Sep. 22, 2009—William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, which debuts Oct. 2 at Neely Auditorium at Vanderbilt University, is a chilling dark comedy of new love and old hatreds.
Sep. 10, 2009—A documentary about the 1980s punk music scene in Los Angeles will begin the Vanderbilt University portion of the 2009-2010 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.
Sep. 1, 2009—Vanderbilt University's film series, International Lens, kicks off its season on Sept. 2 with Amnesty International's presentation of The Visitor, a drama that explores the implications of U.S. immigration policy.
Aug. 25, 2009—Vanderbilt University will be viewing eco-friendly, sustainable fashions in September at a fashion show and a couture display.
Jul. 30, 2009—Great Performances at Vanderbilt celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2009-2010 with four free shows by Australia's Strange Fruit company at Centennial Park and Vanderbilt. Other events include a radio documentary performance by L.A. Theatre Works and music by Grupo Cultural AfroReggae.
Jul. 20, 2009—Bill Ivey, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and head of a prominent center at Vanderbilt University, was presented with a lifetime award from the NAMM, an international association representing the global music products industry.
Apr. 8, 2009—The work of art students at Vanderbilt University will be displayed April 17-May 8 at the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center. The exhibit is open to the general public, as is a reception April 17 highlighted by the announcement of the $25,000 Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet award funding a year of travel and research for a graduating senior.
Mar. 31, 2009—Academy Award-nominated documentary Encounters at the End of the World will be screened free-of-charge on April 6 at Vanderbilt University, followed by a discussion led by a producer of the film.
Mar. 16, 2009—Brighton Beach Memoirs, which debuts April 3 at Neely Auditorium at Vanderbilt University, is a semi-autobiographical, bittersweet comedy recalling the years of Tony-award winning playwright Neil Simon's family's struggle in New York during the Great Depression.
Feb. 4, 2009—"Blair in Africa: Researching and Collecting African Music," featuring a performance by prominent Ugandan musician Centurio Balikoowa, takes place Feb. 12 at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music.
Jan. 29, 2009—The Country Wife, which debuts Feb. 13 at Neely Auditorium at Vanderbilt University, is a Restoration comedy that has been delighting audiences for more than 300 years with its witty language, memorable characters and inventive story.
Jan. 28, 2009—Patrick O'Keeffe, who won the prestigious Story Prize for short stories in 2005, will read from his work Thursday, Feb. 5, at Vanderbilt University.