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February 2015

Playshop Theatre: “Clybourne Park”

Feb 26

Time: February 26 - March 1
Venue: Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre

Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin the Sun, Clybourne Park takes place in the same house in Chicago on two afternoons decades apart. In 1959 a white neighborhood is thrown into turmoil when a black family prepares to move in. In Act Two, set in 2009, the same house becomes contested property as gentrification reverses the demographics of the community. Called “ferociously smart” by the New York Times, and “pulverizingly funny” by Variety, Clybourne Park won the Pulitzer and Olivier…

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March 2015

Closing Reception for Performing Blackness :: Performing Whiteness

Mar 3

Time: March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Art Galleries

Curated by Darren Lee Miller Artists’ Lectures: January 20, 7 – 8 p.m., Doane Hall A104 Opening Reception: January 20, 8 – 9 p.m., Art Galleries Closing Reception: March 3, 7 – 9 p.m., Art Galleries Exhibition Dates: January 20 – March 3 This exhibition examines constructions of racial identity to complicate popular rhetoric around race. The artworks interrogate oversimplifying binaries and destabilize the often unexamined position of “whiteness.” The artists deploy visual texts in the service of asking uncomfortable…

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Claudia Lennhoff (Please note that this event has been canceled.)

Mar 4

Time: March 4 - 5
Venue: Tillotson Room at the Tippie Alumni Center

Please note that this event has been canceled due to illness. A leader in grassroots community organizing efforts, Claudia Lennhoff is executive director of Champaign County (Illinois) Health Care Consumers, which has worked to promote health care access and justice for almost 40 years. In 2002 she was selected to receive the nation’s most prestigious health leadership award, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations Community Health Leadership Program award, which is given to outstanding community health leaders who overcome daunting odds…

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Journalism Conference: “Honoring Ida: Celebrating the Work and Legacies of Ida Tarbell and Ida B. Wells-Barnett”

Mar 6

Time: March 6 - 7
Venue: Vukovich Center for Communication Arts

The Journalism in the Public Interest Program at Allegheny College will host its third conference. This year’s focus will be on women journalists and the work of two outstanding women journalists — Ida Tarbell, Allegheny College Class of 1880, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett — as it relates to the theme of voting rights. Allegheny’s academic partner for the conference is Ohio University. More information can be found here.

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Alexander String Quartet with Pianist Alec Chien

Mar 6

Time: March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Ford Chapel

Violinists Zakarias Grafilo and Frederick Lifsitz, violist Paul Yarbrough and cellist Sandy Wilson return to Allegheny College for their annual residency and a highly anticipated concert. Professor of Music Alec Chien will join the quartet for the Brahms and Schumann piano quintets, in his last concert with the quartet at Allegheny before his retirement. The Allegheny Chamber Choir, conducted by James Niblock, will be featured in Beethoven’s Elegischer Gesang and Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs. The ASQ has performed in…

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