Lisa Leone



Ancient Buddha statues go to the Mall

When construction workers began bulldozing land to make a sports field in the Shandong Province of China, they never expected to uncover thousands of pieces of Buddhist statues, dating from the sixth through the 12th century B.C. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery has assembled an exhibit, "Return of the Buddha: The Qingzhou Discoveries," featuring 33 of these statues.


33 West finds humor in music

FAIRFAX, Va. - The sound of drums and guitar music seeps out the windows of a quaint house in a residential neighborhood of Northern Virginia. A woman, walking her dog along the street, doesn't seem to notice the noise or all the cars parked out front. In the basement bedroom, which doubles as a rehearsal room, rock band 33 West is practicing for an upcoming show.


Pop rockers offer 'Action'-packed punch

Punchline is a Pittsburgh, Pa. punk band with all the right moves. The band is hard-working, energetic. The members are PJ Caruso, Chris Fafalios, Paul Menotiades and Steve Soboslai. Punchline has been touring up and down the East Coast, making friends and fans along the way. They are currently on tour with Allister and Hidden in Plain View. Punchline also opened for Less Than Jake last fall and performed on the Warped Tour last summer.


'Roundelays' revives spring spirit

AU's Department of Performing Arts will present "Spring Connections: Roundelays & More," a concert that presents a unique blend of dance and theatre this weekend. The performance includes eight dances, choreographed by graduate students and guest choreographers.


'The Quest' for on-campus art

"The Quest: New Work by Zoe Charlton" is the first of a five-part series that incorporates still works and videography to explore the theme of survival.

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