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February features music, dance and black history at Connecticut College

02/3/2011

 onStage at Connecticut College presents David Dorfman Dance's "Prophets of Funk - Dance to the Music," Friday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. in Palmer Auditorium.

onStage at Connecticut College presents David Dorfman Dance's "Prophets of Funk - Dance to the Music," Friday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. in Palmer Auditorium.

The public is invited to visit Connecticut College during the month of February for a variety of art, music, dance and cultural events. All events are free, unless otherwise noted. - Feb. 4: "Memory Across Disciplines Symposium." This day-long symposium will explore the topic of memory and feature prominent guest speakers and presentations from faculty and students from the departments of psychology, religious studies, dance, gender and women's studies, Slavic studies, human development and English, 9 a.m. - 6:15 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library. - Feb. 4: "onStage at Connecticut College presents David Dorfman Dance's 'Prophets of Funk - Dance to the Music,'" a performances that celebrates the groundbreaking, visceral and powerful music of the 1960s and '70s funk group Sly and the Family Stone, 8 p.m., Palmer Auditorium. Tickets are $28, 24, 20 for general admission; $25, 21.50, 18 for seniors; $14, 12, 10 for students. For tickets, call 860-439-ARTS (2787) or visit onstage.conncoll.edu. - Feb. 8: "Social Construction and Social Critique: Debunking Myths," a lecture by Sally Haslanger, professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 4:15 p.m., Blaustein Humanities Center Faculty Lounge. - Feb. 9: "The Changing Face of New London 1980-2010," a Centennial lecture by Ted Hendrickson, associate professor of art, 5:30 p.m. at the Provenance Center in downtown New London. This lecture is part of Connecticut College's "Connections: Centennial Photo Show," on display in the Provenance Center until March 1. - Feb. 10: "Profiling the Tyrosine Phosphorylation State of the Cell in Normal Signaling and in Cancer," a biology/ botany lecture by Bruce Mayer, associate professor of genetics and developmental biology at the University of Connecticut Health Center, 4:30 p.m., New London Hall Room 112. - Feb. 10: "When Racial Paranoia Might Be Reasonable: What Dave Chappelle Can Teach Michael Richards about Comedy," a Black History Month lecture by John L. Jackson, professor of communication and anthropology and associate dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication, 7 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library. - Feb. 11: "A Mid-Winter Night of Heavy Metal," a Connecticut College faculty music performance featuring Gary Buttery on the tuba, Tom Labadorf on the bass clarinet, Rebecca Noreen on the bassoon, Elizabeth Gates on the horn, and Patrice Newman on the piano, 8 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and free for Connecticut College faculty, staff and students. For tickets, call (860) 439-2720. - Feb. 13: "Fantasies for a February Afternoon," a music concert featuring adjunct instructor of music Allyn Donath on the harp and guest artists Christina DeCaprio on the harp and Irene Rissis on the viola, 2 p.m., Harkness Chapel. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and free for Connecticut College faculty, staff and students. For tickets, call (860) 439-2720. - Feb. 15: "30 Years as a Financial Tourist in Asia," a panel discussion featuring Nicholas Edwards, an investment manager specializing in Asia, and Connecticut College professors John Tian, associate professor of government, and Takeshi Watanabe, visiting assistant professor of Japanese, 4:30 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room. - Feb. 16: "Black Education in America," a panel discussion featuring psychology lecturer Santiba Campbell, sociology professor Cherise Harris and education professors Rosemarie Roberts and Dana Wright, 7 p.m., Cro's Nest, College Center at Crozier-Williams. - Feb. 18: "State Capture and State Failure: Drug Trafficking, Violence and Corruption in Mexico," a lecture by Carlos Antonio Flores Perez, a Mexican political scientist and visiting scholar at the Human Rights Institute and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Connecticut, 11:45 a.m., Blaustein Humanities Center Room 210. - Feb. 18: "Clarinet and Bassoon Recital," a Connecticut College faculty concert featuring Thomas Labadorf on the clarinet, Rebecca Noreen on the bassoon, and Annette Shapiro on the piano, Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and free for Connecticut College faculty, staff and students. For tickets, call (860) 439-2720. - Feb. 20: "Art of Baroque Violin," a Connecticut College faculty concert featuring adjunct instructor of music Daniel Lee and the Sebastian Chamber Players, 7 p.m., Harkness Chapel. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and free for Connecticut College faculty, staff and students. For tickets, call (860) 439-2720. - Feb. 22: "Race, Class and Gender: Dysfunction in Tyler Perry's 'Middle Class,'" a lecture by Cherise Harris, assistant professor of sociology at Connecticut College, 4:30 p.m., 740 Williams St. - Feb. 23: "Klan-Destine Relationships: A Black Man's Odyssey into the Ku Klux Klan," a book discussion by Daryl Davis, author of "Klan-Destine Relationship," 6 p.m., Olin Science Center Room 014. - Feb. 24: "Discovery of a Protein-Protein Interaction that May Regulate Both Development and Cancer," a biology/ botany lecture by Jennifer Crary, a post-doctoral research fellow in the biology department at Connecticut College, 4:30 p.m., New London Hall Room 112. - Feb. 24 - 26: "Dance Club Spring Performance," featuring choreography and dance by Connecticut College students, 7 p.m. each night, Myers Dance Studio, College Center at Crozier-Williams. Tickets are $6 for general admission and $4 for students and seniors. For tickets, call (860) 439-2830 or email dance@conncoll.edu. Tickets will also be on sale in the Crozier-Williams lobby the week of the show. - Feb. 25: "Toward a Healthy Embodiment," a lecture by Joan Chrisler, Connecticut College professor of psychology, who will speak about her latest research on weight, body image and aging, 11:45 a.m., Blaustein Humanities Center Room 210. - Feb. 25: "Pianist Kumi Ogano in Concert," featuring adjunct assistant professor of music Kumi Ogano, 8 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and free for Connecticut College faculty, staff and students. For tickets, call (860) 439-2720. - Feb. 26: "onStage at Connecticut College presents Acoustic Africa." This exhilarating concert celebrates the richness of the African guitar tradition with Habib Koité, the Malian superstar whose exciting concerts have endeared him to audiences worldwide; Oliver Mtukudzi, a best-selling artist in his home country of Zimbabwe; and Afel Bocoum, a guitarist, singer and composer from Mali whose songs evoke the evolution of traditional Malian society, 8 p.m., Palmer Auditorium. Tickets are $28, 24, 20 for general admission; $25, 21.50, 18 for seniors; $14, 12, 10 for students. For tickets, call 860-439-ARTS (2787) or visit onstage.conncoll.edu. - Feb. 27: "The Evening Prayer," a Connecticut College faculty music concert featuring soprano Jurate Svedaite Waller, voice instructor at Connecticut College, and pianist Patrice Newman, adjunct instructor of music, 7 p.m., Harkness Chapel. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and free for Connecticut College faculty, staff and students. For tickets, call (860) 439-2720. Ongoing events: - Now - March 1, "Connections: Centennial Photo Show," an exhibition featuring student photographs and historical photographs representing Connecticut College's connection with New London at the Provenance Center in New London. Exhibit hours are Thursdays 3 - 6 p.m. and Fridays from noon - 3 p.m. For more information, call (860) 405-5887. For more about Connecticut College's centennial, visit centennial.conncoll.edu. - Now - March 4, "Swan Song," a retrospective exhibit featuring the artwork of Maureen McCabe, the Joanne Toor Cummings '50 Professor of Art at Connecticut College in the Cummings Arts Center Galleries. See gallery hours. - Now - March 18: "Creating a New Library: The First Books at Connecticut College," a historical exhibit at Shain Library. See library hours.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Matt Engelhardt (860) 439-2505, mengelha@conncoll.edu
Deborah MacDonnell (860) 439-2504, dmacdonn@conncoll.edu



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