Emory Report
April 28, 2008
Volume 60, Number 29


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April 28, 2008
Advance Notice

Fusion! dances with energy
Emory students are fostering an exchange of ideas and culture through Fusion!, an innovative dance competition Tuesday, April 29, at 8 p.m. in Glenn Memorial Auditorium.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Dobbs Center and at www.fusionatlanta.org. Proceeds will go to help educate children in Kenya.

The exhibition phase of the show will feature 10 Emory performance teams, each fusing their own style with other types of dance and music. A special performance will feature two teams who created original choreography by incorporating each others’ styles.

Specialized programming designed to educate and foster cross-cultural dialogue will augment Fusion!
Fusion! is organized and produced by Soku DeNova Records, a record company founded and operated by alumni Mike Li and Nagib Haque, a staff member in Emory’s biology department, and sponsored by various campus organizations.

Voigt and Zeger join up in concert
Tickets are still available for the rescheduled Flora Glenn Candler Series Concert featuring award-winning soprano Deborah Voigt and pianist Brian Zeger on May 3 at 8 p.m. in Schwartz Center’s Emerson Concert Hall.

The program features songs by Amy Beach, Ben Moore and Leonard Bernstein, along with classical vocal works by Verdi and Strauss. The New York Times hails Voigt as “arguably the leading dramatic soprano singing today.”

To exchange original tickets or to purchase new tickets, contact the Arts at Emory box office at 404-727-5050.

Asthma fund benefit May 20
An evening of celebration, fund-raising and entertainment benefits the first annual Brenda Wingo Asthma Fund on May 20.

Wingo, described as a “valued and dedicated member of Emory’s Department of Emergency Medicine who worked tirelessly to support the department’s educational mission at Grady Health System,” died of an asthma attack in 2005.

The fund is dedicated to her memory and to support education, research and equipment needs for Grady asthma patients.

The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Emory Faculty Office Building, Conference Room 101, 69 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive. RSVP by calling 404-616-6673.