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  vocalist Melissa Antoinette

Melissa Antoinette

Guest vocalist will perform with Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra

Guest vocalist Melissa Antoinette will perform with the University Concert Jazz Ensemble and the University Orchestra in a collaborative concert Saturday, Feb. 28. The program, "Jazz Meets the Symphony Orchestra," will begin at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The concert also will spotlight the musical contributions of four graduates of Princeton's music program: Christine McLeavey, Martha Elliott, Todd Beaney and Anthony Branker, who will conduct. Tickets are available at the Richardson box office, 258-5000.

Journalist Hersh to speak

Noted investigative journalist Seymour Hersh will speak at Princeton on Tuesday, Feb. 24, as part of the "Secrecy, Security and Self-Government" lecture series sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program in Law and Public Affairs.
     "A Conversation with Seymour Hersh" will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Hersh currently contributes regularly to The New Yorker on military and security matters.
     Formerly a reporter for The New York Times, Hersh first gained recognition in 1969 for exposing the My Lai massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. His book "The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House" won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times book prize in biography.

Ayana Harry

Ayana Harry


Frist Campus Center

An exhibition of artwork by Princeton students will be on view through the end of the month on the Frist Campus Center's 100 level as part of the University's celebration of Black History Month. The Jacob Lawrence Student Arts Exhibition will include "African Rose," an acrylic painting begun by junior Ayana Harry (left) while volunteering in Ghana last summer. The exhibition is named in honor of Jacob Lawrence, whose series "Migration of the American Negro," depicting the flight of African Americans from the South, became the first work by a black artist to be part of the collection at the Museum of Modern Art. In 1947, at the age of 30, Lawrence was rated "the foremost black artist in the United States" by Time magazine. The student art exhibition is one of many events planned at the University for Black History Month. A full calendar is available online <Web page>.

'Building Places From Memories' is lecture topic for WTC architect

Architect Daniel Libeskind, designer of the new World Trade Center, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in McCosh 50. His address is titled "Building Places From Memories."
     Studio Daniel Libeskind's "Memory Foundations" was selected last February following an international competition. The plan features a 1,776-foot-tall spire that will create a new skyline for Lower Manhattan and make it the tallest building in the world. The design leaves portions of the slurry wall exposed, while reserving space for a memorial and museum.
     Libeskind, whose firm is based in Berlin, is a distinguished figure in architectural practice and urban design. He is well known for introducing a new critical discourse into architecture and for his multi-disciplinary approach. His practice extends from building major cultural institutions including museums and concert halls, landscape and urban projects, to stage design, installations and exhibitions. In 1989, he won the competition for the Jewish Museum Berlin, which opened to public acclaim in 2001.
     Libeskind's talk is designated as the William G. Bowen Lecture presented annually by the Center for Jewish Life. It also is sponsored by the School of Architecture and designated as the Stafford Little Lecture, part of the University's Public Lectures Series. The event will be Webcast; for viewing information, visit <www.princeton.edu/webmedia>.

Two evenings of flamenco music and dance

The McCarter Theatre Center will present two evenings of flamenco music and dance. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Noche Flamenca, one of the world's foremost flamenco companies, will take the stage. On Thursday, Feb. 26, legendary flamenco innovator and guitarist Paco de Lucía will perform. Both shows will begin at 8 p.m. For tickets, contact the McCarter box office at 258-2787 or <www.mccarter.org>.

Writers to discuss reaching beyond academics

A roundtable discussion, "Crossing Over: Academics and the Popular Press," will be presented by the Princeton Writing Program and the Council of the Humanities on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
     The event, open to faculty, staff and students, will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. The discussion will focus on the intellectual rewards, professional risks and practical challenges academic writers face when they seek an audience beyond their disciplines.
     Panelists will include: Provost Amy Gutmann, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values; Chris Hedges, New York Times columnist and Ferris Professor of Journalism; and James McPherson, the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of American History. Michael Doran, assistant professor of Near Eastern studies, will be the moderator.
     "The University is at heart a community of writers, most of whom are specialists writing for fellow specialists," said Kerry Walk, director of the Writing Program. "The roundtable will give faculty and graduate students a forum for discussing how they might reach a wider audience of interested nonspecialists. It will also give them the chance to reflect on strategies used by 'popular' writers who work outside the university context but whose writing is scholarly in the best sense of the word -- thoroughly researched and rigorously argued."
     Roundtables on writing on other topics of widespread interest are being planned for the future.

Reading features two authors

Award-winning writers Jeffrey Harrison and Sheila Kohler will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
     Harrison is the author of three books of poetry, "The Singing Underneath," "Signs of Arrival" and "Feeding the Fire." His honors include a Pushcart Prize and the Lavan Younger Poets Award.
     Kohler has written three collections of short stories and five novels, "The Perfect Place," "The House on R Street," "Cracks," "Children of Pithiviers" and "Crossways." She has received the O. Henry Award and the Open Voice Award, among others.
     The event is part of the Creative Writing Program's Althea Ward Clark Reading Series.

Franken to offer views on politics

Political satirist and bestselling author Al Franken will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. His presentation, "Al Franken: On Politics," will be simulcast in 1 and 2 Robertson. A Princeton University I.D. is required for entry into Dodds.
     Franken is the author most recently of "Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them -- A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right." A Harvard graduate, he served as a fellow at the Kennedy School of Government's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy in 2003. He also has written "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations," "Why Not Me? The Making and the Unmaking of the Al Franken Presidency," "Oh, the Things I Know!" and "I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!"
     Franken is an Emmy award-winning television writer and producer and a Grammy award-winning comedian. In 1975 he was part of the original writing staff that created the groundbreaking late night show "Saturday Night Live."
     The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Etching by Rembrandt

Etching by Rembrandt

University Art Museum

A two-part exhibition, "The Art of the Print of the Western World," is on display at the University Art Museum through June 12. The exhibition provides a rich historical survey of Western printmaking, represented by works from the collections of the art museum and Firestone Library. Part one, which opened in January, begins with 15th-century German and Italian woodcuts and engravings, and continues through the 17th century with etchings by Rembrandt, including the recently acquired 1658 work, "Woman at the Bath With a Hat Beside Her" (above). Part two, which opens on March 20, includes works from the 18th century and continues through the 20th century with prints by a variety of European and American artists, including Francisco Goya, Honoré Daumier, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso and Jasper Johns.


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