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Vanderbilt professor to be inducted into Blues Hall of Fame

Feb. 18, 2010—Vanderbilt University writer-in-residence Peter Guralnick will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame during a May 5 ceremony in Memphis.

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Mural project Feb. 22-27 in Vanderbilt’s Rand Dining Hall

Feb. 16, 2010—A mural depicting an epic battle between junk and healthy food will transform a large wall of Rand Dining Hall at Vanderbilt University as part of a week-long mural workshop.

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“The Painters Eye” exhibit opens Feb. 18 at Vanderbilt

Feb. 12, 2010—Paintings by 11 artists "exploring the use of color, the development of space" make up The Painters Eye exhibit, which opens with a reception Feb. 18 at Vanderbilt University.

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Art of Protest exhibit opens at Vanderbilt Divinity School

Feb. 9, 2010—Protest art in many mediums including painting, drawing, electronic and installations will be displayed at Vanderbilt Divinity School Feb. 23 to March 26 in the Art Room on the ground floor of Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Activist, musician Anderson Sa visits Vanderbilt week of Feb. 22

Feb. 4, 2010—Musician and recent Reebok Human Rights recipient Anderson Sa, who has used music to help lead Brazilian youth away from drug cartels, will spend a week at Vanderbilt University beginning Feb. 22 in a joint effort by Great Performances at Vanderbilt and the Center for Latin American Studies.

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Vanderbilt‘s Beth Bachmann wins The Kate Tufts Discovery Award

Feb. 3, 2010—Beth Bachmann of Vanderbilt University is the 2010 winner of The Kate Tufts Discovery Award, given to honor a poet‘s first book. Bachmann‘s Temper, published last year by the University of Pittsburgh Press, was called "an unforgettable first book" by poet Lynn Emanuel.

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Vanderbilt‘s Mark Twain exhibit on display as part of Twain and Twang

Feb. 3, 2010—Vanderbilt University Libraries are remembering one of America‘s most beloved writers with the exhibit "Mark Twain: An American Original," now on display in Special Collections through June 30. The exhibit is free and open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Special Collections is located at 419 21st Ave. S.

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Klezmer composer and instrumentalist to perform at Vanderbilt Feb. 16

Feb. 3, 2010—The Andy Statman Trio will give a rare klezmer music performance in Nashville Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The event, which takes place at the Vanderbilt Divinity School Reading Room, is free and open to the public.

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Writer Peter Guralnick to present Sam Cooke documentary at Vanderbilt

Feb. 2, 2010—The author of an acclaimed biography of Sam Cooke will screen his Grammy-winning 2003 documentary about the groundbreaking soul singer, songwriter and entrepreneur as part of Vanderbilt University‘s International Lens film series.

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The Seagull premieres Feb. 19 at Vanderbilt

Jan. 28, 2010—The Seagull, which debuts Feb. 19 at Neely Auditorium at Vanderbilt University, explores a young artist‘s struggle as he searches for new forms to express truth, a struggle thwarted by fractured domesticity and self-doubt.

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Documentary about black soldiers to be screened free Jan. 29 at Vanderbilt

Jan. 22, 2010—For Love of Liberty: The Story of America‘s Black Patriots will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, in Sarratt Cinema in the Sarratt Student Center on the Vanderbilt campus. The screening will precede airing of the film on PBS stations in February.

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Vanderbilt releases schedule for free international film series

Jan. 12, 2010—The spring 2010 International Lens film series launches Jan. 20 at Vanderbilt University‘s Sarratt Cinema and continues through April. All the screenings are free and open to the public.

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