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Wednesday

March 3, 2010
3:36 pm

It can be arranged: The art of setting songs for a cappella

For three years, I have sung oohs, ahs and na-nas with The Crosstones. Having never been in an a cappella group before, I started out wary of singing in semi-circles and using bizarre syllables to recreate Billy Joel’s greatest hits. But after spending my first year at Bates watching numerous a cappella performances in packed rooms all over campus, I was hooked.

Tuesday

March 2, 2010
3:08 pm

BatesNews Monthly Update: March 2010

For Bates alumni and parents, here is a look back at stories that represent some of the major Bates events…

Tuesday

March 2, 2010
2:26 pm

The Boston Herald talks to roots musician Corey Harris '91

The Boston Herald interviews roots musician Corey Harris ’91, a MacArthur “genius grant” winner, who was in Cambridge for a…

Tuesday

March 2, 2010
2:24 pm

Former U.S. undersecretary of state for African affairs to speak about African leadership

Constance Berry Newman, a former U.S. State Department diplomat for African affairs, presents the lecture “Expectations of 21st-Century African Leaders: Too High or Too Low?” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College, 70 Campus Ave.

Tuesday

March 2, 2010
2:14 pm

Performance of Indonesian music, puppetry scheduled at Bates

The Bates College Gamelan Orchestra, joined by Indonesian puppeteer Apep Sobani and by composer Wahyu Roche, performs in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 13, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Tuesday

March 2, 2010
1:56 pm

Commentator Bay Buchanan to discuss immigration at Bates College

Bay Buchanan, one of the most prominent contemporary conservative voices, offers a lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8, in Chase Hall Lounge at Bates College, 56 Campus Ave. Buchanan will address immigration issues in the United States. Sponsored by the Bates College Republicans, this event is open to the public at no cost.

Tuesday

March 2, 2010
9:28 am

The New York Times describes 'almost by accident' concert assembled by Andrew Cyr '96

New York Times music critic Allan Kozinnn describes how the Metropolis Ensemble, whose artistic director is Andrew Cyr ’96, went…

Tuesday

March 2, 2010
8:47 am

The Portland Press Herald describes conflict about the Morse River's meandering ways

The Portland Press Herald describes how scientists, officials and residents differ on what to do, if anything, about the Morse…

Tuesday

March 2, 2010
8:41 am

The Boston Globe notes kickoff for My Secret Boston, co-founded by Jon Marcus '82

In his Names column, Boston Globe reporter Mark Shanahan ’87 notes the January kickoff party for My Secret Boston, a…

Tuesday

March 2, 2010
8:20 am

The New York Times describes new directing gig, with prisoners, for Arin Arbus '99

A New York Times story describes how Arin Arbus ’99, an acclaimed off-Broadway director, does theater work with prison inmates…