s musical “Bridges of Madison County.” Carolyn is the daughter of the musical’s protagonist, the Italian woman Francesca, whose life changes...

David Mandel ‘88: a career in comedy

David Mandel ‘88: a career in comedy

Solomon Katz

December 3, 2017


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76.3 million Americans laughed in their living rooms while watching the series finale of Seinfeld, a show that David Mandel ‘88 helped write. On top of writing for Seinfeld in its final three seasons, Mandel has written for Saturday Night Live (SNL), been an executive producer and director of Curb...

From Green Day to Google Translate: this week’s Poetry Cafe

From Green Day to Google Translate: this week’s Poetry Cafe

Julia Robbins

November 18, 2017


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The weather this past Monday I period was cold and gloomy, but inside of Olshan Lobby students gathered around candles, albeit not real ones, listening to members of their community perform poetry and music. Around 15 students and one teacher performed poetry that they had written or that was meaningful...

Murray Shares Musical Talent with Community

Murray Shares Musical Talent with Community

Eddie Jin

November 18, 2017


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Have you ever heard flowing, melodious music resounding from the Olshan Lobby piano? It was probably Craig Murray (11), an award-winning pianist and singer. Murray’s musical journey began when he was six. His mother noticed how he often played his toy piano, and he soon began to take lessons, he said. After...

Rappaccini Variations: Japanese Noh Theatre Controversy

Rappaccini Variations: Japanese Noh Theatre Controversy

Becca Siegel

November 10, 2017


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The fall HMTC production, “The Rappaccini Variations,” has generated controversy recently regarding its usage of Noh, a type of Japanese theatre. “The Rappaccini Variations,” uses a combination of different theatre styles, such as Noh, to narrate Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Rappaccini’s D...

The Rappaccini Variations: Dressing the Part

Amelia Feiner

November 10, 2017


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The costume shop is filled with actors searching for their given outfits amidst hundreds in the crowded room. A loud buzz fills the air, and students crowd around Wendy Kahn, one of the heads of the costume department, asking questions and fixing their ensembles. This buzz continues as Wendy Kahn is...

The Rappaccini Variations: Setting the Stage

The Rappaccini Variations: Setting the Stage

Amelia Feiner

November 10, 2017


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The inky theater is empty, save for a few rows of foldout chairs and four fluted columns breaking through the darkness that fills the room. This is the set for “The Rappaccini Variations,” the school’s fall play written and directed by theatre teacher Joseph Timko, which opened Thursday in Black Box ...

The Rappaccini Variations: Student Review

The Rappaccini Variations: Student Review

Solomon Katz

November 10, 2017


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The Black Box Theater was filled with laughter and the audience was completely enthralled as the Horace Mann Theater Company’s (HMTC) production of “Rappaccini’s Variation” premiered. The play began with a simple oral presentation to summarize the plot of “Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Nathaniel Hawtho...

The Rappaccini Variations: Changing Roles

The Rappaccini Variations: Changing Roles

Eliza Poster

November 10, 2017


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Fluorescent lights illuminate the inky walls of the Black Box Theater, revealing Spencer Kahn (10) sporting the characteristics of a 1930’s radio star. He saunters about the stage with his co-stars, boisterous and comical, but within a mere half hour, he returns to the spotlight as a solemn puppet...

Advanced ensembles rock first concert

Advanced ensembles rock first concert

Victor Dimitrov, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


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On the night of Oct. 26, advanced ensembles performed in the Recital Hall, a more intimate and concentrated setting. e concert consisted of Jazz Combos, Chamber Winds, String Sinfonietta, Steel Band G, Concert Glee Club, and the Treble Choir. This was Treble Choir’s first performance, and th...

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