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The meaning behind the masquerade

On Oct. 24 pumpkins dotted the cloth covered runway. Models motioned smoothly behind the scenes to begin their preparations for a night that would hopefully be remembered. The Masquerade Fashion Show certainly looked promising, but Michelle Zattoni, a certified project manager, was frantically working to put the last pieces of the puzzle together just moments…

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Avenue Q a hit at NCC

An audience of over 200 people honored the student cast of “Avenue Q, the Musical” with a standing ovation after their performance in Lipkin theatre on Saturday night. Presented by Northampton Community College as part of the fall theater program, the comedy production was based on the book by Jeff Whitty; using puppets, music and…

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Masquerade fashion show to be held at NCC

Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, or PESCU, is sponsoring a fashion show on campus on Oct. 23 at 7:30 pm in the student life zone. Fashions by Jackie White, Acta Non Verba Dance and Spoken word will be featured during the show. Free food and fun will be available at this event. Any questions can be directed to Michelle…

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Poem: The Dying Valley

In ancient days long passed A valley once stood on the Earth Where the trees sweetly bloomed Before the dreadful dearth…     A titanic pond made its home In this once-vibrant vale No later came the dark famine Leaving all the tree bark pale   Darkness desecrated the pond waters Darkness drained away all…

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The sorrows of a writer unhinged

Samuel Beckett’s life was one that was filled with turmoil and great distress. Using his writing skills, he combined his own emotions into the creation of his amazing yet bizarre works. His core, however, was that the most entertaining thing possible was unhappiness. Beckett’s work incorporated his own emotional distresses in his life as a…

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NCC student rocks out on tour this summer

While studying for a Liberal Arts degree at NCC, Jordan White balanced his time between studying and working part time for $7.25 an hour at Wegman’s. Today, he is paid to play acoustic sets at the same store. White graduated from Nazareth Area High School with Big Bang Theory actress Kate Micucci in 1998. He…

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NCC offers student input on the new school website

Paul Joly, marketing director, Shannon Sigafoos, marketing and publications department, and Digital Wave Antech Systems are teaming up to get NCC students involved in the new website design in focus groups being held on campus. Sigafoos explains, “The idea is to show students some design ideas for the new website and to get their feedback…

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Theatre club’s Macbeth a ‘must-see’

NCC’s theater department is putting together its own unique spin on Shakespeare’s tragic tale of “Macbeth” for its spring production. “A tale of lust, greed, and revenge, ‘Macbeth’ is a must-see show,” says NCC theater director William Mutimer. “It will top past shows. It’s very exciting. It’s not traditional either; (this version) is set in…

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Rent succeeds despite technical flaws

I was surprised when I heard that the NCC theater was performing “Rent”. John Larson’s venerable musical is not easy on actors with difficult songs, tightly choreographed dancing and a run time of nearly three hours. Despite the difficulty, the NCC production of Rent is a solid outing, albeit with some technical flaws. “Rent” which…

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NCC Theater staging great season

  Action, intrigue, scandal and revenge are some of the ingredients of this year’s theater season at NCC, with an eclectic selection of shows that include a critically acclaimed rock opera and a legendary tragedy.   “We’re looking forward to an exciting theater season at NCC,” says Theater professor Bill Mutimer, director of the first…

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Angels in America to be Staged at NCC

Angels in America: The Millennium Approaches, by Tony Kushner, will be staged on April 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 14 at 3:00 p.m. at Northampton Community College’s Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.   Described as a “gay fantasia on national themes,” the play…

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NCC to hold Poetry Day

FROM THE COLLEGE   Acclaimed poet Jimmy Santiago Baca will visit NCC for its annual Len Roberts Poetry Day reading on Thursday, April 11, with programs at the Main and Monroe campuses.   Baca learned to read and write in prison, transforming himself into an internationally known author, activist, motivator, teacher and “poet of the…

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