It’s not every day that songs like “Nasty Women Grab Back” and “Feminist AF” are performed in the James J.
“It was something to look forward to at the beginning of the week and something to give us energy toward the end of the week,” Lecturer Greg Evans said.
“Ever since I could remember, the first time I heard jazz as a little kid, I thought, ‘this is music.’ It’s always spoken to me very directly.”
The theme of the prom was An Evening At Gatsby’s, featuring jazz tunes from the ’20s. The event featured Italian food and jazz tunes from the ’20s.
IC Defy’s dance repertoire includes ballet, hip-hop, jazz and contemporary. Each style is taught by a different student instructor each day.
To raise awareness for homelessness in Tompkins County, the Delta Chapter of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia hosted the Sinfonia Ball Jan. 27 in the Whalen Center for Music.
Colleagues and students alike remembered Lifton, who taught at the college for 29 years, as an energetic man who cared deeply about his students and who was a top-notch professor.