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BC Announces Arts and Events for Spring of 2013

11/26/12

From lectures by featured speakers to music performances and theater productions, Bridgewater College offers a wide range of arts and events for the community to enjoy during the 2013 spring semester.

International, national and local people will serve as special guest speakers. All presentations will be at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall unless otherwise noted.

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Noura Erakat, adjunct professor of international human rights law in the Middle East at Georgetown University and the legal advocacy coordinator for the Badil Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights, will speak on Thursday, Jan. 31.

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, an American Book Award recipient and two-time NAACP Image Award winner, will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, Dr. Nicolaas Rupke will speak on “Darwin and His Critics” in the Carter Center for Worship and Music. Rupke is the Johnson Professor of History at Washington and Lee University.

Elizabeth Smart, abduction survivor and ABC News correspondent, will speak on Monday, Feb. 25.

Dr. Diana Butler Bass, a Chabraja Fellow with the SeaburyNEXT project at Seabury Western Theological Seminary, will speak on Thursday, Feb. 28.

BC alumnus William E. Tarry Jr., who is principal deputy undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will speak on Tuesday, March 5.

A 2000 graduate of B.C., Cesar Sebastian Gomez Abero, special counsel, Division of Corporation Finance, at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will speak on Monday, March 18.

On Monday, April 22, Dr. David Radcliff, a BC alumnus and director of the New Community Project, will present “A World We Can Live With” in celebration of Earth Day.

Julia Alvarez, regarded as one of the most critically and commercially successful Latina writers of her time, will speak Thursday, April 25.

The spring schedule includes a wide variety of music programs.

Dr. Larry Taylor, associate professor of music at Bridgewater College, will present an eclectic keyboard concert on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carter Center for Worship and Music.

The BC Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble will present a joint concert on Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in Cole Hall.

Grammy-nominated recording artist Carolyn Malachi will present a program on Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall.

Seraphic Fire, a 2011 Grammy-nominated ensemble, will present a lyceum on Tuesday, April 23, at 8 p.m. in the Carter Center for Worship and Music.

The BC Concert Choir and Chorale will give a concert on Sunday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carter Center for Worship and Music.

The BC Jazz Ensemble will present a concert on Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. and the college’s Symphonic Band will perform on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. Both concerts will be held in Cole Hall.

Theatre at Bridgewater College will present “My Name is Rachel Corrie,” co-edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner, at 8 p.m. on Feb. 21 – 23 and at 3 p.m. on Feb. 24, in Cole Hall. Tickets are $9 for adults; $7 for seniors and non-BC students. Tickets go on sale one hour before the performance. This production, directed by Dr. Scott Cole, associate professor of theatre, is recommended for mature audiences.

The Bridgewater College Pinion Players will present a student-directed production of “Sherlock Holmes” by William Gillette at 8 p.m. April 18 – 20 and at 3 p.m. April 21, in Cole Hall. Tickets are $9 for adults; $7 for seniors and non-BC students. Tickets go on sale one hour before the performance.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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