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Senior Profile: Maeve Hagerty discusses Daily tenure, campus arts scene

A former executive arts editor of the Daily, senior Maeve Hagerty sat down with current executive arts editor Nate Hall to discuss her experiences with the Daily and reflect on her four years at Tufts. Hagerty, who grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, is a history and political science major with a minor in English, and she’s been writing for the Daily since her first semester at Tufts in fall of 2020.

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‘Hadestown’ breathes new life into a beloved musical

On Apr. 23, thousands of audience members filed into the Boch Center in Boston to see the touring production of “Hadestown.” While some were longtime fans of the show and others were seeing it for the first time, everyone shared the powerful experience of seeing Anaïs Mitchell’s breathtaking musical come to life onstage.

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Jordin Sparks to headline Spring Fling 2024, Iyaz and Tkay Maidza to open

Jordin Sparks, Iyaz and Tkay Maidza will perform at this year’s Spring Fling, as announced by the Tufts University Social Collective on Monday. The concert will be held on April 20 from 12–5 p.m. on the Academic Quad. “We are excited to say that we have a headliner that is a woman,” TUSC co-concert coordinators Gus Tringale and Thomas Grant wrote in a message to the Daily. “From last year’s all male lineup, we looked forward to pivoting more female representation not only for diversity’s sake but to cover a wider base of musical taste at Tufts.”

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2024 Oscars predictions: Who will win in all 23 categories

With the Oscars coming up this weekend, the pressure is on to find out who will take home the gold this year. Will box office juggernauts “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” emerge victorious, or are we underestimating critical favorites like “Poor Things,” “The Holdovers” and “Killers of the Flower Moon?” Read on to see the Daily’s predictions in all 23 categories ahead of the 96th Academy Awards on Sunday.

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‘Becoming a Man’ spotlights the trans experience at the ART

“Becoming a Man,” now playing in its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, is a deeply personal coming-out story written by P. Carl, based on his 2020 memoir of the same name. Chronicling Carl’s experience embracing his identity as a transgender man, “Becoming a Man” asks the question: “When we change, can the people we love come with us?” The play’s non-linear narrative gives audiences a glimpse into Carl’s life both pre- and post-transition, as he struggles to preserve his relationship with his wife, Lynette, and find his place in the world.

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'Drive-Away Dolls' is a raunchy road trip to remember

“Drive-Away Dolls”, directed by Ethan Coen, is reminiscent of many classic Coen brothers movies. But, in many ways, it’s something new for the filmmaker. A departure from Coen’s catalog of Westerns and crime comedies, “Drive Away Dolls” is a crime flick, a road trip comedy and a sexploitation film rolled into one. Coen co-produced the film with his wife Tricia Cooke, who wrote the film with him in the early 2000s — it sat in development for nearly 20 years before making it to the big screen. Raunchy, zippy and unabashedly queer, “Drive Away Dolls” doesn’t have a lot to say, but it’s an undeniably entertaining comedy that will have you eager to go along for the ride.

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