Stories about "a cappella"
Musical co-director Audrey Burns '17 of Topsham, Maine, encourages the group to listen to each other.
Bates at Night: Merimanders rehearsal

Friday, September 30, 2016 11:53 am

Thursdays after 8:30 p.m. in Olin Arts Center are not the best time and place for quiet study — but they are perfect for quality a cappella.

Members of the a cappella group the Manic Optimists cut up during their 2014 Arts Crawl performance. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Arts Crawl, Sangai Asia Night to showcase student creativity for the fifth year

Monday, January 26, 2015 2:42 pm

For the fifth year in a row, Bates College presents a dazzling double-header of student creativity in the arts on Jan. 30: the Bates Arts Crawl and Sangai Asia Night.

Bates dancers rehearsing for a September dance concert. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Bates Arts in Action presents performance smorgasbord

Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:05 pm

Dancers, actors, musicians and improv comics offer a smorgasbord of performing arts in the annual Bates Arts in Action concert on Oct. 25.

The Whiffenpoofs. Nimal Eames-Scott is shown at front center. (Courtesy of the Whiffenpoofs)
Lewiston native featured as Bates hosts Yale’s Whiffenpoofs

Thursday, May 1, 2014 8:25 am

The Whiffenpoofs of Yale University, the country’s oldest collegiate a cappella group,...

The 2011 Lessons and Carols event (see Dec. 7). (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Annual Service of Lessons and Carols takes place Dec. 8

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 10:36 am

Bates holds its annual Service of Lessons and Carols on Dec. 8.

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‘What Does the Bobcat Say’ parody video ‘might be the best one’ out there

Monday, November 4, 2013 3:32 pm

Among the many Fox parody videos in circulation, the Bates version "might be the best one!"

Audio Slide Show: ‘Committed and Dashing’ — Mikey Arsnow and the Deansmen storm the town

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 10:54 am

Mikey Arsnow ’14 is a member of the Deansmen. Here he explains...

From left, Associate Dean of Students James Reese joins Bates Multifaith Chaplain Bill Blaine-Wallace, Victoria Blaine-Wallace and Associate Multifaith Chaplain Emily Wright-Magoon in singing "We Shall Overcome."
King Day Memorial Worship Service recalls memories, asks for action

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 2:38 pm

Before reading the Call to Worship at Bates' annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Worship Service, Dean of Students James Reese shared his memories of King's speech during the March on Washington.

Folk fest features fiddler Erica Brown, Celtic fusion band the Bridgebuilders

Friday, February 4, 2011 8:43 am

Lewiston fiddler Erica Brown, the Boston-area folk-fusion band the Bridgebuilders, and local and Bates College performers appear at the Bates Community Folk Festival starting at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. Following the festival in Chase Lounge at 8 p.m. is the college's regular second-Friday contradance, featuring caller Chrissy Fowler and the bands Playgroup and Perpetual e-Motion.

They ran, not walked, to the debut Arts Crawl

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 12:57 pm

There's no telling what new inspirations will come from Bates' first-ever Arts Crawl, held Jan. 28. This Friday evening smorgasbord of the arts at Bates, performing and literary and visual, empowered the art makers and showed the campus the breadth and depth of creative work that happens here.

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