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Annual senior art show opens April 23

Works on display will represent a wide range of artistic mediums, from painting, printmaking, photography and ceramics to sculpture, installation, performance and video art.

Poet Ciaran Carson to read from work April 20

Poet Ciaran Carson will read from his work at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in Room 126 of Wilson Hall. He will also be interviewed by Alice Quinn, executive director of the Poetry Society of America.

The Nashville Jazz Orchestra presents Jazz Writers Night at Blair April 30

The feature of the evening will be NJO, Music City’s premier jazz big band, led by Music Director Jim Williamson, playing new music by Nashville composers and arrangers who have prepared works for this event.

Free concert, discussion with contemporary classical composer Gabriela Lena Frank April 20-21

Gabriela Lena Frank uses her multicultural heritage to create a unique brand of contemporary classical music. She will perform a free public concert Tuesday, April 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wightman Chapel on the campus of the Scarritt Bennett Center located on 19th Avenue South.

Company Rose Contemporary Dance performs Friday, April 30

Company Rose Contemporary Dance will perform  “Leveche” at 7:30 p.m. inside the historic Neuhoff Complex at the end of Monroe Street in Germantown. In her latest work, Artistic Director Marsha Barsky, adjunct professor at Blair School of Music, investigates the nature of change by exploring the juxtaposition of industrial spaces and natural phenomena, habitual movement and organic phrasing.

Get your tickets for the 2010 Iroquois Steeplechase

One of the oldest and most prestigious steeplechase races in the country, the Iroquois offers an exciting day at the races that satisfies all the senses.

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*  This Week

April 20-21: International Lens Film Series Last Two Films

April 21: The Melodores Present Meloship of the Ring

April 22: SustainVU – Earth Day at VU 2010

April 22-23: 33rd Annual Bookstore Crazy Sale

April 23-24: Rites of Spring

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April 24: Healthy Minds Across America

April 24-25: 37th Annual Music City Tennis Invitational

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Lunch and Learn on geriatric care management April 21

CRIME ALERT: Robbery at McDonald’s

Seminar on Essential Tremor to be held May 1

Save the date May 25 for Vanderbilt Family Night with the Nashville Symphony

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FROM THE REPORTER: Stars give voice to songs written by Children’s Hospital patients

Vince Gill recently recorded “That’s Who I Am,” penned by an unlikely songwriter — 17-year-old Chris Weber of Franklin.

Weber, who has cystic fibrosis, receives treatment at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, where he is a participant in the Music Therapy Program. He co-wrote “That’s Who I Am,” a fictional song about a young boy’s experience as a foster child, with his music therapist, Jenny Plume.

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