Tag: Performing Arts

THE “ORIGINALS!”, A RED CARPET EVENT

Mason Players hold premiere showcasing six plays written, directed and performed by Mason students and alumni BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER Mason Players celebrated their members’ hard work by showcasing six of their plays, both online and at a red…

ARTS EMERGING: A CELEBRATION OF RENEWAL

Reopening the “front door to the university” with the CVPA BY MAGGIE ROTH CULTURE EDITOR In celebration of the reemergence of live performance and to mark the twentieth anniversary of its founding, Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA)…

PRIDE ALLIANCE HOSTS BACK 2 SCHOOL BALL

The Pride Alliance Welcomes Back Members with a Drag Show BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER Pride Alliance wanted a big opener for Mason’s first semester back in person, and they brought it with their Back 2 School Ball at the…

MASON JAZZ FACULTY AT JAMMIN’ JAVA

Swinging into a New Semester with a Live Performance  BY MAGGIE ROTH CULTURE EDITOR Mason’s Jazz faculty rang in a new semester of live music with an off-campus performance at Jammin’ Java, an eclectic concert venue, bar and café in…

Banjo House Lockdown

A digital evening with the first family of banjo BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR As we stay quarantined in our homes, a plethora of artists spanning several genres and media have decided to carry on providing (usually free) versions of…

A Story of Grief and Love

Mason Players perform “Women of Lockerbie” BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, ASSITANT CULTURE EDITOR Set in the rolling hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, the play “The Women of Lockerbie,” written by Deborah Brevoort, depicts a story of grief and its everlasting impact. The…

Annual Festival Helps Unite Local Jazz Community

Mason school of jazz invites community to learn and celebrate the music BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR In and around Harris Theater, the Mason school of jazz along with a collection of visiting high school and professional jazz bands, held…

Virginia Opera Presents: Cinderella

Gioachino Rossini’s “Cinderella” created the perfect atmosphere for Valentine’s weekend in Concert Hall BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER Subtitles, singers and symphonies, oh my! Gioachino Rossini’s “Cinderella,” a two-act opera directed by Kyle Lang, opened this weekend to an energetic…

Four Seasons of Italy and Buenos Aires

Violinist Simone Porter and Fairfax Symphony Orchestra perform first show of the year NAYOMI SANTOS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR On Saturday, Feb. 8, the Center for Performing Arts (CFA) hosted the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s (FSO) first performance of the new year….

The Great American Songbook

Mason Cabaret opens semester with a colorful performance of classic songs BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER The Mason Cabaret debuted their first spring show of the semester on Friday, Jan. 31, in the Harris Theatre, performing American standards to an…