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Jazz innovator Jon Batiste and Stay Human perform Jan. 26

Jan. 22, 2014—Great Performances at Vanderbilt presents jazz innovator Jon Batiste and Stay Human at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Blair School of Music’s Ingram Hall.

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Great Performances presents ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Nov. 1

Oct. 21, 2013—Aquila Theatre Company will present Fahrenheit 451, a stage production of Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian tale, at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium as part of the Great Performances at Vanderbilt series.

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Great Performances at Vanderbilt announces 39th season

Sep. 11, 2013—Great Performances at Vanderbilt’s 39th season brings a three-event lineup offering a touch of soul-stirring musical fusion, theater excellence and the best of jazz innovation.

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Vanderbilt sponsoring events in conjunction with Carrie Mae Weems exhibition at Frist

Sep. 18, 2012—Vanderbilt University will host programming on campus and sponsor an event at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in conjunction with the opening at the Frist of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, the first major museum retrospective devoted to the artist. The work of Weems, a photographer widely acclaimed as one of today’s...

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Vanderbilt sponsoring events for opening of Carrie Mae Weems exhibition at Frist

Sep. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt University will host programming on campus and sponsor an event at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in conjunction with the opening at the Frist of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, the first major museum retrospective devoted to the artist. The work of Weems, a photographer widely acclaimed as...

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Deep discount on Great Performances tickets for faculty and staff

Aug. 23, 2012—The 38th installment of the Great Performances at Vanderbilt series has announced its fall line-up, and once again Vanderbilt staff and faculty are eligible for deeply discounted tickets. Show tickets are $17.50 or just $68 for the season. (General public single tickets range from $30 to $40.) To learn more about the complete line-up, visit...

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Great Performances announces new season

Aug. 15, 2012—Great Performances at Vanderbilt continues to keep the Midsouth current with the world’s international performing trends in its 38th year. This season brings a four-event lineup that offers invigorating, soul-stirring spectacle while touching on current political and social issues.

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Dhol-and-brass ensemble Red Baraat performs at Student Life Center April 13

Apr. 3, 2012—Led by drummer Sunny Jain, Red Baraat will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, at
 Vanderbilt’s Student Life Center Ballroom. Red Baraat delivers a riveting sound coupled with an explosive stage performance and presence. The ensemble — comprised of dhol (a double-sided, barrel-shaped North Indian drum slung over one shoulder), drum set, percussion, sousaphone and...

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Great Performances brings ‘Julius Caesar’ to Vanderbilt stage

Feb. 27, 2012—Great Performances at Vanderbilt will present a production by The Acting Company of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Wednesday, Feb. 29. The 7:30 p.m. performance will be held in Langford Auditorium. “The Acting Company endures as the major touring classical theater in the U.S.,” according to The New York Times. Acting Company director Rob Melrose says...

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Great Performances presents Spirit of Uganda Feb. 25

Feb. 13, 2012—With standing drums, dramatic choreography, layered rhythms and gorgeous call-and-response vocals, Spirit of Uganda brings to life the sounds and movements of East Africa. The group will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Langford Auditorium as part of the Great Performances at Vanderbilt series. Spirit of Uganda is the professional training program of...

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Great Performances presents Cloud Gate 2 Feb. 4

Jan. 26, 2012—  Great Performances at Vanderbilt will host Cloud Gate 2, a titan of contemporary dance in Taiwan, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in Langford Auditorium. Founded as the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre in 1970, the company remains informed by a vocabulary of post-modern movement, ballet and Chi Kung. The 13 dancers now comprising Cloud...

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Gallim Dance takes Vanderbilt stage Oct. 28

Oct. 21, 2011—When Gallim Dance burst onto the New York dance scene, the company immediately caught the attention of the city’s dance community. “The name of the young troupe means ‘waves’ in Hebrew, and waves are what she’s making …in the dance scene,” wrote Metro, New York. The “she” is artistic director and choreographer Andrea Miller, a former...

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