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Noted photographer, environmental activist J Henry Fair talks ‘Industrial Scars’ March 1 at Vanderbilt University

Feb. 17, 2011—  Noted photographer and environmentalist J Henry Fair will give a talk on and do a slide presentation of images from “Industrial Scars,” his exploration of the detritus of consumer society through large-scale aerial photographs and documentary research, Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. at Vanderbilt University. The event is free and open to the...

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Lessons learned from urban cultural tax plans focus of Vanderbilt study

Dec. 7, 2010—Proponents of creating a cultural tax district for Nashville would need to identify community-specific goals that address voters’ shared values and ideals, according to a report prepared by the Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies. Merely stating a need for greater funding for the arts is not enough for many voters to justify an increase in...

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Listen: “Sixties at 50” draws on Vanderbilt Libraries’ unique treasures

Nov. 8, 2010—“The Sixties at 50,” an exhibition of video, photos and other treasures from one of society’s most significant decades, is on display at the Vanderbilt University Central Library and Special Collections. The exhibition was curated by a team of Vanderbilt subject librarians and technology staff under the guidance of Celia Walker, director of special projects. “The...

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Pride and Prejudice premieres Oct. 7 at Vanderbilt

Sep. 27, 2010—Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen premieres at Neely Auditorium at Vanderbilt University for a one-week run on Oct. 7. Jane Austen’s beloved novel, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan, is transformed for the stage in this acclaimed adaptation.  The world of romantic complications takes center stage as the lively heroine Elizabeth Bennett and...

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Sixth season of International Lens series begins Aug. 28

Aug. 25, 2010—This semester’s lineup opens with a crime thriller from Hong Kong, includes a U.S. documentary about the legalities surrounding music sampling and the Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker. The university will also be a host for the International Black Film Festival of Nashville Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

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36th Great Performances season features announced

Aug. 17, 2010—Tango Buenos Aires, Afro Cuban All Stars and Trisha Brown Dance represented Great Performances at Vanderbilt celebrates its 36th season in 2010-2011 with a seven-event lineup including international offerings Tango Buenos Aires and the return of the Cuban orchestra Afro Cuban All Stars. Other events include a national preview performance by New York’s David Dorfman...

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Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery digitizing collection

Jun. 29, 2010—The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is digitizing its permanent collection to make it permanently accessible to researchers and the general public.

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Bluebird on the Mountain series launches sixth season May 22

May. 18, 2010— The Bluebird on the Mountain concert series returns to Vanderbilt’s historic Dyer Observatory for its sixth season beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 22. Gates will open at 5:30. This year’s series opens with a show featuring performances by Rodney Crowell, Beth Neilsen Chapman and Marcus Hummon.

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Vanderbilt helps sponsor, organize Paris film festival

May. 11, 2010— Vanderbilt University is the primary organizer of a film festival in Paris that focuses on the experiences and contributions of blacks in French society.

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Dyer Observatory to host ’Opera on the Mountain’ May 15

May. 10, 2010— Nashville Opera and Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory are joining forces to present a unique evening of operatic music and star-gazing on Saturday, May 15. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. but doors will open at 6. The concert will take place in the observatory’s patio tent and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic basket and beverages.

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Vanderbilt’s Pruitt named a Top 40 poet by Essence

Apr. 28, 2010— A poet at Vanderbilt University was named one of "Forty Favorite Poets" by Essence magazine in honor of its 40th anniversary. Stephanie Pruitt, who will receive her Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing May 14 at Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremonies, was listed alongside such luminaries as Maya Angelou, Lucille Clifton, former Poet Laureate Rita Dove, Marilyn Nelson and Gwendolyn Brooks.

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Chilean filmmaker Alberto Fuguet shoots feature film with students

Apr. 22, 2010— Vanderbilt students were given a hands-on crash course in filmmaking under the tutelage of Chilean author/filmmaker Alberto Fuguet during his month-long visit to campus. Fuguet was invited to participate in The Center for Latin American Studies Visiting Resource Professor program, in which notable Latin American scholars and writers spend an intensive month interacting with Vanderbilt’s undergraduates and graduate students.

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