N A S S A U N O T E S
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
One of Princeton's a cappella groups, the Tigertones,
will perform at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall Sunday,
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
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
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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