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February is packed with music and theater, lectures and events

02/3/2010

February is packed with events at Connecticut College, with art exhibits, concerts, classical theatrical performances and lectures on diverse topics from black history to the revitalization of Connecticut´s cities. All events are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted. The schedule of events is: • Now-Feb. 26: "Visual Inquiries," an explorative art exhibition featuring the works of Frederick Lynch, Cummings Arts Center galleries. Lynch will give a lecture on his exhibition Feb. 24 at 4:15 p.m. in the Cummings Arts Center galleries. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. • Feb. 4: "Their Eyes Were Watching God" book discussion, noon, Haines Room, Shain Library. English Professor Courtney Baker will lead a discussion on Zora Neale Hurston´s "Their Eyes Were Watching God," a novel about a young African American woman´s journey. • Feb. 4: "The Wedding Gift," a book talk by author Marlen Bodden, who will discuss her compelling historical novel that explores how planters controlled slaves and free women alike, 4:30 p.m., Blaustein 210. • Feb. 5: Kinodance´s "Denizen," an onStage performance, 8 p.m., Palmer Auditorium. The performance will also include a preview of Kinodance´s "New London Calling." Tickets are $22, $18 and $15 for general admission; $20, $16 and $13.50 for seniors; and $11, $9 and $7.50 for students. • Feb. 7: "The Art of Wilfredo Lam," a lecture by Jalane Schmidt, assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, 1 p.m., Lyman Allyn Art Museum. Schmidt will discuss the Cuban artist´s work and how it revives Afro-Cuban spirit and culture. • Feb. 9: "Reimagining the Human," a discussion of the life of Caribbean-American writer, poet and activist Audre Lorde with Jason Harris, a graduate student at Yale Divinity School, 4:30 p.m., Blaustein 210. • Feb. 9: "Energy and Pollution: Global Warming, Health and the Environment," a lecture by Robert Mendelsohn, professor of forest policy and economics at Yale University, 4:30 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library. • Feb. 10: The Acting Company and Guthrie Theater´s "Romeo and Juliet," an onStage performance, 8 p.m., Palmer Auditorium. Tickets are $26, $21 and $16 for general admission; $23.50, $19 and $14 for seniors; and $13, $10.50 and $8 for students. • Feb. 12: "Four the Hard Way: North Carolina A&T Students as Catalyst for Change Throughout the 1960s," a lecture by Kelton Edmonds, assistant professor of history at the California University of Pennsylvania, 11:45 a.m., Blaustein 210. • Feb. 12: "Amelia Piano Trio," featuring violinist Anthea Kreston, adjunct assistant professor of music; cellist Jason Duckles, adjunct assistant professor of music; and pianist Albert Kim, 8 p.m., Evans Hall. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors. • Feb. 18: "Meet Putto," a lecture by Michael Rees, sculptor of Connecticut College´s "Putto 4 over 4: The Public and The Private," 4 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library. Rees will discuss how his sculptures link art and technology. • Feb. 19: "Connecticut College Responds to the Disaster in Haiti," 11:45 a.m., Blaustein 210. Haiti´s history, the situation on the ground, the process of long term recovery and fundraising will be discussed. • Feb. 19: "Poet´s Love and Death," a performance of Schumann and Mussorgsky songs by Maksim Ivanov, a Connecticut Lyric Opera baritone, 8 p.m., Harkness Chapel. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors. • Feb. 19-20: "Vagina Monologues," a performance that aims to end violence against women, 7 p.m., Evans Hall. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for seniors. • Feb. 24: Frederick Lynch´s Lecture on "Visual Inquiries," an explorative art exhibition currently on display at Connecticut College, 4:15 p.m., Cummings Arts Center galleries. A reception will immediately follow. • Feb. 25-27: "Dance Club Spring Performance," 7:30 p.m., Myers Studio, College Center at Crozier-Williams. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for seniors. • Feb. 26: "Revitalizing Connecticut Cities," a lecture by Tom Condon, editorial page editor for the Hartford Courant and editor of the weekly feature page "Place," and Bruce Becker, a prominent architect in the urban revitalization movement, 11:45 a.m., Blaustein 210. • Feb. 26: "A Taste of History," a lecture about soul food, 4 p.m., Pepsico Room, Unity House. Samples of soul food will be served, and a discussion about the history of soul food will follow. • Feb. 26: "The Connecticut College Reed Trio," a performance by oboist Libby Van Cleve, adjunct assistant professor of music; clarinetist Thomas Labadorf, adjunct assistant professor of music; and bassoonist Rebecca Noreen, adjunct assistant professor of music, 8 p.m., Evans Hall. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors.

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Deborah MacDonnell (860) 439-2504, dmacdonn@conncoll.edu



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