Showcasing University talent

Reginald Jackson

Reginald Jackson, a doctoral candidate in East Asian studies, played an untitled original piece on electric guitar at the "This Is Princeton" talent show.

At left: The program also included Naacho, one of Princeton's Indian dance troupes.
Photos: Denise Applewhite

Members of the University community showcased their talent in a benefit performance, "This Is Princeton," Feb. 17 in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

Faculty and staff members, undergraduate and graduate students and alumni participated in segments ranging from readings and musical offerings to dance and stand-up comedy. The annual event, held for the first time last year, is designed to highlight the rich arts culture on campus.


Among those on the program were: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and faculty member C.K. Williams, who conducted a reading; noted photographer and faculty member Emmet Gowin, who made a photography presentation; the Nassoons, Princeton's oldest a cappella singing group; a jazz quartet of alumni from 1956-60; Sympoh, Princeton's urban arts troupe; and Tom Harrits, a senior who is a stand-up comedian.

Proceeds benefited Princeton-area youth arts programs through Community House. The event was sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government Projects Board and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students.