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Emory's Black Film Series Takes a Look at Lynching in America


Atlanta, Ga. Emory University’s fourth annual Black Film Thursdays series will examine painful passages in American history under the title "Eyewitness: Lynching and Racial Violence in America." The March 28 – May 16 series is being coordinated to complement the upcoming Atlanta exhibition of "Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America," appearing at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic site May 1 – Dec. 31.

Oscar for Animation? It's About Time, Says Emory Professor


Atlanta, Ga. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will award its first Oscar for an animated feature-length film this year--and it's about time, says Nina Martin, an assistant professor of film studies at Emory University.

Emory Music Student/Contemporary Art Music Composer to Perform Three World Premieres on March 30


Atlanta, Ga. One of the significant, yet lesser-known types of research, scholarship and discovery at Emory University will be demonstrated in a concert of new contemporary music at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Emory senior Andrew Boles will be joined by leading professional musicians in presenting his three world premiere compositions, "Letter to Barrett Slepian," "Algal Bloom" and "Emily."

Halle Institute Brings German Journalist, Novelist to Atlanta


Atlanta, Ga. Emory's Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning welcomes Berlin-based novelist and journalist Peter Schneider to campus March 18-April 5 as its 2002 Distinguished Fellow. Schneider will give a series of public lectures, including "September 11 and Its Aftermath: Media and Collective Conscience in Germany" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21.

The Amercian Family Takes Center Stage for Emory Symposium


Atlanta, Ga. How the American family has been portrayed on stage throughout the 20th century has led to myths of what family life was like during that time. The evolution of that mythology will be explored at Emory Feb. 24-27 through "Staging the American Family: A Symposium on the Evolution of the Idea of Family in 20th Century Drama," a series of events sponsored by Theater Emory and the Emory Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL Center).

Theater Emory Presents "Ah, Wilderness!" Feb. 15-March 2


Atlanta, Ga. Theater Emory will present Eugene O'Neill's valentine to the American family, "Ah, Wilderness!" from Feb. 15–March 2 as part of a project sponsored with the Emory Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL Center) that examines the American family throughout the 20th century.

Peggy Benkeser Brings "Kitchen Chaos" World Premiere Concert to Emory Feb. 15


Atlanta, Ga. Percussionist Peggy Benkeser presents "Kitchen Chaos: One Woman’s Evolution from Pots and Pans to Percussion," a new music theater performance featuring five world-premiere musical compositions, at 8:15 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Performing Arts Studio at Emory University, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta.

Alvin Ailey Dance Expert, Thomas F. DeFrantz, to Give Free Lecture at Emory During Black History Month


Atlanta, Ga. Alvin Ailey, one of the most beloved and renowned figures in dance history, will be the subject of a free public lecture at Emory University as part of the Emory Friends of Dance Biannual Lecture Series. Ailey is especially well known for his contributions to black modern dance in America. Thomas DeFrantz from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will give the free public lecture, "Alvin Ailey’s ‘Revelations’: of Time and Transformations."

Annual Emory Jazz Festival to Feature Caswell Sisters on Feb. 1 and Big Band Night on Feb. 2


Atlanta, Ga. Emory University’s Annual Jazz Festival has played to capacity crowds in recent years with its guests artist on Friday night and traditional "big band night" on Saturday. This year’s festival will be at 8:15 p.m. Feb. 1-2 in Emory’s Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta.


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