Weekly Flashback, April 15-19

 

Nose buried in your books lately? Check out what you may have missed with this week’s roundup.

Newton, Einstein…Ringo?

Drummers at The New School for Jazz are flashing big ‘I knew it” grins this week after a study published by the Telegraph revealed their tendency for an impressive intellectual capacity. Findings show that those with the best sense of rhythm typically performed better on mental assessments. Scientists concluded that there was a connection between good timing, problem solving, and analysis.  Who says you can’t rock and win a Nobel? Check out Jazz’s post on their Facebook page.

The Pen is Mightier than the Needle

Those of us with an eye for garment candy can spot any of our notable alum’s looks on the street, but have you ever seen the beginnings of those killer stilettos, butter-leather handbags, or racy LBDs (little black dresses)? Our fashion design students make magic with their pens before stitching. Check out some of their year-end work here.

You Kids Knock off that Racket!

Get out your headphones! Today kicks off the weekend-long audio festival MEGAPOLIS, hosted by The New School. Sound enthusiasts play, experiment, and dish industry secrets on producing audio works online, on-air, and on stage. After hitting up Boston in 2009 and Baltimore in 2010, MegaFest 3 rumbles in to the city that never sleeps. This weekend, it’s probably the thumps from this event keeping us all awake. Stop in to see some of our student work!

Singing the Blues

Frank Ocean, you’ve got some competition. New School for Jazz vocalist James Tillman is a true soul singer. On Monday, he was featured on ESSENCE.com’s “New and Next,” a column that shines a spotlight on rising musicians everyone should know. Check out his latest tracks.

What a Wonderful World

Oh, what a week can do to the weather. Last week, our squelching shoes, soggy socks, and umbrella-laden sidewalks had us grumbling. This week? Bring on the sunscreen. Oh, and New School popup classes are back! Check out our Instagram feed for a visual recap.