By Hyuna Yong
Friday night’s frigid weather did not stop the College from enjoying some solid, College Union Board (CUB)-sponsored entertainment. Four students performed music and comedy in the place of cancelled acts Cannonball Jane and Wakey!Wakey!, who could not make it to campus due to inclement conditions.
Junior graphic design major Colleen Napolitano opened the evening with a mix of covers, including “Sulk” by Radiohead, and originals such as her opening song “Manifesto.”
Napolitano, who has been a frequent performer at the Rat since the beginning of her sophomore year, seemed totally comfortable performing and chatting with the audience, interspersing her acoustic guitar-playing with down-to-earth humor.
Cat Cosentino, senior communication studies major, played next. Singing “you always put my mind at ease,” on her fourth song, Cosentino in fact put the audience at ease with her skillful voice and guitar playing.
“She has such a wonderful voice,” said Cara Yuknis, senior history and early childhood education major. “She’s a natural.”
The third performance brought a change of pace as Mark Smith, junior communication studies major, made the audience laugh with his stand-up comedy.
Finally, Jake Ehrlich, a sophomore communication studies major, closed the night with mix of originals and covers, such as “Girl Scout” by Peter A. Clabby.
Some of the performers discussed their aspirations beyond the campus. Cosentino announced that she is currently working on an album in Woodstock, N.Y.
Napolitano said she is finishing up her first album, “Love Songs for Strangers,” which she plans to release before the end of the school year.
Allie Axel, junior sociology major and CUB-Rat co-chair, discussed the possibility of Cannonball Jane and Wakey!Wakey! coming to the College at a later date. “So far we don’t have another date,” she said, “but we will definitely be rescheduling them.”