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Friday

February 4, 2011 8:43 am

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

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.

Tuesday

February 1, 2011 12:57 pm

They ran, not walked, to the debut Arts Crawl

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.

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.

Monday

December 7, 2009 4:40 pm

'Go Tell It on the Mountain' is theme for annual holiday celebration

The annual holiday service of lessons and carols at Bates College, sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplaincy, is themed “Go Tell It on the Mountain.” It will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, in the Bates College Chapel, College Street.

Friday

May 1, 2009 11:29 am

A Musical Welcome

Led by David Brustlin ’09, the Deansmen, Bates’ all-male a cappella ensemble, perform for newly accepted students to the Class of 2013.

Friday

April 10, 2009 4:52 pm

Merimanders, Bates chaplain open legislative session April 14

The Merimanders, Bates all-female a cappella group, will perform in Augusta under the Capitol dome, third and fourth floor,  from…

Monday

February 16, 2009 3:49 pm

A cappella thrives at Bates

The Deansmen, one of Bates College’s two all-male a cappella groups, peforms during the Fourth Annual Harward Center Community Partnerships Community Celebration at the Lewiston Public Library.

Friday

October 10, 2008 12:00 pm

Parents Weekend

So last weekend the campus was flooded with parents and younger siblings checking out the Bates scene. My parents couldn’t make the trip from Chicago this year, so Parents Weekend meant a few other things for me.

Sunday

August 3, 2008 12:00 pm

The Bates College Manic Optimists 2008

Video of the newest all-male rock/pop a cappella group at Bates College.

Tuesday

May 13, 2008 10:15 am

Crooning and Swooming

The Bates Deansmen celebrate 50 years with a campus gathering.