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Handel, Bach and Their Models

Violinist Andrew Manze and harpsichordist Richard Egarr will present a concert entitled "Handel, Bach and Their Models" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The University Concerts event will feature violin sonatas by Corelli and Bonporti as well as Handel and Bach. For tickets, call 258-5000.

Alumnus shares rock experiences

A lecture titled "Kurt Cobain Died for Somebody's Sins ... But Not Mine: Rock Stars, Indie Rock and Celebrity Culture" is set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in McCormick 106.
     The speaker will be Eric Weisbard, a 1988 Princeton graduate who is senior program manager at the Experience Music Project, a Seattle-based popular music museum.
     Weisbard works with academics, journalists and other writers in the museum's education department. Previously, he served as music editor of The Village Voice and as a senior editor at Spin magazine. His writing for Spin, The Voice, The New York Times and GQ, among others, has covered a wide range of artists, from Neil Young and Nine Inch Nails to Built to Spill and DMX. A college radio disc jockey for WPRB during the indie-rock 1980s, he later edited the Spin Alternative Record Guide (Vintage). He currently is editing an anthology of rock 'n' roll short stories and overseeing a popular music studies conference to take place at the Experience Music Project in April.
     Weisbard's talk, sponsored by the Program in American Studies, is in conjunction with the appearance of the Electric Bus at Princeton from Oct. 22-26. The bus is a mobile exhibit organized by the Experience Music Project. It unfolds into a 10,000-square-foot exhibit and activity space, complete with cross sections of music-related artifacts, video presentations and interviews, as well as instruments viewers can play. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in parking lot six, south of New South and west of Baker Rink.


Trumpeter Roy Hargrove

Trumpeter Roy Hargrove has joined pianist Herbie Hancock and tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker for a 28-city tour that will bring them to McCarter Theatre on Monday, Oct. 22. The 8 p.m. concert, "Directions in Music," is a tribute to the lives and music of jazz artists John Coltrane and Miles Davis. For ticket information, visit <www.mccarter.org> or call 258-2787.

Lecture will focus on 'just war'

A lecture titled "Just War and Military Intervention" will be presented Thursday, Oct. 25, on campus.
     Jean Bethke Elshtain, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago, will speak at 4:30 p.m. in Computer Science Building 104.
     The principles of just war provide guidelines for determining the conditions under which using violence against a foe is justified. The requirements include exhausting all efforts to resolve the conflict without force, pursuing a war only if there is a reasonable chance of its success, and making every effort to ensure that noncombatants are not killed during the conflict.
     Elshtain's interests range from social and political theory and ethics to moral and political thought and women's studies. She has published 16 books, including most recently "Who Are We? Critical Reflections and Hopeful Possibilities," and has two more on the way. She also has written more than 200 essays for political opinion journals.
     Elshtain is the co-director of the Pew Forum on Religion and American Public Life and co-director of the Religious Assembly for Uniting America, a project of the American Assembly, a nonpartisan forum that develops consensus and offers a plan of action on issues vital to the American people.
     Her address is the Alpheus Mason Lecture in Constitutional Law and Political Thought and is sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and the Department of Politics.


Troupe to dance, discuss work

The Program in Theater and Dance will present an informal performance and discussion of Sara Hook Dances at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St.
     Hook, a faculty member at the University of Illinois and former soloist with Nikolais Louis Dance, has been choreographing for more than a decade. She founded Sara Hook Dances in 1997, and the group currently maintains an active schedule of performances and residencies nationally. Her work is distinguished by an optimistic devotion to humanism and an extreme physicality. Athletic lurches and detailed gestures compete with each other to create a movement language that seems inevitable yet iconoclastic.
     The program will feature repertory, including some solo pieces that Hook has recently reset and reworked on her current company members, as well as new works in progress.

Group stages 'Rocky Horror'

The FireHazards Performance Group will bring the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" to the Murray-Dodge Theater stage at midnight Thursday, Oct. 25.
     This cult classic has been performed annually at midnight around Halloween, a tradition revived last year at Princeton by the Hazards. Audience participation and costumes are encouraged at the free performance.

Vendor fair planned

The purchasing department is sponsoring a vendor fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Dillon Gymnasium. The event is open to all faculty and staff members.
     Those attending can view a variety of products and services offered by many of the currently contracted vendors, solely for those transactions that are related to University purchases. Commodities will range from audio-visual services to office equipment and supplies.

Tigertones to perform at Lincoln Center Nov. 11

One of Princeton's a cappella groups, the Tigertones, will perform at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall Sunday, Nov. 11.
     The benefit concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. and also will feature the Yale Whiffenpoofs and the Harvard Krokodiloes. All proceeds will go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which will, in turn, designate a portion for the Twin Towers Fund and for the American Red Cross.
     The host for the show, dubbed the "A Cappella Trilogy Series," will be Broadway star and former Miss America Kate Shindle. The Tigertones, the Whiffenpoofs and the Krokodiloes are collectively steeped in hundreds of years of vocal tradition, and separately have traveled the world to perform. The Nov. 11 concert marks the fifth time they have come together in the Trilogy Series.
     For tickets, call Centercharge at (212) 721-6500 or visit <http://www.lincolncenter.org>.


Freshman Parents Weekend

Atlanta residents Brenda (left) and Robert (right) Rowe and Beau and Sally Allen met up in the Frist Campus Center before departing on an Orange Key tour during Freshman Parents Weekend Oct. 12-14. They are the parents of Sarah Allen '05 (center) and Robert Rowe '05 (not pictured), who attended high school together. The weekend featured panel discussions, faculty lectures, open houses and cultural and athletic events, all intended to introduce parents to some of the most important aspects of undergraduate life at Princeton.


October 22, 2001
Vol. 91, No. 7
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