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2015

March

Spring Faculty Dance Concert:  Women of Myth Unleashed/The Seven Deadly Sins
Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Women of Myth Unleashed/The Seven Deadly Sins
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Artist in Residence Patricia Beaman presents two exhilarating world premieres.
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Omnia Hegazy
Omnia Hegazy
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Singer-songwriter Omnia Hegazy combines guitar-driven American pop/rock and Arabic folk. At Wesleyan, Ms. Hegazy will be accompanied for the first time outside of New York City by drummer Max Maples, bassist Carl Limbacher, electric guitarist Coyote Anderson, and Natalia Perlaza on Arabic percussion and tabla.

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Opening Reception: Personal Recollections - Gifts from Robert Dannin and Jolie Stahl
Opening Reception: Personal Recollections - Gifts from Robert Dannin and Jolie Stahl
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Inspired by anthropological theories of gift-giving, Jolie Stahl and Robert Dannin recently donated a collection of 69 prints, photographs, and multiples to the Davison Art Center in honor of their daughter, Isadora Dannin ’14.
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The Craft of Story: Narrative Strategies in Film and Writing
The Craft of Story: Narrative Strategies in Film and Writing
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
The Russell House
In this literary talk, Sadia Shepard ’97 will discuss narrative strategies in writing and film.
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The Other Half of Tomorrow with Sadia Shepard ’97
The Other Half of Tomorrow with Sadia Shepard ’97
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:15pm
Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace
Sadia Shepard ’97 presents her documentary film The Other Half of Tomorrow, which looks at contemporary Pakistan through the perspective of dynamic female change-makers: artists, activists, educators, politicians, and athletes.
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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week One
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week One
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

View the talents of seniors Luca Ameri, Raphael A. Leitz, Dat Vu, and Derrick Qi Wang in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.

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Graduate Recital: Daniel Fishkin - Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2015
Graduate Recital: Daniel Fishkin - Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
A graduate recital by Daniel Fishkin.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Raphael Xavier: Hip Hop
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Raphael Xavier: Hip Hop
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 3:00pm
Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio
Raphael Xavier will teach a hip hop Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during his first time teaching at DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Eddie Taketa
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Eddie Taketa
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 3:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio
Eddie Taketa of Doug Varone and Dancers will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Kate Weare
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Kate Weare
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 1:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio
Kate Weare, Artistic Director of Kate Weare Company, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during her first time teaching at DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Stuart Singer
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Stuart Singer
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 11:00am
Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio
Stuart Singer of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Alison Manning: Horton Technique
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Alison Manning: Horton Technique
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 11:00am
Cross Street Dance Studio
Alison Manning, Managing Director & Co-Producer of The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, will teach a Horton Technique Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during her first time teaching at DanceMasters Weekend.
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Opening Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Opening Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

The Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition will run from Saturday, March 7 through Saturday, March 14, 2015. 

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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Roxane D'Orleans Juste
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Roxane D'Orleans Juste
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 3:30pm
Cross Street Dance Studio
Roxane D'Orleans Juste, Associate Artistic Director of Limón Dance Company, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Dianne Walker: Tap
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Dianne Walker: Tap
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 3:30pm
Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio
Dianne Walker, Artistic Director of Boston's TapDancin, Inc., will teach a tap Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Ronald K. Brown
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Ronald K. Brown
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1:30pm
Cross Street Dance Studio
Ronald K. Brown, Artistic Director of Evidence, A Dance Company, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - David Dorfman
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - David Dorfman
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1:30pm
Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio
David Dorfman, Artistic Director of David Dorfman Dance, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Choreographers Conversation
DanceMasters Weekend: Choreographers Conversation
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 12:00pm
Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center 265 Church Street, Middletown
Meet choreographers Brian Brooks, Wendy Whelan, David Dorfman, and Ronald K. Brown during a noontime conversation moderated by Nicole Stanton, Chair of the Wesleyan University Dance Department.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Wendy Whelan: Ballet
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Wendy Whelan: Ballet
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:00am
Cross Street Dance Studio
Wendy Whelan, Former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet, will teach a ballet Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during her first time teaching at DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Brian Brooks
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Brian Brooks
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:00am
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio
Brian Brooks, Artistic Director of Brian Brooks Moving Company, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
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Senior Recital: Ben Zucker
Senior Recital: Ben Zucker
Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Ben Zucker performs Poetics in Motion.
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Stanley Maxwell
Stanley Maxwell
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Stanley Maxwell plays original music with intricate group improvisations, and won "Best Jazz Song" at the 7th annual Independent Music Awards. The quartet features Andy Chatfield on drums, Mark Crino on bass, Eric DellaVecchia on alto saxophone, and Evan Green on piano.
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February

Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 9:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
An experiment in actor-audience relationships, using popular music and elements of Japanese kabuki theater.
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The Visiting Room: Thesis Theater Production by Sara Guernsey
The Visiting Room: Thesis Theater Production by Sara Guernsey
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
A senior thesis production based on testimonials and interviews with five inmates that takes the audience inside the walls of state prisons.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra: CATcerto and Musical Beasts
Wesleyan University Orchestra: CATcerto and Musical Beasts
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A children’s concert featuring very special guest Nora The Piano Cat and an orchestral suite from the animated Disney/Pixar movie Up! (2009), performed by the Wesleyan University Orchestra.
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Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
An experiment in actor-audience relationships, using popular music and elements of Japanese kabuki theater.
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Tari Aceh! Music and Dance from Northern Sumatra
Tari Aceh! Music and Dance from Northern Sumatra
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Connecticut premiere by nine female traditional Acehnese dancers featuring songs and body percussion from the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
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The Visiting Room: Thesis Theater Production by Sara Guernsey
The Visiting Room: Thesis Theater Production by Sara Guernsey
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
A senior thesis production based on testimonials and interviews with five inmates that takes the audience inside the walls of state prisons.
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Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
An experiment in actor-audience relationships, using popular music and elements of Japanese kabuki theater.
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Workshop: Dance from Northern Sumatra
Workshop: Dance from Northern Sumatra
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:30pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall, 55 Wyllys Avenue
A dance workshop open to all experience levels with members of Tari Aceh! Participants will learn Saman, a popular dance form from Indonesia that combines text, poetry, and movement.
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Panel Discussion: Expressing and Contesting Indonesia-Islam Encounters in Performing Arts - Dance and Music in Aceh
Panel Discussion: Expressing and Contesting Indonesia-Islam Encounters in Performing Arts - Dance and Music in Aceh
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 4:15pm
CFA Hall
Organized and moderated by University Professor of Music Sumarsam, this panel will discuss performing art as a space for expressing Indonesia-Islam encounters.
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Artist Panel: Picture/Thing
Artist Panel: Picture/Thing
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 4:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
A panel discussion about the Picture/Thing exhibition featuring artists Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, and Letha Wilson; and the curators Sasha Rudensky and Jeffrey Schiff.

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Artful Lunch Series: Laurie Nussdorfer
Artful Lunch Series: Laurie Nussdorfer
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join Professor of History and Letters Laurie Nussdorfer as she shares her favorite works in the Davison Art Center collection.
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A Body in a Library
A Body in a Library
Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10:00pm
Olin Library Lobby, 252 Church Street
A Body in Places is dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake’s first solo project, which incorporates both performative and non-performative elements, and includes the photography exhibition A Body in Fukushima.
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This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part V
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part V
Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the fifth in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music, performed by the composer with special guest artist Lydia Brown, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and Associate Conductor, Metropolitan Opera.
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Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental: 17 Border Crossings
Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental: 17 Border Crossings
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
The Connecticut premiere of 17 Border Crossings, a solo work written and directed by Thaddeus Phillips based on his actual travel experiences.
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Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Concerts
Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Concerts
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
“Idiopreneurial Entrephonics” is a two day festival of music made mostly with analog electronic circuitry, including two evening concerts.
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Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Workshops and Talks
Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Workshops and Talks
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:00pm
World Music Hall
“Idiopreneurial Entrephonics” is a two day festival of music made mostly with analog electronic circuitry, including afternoon workshops and talks.

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Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Workshops and Talks
Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Workshops and Talks
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00am
Music Rehearsal Hall 105, 60 Wyllys Avenue
“Idiopreneurial Entrephonics” is a two day festival of music made mostly with analog electronic circuitry, including afternoon workshops and talks.

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Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Concerts
Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Concerts
Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
“Idiopreneurial Entrephonics” is a two day festival of music made mostly with analog electronic circuitry, including two evening concerts.
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History Matters...Careers: "From History Major to Arts Center Director”
History Matters...Careers: "From History Major to Arts Center Director”
Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 12:00pm
Public Affairs Center 002
Pamela Tatge '84 P'16, Director of Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts, reflects on the role her History major and her Wesleyan education played in her personal and professional path.

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Ronald Ebrecht: Be Mine
Ronald Ebrecht: Be Mine
Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 4:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht shares a Romantic fifth: the famous Fifth Symphony of Charles-Marie Widor, Moonlight and Roses, and other schmaltz in an afternoon intermezzo for Valentine’s Day.
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Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars perform a spirited fusion of traditional West African music, roots reggae, and rhythmic traditional folk.
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Friday Visiting Artist Studio Showing: Kellie Ann Lynch
Friday Visiting Artist Studio Showing: Kellie Ann Lynch
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 1:30pm
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio
Kellie Ann Lynch is a New Haven-based dancer who has been dancing and touring nationally with Adele Myers & Dancers since 2008, and New York City-based Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc. since 2010.
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3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan
3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan
Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:30pm
Seminar Room, Mansfield Freeman Center, College of East Asian Studies
A lecture by Richard J. Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for International Studies, and Founding Director of MIT Japan Program.
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Artist Lecture: Rachel Harrison '89
Artist Lecture: Rachel Harrison '89
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 4:30pm
CFA Hall
"Putty in the Blister," a lecture by Rachel Harrison '89, one of the ten artists featured in the Picture/Thing exhibition.
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Graduate Recital: Peter Blasser - At the Leadmine
Graduate Recital: Peter Blasser - At the Leadmine
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Hall
A graduate recital by Peter Blasser.
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Muslim Women: Drawing From the Past to Move Forward in the Future
Muslim Women: Drawing From the Past to Move Forward in the Future
Monday, February 9, 2015 at 4:30pm
The Russell House
Dr. Feryal Salem will talk about the need for the female voice in Islamic scholarship and give an outline of some contemporary Muslim women's contributions to classical Islamic scholarship
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Stephen Bennett
Stephen Bennett
Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Finger-style guitarist Stephen Bennett presents original compositions and arrangements of the Beatles, Ennio Morricone, and Elmer Bernstein.
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Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Montréal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard returns to Wesleyan with two new dance works, described as “a hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness” (The New York Times)
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Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Montréal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard returns to Wesleyan with two new dance works, described as “a hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness” (The New York Times)
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Receptions: A Body in Fukushima
Receptions: A Body in Fukushima
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:00pm
CFA Hall
After a 5:30pm artist talk with dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima, a walking tour of the three galleries will begin at CFA Hall at 6pm, with a reception in each location.
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Artist Talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston
Artist Talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 5:30pm
CFA Hall
Artist talk with dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima. Following the talk will be a walking tour of the three galleries, with a reception in each location.
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January

Calefax Reed Quintet
Calefax Reed Quintet
Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Amsterdam’s Calefax Reed Quintet breathes new life into classical chamber music by Bach, Shostakovich, and others arranged for oboe, clarinet, sax, bass clarinet, and bassoon.
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Opening Reception: Picture/Thing
Opening Reception: Picture/Thing
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Main Gallery
Picture/Thing presents ten artists—Kendall Baker, Isidro Blasco, Rachel Harrison '89, Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, Anouk Kruithof, Marlo Pascual, Mariah Robertson, Erin Shirreff, and Letha Wilson—who make hybrid objects that challenge the limits of photography and sculpture at a time when the definitions of the two media continue to evolve. Curated by Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky and Professor of Art Jeffrey Schiff.
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Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10:00am
World Music Hall

Have your child learn the traditional music of Java, Indonesia, for only $30 for a semester of lessons and rehearsals. Open to ages 7 to 14. No prior experience necessary.

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All Things Connecticut
All Things Connecticut
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 10:30pm
CPTV

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the sixth season of All Things Connecticut, designed to bring viewers a new appreciation for the people and places that make the state so unique, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.

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All Things Connecticut
All Things Connecticut
Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 12:30pm
CPTV

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the sixth season of All Things Connecticut, designed to bring viewers a new appreciation for the people and places that make the state so unique, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.

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All Things Connecticut
All Things Connecticut
Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 10:30am
CPTV

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the sixth season of All Things Connecticut, designed to bring viewers a new appreciation for the people and places that make the state so unique, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.

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Tour of the Exhibition Goya: Order and Disorder at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Tour of the Exhibition Goya: Order and Disorder at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 9:30am
Musuem of Fine Arts, Boston
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a tour with one of the curators of Goya: Order and Disorder at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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All Things Connecticut
All Things Connecticut
Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 8:00pm
CPTV

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the sixth season of All Things Connecticut, designed to bring viewers a new appreciation for the people and places that make the state so unique, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.

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Downton Abbey Season Five Preview Party
Downton Abbey Season Five Preview Party
Friday, January 2, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
See the premiere of Downton Abbey season five before it airs. Free, registration required, space is limited.
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2014

December

Creative Stages
Creative Stages
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 1:30pm
CPTV
Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the original documentary Creative Stages, hosted by Ed Wierzbicki. This half-hour special is devoted to the arts, as Mr. Wierzbicki takes viewers “inside the creative process” while interviewing Connecticut artists and exploring local arts organizations, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.
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Creative Stages
Creative Stages
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 4:30am
CPTV
Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the original documentary Creative Stages, hosted by Ed Wierzbicki. This half-hour special is devoted to the arts, as Mr. Wierzbicki takes viewers “inside the creative process” while interviewing Connecticut artists and exploring local arts organizations, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.
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West African Drumming and Dance Concert
West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa. Drumming and dance students perform under the direction of choreographer Iddi Saaka and drummers John Dankwa and Nate Ash-Morgan '08, plus guest artists.

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Winter Dance Concert: vis-à-vis
Winter Dance Concert: vis-à-vis
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Featuring new works by advanced student choreographers Eury German '16, Lakisha Gonsalves '16, Sarah Greizer '16, Ari Kaufman '16, Chloe Jones '15, Clara Pinsky '16, Djibril Sall '16, and Nora Thompson '15.
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The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Beginning at the Book of Genesis, Jean Claude van Itallie's The Serpent weaves biblical narrative with contemporary experience to craft a ceremonial journey for actors and audience.
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'All' means 'necessary'
'All' means 'necessary'
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
Savor the results of months of intensive creative ferment under the tutelage of the legendary composer and artist David Behrman, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music.
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Winter Dance Concert: vis-à-vis
Winter Dance Concert: vis-à-vis
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Featuring new works by advanced student choreographers Eury German '16, Lakisha Gonsalves '16, Sarah Greizer '16, Ari Kaufman '16, Chloe Jones '15, Clara Pinsky '16, Djibril Sall '16, and Nora Thompson '15.
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The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Beginning at the Book of Genesis, Jean Claude van Itallie's The Serpent weaves biblical narrative with contemporary experience to craft a ceremonial journey for actors and audience.
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The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Beginning at the Book of Genesis, Jean Claude van Itallie's The Serpent weaves biblical narrative with contemporary experience to craft a ceremonial journey for actors and audience.
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Javanese Gamelan
Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of Javanese gamelan. The concert will include a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
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Veronica Doubleday Concert with John Baily: Women’s Traditional Songs from Afghanistan
Veronica Doubleday Concert with John Baily: Women’s Traditional Songs from Afghanistan
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
London vocalist Veronica Doubleday accompanies her singing of Persian-language texts on daireh frame drum, and John Baily joins her on the two-stringed dutar lute.
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Veronica Doubleday Talk: Emotional Expression in Women’s Music-Making in Afghanistan
Veronica Doubleday Talk: Emotional Expression in Women’s Music-Making in Afghanistan
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 4:15pm
CFA Hall
Veronica Doubleday, Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths, London University, considers the emotional impact of songs and dance from the western Afghan city of Herat.
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WesWinds: The Wind Ensemble of Wesleyan University
WesWinds: The Wind Ensemble of Wesleyan University
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce conducts the WesWinds fall concert.
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Monks in Glaze: Workshop, Patronage, and Iconography of Large Luohan Statues from North China
Monks in Glaze: Workshop, Patronage, and Iconography of Large Luohan Statues from North China
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 4:30pm
41 Wyllys Avenue, Room 114
"Monks in Glaze: Workshop, Patronage, and Iconography of Large Luohan Statues from North China," a lecture by Eileen Hsiang-ling Hsu.
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Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 12:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Wesleyan chamber music students perform works by Felix Mendelssohn, Frank Bridge, Claude Debussy, Ferdinando Carulli, and others.

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Ebony Singers Winter Concert
Ebony Singers Winter Concert
Monday, December 1, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Enjoy the melodious sounds of Wesleyan's Ebony Singers under the direction of Dr. Marichal Monts '85.
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South Indian Voice: Beginners Performance
South Indian Voice: Beginners Performance
Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
Beginning South Indian voice students will perform the exercises and simple compositions of Purandara Dasa, Appayya Dikshitar, and others. 
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November

Creative Stages
Creative Stages
Friday, November 28, 2014 at 8:00pm
CPTV
Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the original documentary Creative Stages, hosted by Ed Wierzbicki. This half-hour special is devoted to the arts, as Mr. Wierzbicki takes viewers “inside the creative process” while interviewing Connecticut artists and exploring local arts organizations, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.
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Artist Talk: Ghada Amer
Artist Talk: Ghada Amer
Monday, November 24, 2014 at 4:15pm
Romance Languages and Literatures Lounge, 300 High Street
Egyptian artist Ghada Amer will discuss how her paintings explore female desire and its representation(s) using female figures sewn onto canvas and partially hidden behind threads and paint.
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Music from East Asia
Music from East Asia
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A variety of musical styles and repertories from East Asian cultures, featuring Wesleyan’s three East Asian ensembles—the Chinese Music Ensemble, the Korean Drumming Ensemble, and the Taiko Drumming Ensemble.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra
Wesleyan University Orchestra
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan University Orchestra presents an evening of popular holiday classics (including an audience sing-along) under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

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Gamelan: Classical Music of Central Java
Gamelan: Classical Music of Central Java
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music Sumarsam and Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito, presents classical music of Central Java.
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The Slot
The Slot
Friday, November 21, 2014 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Featuring works by graduate music students Peter Blasser, Cecilia Lopez, Cleek Schrey, and Ron Shalom, and Luke Macdonald '17.
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Creative Content Concert
Creative Content Concert
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Pheeroan akLaff directs a performance by students in Music 459 “Materials and Principles of Jazz Improvisation I.”
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Carmelita Tropicana and the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Carmelita Tropicana and the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 4:30pm
CFA Hall
Moderated by Associate Professor of Anthropology Gina Ulysse, panelists will include Carmelita Tropicana, Marcial Godoy-Anativi, and Jennifer Celestin '07.
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Jason Brogan: The View from Nowhere
Jason Brogan: The View from Nowhere
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
Graduate music student Jason Brogan links together thought, noise, and improvisation in an attempt to investigate the self as being just a process: a "no one" that could be constructed or manipulated.
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Opening Reception: Create and Curate—Student-Organized Exhibition
Opening Reception: Create and Curate—Student-Organized Exhibition
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center, Hallway Gallery
The Friends of the Davison Art Center coordinate the second student-curated exhibition of work created by current students.
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In the Heights
In the Heights
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
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In the Heights
In the Heights
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
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In the Heights
In the Heights
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
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In the Heights
In the Heights
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
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In the Heights
In the Heights
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
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Senior Recital: Jason Jia
Senior Recital: Jason Jia
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Jason Jia performs organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Jehan Alain, Marcel Dupré, and Maurice Duruflé as part of his senior recital, "Bombarde! Safety Not Guaranteed."
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Posters, Propaganda, and the American Experience in World War I
Posters, Propaganda, and the American Experience in World War I
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 5:00pm
CFA Hall
Roundtable discussion with Professor of English Sean McCann, Professor of History Ronald Schatz, and Olin Professor of American Studies, Emeritus Richard S. Slotkin.
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In the Heights
In the Heights
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
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Dina Maccabee: Self-Same Sounds
Dina Maccabee: Self-Same Sounds
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
Graduate music student Dina Maccabee presents new vocal pieces exploring the properties of the voice in dialogue with its many mediated reproductions, featuring student vocal group The Mixolydians.
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Sam Friedman '13: Just Breathe—A Harmonica Retrospective
Sam Friedman '13: Just Breathe—A Harmonica Retrospective
Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Sam Friedman '13 demonstrates some of the many ways that the harmonica has been utilized in the nearly 200 years since its invention, accompanied by piano, guitar, bass, and vocals.
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Riffat Sultana and Party
Riffat Sultana and Party
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The New England debut of Sufi fusion singer Riffat Sultana and Party. Her divinely soulful voice evokes her musical ancestry, blending Indian and Pakistani influences with guitar, tabla, dhol, bansuri, and harmonium.
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Tell Your Story: A Conversation with Riffat Sultana and Party
Tell Your Story: A Conversation with Riffat Sultana and Party
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall

Hear from Sufi singer Riffat Sultana and Party about her experiences as a Muslim woman artist both in America and abroad in Pakistan and India.

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Wesleyan Concert Choir: Let All Nations Sing
Wesleyan Concert Choir: Let All Nations Sing
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
The Wesleyan Concert Choir presents Let All Nations Sing, a selection of folk tunes from all around the world, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

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Eiko Otake: Nakedness
Eiko Otake: Nakedness
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 4:30pm
Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Seminar Room
Visiting Artist in Dance and the College of East Asian Studies Eiko Otake will give a lecture, titled “Nakedness,” during which she will discuss physical, metaphorical, and metaphysical nakedness, and explore what it means for an artist to be naked.
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Colloquium: Professor Mohd Anis Md Nor
Colloquium: Professor Mohd Anis Md Nor
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 4:15pm
Daltry Room (Music Rehearsal Hall 003)

Mohd Anis Md Nor, Professor of Ethnochoreology and Ethnomusicology at the Cultural Centre (School of Performing Arts), University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, will discuss Islam, music, and dance in Southeast Asia.

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Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.

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October

Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, October 31, 2014 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.

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Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.

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Talk by Leigh Fondakowski on her work SPILL
Talk by Leigh Fondakowski on her work SPILL
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall

Playwright Leigh Fondakowski will discuss the development of her newest work, SPILL, a multimedia play about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Hkeelee (Talk to Me)
Hkeelee (Talk to Me)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
A solo performance by Lebanese American writer, actress, and teaching artist Leila Buck ’99 that explores family, memory, and politics.
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 Daniel Fishkin: Transcriptions
Daniel Fishkin: Transcriptions
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
Graduate music student Daniel Fishkin presents a diverse program of American avant-garde composition and the experimental canon, filtered through and radically reinterpreted by invented instruments.
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A Symphony à la carte
A Symphony à la carte
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, showcases a selection of movements from several large-scale symphonic works and presents an opportunity for the audience vote on which composition they would like to hear in its entirety in the spring.
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Fall Faculty Dance Concert: To Not Forget Crimea - Uncertain Quiet of Indigenous Crimean Tatars
Fall Faculty Dance Concert: To Not Forget Crimea - Uncertain Quiet of Indigenous Crimean Tatars
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel
The premiere performance of To Not Forget Crimea: Uncertain Quiet of Indigenous Crimean Tatars by Associate Professor of Dance Katja Kolcio in response to recent political changes in Crimea.
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Sonatas and Interludes: Keyboard Music by Cage, Scarlatti, and Macbride
Sonatas and Interludes: Keyboard Music by Cage, Scarlatti, and Macbride
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
David Macbride, Professor of Composition and Music Theory at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford, performs selected sonatas by John Cage, Domenico Scarlatti, and original works based on those composers for harpsichord, piano, and prepared piano.
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Panel Discussion: Indigenous Ukrainian Perspectives of Crimea Post Russian-Invasion
Panel Discussion: Indigenous Ukrainian Perspectives of Crimea Post Russian-Invasion
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 6:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
Panelists will include Arsen Zhumadilov, Ayla Bakkalli, Greta Uehling, and Alim Aliyev.
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Yiddish Dance Extravaganza
Yiddish Dance Extravaganza
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:30pm
The Bayit, 157 Church Street
An evening of live klezmer music by Wesleyan's klezmer band Veeblefetzer and Yiddish dancing led by Steve Weintraub.
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Painting for the People: Lithography in France in the 19th Century
Painting for the People: Lithography in France in the 19th Century
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:00pm
Davison Art Center, Print Reference Library
Join the Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning and the Friends of the Davison Art Center for Painting for the People, a short course on French lithographs in the 19th century.
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Artful Lunch Series: Keiji Shinohara
Artful Lunch Series: Keiji Shinohara
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join Artist in Residence Keiji Shinohara as he shares his favorite works in the Davison Art Center collection.
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Studio Performance: Fleur D'Orange—Hind Benali, Artistic Director
Studio Performance: Fleur D'Orange—Hind Benali, Artistic Director
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 4:30pm
Cross Street Dance Studio
Moroccan choreographer/dancer Hind Benali presents a studio showing and talks about her dramatic movement work exploring culture and religion.
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This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part IV
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part IV
Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the fourth of twelve CD-length recitals of his piano music.
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Vijay Iyer Trio
Vijay Iyer Trio
Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A “distinctive redefinition of the jazz piano trio” (JazzTimes) by pianist Vijay Iyer, with bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Tyshawn Sorey MA '11.
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Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:00am
New York City
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center on an exciting tour of New York City’s photograph galleries.
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Tomomi Adachi
Tomomi Adachi
Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Hall
Japanese vocal and electronics performer, composer, and instrument builder Tomomi Adachi presents his wide-ranging activities with special guest Ayako Kataoka.
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Klezmer Concert
Klezmer Concert
Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 4:00pm
Daltry Room, Music Rehearsal Hall 003, 60 Wyllys Avenue
A concert and lecture about old klezmer traditions and new Yiddish music by clarinetist Michael Winograd and accordion player Christina Crowder.
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 Getting to Know You
Getting to Know You
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
Featuring works by graduate music students José Juan Garcia, Cecilia Lopez, Ron Shalom, Cleek Schrey, and others.
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Recital: Filippo Mariottini
Recital: Filippo Mariottini
Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 4:00pm
Higganum Congregational Church 23 Parsonage Road, Higganum
In co-operation with the American Guild of Organists, Wesleyan University presents Filippo Mariottini from Rome.
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The West End String Quartet: Works by Shostakovich and Mozart
The West End String Quartet: Works by Shostakovich and Mozart
Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
The West End String Quartet features Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Jessica Meyer on violin, and fellow Wesleyan chamber music instructors Sarah Washburn on violin, Anne Berry on cello, and John Biatowas on viola
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The Builders Association – Sontag: Reborn
The Builders Association – Sontag: Reborn
Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
“A spellbinding x-ray of a writer’s psyche” (The New York Times) explores the private life, loves, and idiosyncrasies of Susan Sontag in the Connecticut premiere of this solo show.
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The Builders Association – Sontag: Reborn
The Builders Association – Sontag: Reborn
Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
“A spellbinding x-ray of a writer’s psyche” (The New York Times) explores the private life, loves, and idiosyncrasies of Susan Sontag in the Connecticut premiere of this solo show.
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Big Data Investigative Journalism: How Public Documents and the Internet Helped Map the Islamophobia Industry
Big Data Investigative Journalism: How Public Documents and the Internet Helped Map the Islamophobia Industry
Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 4:15pm
Public Affairs Center, Room 002

Eli Clifton, co-author of the Center for American Progress' groundbreaking report Fear, Inc., will describe the investigative tools he used to help reveal the nexus of politicians, professional Islamophobes, and big money special interests who have fueled the spike in Islamophobia in the United States.

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Masterclass: Filippo Mariottini
Masterclass: Filippo Mariottini
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 2:30pm
Memorial Chapel
In co-operation with the American Guild of Organists, Wesleyan University presents Filippo Mariottini from Rome.
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September

Panel Discussion: The Science of A World of Dreams
Panel Discussion: The Science of A World of Dreams
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 4:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
“The Science of A World of Dreams” will include panelists Robert Schumann Professor of Environmental Studies Barry Chernoff, John Monroe Van Vleck Professor of Astronomy William Herbst, Professor of Computer Science James Lipton, and Harold T. Stearns Professor of Earth Science Johan Varekamp, and as moderator, Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Ishita Mukerji.
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Recital: Filippo Mariottini
Recital: Filippo Mariottini
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 4:00pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 50 Emmanuel Church Road, Killingworth
In co-operation with the American Guild of Organists, Wesleyan University presents Filippo Mariottini from Rome.
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Malavika Sarukkai: Rasamanjari
Malavika Sarukkai: Rasamanjari
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Acclaimed dancer Malavika Sarukkai presents the New England premiere of Rasamanjari, a celebration of the classical dance language of India, as the conclusion of the 38th annual Navaratri Festival.
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Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 11:00am
World Music Hall
This religious service, led by A. V. Srinivasan, marks the most auspicious day of the year for beginning new endeavors.
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Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Keyboard Sathya
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Keyboard Sathya
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The United States debut of the duo of Grammy Award–winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (pictured), who plays Mohan Veena (a modified lap slide guitar), with 19-year-old virtuoso Keyboard Sathya.
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Film Screening: The Unseen Sequence
Film Screening: The Unseen Sequence
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 3:30pm
CFA Hall
Directed by Sumantra Ghosal, this new film celebrates Malavika Sarukkai’s distinctive intellectual and creative approach to Indian dance.
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Artist Talk: Tula Telfair
Artist Talk: Tula Telfair
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00pm
CFA Hall
Tula Telfair shares her private vision of the beauty and majesty of the natural world.
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B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Vocalist B. Balasubrahmaniyan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam and L. Ramakrishnan on violin.
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Gallery Talk: Animal Dignity and an Ethics of Sight—Photography by Isa Leshko and Frank Noelker
Gallery Talk: Animal Dignity and an Ethics of Sight—Photography by Isa Leshko and Frank Noelker
Friday, September 26, 2014 at 4:30pm
South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Photographers Isa Leshko and Frank Noelker sensitively portray captive animals in an evocative exhibition that asks viewers to reflect on our complicated relationships with other animals.
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Henna and Chaat
Henna and Chaat
Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7:00pm
Olin Library Lobby
Experience South Asian culture through henna art and sampling of chaat (savory snacks), hosted by Shakti, Wesleyan's South Asian Students Association.
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Colloquium: Richard Wolf—The Voice in the Drum, Creative Non-Fiction, and Ethnomusicology
Colloquium: Richard Wolf—The Voice in the Drum, Creative Non-Fiction, and Ethnomusicology
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 4:15pm
CFA Hall

Harvard Professor of Music & South Asian Studies Richard Wolf discusses his forthcoming novel about drummers, dancers, and other participants at a Sufi shrine in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Peter Blasser: Sidrazzi Gamelan
Peter Blasser: Sidrazzi Gamelan
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
Through compositions and improvisations, graduate music student Peter Blasser’s ensemble will weave the sidrazzi (an electronic organ) and gamelan together.
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When You’re Home: A Look Back at the Origins of In the Heights - A Talk by Lin-Manuel Miranda
When You’re Home: A Look Back at the Origins of In the Heights - A Talk by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 speaks about the creation of the musical In The Heights during his time at Wesleyan.
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Women's Voice in the Hasidic Community
Women's Voice in the Hasidic Community
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 4:00pm
Music Studios Room 301
A lecture by the Director of the Yiddish Language Institute at the Yiddish Book Center Asya Vaisman Schulman.
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Planet Hip Hop Festival Concert
Planet Hip Hop Festival Concert
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
Afternoon workshops and evening performances by international Muslim women in hip hop, including the U.S. debut of Montreal-based Algerian singer-songwriter and rapper Meryem Saci (pictured) as a solo artist, the New England debut of Washington, D.C.-based and Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, poet, and emcee Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh as a solo artist, and Tavasha Shannon a.k.a. Miss Undastood of Queens, New York. The evening concert will be hosted by Boston's Mr. Lif, and will also feature the Nomadic Wax Collective, a live backing band that will include bass, drums, keys, guitar, and a DJ.

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Miss Undastood Workshop: The Art of Rhyme - Exploring Islam and Hip Hop through Verse Writing
Miss Undastood Workshop: The Art of Rhyme - Exploring Islam and Hip Hop through Verse Writing
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 3:30pm
World Music Hall
In this workshop, Miss Undastood will explore the topic of Islam and hip hop using poetry and verse writing, supported by a live DJ.
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Maimouna Youssef Workshop: Freestyling through the History of American Music - Improvisation 101
Maimouna Youssef Workshop: Freestyling through the History of American Music - Improvisation 101
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 1:45pm
World Music Hall

A hip hop workshop with Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, poet, and emcee Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh, based in Washington, D.C.

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Meryem Saci Workshop: Music Is Medicine—Hip Hop Therapy for the Bifurcated Soul
Meryem Saci Workshop: Music Is Medicine—Hip Hop Therapy for the Bifurcated Soul
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:00am
World Music Hall
In this workshop, Meryem Saci will explore her experiences as a refugee, an artist, and a Muslim woman. She will unpack the therapeutic and spiritual benefits that music can provide, pulling examples and lessons from her own history and life story.
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LeeSaar The Company: Princess Crocodile
LeeSaar The Company: Princess Crocodile
Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
“In its emotional nakedness, free-associative logic, and frank sensuality, the work of the Israeli-born couple Lee Sher and Saar Harari is inventive and arresting.”
—The New Yorker
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Panel Discussion: Gender, Islam, and the 'Muslim Problem'
Panel Discussion: Gender, Islam, and the 'Muslim Problem'
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
Organized and moderated by Professor of Religion Peter Gottschalk, this panel will include Associate Professor of French and Letters Typhaine Leservot, Lebanese American writer, performer, and teaching artist Leila Buck ’99 (pictured), Dr. M. Saud Anwar, mayor of South Windsor, Connecticut, and Aida Mansoor, president of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut.
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Yiddish Foodways
Yiddish Foodways
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 4:00pm
The Bayit, 157 Church Street
A lecture and workshop on Jewish food traditions by culinary ethnographer Eve Jochnowitz.
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Women’s Voices, Verbal Ability, and Symbolic Power: The Case of Moroccan Shikhat
Women’s Voices, Verbal Ability, and Symbolic Power: The Case of Moroccan Shikhat
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4:15pm
Daltry Room (Music Rehearsal Hall 003)
Alessandra Ciucci analyzes a wedding celebration in Morocco to determine the role(s) of the shikhat, a class of professional female singer-dancers.
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Opening Reception: A World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair
Opening Reception: A World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:00pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
The exhibition includes new large-scale paintings in which Professor of Art Tula Telfair presents monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that are simultaneously awe-inspiring and intimate.
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Giacomo Gates: A Milestone Concert
Giacomo Gates: A Milestone Concert
Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 3:00pm
The Russell House

Vocalist and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Giacomo Gates, winner of DownBeat's 2012 Critics Poll for “Rising Star Male Vocalist,” performs tunes from the Great American Songbook, accompanied by guitarist and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Tony Lombardozzi and bassist Jeff Fuller.

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Freedom Summer Symposium
Freedom Summer Symposium
Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1:30pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall, 55 Wyllys Avenue
Featuring a keynote lecture by Margaret Burnham, Professor of Law and Founder of Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Institute at Northeastern University; and panel discussions with participants including Wesleyan alumni Ron Young '86, John Suter '67, and Stephen Oleskey '64 moderated by Wesleyan Professor of African American Studies and English Ashraf Rushdy.
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Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:00am
World Music Hall
Have your child learn the traditional music of Java, Indonesia, for only $30 for a semester of lessons and rehearsals. Open to ages 7 to 14. No prior experience necessary.

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Freedom Summer Rolling Concert
Freedom Summer Rolling Concert
Friday, September 12, 2014 at 6:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, Olin Memorial Library Steps, Memorial Chapel
Featuring performances by the Unity Choir and Children's Choir of Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church, Middletown High School Choir, Wesleyan Singers, Dar Williams '89, and Kim and
Reggie Harris
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Civil Rights Activism and Wesleyan
Civil Rights Activism and Wesleyan
Friday, September 12, 2014 at 3:00pm
Special Collections and Archives, Olin Memorial Library, 252 Church Street
An exhibition featuring historic Civil Rights-era Wesleyan materials, documents, and photographs.
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Opening Reception: Call to Action— American Posters in World War I
Opening Reception: Call to Action— American Posters in World War I
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Selected from the collection of the Davison Art Center, the exhibition includes more than 30 American World War I posters designed by James Montgomery Flagg, Howard Chandler Christy, and others.
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Artist Talk: Faye Driscoll
Artist Talk: Faye Driscoll
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 4:30pm
Cross Street Dance Studio
"A startlingly original talent" (The New York Times), choreographer and director Faye Driscoll is a Creative Campus Fellow at Wesleyan this fall, researching and developing Thank You For Coming: Play, one of a series of works she will be creating over the next several years.
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CD Launch Party: Walking Still
CD Launch Party: Walking Still
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 5:30pm
Davison Art Center
Celebrate the release of the album Walking Still by the London-based choral group Vocal Constructivists, directed by Wesleyan Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden.
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Opening Reception: Not of This World
Opening Reception: Not of This World
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 12:00pm
Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery
Uncover the hidden stories of East Asia's religion and folklore in this exhibition of the most compelling artworks from Wesleyan's College of East Asian Studies.
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Yiddish Song on Stage
Yiddish Song on Stage
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 4:00pm
Daltry Room, Music Rehearsal Hall 003, 60 Wyllys Avenue
A musical presentation on song in the Yiddish theater by mezzo-soprano Monica Krajewska and pianist Natasha Ulyanovsky.
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Bach to School
Bach to School
Friday, September 5, 2014 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel

Fifth annual Bach to School opening of the concert year by Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht, performing music from his globe-spanning concerts. 

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Reinier van Houdt
Reinier van Houdt
Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel
The Connecticut debut of Netherlands-based pianist Reinier van Houdt featuring works by Peter Adriaansz, Luc Ferrari, Jerry Hunt, and Michael Pisaro.
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July

This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part III
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part III
Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the third of twelve CD-length recitals of his piano music.
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Joe Lovano Trio Fascination with special guest Judi Silvano
Joe Lovano Trio Fascination with special guest Judi Silvano
Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The world premiere of Joe Lovano Trio Fascination with bassist Peter Slavov, drummer Lamy Istrefi and special guest vocalist Judi Silvano.

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Aaron Jafferis: How to Change the World with Hip-Hop Theater
Aaron Jafferis: How to Change the World with Hip-Hop Theater
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 12:10pm
World Music Hall
Aaron Jafferis will discuss his work and demonstrate his approach to hip-hop theater.
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WESU 75th Anniversary Doo Wop Extravaganza
WESU 75th Anniversary Doo Wop Extravaganza
Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 8:00pm
Middletown High School Performing Arts Center
88.1 FM WESU Middletown presents a fundraising concert in celebration of 75 years of community radio & 35 years of the "Moondog Matinee" radio show.
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Camille A. Brown and Dancers
Camille A. Brown and Dancers
Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

The Connecticut premieres of excerpts from Mr. TOL E. RAncE (2012) and The Groove to Nobody's Business (2007), and New Second Line (2006); as well as the work-in-progress Black Girl, which will premiere at The Joyce Theater in New York in 2015, featuring a solo by Artistic Director Camille A. Brown, winner of the 2012 Mariam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award.

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James Grashow: Art and Cardboard
James Grashow: Art and Cardboard
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
James Grashow returns to Wesleyan to discuss his recent work with corrugated cardboard.
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Zili Misik
Zili Misik
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Courtyard [Rain Location: Crowell Concert Hall]
Bring a picnic, then dance with family and friends to the powerful New World Soul rhythms of Zili Misik at a free outdoor concert in the CFA Courtyard!
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Banning Eyre: Tales from the Afropop Road - Bringing the World to American Public Radio
Banning Eyre: Tales from the Afropop Road - Bringing the World to American Public Radio
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
Banning Eyre is an author, guitarist, journalist, and Senior Editor at Afropop.org.
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