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Spizzwinks(?) bring Burmese choir on tour

When the Yale a cappella group Spizzwinks(?) journeyed across Asia on its 2007 summer tour, a trip to the nonprofit school Gitameit Music Center in Rangoon, Burma, struck a memorable chord. Visiting Burma’s only community music school, the students were moved by the performances of the Gitameit choir, Spizzwinks(?) member Nathaniel Granor ’09 recalled. After […]

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A cappella group mocks Madoff in an original musical

Magevet, Yale’s coed Jewish a cappella group, did its part to shame America’s latest white-collar crook on Sunday night with its spring jam, “Bernie Madoff: The Musical.” Nothing unusual happened in the first moments of the show. The 17 members filed in, men donning tuxes and women wearing the strappy black dresses traditional for a […]

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Alexander: ‘A lot of people stop me in the street’

Jan. 20, the first day of the Obama presidency, marked the return of poetry to American life, Elizabeth Alexander ’84 said. As Alexander, the inaugural poet and Yale professor, addressed an audience of about 90 people at an Ezra Stiles College Master’s Tea on Thursday afternoon, she reflected on the experience of reading her poem […]

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