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Several Emerson College alumni were nominated for 2012 Tony Awards on May 2. The Tony Awards recognize achievement in live Broadway theater. Emersonians who received nominations are: Bonnie Comley G’94 and Stewart F. Lane, producers Gore Vidal’s The Best Man Best Revival of a Play Jacalyn Barlia Florin ’81, producer Jesus Christ Superstar [...]
Emerson Forensics, the College’s nationally competitive speech and debate team, recently finished a successful 2011–2012 competition season with numerous accolades. Two Emerson debaters, Colby Jackson ’13 and Tiernan Cahill ’12, recently made it to the top 32 debaters out of a field of more than 80 at the National Forensics Association (NFA) Championship Tournament at [...]
Emerson College will award four honorary degrees during the College’s 132nd Commencement ceremonies on Monday, May 14, at the Citi Performing Arts Center’s Wang Theatre. Veteran journalist David Gregory, Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Tony Kushner, entrepreneur and makeup artist Bobbi Brown, and three–time U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky will be honored. Read more about Gregory, Kushner, [...]
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Emerson College was recently featured in the ProArts Connection’s first annual Give Luck a Chance Spring Arts Festival. Emerson students were featured in the event which allowed students working in all media to meet and collaborate on films, music, visual and literary art projects surrounding on the themes of luck, accidents, and improvisation. Exhibits at [...]
Emerson Alumni Brent Jennings, Susan Banks, Leslie M. Davis and others have recently founded an Alumni Association for EBONI (Emerson’s Black Organization with Natural Interests) in Los Angeles. The Association seeks to “help Emerson invest in diversity and transform the landscape of the communications industry” EBONI alumni hosted a reception for Emerson President Lee Pelton [...]
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Her guitar comes over the monitors in the Vin Di Bona air studio as Sarah Jarosz sings next door in the live performance studio at WERS. This is one of the many live performances at the station during Live Music Week, and it comes on a sunny Friday afternoon as the work week comes to [...]
On Thursday night, WERS had the privelage of welcoming local reggae artist Castafari—as well as his family and band—to the station. Hailing originally from Montego Bay, Jamaica, Castafari has been a force in the local Boston reggae scene for years. With a high energy and groove heavy dancehall style, Castafari makes music everyone can enjoy. [...]