“Le Corsaire” captures audience and stage in season opener 1

By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief 

What’s better than a pirate romance made into a ballet? I can’t think of much anything better. Over the summer when Boston Ballet released its upcoming schedule of ballets, I knew I had to see this one. As a huge fan of Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, Barbossa, this was my show.

Three years ago yesterday I saw my first ballet. For some reason, I love the ballet. I never took dance classes in my life, I never was a theater kid but I really just love the ballet. There’s a sense of “I don’t belong here but I’m here” and “I’m going to enjoy every second of being at the ballet.” A ballet doesn’t have words or dialogue but that’s made up for with the drama, love and passion with dance.

Last night I attended the 53rd season opener of Boston Ballet’s for “Le Corsaire” at the Boston Opera House, a story about a lovely maiden and a wealthy aristocrat who wants to add her to his harem, a part of the household reserved for wives, but a pirate wants to save her from the aristocrat. According to the Boston Globe, the story is based on a poem by Lord Byron of the same name and was created for the Bavarian State Ballet in 2007. This is the first time the ballet has been performed for Boston Ballet and was choreographed by Ivan Liška. An attempted version of the show was performed in 1997 under the name “The Pirate,” according to the Boston Globe.

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The Boston Opera House hosted the premiere of “Le Corsaire” on October 27. The show will run until November 6. Photo courtesy of Boston Ballet

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Chance the Rapper electrifies Bank Pavilion crowd Reply

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Chance the Rapper put on an unforgettable show in Boston on Thursday, September 29. Photo by Ryan Fitzgerald.

By Ryan Fitzgerald – Co-Editor-in-Chief

The second he stepped onstage of the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion amphitheater, Chance the Rapper had a stronghold on the sold out crowd eagerly waiting to hear the music sensation. Donning his signature ‘3’ baseball cap, the 23-year-old’s presence offers such a welcoming, vibrant, and positive energy that it can fill a venue as soon as he walks in. He certainly did just that on Thursday, September 29, when his Magnificent Coloring World Tour came to Boston.

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“Hail, Caesar!,” a Coen triumph Reply

By Tristan Davis – Features Editor

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It’s not often we are treated to a Coen brothers’ production, and the long-awaited premiere of “Hail, Caesar!” had great expectations. Coming off of the Academy Award-nominated drama “Inside Llewyn Davis,” in 2013, the Coens ventured further back in time to 1950s Hollywood, where a ma- jor actor has suddenly gone missing.

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The follow-up to “Yeezus” is worth the wait Reply

By Krista DeJulio & Ryan Fitzgerald – Co-Editors-in-Chief

It’s been almost three years since our lord and savior Kanye West released the darkest, craziest, most politically driven album of his career, “Yeezus.” It brought us “I Am A God” (in which he raps about croissants, the household staff, and his garage), “Bound 2” (an “1851 Chronicle” editorial staff favorite), and “Black Skin- head” (which was in an Animal Planet commercial). But what will this new album bring us?

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February’s best films to see Reply

By Tristan Davis, Megan Palumbo, Allie Talarico, & Casey DiBari – Features, Sports Editors, & 1851 Staff

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“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” opened February 5. Photo courtesy of IMDb

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” – February 5

In this genre-bending reanimation of a classic Jane Austen novel written in 1813, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” seamlessly combines the majesty of early 19th century English society with the blood-curdling action of horror and science fiction. Austen’s main characters, plot points, and love interests remain the same, despite the added nuisance of the undead. Lily James (“Cinderella”) plays protagonist Elizabeth Bennet, who wields daggers while wearing dresses, replaces garters with zombie guts, and leads her sisters through battle without once surrendering her grace and propriety. Based on the novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith, the movie “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is directed by Burr Steers. – A. Talarico

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Seussical brings joy, laughs to campus in sold out show Reply

By Seán McGlone – News Editor 

Lasell College Drama Club (LCDC) recently put on their rendition of “Seussical the Musical” in Yamawaki Auditorium for four shows from November 19 through the 22. All four sold out to the extent that additional seating had to be found to accommodate the audience.

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Senior Jilliana Sliby acts as Mayzie. Photo by Michelle Port.

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Adele returns with ’25’ Reply

By Haleigh Santilli & Ajea Stupart – Arts Editor & 1851 Staff 

After a long break, the queen of mod- ern soul returns. Adele said, “Hello” to her fans at the end of October and received immensely positive feedback. “Hello” is Adele’s breakout track from her third album “25,” and though it’s about love she regrets losing, it sounds like she’s saying hello to her fans. “When We Were Young,” the second single released off the album provides a sentimental feeling long missed from Adele’s absence.

Like her two other albums, “19” and “21,” this album is named after the age in which she wrote the majority of the songs.

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Adele released her new album “25” on November 20. Photo courtesy of imdb.com

 

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