MCLA's Pam Class to Present 'Day Into Night'
NORTH ADAMS, MASS. - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced its Fourth Annual Performing Arts Management (PAM) show, "Day into Night," will take place on Sunday, May 5, from 3-10 p.m.
Part of this season's MCLA Presents! performance series, this festival - which will showcase music, dance, theater and visual art - will begin in the MCLA Quadrangle and end in the adjacent Venable gym.
A highlight of the event will be an evening dance party with hip hop artist Spose.
Also known as Ryan Michael Peters, Spose released his first album entitled "Preposterously Dank" in 2007. Sam Pfeifle of the Phoenix magazine describes Spose as "aggressive, passive-aggressive, silly, sarcastic, and dead-serious."
According to PAM class member Thamar Jean-Fedestin, "This Maine native's style of music consists of contagious hooks and an incredible flow. A multi-layered hip hop artist, Spose is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, bringing an interesting mix of satire and mind-blowing beats."
"Day into Night" also will feature daytime performances by Hannah Cranton, One Way Out and The ReMINDers, as well as activities to include an open mic session and a variety of performing arts workshops - such as those put on by the MCLA's own Harlequin theater club, NeXXus step team, and the Allegrettos a capella group.
The MCLA Jazz Band also will perform.
Cranton is known for completely throwing herself into everything she does, whether it is acting, music or visual arts, according to PAM student Kyle Cantoni.
"It is easy to pick up on her passion for her work, especially in songs like 'Rollercoaster Ride' and 'Shadow of a Certainty,'" Cantoni said. "The audience will appreciate her skilled guitar playing accompanied by her clear and animated voice."
According to MTV, The ReMINDers stood out at the Black August Hip Hop Project for their reggae-inflected and bilingual rap.
"The ReMINDers bring a soulful and positive sound to 'Day into Night' with their brand of hip hop," said PAM student Dary Burgos. "Bringing across messages that promote awareness and progressive thinking, this duo inspires the audience and is enjoyable for everyone."
Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for MCLA faculty and staff and non-MCLA students with valid id, and free for MCLA and Williams students and members. Call the box office at (413) 662-5204 for reservations. For additional information and a complete listing of the MCLA Presents! season, go to www.mcla.edu/presents or call 413-664-8718.
MCLA Presents! is a program of MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), a collaborative project with Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and the City of North Adams. The BCRC provides professional development training, resources and support to the artists, art managers and creative workers of Berkshire County. Through its multiple programs and presentations, BCRC brings the best of performance and art to the Berkshires and showcases the best of the Berkshires to the world.