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Bluebird on the Mountain to feature Pierce and Grace Pettis, Tom Kimmel

Jun. 8, 2012—Tom Kimmel and Pierce and Grace Pettis will headline the June 16 Bluebird on the Mountain concert at scenic Dyer Observatory.

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Opera on the Mountain returns to Dyer Observatory June 2

May. 16, 2012—Members of the Nashville Opera will be the featured performers at the third Opera on the Mountain concert Saturday, June 2, at Vanderbilt’s Dyer Observatory. The performance will include selections from Guys and Dolls, Camelot and Phantom of the Opera.

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Bluebird on the Mountain series launches new season May 19

May. 14, 2012—Singer-songwriters Lionel Cartwright, Allen Shamblin and Chuck Cannon will be the featured performers at the season opener of the Bluebird on the Mountain concert series at Dyer Observatory May 19.

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Vanderbilt Divinity discussion: Can a Mormon Be President?

Apr. 16, 2012—Kathleen Flake, a religious historian who teaches and writes about the interaction between American religion and law, will speak April 24 at a Vanderbilt Divinity School Community Breakfast.

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Vanderbilt University Theatre’s production of ‘The Liar’ begins April 6

Apr. 2, 2012—Vanderbilt University Theatre will present David Ives’ adaptation of The Liar beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Vanderbilt’s Neely Auditorium. This will be the final production of the department’s 2011-12 theatrical season. The Vanderbilt production is based on the American playwright’s lively adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s comedy, which was first performed in Paris in 1644....

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Vanderbilt Theatre presents David Ives’ adaptation of ‘The Liar’

Mar. 22, 2012—The Vanderbilt University Department of Theatre will present David Ives’ adaptation of The Liar beginning at 8 p.m. April 6 at Neely Auditorium.

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‘The Children’s Hour’ production continues through Feb. 24

Feb. 16, 2012—The Children’s Hour, Lillian Hellman’s scathing indictment of a community that blindly accepts the lies and accusations of a young school girl, premieres at 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at Vanderbilt University’s Neely Auditorium. “Although written in the 1930s, Hellman’s play still resonates today,” said Jon W. Hallquist, associate professor of theatre, who will direct the...

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Renowned theater group presents William Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’

Feb. 16, 2012—Actors From the London Stage will perform William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Feb. 25 as part of a week-long residency in the Department of Theatre.

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Vanderbilt Theatre to present Lillian Hellman’s ‘The Children’s Hour’

Feb. 7, 2012—Although written in the 1930s, Lillian Hellman’s play, The Children’s Hour, still resonates today. She skillfully illustrates the personal tragedy that follows when a schoolgirl tells lies about her teachers. Although the young girl is definitely to blame for the mayhem that occurs, Hellman also clearly attacks the self-righteous few who so easily accept unfounded libel.

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Writer Lorrie Moore to speak at Vanderbilt Jan. 19

Dec. 21, 2011—The Chancellor's Lecture Series will host Lorrie Moore Jan. 19 at the Central Library Community Room. Moore, the author of Like Life, Birds of America and A Gate at the Stairs, will discuss "Creative Writing and the Customer Survey."

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Legendary sax player Bobby Keys to address History of Rock class Dec. 1

Nov. 28, 2011—Students of Jennifer Gunderman’s History of Rock class will receive an early holiday gift when legendary tenor saxophone player Bobby Keys talks about his career recording and touring with some of the greatest rock and roll musicians of all time including the Rolling Stones, Beatles and Eric Clapton.

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Francis Fukuyama: “The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution”

Nov. 15, 2011—Watch video of Stanford professor Francis Fukuyama, the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and resident in FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, speaking about his latest book, The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution, Nov. 15 as part of the 2011-12 Chancellor’s...

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