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"A Broad Abroad": The episodes of a student studying in Europe come to the stage at Princeton

December 22, 2010
(Princeton, NJ) The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater presents "A Broad Abroad", a senior thesis production written and featuring Olivia Stoker and directed by R.N. Sandberg. Performances will be held at the Whitman Class of 1970 Theater at Princeton University on January 7 - 9 at 8:00 p.m. with an additional 10:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, January 8, 2011.
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"Wakefield Mystery Plays" at Princeton University

December 22, 2010
(Princeton, NJ) The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater presents the "Wakefield Mystery Plays", a senior thesis production directed by Phoenix Gonzalez '11. In this production, "The Second Shepherd's Play" and "Buffeting", two mystery plays written by one of the most famous playwrights of the time, come to life both inside and outside the Princeton University Chapel. Performances will be held on Friday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 8 at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
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New Decade, New Campus; The Arts and Transit Neighborhood

December 17, 2010
At a 2008 open house, the University depicted its proposed Arts and Transit Neighborhood, part of the 10-year campus development plan, as a way to connect campus to the surrounding community. But disputes with area authorities, particularly over the location of the Dinky, have interfered with the project.
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'Floyd Collins': Stuck in the middle with you

December 9, 2010
Following the success of last fall's sold-out hit "My Fair Lady," the Program in Theater has kicked off this season's group of senior thesis productions with two musicals, October's "[title of show]" and now "Floyd Collins," which opened last weekend in the Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street and runs through Saturday.
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Kelley '79: TV writing 'the most fun part of the job'

December 8, 2010
As a writer and producer, David E. Kelley '79 has developed a distinctive brand of television that often straddles the line between comedy and drama. He’s won the Emmys for best comedy series and best drama series in the same year (Ally McBeal and The Practice, in 1999), and his newest show, Harry's Law, is set to debut in January. On Nov. 17, Kelley returned to campus to share his thoughts about writing and entertainment in a public conversation with Broadway producer Jordan Roth '97 at the James M. Stewart '32 Theater.
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Exhibit of Lewis Students' Work Reflects Life's Contradictions

December 8, 2010
The Bauhaus artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's observation that "the new typography is a simultaneous experience of vision and communication" is aptly quoted in the exhibit "New Student Work: Photography, Sculpture, Graphic Design" in the Lucas Gallery at Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. This eye-catching, thought-provoking show which is free and open to the public has, unfortunately, a short run; it opened on December 1 and closes on December 9.
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Atelier course hosts human flocking performance

December 7, 2010
Students walking through the Rockefeller College common room Monday night were greeted with an unfamiliar scene: A flash mob of roughly 40 students, accompanied by live rhythmic drumming and recorded music, swirled and swarmed around the room for 20 minutes. Moving around the room, the students’ motion mimicked waves of movement characteristic of flocks of birds and schools of fish.
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Work from Spring 2010 Atelier Opens in New York to Rave Reviews

December 6, 2010
In "Baby Universe: A Puppet Odyssey," Earth is a beat-up old floozy who wistfully recalls her more verdant, hydrated days: "So much life. I was pretty then." Mostly, however, she's just tired and jaded: "I don't care about my people. I've been trying to kill them for years."
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Dance students present their choreography and perform the work of Mark Morris

November 30, 2010
The Lewis Center for the Arts is proud to present "GO", a creative thesis production showcasing choreography and performance by the eight certificate students in Princeton's Program in Dance. While completion of modern technique and composition classes and performance in the Spring Dance Festival are among the requirements for receiving a certificate in dance, the creative thesis is an optional endeavor. Of the eight senior certificate students collaborating to produce "GO", five have chosen to present original choreography. “Goâ€Â? will premiere at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center on Friday, December 3 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 4 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
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Landau and Guettel's Floyd Collins Opens

November 23, 2010
The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater presents a senior thesis production of Tina Landau and Adam Guettel's Floyd Collins, a musical based on the true story of a man, who became a media sensation after he was trapped in a Kentucky cave in 1925. Performances will be held on December 3-4 and December 9-11 at the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street.
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Mural project will give artists a giant canvas

November 21, 2010
The barren, brick walls of the Home Rubber Co., adjacent to the tracks of the Cass Street train station, will soon be transformed. Members of the Trenton Mural Arts Project, a volunteer-based organization, held a press conference yesterday to introduce the major partners in the production of what is hoped to be the first of many murals in the city.
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University programs participate in launch of Trenton Mural Arts Project

November 19, 2010
This spring, a group of Princeton students will use paint to learn how art can bring about social change. To lay the foundation for this work, another group of students will fan out across Trenton to engage communities with a message about art and transformation. Their work is the realization of a multidisciplinary social justice project that has been two years in the making.
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Listen to what recent students have to say about their experience at the Lewis Center for the Arts

November 17, 2010

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Conversation with Mario Vargas Llosa and Paul Muldoon

November 12, 2010
(Princeton, NJ) The Lewis Center for the Arts and the Program in Latin American Studies present "Roger Casement, The Congo, Ireland and Latin America: A Conversation between Mario Vargas Llosa and Paul Muldoon." The event will be held on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 4:30 PM in 50 McCosh Hall, Princeton University. The event is free and open to the public. No photographs will be allowed.
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Emmy Award-winning screenwriter at Lewis Center

November 3, 2010
The Lewis Center for the Arts Performance Central presents Emmy Award-winning screenwriter David E. Kelley in conversation with Broadway producer Jordan Roth. Kelley will talk about his life and work. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 5:00 PM in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street, Princeton. The event is free and open to the public. No photographs will be allowed.
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Prize in Hand, He Keeps His Eye on Teaching

October 29, 2010
Five days after the Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa won the Nobel Prize in Literature, he walked into a Princeton classroom where 25 students awaited their weekly seminar on the magical realism of the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges.
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The Program in Theater presents Brecht's "The Good Person of Setzuan" at McCarter's Berlind Theatre

October 28, 2010
(Princeton, NJ) The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater presents The Good Person of Setzuan by Bertolt Brecht, adapted by Tony Kushner and directed by Mark Nelson with original live music by Princeton graduate student Gilad Cohen. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 12-13 and Thursday to Saturday, November 18, 19 and 20. All performances are at 8 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center.
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National Book Award Finalists Announced; Books by James Richardson, Kathleen Graber, and alum Monica Youn '93 are among the poetry finalists

October 13, 2010
Books by Lewis Center for the Arts faculty, student and Hodder Fellow are on the list of finalists for the 2010 National Book Awards. By the Numbers (Copper Canyon Press) by James Richardson, Professor of Creative Writing, Ignatz (Four Way Books) by alum Monica Youn '93, a former student of Professor Richardson, and The Eternal City (Princeton University Press) by former Lewis Center Hodder Fellow Kathleen Graber are among the five poetry finalists. All of the poetry finalists are first-time nominees for the Award. By the Numbers is James Richardson's seventh book of poetry, in addition to his two criitical works. The Eternal City by Kathleen Graber and Igantz by attorney and Princeton alum Monica Youn '93 are second collections.
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A poet and nothing but a poet

October 13, 2010
In his writing and his life, poet laureate W.S. Merwin '48 refuses to compromise. In 1976, the poet W.S. Merwin '48 bought a 20-acre patch of dirt, weeds, and ferns in Maui and decided to turn it into a palm ­forest. It was "exactly that simple," says his wife, Paula, though even she can see how others might think it was absurd. Merwin had moved to...
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Grammy Award Winner Moya Brennan, the voice of Clannad, to perform at Princeton Nov. 11th

October 12, 2010
Moya Brennan, internationally acclaimed singer and voice of the Irish group Clannad, will present a speech and performance with Cormac de Barra, Clannad's harpist, and scholar Edel Bhreathnach, from the University College Dublin, at Princeton University at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. The event, part of an event sponsored by The Index of Christian Art and The Fund for Irish Studies, is free and open to the public.
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Artists explore concept of 'free time' in lecture series

October 11, 2010
What is "free time"? Joe Scanlan, director of the Program in Visual Arts at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton, found himself pondering this question during the recent recession, when discussion about free time was particularly prevalent.
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Princeton Distinguished Visitor Vargas Llosa wins Nobel in literature

October 7, 2010
Acclaimed Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa, who is spending this semester as the 2010 Distinguished Visitor in Princeton University's Program in Latin American Studies, has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature. He also is a visiting lecturer in Princeton's Program in Creative Writing and the Lewis Center for the Arts.
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Novelist Vargas Llosa imparts writing insights to students

October 6, 2010
Acclaimed Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa will spend this semester introducing Princeton students to his philosophy of writing, offering an intimate opportunity to gain insights into the thinking of an internationally celebrated author.
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Lewis Center expands its footprint across campus

October 4, 2010

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Susan Choi wins PEN/W.G. Sebald Award for a fiction writer in mid-career

September 22, 2010
The inaugural award goes to Susan Choi, author of the books The Foreign Student, American Woman, and A Person of Interest.
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Shared Homeland, Different Worldview

September 16, 2010
The Northern Ireland-born poets Seamus Heaney and Paul Muldoon published their first books in 1966 and 1971, and ever since, their verse has been compared and contrasted, often in facile ways, as if they were Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
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Between Robert Frost and Bon Jovi: The Many Contradictions of Paul Muldoon

September 14, 2010
The poet Paul Muldoon cupped his hands around his mouth and set his eyes on the ground. He let out a big coyote howl as he walked up the path to Robert Frost's summer cabin, now his. He wanted to let the bears know he was coming. The cabin is buried behind trees and made of dull brown wood, fading to gray. On the porch, Mr. Muldoon ...
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Performance Opportunity - Dance Auditions

September 14, 2010
Performance Opportunities are available with Guest Artists and Choreographers Deganit Shemy, Graham Lustig and Leah Cox.
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Call for Auditions - The Good Person of Setzuan

September 11, 2010
The Program in Theater announces the Fall Show - "The Good Person of Setzuan." We are looking for 12 versatile, spirited performers of all types and ethnicities. Especially looking for actor-singers and actor- musicians, since much of the play will be underscored by live music and song. If you have any questions about the project or the auditions, please email Mark Nelson at msnelson@princeton.edu.
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Fall reading series begins with 2010 Hodder Fellows

September 9, 2010
(Princeton, NJ) Princeton's internationally renowned Program in Creative Writing, a part of the University's Lewis Center for the Arts, will open its reading series on Wednesday, October 6 with readings by Hodder Fellows Cynthia Cruz, EM Lewis and ZZ Packer. The readings begin at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. All readings are free and open to the public.
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Fall into Walt Whitman's 'Leaves of Grass,' and let poet C.K. Williams accompany you

July 25, 2010
A few days ago, I unfurrowed my brow and abandoned my desk. I bought a $3 copy of "Leaves of Grass" and headed outdoors...
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Paul Muldoon and Katherine Graber at Princeton Public Library

July 23, 2010
Pulitzer-prize winner Paul Muldoon will relaunch the prestigious Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets at this event featuring Kathleen Graber reading from her new collection of verse, "The Eternal City." Tuesday, Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m.
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Alum Silas Riener '06 performs in "Nox" by Anne Carson and Rashuan Mitchell

July 21, 2010
Since the poet and critic Anne Carson and the dancer-choreographer Rashaun Mitchell are each exceptional artists, their occasional collaborations - which began in 2004 - would be historically remarkable even if they were artistically barren. But "Bracko" and "Nox," the two main works in which they have come together, are events where different kinds of poetry become layered upon one another with extraordinary eloquence. Words, dance, translation, cultural commentary, lighting, music - all add discrete but overlapping zones of beauty, meaning, drama.
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Paul Muldoon reads in fall poetry series at Highland Park Public Library

July 20, 2010
The Highland Park Public Library announced the poets that will read at the Fall Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series and they include Internationally distinguished poet and scholar Paul Muldoon, Alicia Ostriker and BJ Ward.. Each reading will be followed by an open reading. The library is located at 31 North Fifth Avenue and for more information about the series go to the website at www.hpplnj.org or call 732-572-2750.
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Joyce Carol Oates explains why she has found a renewed joy in writing fiction

July 12, 2010
There is something "gnarly, with lots of prickles" growing in the three-acre garden surrounding Joyce Carol Oates's sequestered home in the New Jersey countryside. "Is it a weed? Or some rare species perhaps," she muses, asking if I'll step out into the soupy summer heat and give her my opinion on this vexed question. At that moment, though, a torrential rainstorm saturates the lavish flowerbed and the rolling lawn beyond the vast picture windows. "Such a pity," sighs Oates, "I so wanted your opinion on this strange, thorny thing which I've only just discovered out there."
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The senior thesis as a work of art

July 7, 2010
This year, Princeton seniors earned 68 certificates from the Lewis Center for the Arts — in creative writing, dance, theater, and visual arts — and completed dozens of creative thesis projects. PAW spoke with a handful of these artistic graduates.
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Susan Marshall is One of Five Choreographers to Honor Cunningham at River to River Festival

July 1, 2010
Just a few days after the death of their company's namesake choreographer, dancers from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company gave a memorable performance as part of the 2009 River to River Festival, which drew more than 3,000 people to Battery Park City in Manhattan. Now, almost a year later, five choreographers will pay their respects to Cunningham in a program titled "We Give Ourselves Away at Every Moment: An EVENT for Merce," on the Esplanade Plaza at Battery Park City on July 26 at 6 p.m.
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William S. Merwin Named 17th US Poet Laureate

July 1, 2010
A writer who stopped using punctuation in the 1960s and spent much of the last 30 years secluded in Hawaii will become the nation's next chief poet. The Library of Congress is announcing Thursday that William S. Merwin will become the 17th U.S. poet laureate this fall. He succeeds Kay Ryan, who has held the post since 2008.
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Tracy K. Smith selected for Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative

June 30, 2010
Tracy K. Smith, poet and assistant professor in creative writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts, was one of six international artists selected for the Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative. The Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative is an international philanthropic program that seeks out rising artists from around the world and brings them together with great masters for a year of individual mentoring and creative collaboration. Smith, the only artist selected from the United States, was chosen by mentor Hans Magnus Enzensberger, a provocative essayist also regarded as Germany's most important contemporary poet.
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Lewis Center students win prizes in the New Jersey Young Film and Videomakers Festival

June 8, 2010
Oren Samet-Marram '12 took the first prize award in the College/Independent Category of the 36th Annual New Jersey Young Film and Videomakers Festival for his film "A Cautionary Tale." Jeffrey Kuperman '12 and Jacqueline ("Jack") Thornton '13 each received a Jury’s Citation – Honorable Mention in the College/Independent Category for "Blind Date" and "Sides" respectively. All students were in the spring Intermediate Film and Video Production course taught by Su Friedrich, Professor of Visual Arts at the Lewis Center for the Arts. Samet-Marram is also pursuing a Certificate in Visual Arts. The Award Ceremony and Screening will take place on Thursday, June 10, 2010 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM at New Jersey City University.
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Four faculty members recognized for outstanding teaching

June 1, 2010
Four Princeton faculty members received President's Awards for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies Tuesday, June 1. They are: Erhan Cinlar, the Norman J. Sollenberger Professor in Engineering and professor of operations research and financial engineering; Arcadio Diaz-Quinones, the Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish; P. Adams Sitney, professor of visual arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts; and Jeffrey Stout, professor of religion.
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Authors: Chapter and verse with C.K. Williams

May 23, 2010
The poet, who has a fresh book of poetry out as well as a book on Walt Whitman, ponders life, darkness, 9/11 and Monet.
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Gary Schneider 'NUDES' Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland. May 15-August 29, 2010

May 18, 2010
The exhibition Nudes, consists of 30 life-size portraits of nude men and women that Schneider has photographed using an unusual technique. All the figures lie in the same position, seemingly imposed, while Schneider moves flashlight beams slowly across the bodies, accentuating their characteristics with light and shadows. The exhibition is a part of Reykjavik Arts Festival 2010.
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Art of Science 2010 online gallery launches

May 17, 2010
Princeton University's fourth "Art of Science" exhibition -- featuring beautiful or otherwise interesting images created during the course of scientific research -- is now viewable online: http://www.princeton.edu/artofscience/
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Su Friedrich at MoMA, "Maya Deren's Legacy: Women and Experimental Film" Exhibition, Opening May 15

May 13, 2010
This exhibition, which consists of a video installation in the Theater Galleries and short-film programs in the theaters, examines Deren's legacy through both her own work and that of a trio of women directors upon whom she had an indelible influence: Carolee Schneemann, Barbara Hammer, and Su Friedrich.
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Art to empower: Dale winner to create murals in shelters and hospitals

April 29, 2010
When Julie Dickerson's 93-year-old grandfather had to leave his ailing wife in a hospital room several months ago, he seemed to handle the difficult decision well, except for one problem: the bleakness of his wife's new surroundings.
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Finding women's voices in supernatural fiction

April 29, 2010
Senior Emily Silk's thesis sprung from a 19th-century short story that is a staple of high school and college English courses. Her project ended up taking an out-of-this-world turn.
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Acclaimed novelist Lee shares meticulous writing approach in classroom

April 26, 2010
Princeton Professor Chang-rae Lee -- regarded as one of the most talented novelists of his generation -- painstakingly composes every sentence of his works, revising each one 10 or 20 times, not moving on until he is satisfied.
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Joe Scanlan Speaks on "Art Work" in the 2010 Maclean House Lecture Series

April 24, 2010
The Maclean House Lecture Series was created in 2004. The success of the Alumni Association's Russian Winterfest and Great Authors on Great Authors lecture series in 2003 and 2004 inspired us to add a themed lecture series to our annual program. We are working to develop topics of interest to a broad, non-specialist audience, and to feature a dynamic mixture of junior and senior faculty.
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Lewis Center for the Arts premieres Context Preconstructed

April 23, 2010
(Princeton, NJ) Princeton University senior Sydney Schiff, one of the mainstays of the Princeton dance community over the past four years, will present a senior creative thesis performance titled Context Preconstructed. The program will feature Schiff's epic choreographic collaboration with composer Vince di Mura and Schiff performing a solo commissioned by New York City based choreographer Lindsey Dietz Marchant. Context Preconstructed opens Thursday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. Additional performances will be held on May 7 at 8:00 p.m. and May 8 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public.
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Eve Aschheim at Galleri Magnus Aklundh until May 29
April 23, 2010
Eve Aschheim, Paintings and Drawings, on exhibit at Galleri Magnus Aklundh, Lund, Sweden from April 23 - May 29, 2010.
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Daniel Heyman receives Guggenheim Fellowship

April 16, 2010
Daniel Heyman, artist and Lecturer in Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts has been awarded a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Heyman is among 180 artists, scientists and scholars chosen from a more than 3,000 applicants from the United States and Canada this year.
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Performing professionally

April 14, 2010
When Pilar Castro Kiltz '10 needed career advice, standard campus resources like the Office of Career Services could offer her little help. Castro Kiltz is part of a growing segment of University students who intend to pursue the performing arts professionally.
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Art and science collaboration produces work-in-progress on climate change

April 12, 2010
In a collaboration melding art with science, climate researchers and other members of the Princeton University community have joined forces with The Civilians, an acclaimed investigative theater company, to help create a work-in-progress about global climate change that will be unveiled on campus Saturday, April 17.
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Edmund White awarded the Premio Letterario Internazionale Mondello

April 10, 2010
Edmund White, author and Professor of Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, has been awarded the Premio Letterario Internazionale Mondello, one of Italy’s most prestigious international literary prizes. White won the award for Best Foreign Author for his biography, Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel.
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'Enchanting' triple world premiere set for April 8-10

April 5, 2010
"An Evening of Enchantment," featuring world premieres of three dance pieces made possible by the collaboration of students and faculty members from Princeton University's Department of Music and Lewis Center for the Arts, will be presented Thursday through Saturday, April 8-10, in the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center.
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New South to house creative writing, arts studios

April 1, 2010
Creative writing faculty will head to the area adjacent to the proposed site of the arts and transit neighborhood on the western edge of the campus in July, when they are scheduled to move into New South.
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Kerry Washington in Conversation: On Being an Artist and an Arts Advocate, Monday, April 5th at 4:30

March 30, 2010
Performance Central presents a conversation with actress Kerry Washington. Washington has been seen in films such as Ray, Lift, The Last King of Scotland, The Dead Girl, She Hate Me, Fantastic Four, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and on Broadway in David Mamet's new play Race. This event takes place on Monday, April 5 at 4:30 PM in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street and is free and open to the public.
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Jeffrey Eugenides and Mona Simpson Read at Princeton on Wednesday, April 7 at 4:30

March 29, 2010
(Princeton, NJ) Princeton's Program in Creative Writing continues its 70th Anniversary Reading Series on Wednesday, April 7th with readings by Jeffrey Eugenides and Mona Simpson. 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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Fritz Haeg and Will Allen Lecture, Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 5:00 PM

March 27, 2010
Fritz Haeg, artist, designer, radical gardener and author of Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, and Will Allen, a contributor to the book's second edition and MacArthur fellowship winning founder and CEO of Milwaukee-based Growing Power, will discuss their innovative gardening methods and community collaborations at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. They will discuss the possibilities of growing food in the most unlikely places - on the streets where we live and in the middle of our cities. There will be a book signing and reception immediately following the event.
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Award-winning Will Power and DJ Reborn perform at the Lewis Center

March 19, 2010
Award-winning playwright, rapper, actor and educator Will Power and DJ Reborn will perform an evening of Hip Hop Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts on Wednesday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The one-time only event is presented by the Lewis Center's Performance Central program and is free and open to the public but tickets are required.
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TIME CAPSULE: A Century of Dance Utah's Repertory Dance Theater

March 18, 2010
The Lewis Center's Performance Central program presents a one-time only performance by the legendary Repertory Dance Theater on Thursday, April 1 at 8:00 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. Led by Executive/Artistic Director Linda C. Smith, Utah's Repertory Dance Theater is internationally known for their historical and classical repertory in modern dance. They will be performing a range of 20th-century masterpieces including excerpts from Isadora Duncan's Valse Brilliante, Doris Humphrey's Soaring, Daniel Nagrin's Strange Hero, Jose Limon's There Is A Time, Anna Sokolow's Lyric Suite and Shapiro & Smith's Dance for Two Army Blankets. For tickets please call University Ticketing at 609.258.9220 or the Berlind Box Office at 609.258.2787.
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Book Critics Honor Oates for Lifetime Achievement

March 12, 2010
Author and Princeton professor Joyce Carol Oates has been awarded the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle. The prize, which recognizes the winner's dedication to book culture, was presented to Oates at a ceremony held in New York City on March 11.
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Daniel Heyman at List Gallery, Swarthmore College, "ARTISTS IN WARTIME Bearing Witness / Shaping a Response"

March 11, 2010
For the past four years, Daniel Heyman, has traveled to Jordan and Turkey to meet with former Iraqi detainees, paint their portraits, and record their testimony. His exhibition will feature a selection of his portraits of survivors of torture at Abu Grahib prison as well as portraits of African American men from the Philadelphia area who have endured extreme poverty and repeated incarceration.
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NYT Review of Chang-rae Lee's "The Surrendered"

March 10, 2010
Horrifying things have happened to the three main characters in Chang-rae Lee's searing new novel, "The Surrendered" — things, much like the decision forced upon the heroine of William Styron's "Sophie's Choice," that will burn their souls and forever warp the course of their lives.
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Louis Cameron at I-20 until May 1

March 9, 2010
I-20 is pleased to present the fourth exhibition of Louis Cameron. For this show, Cameron will exhibit a suite of thirteen acrylic paintings entitled The African-American Flag Project. These paintings depict flags that were created to symbolically represent the African-American experience. Works from this series will also be presented by the artist as a solo project at the Armory Show, with three different flags shown on each day of the fair.
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Literary alchemy: Kohler mines truth to inspire fiction

March 1, 2010
In a Manchester, England, lodging house in 1846, a young woman is caring for her father after an operation. As he sleeps, her pencil furiously scratches against a page. The young woman is Charlotte Brontë, and she is writing her masterpiece, "Jane Eyre."
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Anna Deavere Smith's documentary investigation of race, class and religion performed at Princeton

February 26, 2010
Princeton University's Program in Theater presents Anna Deavere Smith's Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities. Performances are March 4 - 7 at 8:00 p.m. and March 6 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. Tickets are $10 for the public and $8 for students. For advance tickets, please call University Ticketing 609.258.9220. Seating is limited.
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Lewis Center presents ALICE: A New Play that explores life between childhood and adulthood in the 21st century

February 25, 2010
The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater will present ALICE: A New Play by Veronica Siverd, a leading figure in the Princeton theatrical community over the past four years. Performances of ALICE are Friday and Saturday March 5-6 and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 9-11, 2010 at the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center.
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President Tilghman recognizes the 70th anniversary of Creative Writing at Princeton

February 25, 2010
Long before the Lewis Center for the Arts provided the creative and performing arts at Princeton with a new vitality, students had an opportunity to pursue their "interest and proficiency in various forms of literary art" under the guidance of writers. Beginning with poet laureate of the United States Allen Tate in 1939, our students have worked closely with some of the finest writers in the world, including...
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Joyce Carol Oates Goes Home Again - Smithsonian Magazine

February 24, 2010
The celebrated writer returns to the town of her birth to revisit the places that haunt her memory and her extraordinary fiction.
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Chang-rae Lee discuss his new novel, "The Surrendered"

February 24, 2010
One image in particular has stood out. As a boy of 12, his father was among the throngs of North Korean refugees heading south to meet up with American forces sent in 1950 to protect Korea from the communists. To escape, his father's family boarded boxcars, and when there was no more room inside, Lee's father and an 8-year-old brother rode on top. But one night...
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Dawn Clements is one of 55 artists chosen to participate in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, February 25-May 30, 2010

February 23, 2010
Dawn Clements is one of 55 artists chosen to participate in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, an annual show that is generally regarded as one of the leading art exhibitions in the art world, often setting or leading trends in contemporary art.
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Princeton University envisions 'academic neighborhoods'; updates on the arts and transit plans

February 23, 2010
As Princeton University moves forward with a number of substantial construction projects in the coming months, it is emphasizing a neighborhood initiative that will create a more pedestrian-oriented, community-based campus.
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Students perform in Spring Dance Festival

February 15, 2010
More than 50 students from a range of academic departments will perform in Princeton's annual Spring Dance Festival Friday through Sunday, Feb. 19-21, at the Berlind Theatre.
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Joe Scanlan receives Tiffany Foundation Award

February 9, 2010
Joe Scanlan, Director of the Program in Visual Arts, has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, one of the largest single sources of unrestricted monetary awards to artists.
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"Palestine," by playwright and alum Najla Said '96, opens in New York

February 8, 2010
Najla Said's "Palestine," a one-woman Off Broadway show that began previews on Saturday, is a coming-of-age story about Ms. Said’s journey to become an Arab-American on her own terms.
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2010 Spring Dance Festival Opens at the Berlind Theatre

February 4, 2010
Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts presents the 2010 Spring Dance Festival on February 19 through February 21 at the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. This year’s dance festival marks internationally renowned choreographer Susan Marshall's first season at Princeton as director of the recently established independent Program in Dance.
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"Neighbors" by playwright and alum Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins '06, opens at the Public Theater

February 2, 2010
The first image in the new play "Neighbors," which opens at the Public Theater on Feb. 16, is a family of five "hooting, hollering, joking" as they carry boxes into their new home, according to the stage directions. What makes this unlike a usual move-in day is that the family, the Crows, is made up of black actors in blackface.
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A staged reading "The Rose Gardener" by Sara-Ashley Bischoff '09 at The Tank Theater NYC

February 1, 2010
The Rose Gardener was written by Sara-Ashley Bischoff at Princeton University under the guidance of playwrights Chuck Mee and Marina Carr.
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New South to be renovated for inclusion of arts programs

January 28, 2010
New South, the location of administrative offices over the past 40 years, will be renovated in 2010 to also become the home of some academic functions associated with the Lewis Center for the Arts.
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Other People's Houses (and the Stuff Inside)

January 19, 2010
(Princeton, NJ) Princeton University's Program in Theater presents Other People's Houses (and the Stuff Inside), a senior creative thesis production written and directed by Shawn Fennell, opening Friday, February 5 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street.
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Relationship Between Art and Money Subject of Latest Arts Council Exhibit

January 13, 2010
A formidable collection of works by Andy Warhol is the centerpiece of "Consumed," an exhibition about art, money, and consumption at the Arts Council of Princeton. Its opening last Saturday saw a frenzy of activity, with artists and patrons gathering to engage with the material.
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Joe Scanlan at the Arts Council of Princeton in "Consumed: An Exhibition about Art, Money and Consumption"

January 7, 2010
CONSUMED: An Exhibition about Art, Money and Consumption, January 9, 2010 – February 27, 2010. Opening Reception: Saturday, January 9, 2010
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Paul Muldoon speaks about his leadership of the Lewis Center for the Arts

January 6, 2010
As Princeton University evolves in the next decade, the arts are likely to play a highly visible role. The new Lewis Center for the Arts, headed by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, will anchor a major redevelopment of the area near McCarter Theater and the Dinky train station.
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Colm Toibin wins Costa Novel Award for "Brooklyn"

January 5, 2010
LONDON (AP) -- Irish writer Colm Toibin was named novelist of the year Monday in Britain's lucrative Costa Book Awards for his emigrant saga "Brooklyn." The judges praised Toibin's "poised, quiet and incrementally shattering" story about a young Irishwoman in the 1950s caught between a new life in New York and the pull of her homeland.
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Sheila Kohler reads at Labyrinth Books; introduced by Joyce Carol Oates

January 5, 2010
Join us for a reading from this beautifully imagined tale of the Bronte sisters and the writing of Jane Eyre. The year is 1846. In a cold parsonage on the gloomy Yorkshire moors, a family seems cursed with disaster. A mother and two children dead. A father sick, without fortune, and hardened by the loss of his two most beloved family members. A son destroyed by alcohol and opiates. And three strong, intelligent young women, reduced to poverty and spinsterhood, with nothing to save them from their fate. Nothing, that is, except their remarkable literary talent.
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