Arts

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Rocking with the Modifiers

In today’s pop-driven world, a pure yet successful garage band is a rare thing. However, judging from the response to the performance of the modifierS at Phillips Academy, this genre has nothing to fear about losing its connection with the high school demographic. If you were ever looking for straight-forward, guitar-driven indie rock-and-roll, you would…

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Controversial Conversions

The Addison Art Gallery has found itself home to a spectrum of controversial artwork this year. Following the eye-opening Tricia Brown exhibit, the Addison unveiled an exhibition of John O’Reilly’s work. With subject matter ranging from homosexuality to Nazism, O’Reilly’s work forced the Andover audience to face a new side to the medium of visual…

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The Messiah Cometh to Cochran Chapel

As the Fall term wound to a close, the Phillips Academy community received an incredible gift. Although exam week was still to come, the prospect of a long, well-deserved winter break brought about, most appropriately, a “Hallelujah Chorus.” The Phillips Academy Music department presented George Frederic Handel’s “Messiah” to benefit the American Red Cross and…

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Teevan Returns (In Spirit)

During the holidays, all sorts of people tend to drop by for a visit, some tend to be on the stranger side of the spectrum. Even so, it is unlikely that one will have a visitor as deranged as the character of Josephine in director Caroline Claflin’s ’05 theatre classroom production of Say Goodnight Gracie,…

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An Admirable Attempt at an Ancient Greek Play

Sound and sight are senses that can both entertain and engage the audience. Speak the Rain Words, last term’s Theater 520 production, through lighting effects, costume design, music, and choreography drew the audience into the world of a modern adaptation of Euripedes’ The Bacchae. The brilliant visual spectacle that was hindered by the inaccessible script,…

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