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Spotlight: Annie Liu

Spotlight: Annie Liu

Nishtha Sharma, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

As students walked by the mysterious wooden box parked in Roth Lobby, Annie Liu (12) anticipated the opening of her installation Swann’s Way on Tuesday, Oct. 24, created as a part of her Independent Study project. Liu built the installation from scratch with the help of Faculty Technical Direc...

Picture Everyone Naked: Students Tackle Stage Fright

Picture Everyone Naked: Students Tackle Stage Fright

Becca Siegel, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

To performers, stage fright can act as a tremendous barrier. Sometimes actors will forget their lines, public speakers their presentations, or dancers their routines, so petrified by the expansiveness of the stage and the pressure to succeed. Everyone experiences stage fright, from sixth graders danc...

Alumni Write, Produce, and Star in Original Play

Alumni Write, Produce, and Star in Original Play

Caroline Goldenberg, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On October 12-14, and with upcoming performances on the 19-21, five alumni of the school: Elizabeth Power (’09), Zoe Maltby (’10), Grace Merriman (’10), Lucas Ingram (’09), and Sophie Costanzi (’09) showcase their work in “My Parents are Here Tonight” at the Access Theater on 380 Broadway...

Spotlight: Liam Bodurtha (12)

Spotlight: Liam Bodurtha (12)

Caroline Goldenberg, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This Saturday, Liam Bodurtha (12) will take the Carnegie Hall stage for his fourth time in the last ten months with his voice filling the Weill Recital Hall with the sound of classical German pieces. As a second-place winner in the 2016 Golden Voices of America competition in the American Fine Arts ...

HMTC performs “Bang Bang You’re Dead,” opens conversation

HMTC performs “Bang Bang You’re Dead,” opens conversation

Lynne Siprelle, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Surrounded by ghosts of the dead as the stage descended into darkness, the shooter cried, “I didn’t know it would be forever— is this the rest of my life? Oh God!” So ended the staged reading of Bang Bang You’re Dead, organized by the Horace Mann Theater Company (HMTC) this past Thursday. ...

Security department members play in NYPD Drums and Pipes band

Security department members play in NYPD Drums and Pipes band

Abigail Salzhauer, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The somber sound of bagpipes drifted across the field as security guards perform during the school’s 9/11 memorial. As well as being security guards at the school, Tommy Nolan, Pete Clancy, Kevin Maloney, and Bill O’Sullivan have been active members of the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD)...

Spotlight: Cindy Kaiser

Spotlight: Cindy Kaiser

Jeren Wei, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“For me, music is my emotional outlet. It is a universal language, and all people can understand it. It’s how I express myself and has been an inseparable part of my life,” Cindy Kaiser (11) said. Kaiser began playing the flute in fifth grade because her mother loved the sound of the instrument,...

Loewan brings peace and contemplation through new art exhibit

Loewan brings peace and contemplation through new art exhibit

Amelia Feiner, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“What does peace mean to you? What can you do to make this world a better place?” These questions sprawl across an empty white panel in the Fisher Gallery, now home to the Weaving Peace exhibit by Amy Loewan. Beneath, pens dangle from colorful string, and dozens of answers are scrawled across th...

Spotlight: Emma Jones (12)

Spotlight: Emma Jones (12)

Peri Brooks, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Emma Jones’ (12) dreamlike poem Brooklyn Heights evokes a sense of longing with its vivid language, which struck a chord with this year’s judges of the international Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award competition. Selected as one of the 85 commended poets out of 11,000 poem entries, Jones was i...

Students refine art skills at summer programs

Students refine art skills at summer programs

Peri Brooks and Whitney Dawson

September 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Annie Liu (12) braved the blistering summer heat by sculpting works that expressed femininity and sexuality. She, along with other students continued to pursue their love of the arts over the summer by participating in a variety of intensive programs focused on theater, music, writing, or visual art...

Record Recs

Record Recs

Volume 115 Editorial Board

September 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Horace Mann Record shares some of its favorites from the past summer. On these colorful post-it notes compiled into a slideshow, you will find a variety of shows, movies, books, and music that the diverse Editorial Board recommends.

“Glorchestrand” takes San Fran

“Glorchestrand” takes San Fran

Noah Phillips, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On June 15, Upper Division Glee club, orchestra, and band, nicknamed “Glorchestrand” or “Blorchestra,” travelled to San Francisco to perform and bond as a group. In addition to the number of non-music related activities planned, the ensembles spent seven days in San Francisco developing their skills....

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