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The Dartmouth Aires Shine on NBC’s The Sing Off

November 5th, 2011 by donnanandersen

The Dartmouth Aires At The Sing Off on NBC

Dartmouth College’s oldest a cappella group, the Dartmouth Aires were founded in 1946 as an offshoot of the Glee Club.  In the 1970s they broke away from the Glee Club and became an established independent college landmark.  They usually have 16 members but that may vary from term to term.  They arrange their own music and their membership pick their own songs based on the group’s tastes.  They were chosen as one of the 16 a capella groups to compete in 2011 NBC’s The Sing Off.  To date, they are a member of the final 6 remaining teams and I can see why.  They bring an energy to the competition that is amazing and a choice of music that is brilliant.  To date, they have performed tunes such as Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder and Pinball Wizard from the rock opera Tommy.  But last week’s performance of a Dartmouth Aires Sing A Queen Medley was truly electrifying!  So tune in on Monday night for The Sing Off on NBC at 8 pm – you will not be disappointed!

Three Reasons To Visit “The Hood” In Winter

January 16th, 2011 by donnanandersen

The Hood Museum of Art

The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

The Hood Museum of Art is a teaching museum located on the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, New Hampshire.  This dynamic educational and cultural facility holds one of the oldest and largest college collections with more than 65,000 objects secured since 1772.  As part of their winter schedule there are three special exhibitions featured at “The Hood”:

Frank Stella : Irregular Polygons
Through March 13, 2011
Based on simple geometrics, each of 11 canvases comprise one of the most complex artistic statements of Mr. Stella’s career.

Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond
January 15 through March 13, 2011
This exhibition features contemporary Tibetan artists who are trying to make a name for themselves while keeping within Tibet’s rich artistic legacy.

Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth: Highlights
Opens February 12
This exhibition will highlight Dartmouth’s collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities.  It will include items ranging from everyday artifacts to funerary sculptures.

The Museum and Shop Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday: 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Sunday: 12 noon – 5 P.M.
Wednesday evening to 9 P.M.

Best of all the Hood Museum is FREE AND OPEN TO ALL! There are free guided tours by appointment (by very knowledgeable Docents) for any group of five or more.

Spend a night at Breakfast on the Connecticut, eat a full country breakfast the next morning and then go into Hanover, NH and enjoy some time at “The Hood”.

13th Occum Pond Party – Dartmouth Winter Carnival

December 27th, 2010 by donnanandersen

Couch Potato Racing

Couch Potato Racing

Each February, during Dartmouth Winter Carnival, Occum Pond hosts a party.  This enormous effort brings together the town of Hanover, Dartmouth College and the Occum Pond neighborhood for the benefit of young and old alike.  Now in its 13th year, the Occum Pond Party is a free festival where all can participate in traditional winter activities such as sledding, skating and pond hockey as well as less traditional events such as penguin bowling and couch potato racing.  The miniature ice palace is both festive and a fun place for kids to explore.  Whether you desire to dash through the snow on a horse-drawn sleigh or to slowly savor maple sugar on snow, this is one party you do not want to miss.  The 2011 Occum Pond Party is scheduled for February 12, 2011 from noon to 3pm.  Stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut and enjoy all the activities Dartmouth College Winter Carnival offers.