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In Photos: AADT Horizon

For many years, the Asian American Dance Troupe (AADT) has presented Horizon as its fall semester cultural dance show, uniting students from the Boston Area to celebrate Asian heritage and identity.

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Interpreting Emotional Turmoil: Mitsuko Uchida and the BSO Tackle Beethoven and Shostakovich

The challenge in performing these two pieces thus lies in the balance between conveying the compositions’ intended effect and capturing each piece’s musical details. Saturday’s performance was a valiant effort, but not without a few stumbles.

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‘The Effect’ Preview: ‘Love, Drugs, and Ethics’

“The Effect,” running Nov. 10 through Nov. 13 at the Loeb Ex, follows two volunteers in a clinical trial who fall in love. It aims for realism and an immersive, thought-provoking experience.

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Sharbendu De is the Artist the 21st Century Needs

“What I am trying to call out is this colonial culture of looking at our countries as a premodern, pre-industrialized nation,” De said in an interview with The Harvard Crimson.

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Nick on a morning trek to summit Mount Washington in New Hampshire.

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Poetic Humanism: Enigma Chamber Opera Triumphs with Britten’s ‘The Prodigal Son’

Director Kirsten Cairns and the performers took full advantage of the cathedral setting, lending the performance a warmth and sense of hospitality. The stage design of the drama, however, was far from its only impressive feature.

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Redefining Costume with KAIROS Dance Theater’s ‘HUSK/VESSEL’

Although the performers’ impressive displays of energy were interspersed with longer stretches of choreography that lacked momentum, KAIROS Dance Theater’s narrative exploration of costume in dance was ultimately one to remember.

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A Symphonic World on Show: Andris Nelsons and the BSO Perform Mahler’s Sixth

Throughout the evening’s performance, the orchestra crafted wonderful phrases with natural beginnings but lost the tragic impulse of Mahler’s music as a result.

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A ‘Fault in Our Stars’: John Green Examines Humanity’s Existence and Ending

Speaking from the pulpit in the church, John Green discussed the temporality of human existence, existential grief, and how to maintain hope through it all in his enthralling lecture, “How the World Ends.”

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Paintings of People: Sally Woodcock and Narayan Khandekar Unearth the History of Mummy Pigment

Khandekar and Woodcock took inventory of their collective insights to examine the origins of mummy brown and trace its usage through art history.

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‘Immersive Vatican’ Review: A Non-Compromising Bridge Between Accessibility and Authenticity

For the rough price of an expensive meal out, guests can enjoy a guided historical excursion that spans the catacombs, crusades, biblical scenes, historical events, sculpture, architectural spreads, and vibrant frescoes.

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Piano Pyrotechnics: Yuja Wang and the BSO Perform Shostakovich, Haydn, Adolphe

Yuja Wang’s excellence breathed new life into Shostakovich’s work, redeeming an otherwise bland performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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Black Excellence at Harvard: The 2022 W.E.B. DuBois Ceremony

Each speaker delivered moving and emotional speeches about the urgency of advancing equity for Black people, emphasizing how much work must still be done toward this end.

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The Click’s “Emotive Land”: Experience Dance Through Augmented Reality

Alongside a live performance, “Emotive Land” featured pre-recorded routines accessible through an app which allowed passersby to calibrate their location and view a dance set in their current environment.

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Sundays in the Courtyard: ‘Requiem for the Enslaved’ at the Isabella Stewart Gardner

“I had two objectives with this piece: to honor those men, women and children who were property, and to shine a light on systemic racism,” Simon said. “There’s no way we can talk about racism today without talking about slavery.”

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