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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

ANDREW MILNE, Arts & Culture Editor Emeritus

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Student Composer Makes Fordham History

April 16, 2014

Anyone attending the Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) Arts and Sciences showcase on April 10 was a witness to Fordham history; composer Charlie Martin, (FCLC) ’14, played his song “Ascent...

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Best-Selling Writer Elizabeth Gilbert Holds Talkback at FCLC

April 11, 2014

On April 8, Mary Bly, professor of English at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), hosted New York Times best-selling writer Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat, Pray, Love,” in her class Publishing:...

Barrett Wilbert Weed stars as Veronica in the musical “Heathers.” (Courtesy Chad Bakta)

Princess of Darkness: Barrett Wilbert Weed of ‘Heathers’

April 6, 2014

Beginning on Monday, March 31, New World Stages, just around the corner from Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), will be home to the New York City premiere of the musical “Heathers,” based on...

Lauren Plumley, FCLC ’16, is a former gymnast-turned-circus performer. Her speciality is the trapeze, seen here, as the flyer who soars through the air and into the arms of the catcher. (Photo Courtesy of Lauren Plumley)

Flying Through the Air with The Greatest of Ease

March 13, 2014

In 2012, Lauren Plumley, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’16, ran off and joined the circus. It’s not quite as angsty as it seems—she wasn’t kidnapped by clowns or lured by an enigmatic...

Taeler Elyse Cyrus (center) in the Broadway show “After Midnight.” (Courtesy Taeler Elyse Cyrus)

Fordham Alumna Makes Broadway Debut in “After Midnight”

March 2, 2014

“After Midnight” opened in November just a few blocks from Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC). But there is also a familiar name performing with stars like KD Lang and Dulé  Hill; Fordham alumna...

While innovative forms of opera are increasingly popular, traditional forms are still sought-after at the Metropolitan Opera House. (Isabelle Garreaud/The Observer)

Lifting the Curtain on the Future of Opera

February 13, 2014

For most, the idea of opera conjures up an image of the wrinkled and rich masses bespectacled in stodgy opera glasses. It’s a classic perception, but not necessarily true—now is a particularly...

Actors rehearsing the mainstage production “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia,” in Franny’s Space. (Kara Jagdeo/The Observer)

The Upcoming Fordham Theatre Season

January 29, 2014

Kicking off on Feb 10, the spring theater season promises exciting changes and dramatic explorations at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), including pieces written by current students and plays...

Ryan Lewis & Macklemore won four awards, including Best New Artist, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Album (Allen J. Schaben via MCT)

56th Annual Grammys Recap

January 27, 2014

On Jan. 26, the 56th annual Grammys were hosted at the Staples Center in Los Angeles by LL Cool J. The Grammys laud musical artists from all genres, who are awarded a gramophone trophy or “gold sippy-cup”...

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Douglas Brinkley Accepts the Sperber Award

November 27, 2013

Douglas Brinkley, a professor at Rice University, accepted the Ann M. Sperber Award on Nov. 26 at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC). As mentioned in an earlier Observer article, he won the award...

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Douglas Brinkley Wins the Sperber Award for “Cronkite”

November 21, 2013

On Nov. 25, Douglas Brinkley, winner of  Washington Post Book of the Year Award for 2012 and writer of a New York Times Bestseller, can claim yet another accolade: winner of the Ann M. Sperber Biography...

Savannah Sturgeon during her interview with The Observer where she discusses her passion for music. (Weiyu Li/The Observer.)

Savannah Sturgeon: A Growing Fish in a Big Pond

November 14, 2013

  Not many college students get the chance to perform at Webster Hall. Originally from Tennessee, Sturgeon’s Southern upbringing comes out in her gift for storytelling. She recounts how...

ABC’s hit comedy “Modern Family” features notable LGBTQ characters. (Lloren Javier via Flickr)

The Implications of LGBTQ Visibility Drop on TV

October 30, 2013

It’s clear that this is an important time for the Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Queer community—with gay marriage gradually gaining approval around the world, LGBTQ rights improving and relaxed...

Jessica Alexander at her book signing on October 18th in Brooklyn (Angela Luis/The Observer)

“Chasing Chaos” in Humanitarian Aid

October 22, 2013

On Oct. 15, Jessica Alexander, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) professor of international humanitarian affairs, released her book “Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid,”...

A subway ad for Masters of Sex. (Courtesy of Thomas and Taylor Maier)

Thomas Maier’s “Masters of Sex” Adapted for Showtime

October 6, 2013

Showtime's  “Masters of Sex," airing Sundays at 10:00 p.m., chronicles the life of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, whose pioneering research of human sexuality in the 1950s is hailed as partially...

Salinger is best known for his masterpiece “The Catcher in the Rye (Ian McKenna/The Observer)

Salinger Between the Lines: What Will Become of a Great American Legacy?

October 2, 2013

Holden Caulfield, the main character of “The Catcher in the Rye,” says in the modern-classic: “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author...

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Noonday Demons Opens at the Kehoe Studio Theatre

September 30, 2013

Two reclusive saints, a war of piety and a mound of petrified human feces—continuing with the theme of “A Season of Facing Demons,” Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) premieres “Noonday...

Orlando Bloom as Romeo acts a scene from Romeo and Juliet, March 10, 2011. (Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Romeo and Juliet Opens Tonight at the Richard Rodgers Theatre

September 19, 2013

  William Shakespeare's classic “Romeo and Juliet”, which is older than the first British colony in America, is now opening for the first time on Broadway for the first time in 36 years...

After “Into the Woods,” Interest over Fordham’s Musical Future Focuses

After “Into the Woods,” Interest over Fordham’s Musical Future Focuses

May 2, 2013

On April 22, Fordham College at Lincoln Center hosted its first musical since 1997. “Into the Woods” played its one-night engagement to an almost full house, and despite a bare-bones budget, was...

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Zane Carney: On Broadway and On the Road

March 26, 2013

Zane Carney is the lead guitarist for the musical "Spiderman: Turn of the Dark," co-front man in his band, Carney (along with his brother Reeve, who plays the title role in Spiderman), and is now set...

Taylor Swift and America: Never Ever Getting Back Together?

March 22, 2013

Taylor Swift’s cornflower-blue, anime-sized eyes and Goldilocks-esque hair have been gracing dozens of magazines, awards shows and even internet memes with especial ferocity in the past few weeks....

Beyonce might have run the halftime show of the Superbowl this year, but is she an icon?   (Lionel Hahn/Abaca Press/MCT)

Beyoncé: Almost An Icon

March 1, 2013

It’s been said that it’s Beyoncé’s world; the rest of us are just living in it. Oprah has knighted her as “The Beloved Mistress of the Universe” and hailed her work as the intersection where...

Queen Latifah, Lindsay Lohan and Julia Stiles are recent examples of actors who have found gone from appearing in movies on the big screen to those showing on TV. (Left to right: Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT;Sonia Moskowitz/Globe Photos/MCT;Francis Specker/Landov/MCT)

Major Celebrities Make the Switch to TV Movies

February 20, 2013

Anyone in New York during the month of November could attest to the fact that Lindsay Lohan starred in a Lifetime original movie; America’s favorite infamous former child star was plastered on every...

Country star Taylor Swift’s latest album, “Red,” sold more than one million copies in its first week of release. (Sara Azoulay/The Observer)

Country: America’s Newest Form of Escapism

December 12, 2012

Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, The Band Perry and Sugarland are all household names. Taylor Swift continues to be a maven for adoration as the country-pop princess released...

Emily Tarpey (left) and Leena Borst (right) in a scene from “Gentrified,” their comedic web series that follows the adventures of two girls through the boroughs of New York City. (gentrifiedthewebseries/youtube.com)

“Gentrified”: The Yuppies Are Coming

November 15, 2012

  Emily Tarpey, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) ’09, and Leena Borst, FCRH ’12, share the same dynamic energy in an Upper West Side Starbucks that they do prowling the streets...

The New Girls Take Over Television

The New Girls Take Over Television

October 17, 2012

  The cult of domesticity in the early twentieth century promoted women as domestic angels: cleaning, cooking, removed from the grit of the real world.  Feminism in the latter half of the...

Matt Mirro, FCLC ’14, performs along with his band, Jarflower, during their concert at The Studio at Webster Hall. (Ayer Chan/The Observer)

Bringing Musical Dreams To Fruition, One Gig At A Time

October 4, 2012

On Sept. 19, Matt Mirro, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’14, and his band Jarflower played Webster Hall, a performance venue that has seen the likes of Florence + the Machine, Foster The...

Scene from Jason Rosenberg’s play, “[sleep] holds them” performed at The Actor’s Movement and Chekhov Studio in Philadelphia. (Courtesy of Jason Rosenberg)

Jason Rosenberg Holds His Own in His Play “[sleep] holds them”

September 19, 2012

According to the writer, Jason Rosenberg, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’12, the title “[is] a metaphor for lack of control, about people waiting for something to happen.” Rosenberg went...

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