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LWC Announces 2008 Arts & Lectures series schedule

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By Duane Bonifer, LWC Director of Public Affairs

Civil rights, Lincoln and classical music are the major themes of the fall season of the Lindsey Wilson College Arts & Lecture Series.

The fall edition of the annual series offers a wide variety of speakers, writers, activists and musicians - many of which reflect the struggle for civil rights in the United States. The theme of this year's series is "conviction, commitment, social justice and the arts."

"With the 40th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. juxtaposed with the celebration of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth, we wanted to take this unique opportunity to expose our students and the community to individuals and organizations that have been dedicated to protecting and advancing civil rights," said LWC Library Director Phil Hanna, who is also chair of the arts and lecture series.


Two fall events celebrate the life Lincoln: a talk about Lincoln and fellow Kentucky native Henry Clay, and an election-eve concert based on Lincoln's words. (Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809, less than 40 minutes from the Lindsey Wilson campus.)

"It's become a tradition every four years for our choral programs to hold an election-eve concert that celebrates our democratic process," said Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Programs Gerald L. Chafin. "We are pleased to be able to do that once again."

The fall season gets under way on Sept. 19 with a recital by international award-winning classical guitarist Petar Jankovic. The recital will be at 7 p.m. CT in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall.

Hanna, who has worked on the series for more than a decade, said ideas for speakers and performers originate from many sources: articles in professional journals; student suggestions; and personal connections."Although many of our programs are student-centered, all of our events are open to the community," Hanna said. "And we are pleased that we can continue to offer these culturally enriching opportunities to members of the community."

All of this fall's events are free and open to the public as part of the college's mission to provide cultural events to the region.


Lindsey Wilson Arts & Lecture Series - 2008 Fall Season
  • "Recital by Classical Guitarist Petar Jankovic"
    7:00pmCT on Friday, September 19, 2008. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. For more information: www.petarjankovic.net

  • "Contemporary Music and Stories from Appalachia"
    7:00pmCT on Tuesday, September 30, 2008. Cralle Student Union BuildingMitch Barrett, singer, songwriter and story-teller; with Owen Reynolds, bass. For more information: www.mitchbarrettmusic.com

  • "The Struggle for Civil Rights, Peace and Justice"
    A talk by Ira Grupper, civil rights movement veteran4:00pmCT on Tuesday, October 7, 2008. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. For more information: www.crmvet.org/vet/grupper.htm

  • "Cooling Down the Stress Soup"
    A session with Cameron Johnston, stress fitness coach7:00pmCT on Tuesday, October 21, 2008. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. For more information: www.speakermatch.com/keynotespeakers/-1081644064.htm

  • "A School Called Highlander: Grassroots Organizing for Change in the South"
    A talk by Pam McMichael, director of the Highlander Research and Education Center. 4:00pmCT on Tuesday, October 28, 2008.Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. For more information: www.highlandercenter.org

  • "Words of Lincoln: An Election Eve Concert Premiere"
    7:00pmCT on Monday, November 3, 2008. Columbia Baptist ChurchA Kentucky Lincoln Bicentennial Event. Music Composed by Earlene Rentz; performed by LWC Choral Ensembles

  • "Lincoln and Clay: Great Orators in the Age of Great Oratory"
    A talk by Allen Share, distinguished teaching professor of the University of Louisville Division of Humanities. 7:00CT on Thursday, November 13, 2008. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. A Kentucky Humanities Council Event

  • "The Music of Haydn on the Bicentennial of his Death"
    Bob Reynolds & Friends. 2:00pmCT on Sunday, November 30, 2008.Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall

  • "Scriptures and Songs of Christmas"
    (Lindsey Wilson Chapel Service) Lindsey Wilson College Choral Ensembles. 10:30amCT on Wednesday December 3, 2008 and10:30amCT on Friday, December 5, 2008. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall(Lindsey Wilson Chapel Service). Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall

  • "Scriptures and Songs of Christmas"
    6:30pmCT on Sunday, December 7, 2008. Lindsey Wilson College Choral Ensembles. Columbia Baptist Church, Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY.
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For more information about the fall edition of the Lindsey Wilson College Arts & Lecture Series, contact Hanna at hannap@lindsey.edu or (270) 384-8250. The fall schedule is also posted at www.lindsey.edu/performances.


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2008-09-04 - Photo By Duane Bonifer. LWC Photo. Slider Recital Hall is located in the beautiful W.W. Slider Humanities Center Building on the Campus of Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY.
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