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A spoof passport written in Spanglish for the fictional country El Spirit Republic of Puerto Rico, with a domino in place of a national seal on its cover

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(1 of 12) Adál Maldonado’s The Passport, 1995, from the series The Spirit Republic of Puerto Rico.

Transfer from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, Gift of the artist, 2012.178. © ADзL. Image courtesy of Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum

Arts

The ubiquity of movement across man-made borders

10.7.19

An early group photo of Band members wearing bowler hats

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(1 of 14) Sporting staid bowlers, early Harvard Band members pose for a formal portrait.

Courtesy of the Harvard University Band

The Harvard Band celebrates a century.

10.9.19

La Fábrica's nightclub in Central Square, Cambridge

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(1of 6) A vibrant nightclub scene at La Fábrica 

Photograph by Isabel Lopez/Courtesy of La Fábrica

La Fábrica’s Latin-Caribbean flair

November-December 2019

A street crowd of black men and women, all dressed in white, either playing or responding to the playing of dozens of trombones

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(1 of 3) “God’s Trombones, Harlem,” 2009

Photograph by Frank Stewart/Courtesy of the Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art

“The Sound of My Soul: Frank Stewart’s Life in Jazz,” at Harvard

November-December 2019

The Mad Monkfish's stage viewed from the back of a room

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(1 of 7) Sheila Jordan performs with the Yoko Miwa Trio at The Mad Monkfish, in Cambridge.

Photograph by Janice Tsai

A look at the live-music scene: traditional trios to experimental student performers

November-December 2019

Singer Ali Sethi gestures toward the audience at Sanders Theatre, while students dance on stage behind him.

Ali Sethi brings the Sanders Theatre crowd to its feet during a concert last spring. His Harvard mentor, Ali Asani (right, in suit and tie), joined him on stage.

Photograph by Jake Belcher/Courtesy of the Office for the Arts at Harvard

Singer Ali Sethi finds his voice in classical Pakistani music.

November-December 2019

Five flutists playing together on stage

Claire Chase (left, on contrabass flute) and students (Jessica Shand, Jennifer Wang, Mai Nguyen, and Taiga Ultan), all on flutes, play a work by Vijay Iyer during the ArtLab's opening celebration.
Photograph by Karen Philippi/Courtesy of the ArtLab

The ArtLab debuts.

9.20.19

Alexander Rehding

Alexander Rehding
Photograph by Stu Rosner

The Peabody professor of music, in brief

July-August 2019

As a performer, Lauderdale is often the center of attention. With Meow Meow, he embraces a supportive role.

Photograph by Autumn de Wilde

Pink Martini bandleader Thomas Lauderdale is at his best bringing people together.

July-August 2019