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What it Means to be Russian: ‘Russian Connections’ at PA

Throughout its history, Russia has survived dark and desolate times; periods of civil unrest, prolonged poverty, and famine have plagued the country. However, spirited Russian music has prevailed. This inspiring music resounded Sunday afternoon throughout the Timken Room when the program “Russian Connections” made its debut at Phillips Academy. Featuring soprano Galina Nikonovskaia , violinist…

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Lighting up the Loft

When most people think of organ music, the words dull, dark, and old spring to mind. On last Friday evening, as Mr. John Skelton took to the loft, this preconceived notion was proven to be far from true. The warm room was sprinkled with forty apt listeners, including several P.A. students. The most astonishing thing,…

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Breaking Convention: Artistic Nuances in Antigone

Last Friday’s Theatre Workshop, Antigone, written by Jean Anouilh and directed by Susannah Nitz-Gund ’04, was anything but conventional. Nitz-Gund took some bold steps in a direction that few PA directors have taken in recent productions. These daring choices helped to bring out the best in a mediocre script. The most notable alteration was the…

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Just the Beginning of “The Lives of the Great”

This past Sunday there were several debuts in the Theater Classroom. Both Malika Felix ’04 and Sam Woolford ’06 presented their first attempts into the world of directing with “The Lives of Great Waitresses” by Nina Shengold and “Oreos and Nose Rings,” respectively. Both plays provided delightful comedy and some great opportunities for newcomers to…

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I Love Ponies: Living Large

Embedded as key individuals in student musical performances on campus are guitar player Scout Kingery ’04 and drummer Jamie Leggero ’03. These individuals are members of various bands and frequent visitors to Graves. Kingery and Leggero’s answers reveal, however, that their modesty may inhibit telling the extent of talent these individuals possess. To insure their…

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