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The Princeton Atelier presents new work by New Paradise Laboratories in collaboration with The Riot Group

December 23, 2009
The Princeton Atelier will present staged readings of new work by New Paradise Laboratories in collaboration with The Riot Group on January 8 and 9 at the Frist Theater at the Frist Campus Center on the University campus. The events are free and open to the public.
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Zach & Willie: A night of long-form improv at Princeton University

December 21, 2009
(Princeton, NJ) The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater presents a senior thesis production of Zach & Willie, a night of long-form improv featuring Zach Zimmerman '10 and Willie Myers '11. Performances will be held on Thursday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday January 8 and 9 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. in the Whitman Class of 1970 Theater at Princeton University. The event is open to the public and tickets are $5.00.
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Valuing the arts in a time of crisis

December 9, 2009
One day last spring Paul Muldoon was struck by the realization that every story in the "Arts, Briefly" column of The New York Times reflected the difficult financial situation facing arts organizations — from a museum making program cuts to an orchestra canceling concerts. Muldoon, a poet and professor who is chairman of the Lewis Center for the Arts, read those headlines to open the center's Nov. 14 symposium "The Arts and the Economic Crisis," a gathering of arts advocates, artistic directors of various organizations, scholars, and artists.
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New visual arts head overhauls program

December 9, 2009
This spring, the Program in Visual Arts will lose seven of the 14 instructors currently teaching fall courses following the hiring of Joseph Scanlan, who is due to begin as the program's director in February.
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Internationally renowned artists appointed to head Lewis Center programs; Princeton deepens its commitment to dance, visual arts

December 5, 2009
(Princeton, NJ) -- Susan Marshall has been named the first director of the Program in Dance and Joe Scanlan has been selected as the new director of the Program in Visual Arts in the University's Lewis Center for the Arts.
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Cartoonist Feiffer discusses his work

December 4, 2009
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer entertained a standing-room-only crowd by reading aloud from many of his cartoon panels - complete with imitations of the accents of various political figures - during a discussion of his life and work at the James Stewart Film Theater Dec. 2.
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John O'Connor lectures at the New Museum on December 12

December 4, 2009
SkowheganTALKS, a lecture series organized by the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, features conversations between some of the most influential visual artists working today. This month SkowheganTALKS presents a conversation between Fred Tomaselli and John O'Connor.
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Sarah Arvio's poem "Wood" published in the New Yorker

December 4, 2009
The last thing I ever wanted was to write again about grief did you think I would your grief this time not mine oh good
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Writing with the stars

December 3, 2009
Around 8 a.m. on a weekday morning last spring, when most students were still fast asleep or groggily pounding their snooze buttons, a line had already begun to form inside 185 Nassau St. Some students in the line had been holding their spot for over an hour, armed with textbooks and laptops and ready for the long haul. These undergraduates weren't waiting for tickets to a concert or a boat trip, but to sign up for their preferred sections of creative writing courses in poetry and fiction.
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'God's Country' opens at Princeton University; Q&A with playwright Steven Dietz on opening night

December 1, 2009
The Program in Theater of the Lewis Center for the Arts presents a senior thesis production of Steven Dietz's God's Country, based on the true story of the white supremacist group known as The Order, whose members were held responsible for the 1984 murder of Denver-based Jewish radio talk show host Alan Berg. Performances will be held on December 11 - 13 and December 15 - 17 at the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street.
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Jules Feiffer discusses his work at Princeton's Lewis Center

November 23, 2009
Jules Feiffer, Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist, playwright, children's book author, illustrator and teacher will discuss his work at the Lewis Center for the Arts on Wednesday, December 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The event is presented by the Lewis Center's Performance Central program and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
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Princeton dance students present 'Intent' at the Berlind Theatre

November 20, 2009
The Lewis Center for the Arts is excited to present "Intent," a creative thesis production comprising choreography and performance by the ten certificate students in Princeton's Program in Dance. Concluding an intensive program of modern technique and composition courses as well as performance in the annual Spring Dance Festival, the creative thesis is a culminating statement - and an optional endeavor. This fond farewell concert will be performed at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center on Friday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 5 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
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'My Fair Lady' What a luxury to have the expanse of the Berlind Theatre for this lavish production

November 18, 2009
FIFTY-ODD years after its smash debut on Broadway, My Fair Lady shows no signs of flagging. It's a perennial favorite among regional theaters, where it retains a capacity to charm and delight audiences, regardless of their acquaintance with its Shavian underpinnings. We need not know how much George Bernard Shaw really believed that proper elocution was the key to success. The indelible characters and the immortal tunes are sufficient for full satisfaction.
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Arts advocates look to each other for ideas, hope in difficult economy

November 16, 2009
Participants in "The Arts and the Economic Crisis" symposium Nov. 14 were asked to consider a sobering statistic -- that the $59 billion the federal government spent on elementary and secondary education is only marginally greater than the $50 billion that commercial firms spent in 2008 on junk mail.
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The Arts and the Economic Crisis Symposium - UPDATED

November 13, 2009
UPDATE: Due to a last-minute change in schedule, Rocco Landesman no longer can attend. Marjorie Garber, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, where she is also chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, will now join the morning panel. This symposium will feature panels and discussions with artists, representatives from national arts organizations and advocacy groups, and scholars.
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Robert Stone and C.K. Williams Read at Princeton

November 10, 2009
(Princeton, NJ) Princeton's Program in Creative Writing continues its 70th Anniversary Reading Series on Wednesday, November 18th with readings by Robert Stone and C.K. Williams. The readings will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart Theater '32 located in the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will be held after the readings.
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Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady Opens at the Berlind Theatre

November 2, 2009
The Program in Theater of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University presents its Fall Show, Lerner and Loewe's musical classic My Fair Lady, in the Berlind Theatre November 13-14 and 19-21. Based on George Bernard Shaw's 1913 play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is directed by faculty member Suzanne Agins '97 and stars Laura Hankin '10 in a production which is also serving as her senior creative thesis.
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Legendary Photographer Emmet Gowin Celebrated in New Exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum

October 13, 2009
After thirty-six years of teaching at Princeton University, photographer Emmet Gowin retires at the end of 2010. To mark the occasion, to honor Gowin's generosity as a teacher and perpetual student, and to celebrate his artistic legacy, the Princeton University Art Museum will present Emmet Gowin: A Collective Portrait, on view October 24, 2009, through February 21, 2010.
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Happy Days by Samuel Beckett

October 8, 2009
Princeton University senior Becca Foresman, one of the mainstays of the Princeton theatrical community over the past four years, stars in a senior creative thesis production of Samuel Beckett's classic Happy Days, opening Friday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center at 185 Nassau Street. Directed by Program faculty member Tim Vasen, Happy Day features Foresman as Winnie, an eternal optimist who, though buried up to her waist in sand and rubble, faces her harsh existence with an enduring cheerfulness and endless chatter. Handbag at her side and husband Willie (Zack Wieder '10) nearby, she never allows a day to pass without looking her best and hoping for better.
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Lewis Center for the Arts and McCarter Theatre Center will co-host a reading of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, An Epilogue, on Monday, October 12 at 8 PM

October 7, 2009
Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts and McCarter Theatre Center will co-host a reading of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, An Epilogue, on Monday, October 12 at 8pm in the James M. Stewart '32 Theatre at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St., Princeton. Staged by Michael Cadden, Director of Program in Theater at Princeton University and Mara Isaacs, Producing Director at McCarter Theatre, the reading will feature a cast of Princeton University students. This special event is free and open to the public.
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Celebrating 70 Years of Creative Writing at Princeton

September 30, 2009
Princeton's internationally renowned Program in Creative Writing, now a part of the University's Lewis Center for the Arts, will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of creative writing at Princeton this year with a special reading series featuring distinguished writers from its current and emeritus faculty, alumni, fellows and students.
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David Hykes and The Harmonic Choir

September 25, 2009
Award-winning composer/singer David Hykes is one of the pioneers in the sacred sounds revival of harmonic chant. Winner of three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, Hykes founded The Harmonic Choir in 1975, the western world's oldest and pre-eminent overtone ensemble.
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Women in Theatre: Issues for the 21st Century Conference

September 1, 2009
Women artists continue to be excluded from positions of power and visibility in the American theatre industry. Recent research, including a provocative study by Princeton alumni Emily Sands, indicates that plays by women are less frequently produced now than they were at the turn of the 20th century. More women have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in recent years, including Suzan-Lori Parks (Top Dog/Underdog) Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive) and this year...
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Princeton partnership brings chamber opera to stage

August 29, 2009
A collaboration between two longtime members of the Princeton community has produced a chamber opera based on a true story of love and courtship featuring singing, poetry and dance.
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Poets Simon Armitage and Tony Hoagland Read

August 27, 2009
(Princeton, NJ) Princeton's Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Creative Writing will open its Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series on Wednesday, September 23 with readings by poets Simon Armitage and Tony Hoagland. The readings will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart Theater '32 located in the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will be held after the readings.
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Lewis Center taps internationally renowned artists

July 20, 2009
The Lewis Center for the Arts has tapped two internationally renowned artists to lead Princeton's dance and visual arts programs. Susan Marshall, a leading choreographer and 2000 winner of a MacArthur "genius" fellowship, will become the first director of the dance program, which next fall will become distinct from the theater program. Joe Scanlan, a sculptor and installation artist who was an associate professor at the Yale University School of Art, is the new head of the visual arts program.
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W. S. Merwin, distinguished poet and alum, talks about his writing and career with Bill Moyer

July 19, 2009
Poet W.S. Merwin joins Bill Moyers for a wide-ranging conversation about language, his writing process, the natural world, and the insights gleaned from a much-lauded career of more than 50 years.
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Prokofiev's 'Music for Athletes' premieres at Princeton

July 16, 2009
A world premiere production of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev's "Music for Athletes," recently restored by Princeton music scholar Simon Morrison, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 17, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
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Alum Carlos Jiménez Cahua opens his first solo exhibition in New York City at Anastasia Photo

June 26, 2009
In his first solo show in New York, Carlos Jiménez Cahua's new series, 'Lima', focuses on his native Peru and the young towns springing up in and around the vast, almost endless desert landscape. Born in 1986 in Lima, Peru, Mr. Jiménez Cahua has studied Visual Arts at Princeton University and is the recipient of the Lucas Award in Visual Arts.
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Rethinking Gender Bias in Theater

June 24, 2009
When more than 160 playwrights and producers, most of them female, filed into a Midtown Manhattan theater Monday night, they expected to hear some concrete evidence that women who are authors have a tougher time getting their work staged than men.
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Ten Minute Play Contest Winners Announced

June 23, 2009
Thank you to all students who have submitted an entry in this year's Ten Minute Play contest for the best ten-minute play written by a high school junior.
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Princeton Alum Jodi Picoult and the Anxious Parent

June 19, 2009
IN THE NOVELS of Jodi Picoult, terrible things happen to children of middle-class parentage: they become terminally ill, or are maimed, gunned down, killed in accidents, molested, abducted, bullied, traumatized, stirred to violence. The assault on any individual family is typically mounted from angles multiple and unforeseen.
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Paul Muldoon talks about Poetry with Steven Colbert

June 18, 2009
Paul Muldoon was a guest of Steven Colbert on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report Thursday, June 18, 2009. Listen to Paul's comments on his experiences as a poet and how poetry helps each of us to make sense of our life and the lives of our neighbors.
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Arts and Transit Briefing to Princeton Township

June 12, 2009
Following a presentation by Princeton University on its proposed arts and transit neighborhood along Alexander Road south of McCarter Theatre, Princeton Township Committee members questioned whether the retail side of the project might siphon business from downtown Princeton. The committee did not touch on the issue of moving the Dinky station 460 feet farther away from Nassau Street, an aspect of the university's proposal which has generated opposition within the borough.
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Durkee Gives Township Arts and Transit Update

June 11, 2009
University Vice President and Secretary Bob Durkee made the case for the University's proposed "arts and transit district" at a Township Committee work session Monday evening. The presentation was essentially a reprise (about 25 slides and a dozen other images) of the one Mr. Durkee gave to Borough Council last month, and reiterated many of the points discussed at the numerous open houses and community meetings that have been held over the past three years: the hope of the University is to create an arts hub that would include an experimental media studio and performance hall; reduced peak hour traffic flow at Alexander Road and University Place; a relocated, upscale Dinky station; and the development of a neighborhood "that is a model of sustainability."
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Princeton Alum, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi '00 screens "Youssou Ndour: I Bring What i Love" in NYC cinemas

June 11, 2009
"Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love" opens in NYC on June 12th at The Paris Theater, IFC Center, and BAM Rose Cinemas. It opens in Los Angeles on July 3 at the Laemmle Sunset Theater. And then, many other cities. For more information about the film and how you can see it, please visit our website at you can also watch the trailer:
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Christian Tomaszewski at the 2nd Athens Biennale 2009 HEAVEN - June 13 - October 4, 2009

June 10, 2009
The 2nd Athens Biennale 2009 HEAVEN is conceived as a multifaceted contemporary art festival that extends along the coastline of Athens, on the beaches of Palaio Faliro and Kallithea, from the Faliron Olympic Complex to Flisvos and Batis. The organization aims to meet with even greater success than the 1st Biennale in 2007, which was visited by more than 50,000 people.
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President Tilghman stresses the importance of the arts in her Commencement address

June 2, 2009
With today's Princeton graduates stepping out of FitzRandolph Gates and into the nation's economic downturn, President Shirley M. Tilghman implored them to use their education to solve some of the world's most challenging problems.
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Lewis Center Announces Senior Awards and Prizes

June 1, 2009
The 2009 Senior Awards were presented at Class Day on Monday, June 1, 2009.
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Wide Range of Student Talent Displayed at Lewis Center's Spring Group Art Exhibit

May 28, 2009
The "Spring 2009 Student Group Show" up at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University features a variety of projects in media ranging from photography to painting to sculpture displayed on three floors of the building.
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Lewis Center Visual Arts Faculty Work Exhibited

May 26, 2009
(Princeton, NJ) On Thursday May 21, 2009, from 5-7 pm, the Arts Council of Princeton celebrates the opening of the new exhibition Selections From Lewis Center Visual Arts Faculty. The exhibition features instructors from Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts including: Ann Agee, Kip Deeds, Su Friedrich, John O'Connor, Gary Schneider, and James Seawright. The exhibition will be on display in the Peg and Frank Taplin Gallery from May 14 through July 3, 2009. The Taplin Gallery is located in the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts at 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.
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Lewis Center Announces Underclassmen Awards and Prizes

May 25, 2009
The 2009 Underclassmen Awards were presented at the Lewis Center Picnic on May 21, 2009.
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Poet Sarah Arvio publishes "Sono with Visits from the Seventh" (Bloodaxe 2009)

May 21, 2009
Sarah Arvio is a highly original American poet. This book includes the whole of her second collection Sono and selections from her first book Visits from the Seventh, with an audio CD of her reading all of Sono.
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At hometown theater, Dale winner will mount a season of accessible drama

May 18, 2009
The summer after his freshman year at Princeton, Christopher Simpson returned home to South Kingstown, R.I., where he had lined up a part-time job at a hotel. But when he learned that a local art center was going to sit vacant all summer, he gathered some high school friends and, in a moment of impetuosity, said to them, "Let's do a play!"
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Liam Neeson quotes Paul Muldoon as he speaks on how art helps heal the heart

May 7, 2009
In his first public speaking appearance since his wife Natasha Richardson's tragic death, Liam Neeson quoted poet Paul Muldoon to describe how art helps heal the heart.
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Jill Dolan Invested in the College of Fellows of the American Theatre

May 5, 2009
Seven outstanding leaders of the American theatre were invested into the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Theatre during ceremonies at Washington's John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on April 19. Membership in the College is one of the highest honors theatre professionals and educators can confer on their peers.
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The Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk), with special guests Matmos, So Percussion and Riley Lee: May 16

May 4, 2009
On Saturday, May 16, the Princeton Laptop Orchestra will present a program of all new works, in collaboration with renowned sound art duo Matmos, the Brooklyn-based ensemble So Percussion and shakuhachi master Riley Lee.
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Musical Performance Certificate Student, Holger Staude, Selected as 2009 Valedictorian

April 27, 2009
Holger Staude, an economics major from Frankfurt, Germany, will be the valedictorian for Princeton's class of 2009, and Stephen Hammer, a classics major from Carrollton, Texas, will be the Latin salutatorian.
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Following his Muse to Create an Unconventional Clown

April 22, 2009
Senior Sam Zetumer likes to work in opposing realms. He is a math major who is earning a certificate in theater and dance. He scribbles math equations on the chalkboard while waiting for rehearsals to begin. He currently is completing two senior theses: one on set theory, and one on clowning.
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A Celebrated Princeton Poet Organizes a Festival of His Peers

April 17, 2009
POETRY is not everyone's daily bread, but even those who would be hard pressed to name three great living poets understand its power, says Paul Muldoon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor of creative writing at Princeton University.
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Angels in America Descends on Lewis Center

March 30, 2009
Beginning April 2, Princeton University's Program in Theater and Dance presents a senior thesis production of both parts of Tony Kushner's celebrated theatrical epic, Angels in America, directed by Sara-Ashley Bischoff '09 and featuring Lovell Holder '09 in the role of Prior Walter and Jordan Kisner '09 as Harper Pitt. Millennium Approaches (Part One) and Perestroika (Part Two), the two halves of the famously massive play, will perform in rotating repertory at the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street to combine for a six-hour theatrical experience.
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Princeton Hosts Inaugural Poetry Festival - Internationally Renowned Poets Read at Richardson Auditorium

March 30, 2009
To celebrate poetry's vital place in our culture, Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts Performance Central program is honored to present the inaugural Princeton Poetry Festival. Poets from around the world will read and share their work during the two-day event on April 27 - 28 at Richardson Auditorium. The event is free but pre-registration is required.
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Czech Pianist Ivan Moravec Returns to Princeton for University Orchestra's 20th Anniversary Mindlin Concerts

March 30, 2009
The Princeton University Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Pratt, will present its final performances of the season in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on Friday April 24 and Saturday April 25 at 8:00 p.m. The concerts are this year's Stuart B. Mindlin Memorial, named after a Princeton resident who was a member of the Orchestra's percussion section for many years, and whose name is also on the Orchestra’s endowment fund. These concerts mark the 20th Anniversary of the Mindlin Concerts.
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Internationally Renowned Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group at the Berlind Theatre

March 29, 2009
(Princeton, NJ) The Lewis Center for the Arts Performance Central program will present the internationally renowned experimental dance company Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group on Saturday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m. the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center.
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C.K. Williams featured on America Public Media's Performance Today

March 28, 2009

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Ellen Adams '10 receives 2009 Mary Quaintance '84 Fund for the Creative Arts Award

March 27, 2009
The Lewis Center for the Arts faculty has selected Ellen Adams '10 as the recipient of the Mary Quaintance '84 Fund for the Creative Arts Award.
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Former United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky Reads at the Lewis Center for the Arts

March 26, 2009
On April 1st, the Lewis Center for the Arts, Program in Creative Writing Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series will present a reading by the former United States Poet Laureate and acclaimed essayist Robert Pinsky. Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, chair of the Lewis Center and the Howard G.B. Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities; professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts; director of the Princeton Atelier; and chair of the Fund for Irish Studies, will introduce Pinsky. The reading will take place at 4:30 p.m. in James M. Stewart '32 Theater located at 185 Nassau Street.
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Three Students Win Alex Adam '07 Award

March 23, 2009
Sydney Schiff '10, Talia Nussbaum '10 and Dominique Salerno '10 have been selected by the Lewis Center for the Arts faculty to be the recipients of the Alex Adam '07 Award. The award, established in memory of Alexander Jay Adam '07 and made possible by a generous gift from his family, provides $7000. in support to each of three undergraduates who want to spend a summer pursuing a project that will result in the creation of an original work of art.
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Pleiades, a Senior Thesis Dance Performance by Seven Princeton University Students

March 20, 2009
(Princeton, NJ) The Lewis Center for the Arts is proud to present Pleiades, a dance concert featuring choreography and performance by seven senior certificate students in the Program in Theater and Dance. The concert will also feature the company repertoire of the New York based dance company Terrain, accompanied by music by the internationally acclaimed Brentano String Quartet. Pleiades will be performed at 8 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center on Friday and Saturday, March 27 - 28.
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Steven Holl, architect for the arts & transit neighborhood, wins prestigious prize

March 18, 2009
The first edition of the BBVA Foundation's Frontiers of Knowledge Prize in the Arts, sponsored by the Spanish bank BBVA, has been awarded to American architect Steven Holl. The 400,000 euro prize (roughly US $500,000), whose announcement surprised even Holl, is a another sign of the apparent good health of the Spanish banking system, following the BBVA's recent announcement of a new headquarters building by Herzog and De Meuron.
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Paul Muldoon is among the 400 Irish guests invited to the White House to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2009
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon from Northern Ireland was expected to attend the gala and Maggie McCarthy, a traditional Irish dancer and musician from Cork, and vocal group Celtic Thunder were also invited.
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Moore, a graceful novelist, pushes students to be daring

March 9, 2009
When creative writing professor Susanna Moore begins a writing class, she usually starts with this assignment: Write about yourself. "Young writers reasonably say, 'I don't know what to write about,' so writing about yourself is a very literal way to begin," said Moore, who spent 20 years teaching at various institutions before coming to Princeton in 2007. "The point always is to be writing something — it leads to more writing."
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Anthony Roth Costanzo '04, Named in Met's National Council Auditions

March 7, 2009
This singing competition is too venerable to be called "Metropolitan Idol," but the consequences for young careers are just as great as with "American Idol": On Sunday, four winners of the National Council Auditions, sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera, were announced after the final performance round with the Met orchestra.
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Barbara White Wins Academy Award in Music

March 6, 2009
Four composers will each receive a $7500 Academy Award in Music, which honors outstanding artistic achievement and acknowledges the composer who has arrived at his or her own voice. Each will receive an additional $7500 toward the recording of one work. The winners are David Gompper, David Lang, Andrew Waggoner, and Barbara White.
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Brenda Shaughnessy reads from her work at Washington University, St. Louis

March 4, 2009
Poet Brenda Shaughnessy will read from her work at 8 p.m. March 5, in Duncker Hall, Room 201, Hurst Lounge for the Writing Program Reading Series.
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A new sightline at the theater: Dolan and Wolf bring fresh view of performance studies

February 26, 2009
As undergraduates, Jill Dolan and Stacy Wolf, who recently joined the faculty of the Lewis Center for the Arts, both loved theater. They performed in college productions and sang with a cappella groups. But what each of them ultimately wanted to do was turn the study of theater on its head.
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Joyce Carol Oates discusses the stage adaptation of "Zombie" in the New York Times

February 25, 2009
Joyce Carol Oates talks about the stage adaptation of her novella, "Zombie."
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Nicholson Baker and Karen Russell Open Spring Reading Series

February 24, 2009
(Princeton, NJ) Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts, Program in Creative Writing, will open the spring Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series on Wednesday, February 25 with readings by Nicholson Baker and Karen Russell. The readings will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater, located at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street.
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Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire Opens at the Berlind Theatre

February 24, 2009
Tennessee Williams' landmark play, A Streetcar Named Desire, will be presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theatre and Dance as a creative senior thesis production by Princeton University senior Shannon Lee Clair, under the direction of Tracy Bersley, who helmed the Program’s acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale in 2007.
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A Conversation with Mark Morris and Simon Morrison

February 22, 2009
(Princeton, NJ) The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater and Dance and the Department of Music will co-sponsor A Conversation with Mark Morris and Simon Morrison on Tuesday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m. in 50 McCosh Hall. This event is presented in conjunction with an 8:00 p.m. performance of the Mark Morris Dance Group at the Matthews Theater at McCarter Theatre Centre.
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Christian Tomaszewski at the Bureau for Open Culture until April 25

February 20, 2009
Of Other Spaces explores how space affects human behavior and experience.
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Spring into Dance: 2009 Spring Dance Festival

February 19, 2009
Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater and Dance presents Spring into Dance, the 2009 Spring Dance Festival. This year's concert features students performing works form the company repertory of Zvi Gotheiner and Takehiro Ueyama and premieres by Rebecca Lazier, Cherylyn Lavagnino and Edisa Weeks, alongside seven dances choreographed by advanced Princeton University students.
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Wakka Wakka Productions - New Performance

February 18, 2009
With original puppets, masks, and music, Fabrik chronicles the life of the real Moritz Rabinowitz. A Polish Jew who immigrated to Norway to escape the pogroms, Rabinowitz became a businessman who used his position to raise awareness about anti-Semitism, resulting in the unwanted attention of the Nazis. Full of artistry and sensitivity, Fabrik has been performed to great acclaim around the world.
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Emmet Gowin at Pace/MacGill Gallery

February 11, 2009
Pace/MacGill Gallery is pleased to present "Emmet Gowin: Photographs." The exhibition commemorates the reprinting of Gowin's first monograph, Emmet Gowin: Photographs (Alfred A. Knopf, 1976), by exhibiting over 40 gelatin silver prints reproduced in the book. The photographs on view represent the first body of work in Gowin's long, varied, and distinguished career.
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'Othello' In this ageless work, the audience still has a lot to chew on, because the answers aren't simple

February 10, 2009
IN this staging of Shakespeare's play, Princeton University student Jackie Bello presents her senior creative thesis production for the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater and Dance. The play has fascinated her since she first saw it as a child.
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Brenda Shaughnessy's, Human Dark with Sugar, named a finalist for National Book Critics Circle Award

February 9, 2009
Brenda Shaughnessy's, recent book of poetry, Human Dark with Sugar (Copper Canyon Press, 2008) named a finalist for this year's National Book Critics Circle Award. The winner will be announced on March 12, 2009.
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Visual Arts Exhibition and Film Screening

January 31, 2009
The Program in Visual Arts will present Work from the Fall Semester, a group show featuring ceramics, drawings, paintings, photography and sculpture. The Opening Reception will be held on Tuesday, February 3 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street.
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Rebecca Lazier's new "Terminal"

January 30, 2009
Rebecca Lazier's new "Terminal," performed by her company, Terrain, at the Joyce SoHo on Thursday night, isn't so much a place as a state of mind.
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Shakespeare's Othello Opens at the Lewis Center for the Arts

January 29, 2009
Princeton University senior Jackie Bello presents Othello, Shakespeare's play of love undone by unfounded jealousy, her senior creative thesis production for the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater and Dance. Othello, featuring Kelvin Dinkins as Othello and Laura Hankin as Desdemona, will open on Friday, February 6th at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio.
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Jocelyn Lee exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

January 27, 2009
Six photographers who, by working on assignment for publications such as the New Yorker, Esquire, and the New York Times Magazine, bring their distinctive "take" on contemporary portraiture to a broad audience.
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Dan Trueman CD Release - Unpacking the Trailer

January 13, 2009
New Amsterdam Records, launched in January 2008 with a showcase at Joe's Pub, returns on Friday, January 30 to celebrate its first anniversary and the release of two new CDs: Gravity and Air by composer/guitarist Andrew McKenna Lee, and Unpacking the Trailer by avant-folk quartet QQQ.
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Steve Keister exhibited at 303 Gallery in Chelsea until February 21st

January 5, 2009
The artists included in the show are Paul Gabrielli, Paul Lee, Erik Moskowitz and Amanda Trager, Steve Keister, Jill Levine, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Xi Le, Craig Hein, Mark Magill, and Julie Ryan. The show also includes work from the Flying Saucer Project, a collaborative enterprise with Steve Keister and Rachel Bleiweiss-Sande.
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