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Jan. 15 King Day celebration centers on music

January 8, 2007
The University will commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual King Day celebration at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall. This year's event, which is free and open to the public, will focus on the music of human rights movements.
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Trustees hold the line on tuition, approve funding for key initiatives

February 5, 2007
At their Jan. 21 meeting, the University's trustees adopted a 2007-08 operating budget that holds tuition at its current level but raises undergraduate room and board rates for an overall fee increase of 4.2 percent.
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Mix of Interests Opens Doors for Student on Campus and Abroad

February 12, 2007
Hans Rinderknecht refuses to be pigeonholed. A physics major with an interest in cosmology, the Princeton junior also is fascinated with the study of dance, theater, music and languages. And he's found a way to combine these divergent pursuits into an extraordinary educational experience.
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Dance Festival to Feature Work by Faculty, Students, Guest Choreographers

February 19, 2007
The University's 2007 Spring Dance Festival on Feb. 23-25 will feature advanced student performers in new work by New York-based guest choreographers James Martin and Christopher Williams, dances by three faculty members and pieces by student choreographers.
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Hudson named one of best young novelists

March 2, 2007
Gabe Hudson, a 2006-07 Hodder Fellow in the Council of the Humanities and lecturer in the Program in Creative Writing, has been named to Granta's "Best of Young American Novelists" list.
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Film About Senior Thesis Performance Wins Award

March 14, 2007
A documentary film that tells the behind-the-scenes story of a senior thesis performance by Anthony Roth Costanzo, a 2004 Princeton graduate, has won a 2007 director's choice award at the Black Maria Film and Video Festival.
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Wheeler Guides Students Into New Creative Waters

March 26, 2007
For poet Susan Wheeler, the key to teaching writing is presenting students with all the possible ways to express themselves.
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Exhibition to Showcase History, Labors of Godunov Production

March 26, 2007
An aged woodcut map showing the boundaries of 16th-century Russia will be featured alongside innovative stage models and lavish costume designs in a special exhibition opening Sunday, April 1, to document Princeton's efforts to mount a world-premiere production of "Boris Godunov."
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'Boris Godunov' Premiere Takes Center Stage

April 6, 2007
After months of inspired collaborations between Princeton scholars, students and artists, the curtain will rise on the University's world premiere production of "Boris Godunov" Thursday through Saturday, April 12-14, at the Berlind Theatre.
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University Will Host 2007 American Handel Festival

April 16, 2007
International scholars and performers dedicated to honoring the life and works of Baroque composer George Frideric Handel will gather at the University for the American Handel Festival and Meeting on Thursday through Saturday, April 19-21. This is the first time the American Handel Society will hold its biennial festival at Princeton.
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Revised Plan Unveiled for Arts Neighborhood

April 23, 2007
The University has unveiled a revised plan for the Alexander Street/University Place neighborhood that features a realigned intersection and an improved design that supports both the arts and the transit goals for the area.
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Assembling the Written Word: McPhee Reveals How the Pieces Go Together

April 30, 2007
For John McPhee, the most significant element of putting together one of his famed New Yorker magazine articles is figuring out the structure.
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Writing the Melody of a Novel

May 7, 2007
A few weeks ago Dmitri Tymoczko, the departmental representative in music, sent out an e-mail that listed the name of every senior in the department and the type of thesis each student was pursuing. Some students were listed under musicology, and some under composition. Scott Elmegreen was listed under "other."
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King of the Road: Dale Winner to Take Musical Journey Across America

May 21, 2007
From the hum of a massive incinerator in Harrisburg, Pa., to the tonal distinctions of Chinese languages, Daniel Hawkins has found musical inspiration in atypical places. Now the Princeton senior plans to spend the next year traversing America's highways, taking his search for muses onto the open road.
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d'Aprile-Smith Joins Arts Center Staff

August 20, 2007
d'Aprile-Smith has more than 20 years of experience in public relations, outreach, community development and research for a variety of arts and cultural institutions and nonprofit organizations. Since 2004, she has worked for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, serving for the last two years as director of external affairs. She implemented a communications plan for the council that demonstrated the public value of the arts.
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Music of Michael Friedman Featured at Princeton University

September 10, 2007
The music of Michael Friedman, an incoming Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, will be featured in Gone Missing: the Concert Version on Sunday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m. at the University Center for Creative & Performing Arts.
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer Jeffrey Eugenides Joins Princeton Faculty

September 18, 2007
In another sign of Princeton University's expanding commitment to the arts, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jeffrey Eugenides has been named professor of creative writing in the University Center for the Creative and Performing Arts.
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Shakespeare Tackles Jealousy at Princeton's Berlind Theatre

October 30, 2007
"A sad tale's best for winter; I have one of sprites and goblins." So says the boy Mamillius in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, the annual Fall Show of Princeton University's Program in Theater and Dance, a division of the University's Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. The Winter's Tale shows Shakespeare, in the final stage of his theatrical career, stretching the boundaries of both tragedy and comedy to create a play unique in its form and lacerating in its exploration of the havoc that the sprites and goblins of a jealous imagination can wreak.
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Princeton Names Center for the Arts After Donor Lewis

November 9, 2007
Princeton University on Thursday, Nov. 8, named its new arts center the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts in recognition of the $101 million gift Lewis pledged last year to support the University's major arts initiative.
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Students perform Dorfman play, Dec. 7-15

November 29, 2007
A student production of "Death and the Maiden," a play by Ariel Dorfman about Chile's transition to democracy, will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, and Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 13-15, in the Matthews Acting Studio...
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What's Going On? Theater and Dialogue

December 2, 2007
Political theater will be the topic for a panel discussion and theatrical performance scheduled for Saturday, December 8th at Princeton University. The event, which is co-sponsored by the University's Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater and Dance, and McCarter Theatre Center, will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a reading of Joshua Casteel's Returns, based on his own experiences as an Abu Ghraib interrogator.
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'Theatrical Design' takes class from script to center stage

December 6, 2007
In some classrooms around campus, students are analyzing Euripedes' Greek tragedy "Bacchae" from a literary perspective. In Robert Brill's "Theatrical Design" class, 10 students are physically translating it to the stage. The theater course pushes the boundaries of...
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Expressing identity through movement

December 10, 2007
The afternoon began with each student revealing a distinctive physical trait: a birthmark on an arm, a bald spot caused by a childhood accident, a chicken pox scar. A few hours later, the class moved into the Wilson College dance studio, where the students and the professor took turns striding across the floor as if walking a catwalk.
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Paris Flocks to a Cunningham Revival: Works That Remain Fresh

December 10, 2007
PARIS, Dec. 10 - Among the American cultural phenomena that the French have taken to their collective heart (le jazz hot, le film noir, etc.), surely nothing is more surprising than the success of the choreographer Merce Cunningham over several...
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New program will allow Princeton students to study at Royal College of Music

December 13, 2007
Princeton University and the Royal College of Music in London have initiated a unique collaboration that will offer Princeton students the opportunity to spend the fall of their junior year at the Royal College of Music and the chance to return to London after graduation to complete a performance-oriented master's degree in one to two...
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Lessons from a legend: Theater course offers 'eye-opening' insights on Albee from Albee

December 17, 2007
Eight Princeton undergraduates are spending the fall semester examining the plays of theater legend Edward Albee with a guest lecturer who is uniquely qualified to provide insights into the award-winning writer: Albee himself.
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Jazz Pianist Julia Brav '08 Wins International Jazz Recognition

December 18, 2007
Senior Julia Brav '08 has been selected to the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Star Quintet. The group will perform at the IAJE 35th Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada from January 9-13, 2008 for one of the world's largest jazz gatherings, with more than 7000 educators, musicians, and industry representatives from over 35 countries expected to attend. Julia is...
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Married, With Camera

December 31, 2007
HE WASN'T LIKE the other Danville boys, Edith recalls. He looked sharp that night in 1961,clad entirely in black for the dance at the Y; later, she learned that he listened to...
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