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The First Annual Musician Look-Alike Contest

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The Tech Talk's headline summarized it best: "Musical Masquerade Tops the Charts." The Music Library's first-ever Musician Look-Alike contest proved to be a rousing success and fun for everyone involved. This IAP event was intended not only to locate look-alikes, but also to enhance people's awareness of the Music Library and its services.

The event was hosted by the inimitable Captain Hook (Ed Darna of Theater Arts) who kept the crowd in stitches with his quick retorts and one-liners. The seven contestants were judged by Lowell Lindgren and Pamela Ambush of the music faculty along with David Ferriero of the Libraries. The four winners, who each received a $25.00 gift certificate from either Newbury Comics or the Harvard Coop, were as follows:

  1. William Fregosi (Theater Arts) as Charles-Henri Alkan
  2. Robert Hall (Libraries) as Sir Edward Elgar
  3. Michael (Libraries) as Anonymous
  4. Megan Hepler '98 as Madonna

Gift certificates for ice cream cones from Toscanini's were awarded to some splendid runners-up:

Photographs by Donna Coveney

The Second Annual Musician Look-Alike Contest

The Second Annual Musician Look-Alike Contest was held in the Music Library on January 26, 1996. Hosted by the wise-cracking Captain Hook (Edward Darna, Technical Instructor, Theater Arts), this year's event highlighted many extrordinary contestants. A large and enthusiastic audience crowded into the library to witness this entertaining event. This year's judges included Jay Keyser (Special Assistant to the Provost), Martin Marks (Associate Professor, Music), and Theresa Tobin (Head Librarian, Dewey and Humanities Libraries). Prizes were generously donated by the MIT Coop, Newbury Comics, and Toscanini's Ice Cream.

Photographs by Donna Coveney


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