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Cristopher Alvarado

Cristopher Alvarado has 7 articles published.

Arts/Music in Spaces

Theater department hosts first musical

This past weekend, students from Swarthmore’s theater department shined under the pressure of the crowd as they returned to middle school to compete in Putnam County’s 25th Annual Spelling Bee in four separate showings . Serving as Swarthmore’s first production of Broadway musical, a winner of the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Book,… Keep Reading

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Lily Wushanley’s lunch hour concert

I was quietly working on my computer in the corner table in the piano parlor room in Parrish waiting in anticipation for another student performance. Lily Wushanley ’18, standing just in front of her performance stool tuning her cello. Desta Pulley ’17, the concert organizer and a current concert and production intern at the college,… Keep Reading

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The Viewing Experience of “A Period of Animate Existence”

On Thursday, the Lang Music Department housed an experimental work of fantastic theatrical imagination. Created by the composer/filmmaker Troy Herion, scenic designer Mimi Lien, and director Dan Rothenberg ’95, this play challenged the audience to envision a future of rapid change and unpredictable technology. Performers from the Crossing, Philadelphia Boys Choir/Philadelphia Girls Choir, Philomusica, and… Keep Reading

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The National’s “Sleep Well Beast” Album Review

The Cincinnati indie rockers don’t get any more melancholic than this as they reminisce on beauty long passed. The National has enjoyed a steady following  throughout their career, reaching an indelible peak with their album “Boxer and High Violet”. After releasing their album “Trouble Will Find Me” in 2013, The National return fours years later… Keep Reading

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