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A Deadly Wandering Denise Stewart-Sanabria: Quantum Continuum Monday, Feb. 29 - Friday, April 1 Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Denise Stewart-Sanabria skillfully manipulates charcoal and other mediums on birch plywood to create environments. Her life-sized drawings depict people in various conceptual situations. They are placed within an environment in both observational and interactive groupings. Many of them emerge or partially disappear into walls. The human presence is intended to show an attempted civilization of the bestial, natural world of which humans are often reluctant to acknowledge they are a part of.

Opening reception: Thursday, March 3, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

Admission: Free and Open to the Public
The Ethics of Social Media Tea & Ethics
The Ethics of Social Media: Privacy, Espionage and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier
Thursday, March 31, 4 p.m. Johnson Auditorium

Joseph Fitsanakis, Assistant Professor of Politics and Geography

Joseph Fitsanakis has spent much of his academic career exploring the dark side of the digital frontier, focusing on subjects such as cyber espionage, cyber terrorism and cyber sabotage. In this presentation, he will outline the ethical issues arising from the unprecedented growth of social media and will relate them to routine aspects of our everyday lives. Among other things, he will explore the following questions: Does social media make us more hostile and mean to each other? Why is cyberbullying such a common phenomenon? How safe are we online?

Admission: Free and open to the public
Pride & Prejudice Pride & Prejudice March 31 - April 2, 7:30 p.m. 79th Avenue Theatre, Myrtle Beach

A whirlwind of romance and wit, Jon Jory’s adaptation breathes new life into Jane Austen’s timeless classic. With four sisters, an overbearing mother bent on match-making and unwanted suitors, Elizabeth Bennet can’t escape the ever-present obligation to find a husband. When the prideful and enigmatic Mr. Darcy enters her life, Elizabeth is faced with an intellectual (and handsome) rival. Can she put aside her prejudices and see through Darcy’s stoic exterior or will her stubbornness get in the way of finding true love? Enjoy an evening of delicious verbal repartee with these truly beloved characters!

Admission: $17 Buy Tickets
This Is Your Brain on Music This Is Your Brain on Music Tuesday, April 5, 6:30 p.m. Johnson Auditorium

Daniel J. Levitin, James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at McGill University

Levitin, the author of bestseller “The World in Six Songs,” will be presenting some of what we know about how music affects the brain, how people become musical experts and why we like the music we like. Is musicality genetic or just the product of hard work? Do we like music simply because of repetition? Are musicians’ brains different from everyone else’s? The talk will include musical examples.

Admission: Free and open to the public
Pride & Prejudice Pride & Prejudice April 6 - April 8, 7:30 p.m. 79th Avenue Theatre, Myrtle Beach

A whirlwind of romance and wit, Jon Jory’s adaptation breathes new life into Jane Austen’s timeless classic. With four sisters, an overbearing mother bent on match-making and unwanted suitors, Elizabeth Bennet can’t escape the ever-present obligation to find a husband. When the prideful and enigmatic Mr. Darcy enters her life, Elizabeth is faced with an intellectual (and handsome) rival. Can she put aside her prejudices and see through Darcy’s stoic exterior or will her stubbornness get in the way of finding true love? Enjoy an evening of delicious verbal repartee with these truly beloved characters!

Admission: $17 Buy Tickets
Daniel J. Levitin Daniel J. Levitin and Steve Bailey, in conversation and performance Wednesday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. Edwards Recital Hall

World-renowned bassist and CCU Artist-in-Residence Steve Bailey joins neuroscientist and best-selling author Daniel Levitin for a discussion of music, creativity and the brain, punctuated by musical examples. In this free-ranging conversation, topics will include improvisation, composition, sponteneity, and how to excel not just in music but in anything you do. They will be joined by the CCU faculty band, the Waccamaw Dreadnoughts.

Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
 Current Ethical Issues in the Middle East Java Jabber
Current Ethical Issues in the Middle East
Thursday, April 7, 4 p.m. Johnson Auditorium

Samih Baalbaki, Instructor, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Join Samih Baalbaki for a discussion about contemporary political and ethical developments in a rapidly changing Middle East. The discussions are designed to help students and community members think about contemporary political and ethics issues in the Middle East in a larger historical and religious context.

Admission: Free and open to the public
CCU World Percussion CCU World Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert Thursday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. Wheelwright Auditorium

The CCU World Percussion Ensemble, the winner of the 2015 Percussive Arts Society World Percussion Ensemble Showcase Competition, was invited to perform at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention this past November. This is one of the highest honors that can be achieved by a collegiate percussion ensemble and it represents the pinnacle of the percussion ensemble art form. The ensemble, known for its high-energy and educational approach to performing, has been featured at several music festivals, conferences and schools throughout the southeastern United States. The concert will feature the acclaimed CCU Steel Pan Ensemble.

Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
Senior Portfolios I Portfolios I: Senior Exhibition Friday, April 8 - Tuesday, April 19 Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Featuring works by graduating seniors with degrees in studio art and graphic design, this exhibition is the culmination of four years of study and features projects completed during their theses. Please join us to see the work of the next generation of artists from Coastal Carolina University!

Opening reception: Friday, April 8, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday – Friday

Admission: Free and open to the public
Smith Sapp CPAs Choir Challenger Smith Sapp CPAs Choir Challenge Saturday, April 9, 6 p.m. Wheelwright Auditorium

Yoav Wachsman, Director of International Programs and Special Projects, Wall College of Business

During the Smith Sapp CPAs Choir Challenge, local choirs will compete for $1,500 in awards. Hosted by local celebrities, the choir challenge will benefit Each 1 Teach 1, a mentoring and entrepreneurship skills development program for local youth. Come and listen to inspiring music to help stimulate young minds.

Admission: $8 in advance Buy Tickets
Pride & Prejudice Pride & Prejudice Saturday, April 9, 3 and 7:30 p.m. 79th Avenue Theatre, Myrtle Beach

A whirlwind of romance and wit, Jon Jory’s adaptation breathes new life into Jane Austen’s timeless classic. With four sisters, an overbearing mother bent on match-making and unwanted suitors, Elizabeth Bennet can’t escape the ever-present obligation to find a husband. When the prideful and enigmatic Mr. Darcy enters her life, Elizabeth is faced with an intellectual (and handsome) rival. Can she put aside her prejudices and see through Darcy’s stoic exterior or will her stubbornness get in the way of finding true love? Enjoy an evening of delicious verbal repartee with these truly beloved characters!

Admission: $17 Buy Tickets
Spring Flute Studio Recital Spring Flute Studio Recital Sunday, April 10, 3 p.m. Edwards Recital Hall

The CCU Flute Studio under the direction of Amy Hardison Tully and the CCU Clarinet Studio under the direction of Kathryn Tucker will present a combined flute and clarinet studio recital featuring students performing classical, modern and popular works. The recital will close with a performance by the Coastal Carolina University Flute Choir and the CCU Clarinet Ensemble.

Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
Caroline Hong Piano Concert Series
Caroline Hong
Sunday, April 10, 6 p.m. Edwards Recital Hall

Pianist Caroline Hong made her debut at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall as a winner of the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition and has since performed throughout the world. She has been noted by critics for her “expressive and powerful playing” and “formidable technique.” Academy Award-winning composer John Corigliano recognized her as “one of the greatest pianists I have ever heard.” As a chamber musician, she has performed with many fine-artist groups, including the Vermeer String Quartet and the Dorian Wind Quintet, and toured extensively in the U.S. as a member of the piano-violin duo, Duo Viardot.

Admission: $17 Buy Tickets
Celebration of Inquiry Celebration of Inquiry, Beyond Borders: Living in a Global Society Monday, April 11 - Saturday, April 16 Throughout campus

The Celebration of Inquiry is a weeklong symposium on creative inquiry and expression at CCU. The Celebration of Inquiry includes a panel discussion on April 12 at 12:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium, keynote address by Ambassador Robert Barber on April 12 at 7 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium and breakout sessions throughout the campus on April 11, 12 and 13. Additionally, it will also feature the Songwriters of the Strand concert on April 13 at 7 p.m. at Wheelwright Auditorium and a Playwrights’ Festival on April 15 and 16. Most classes will be redirected to Celebration of Inquiry events between April 12 at 12:05 p.m. and April 14 at 11:50 a.m., and all CCU students are expected to attend. Full list of events will be available at coastal.edu/inquiry.

Admission: Free and open to the public
David Bankston and Friends David Bankston & Friends Monday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. Wheelwright Auditorium

Singer/songwriter/guitarist and professor David Bankston will perform songs in the genres of Americana, contemporary folk music and jazz standards with special guests Sam Broussard, guitar; Marc Chesanow, bass; Jesse Willis, percussion; Dan O’Reilly, harmonica; and others. The evening will also include selections from his award-winning CDs “Galvez Town” and “Jazz Blues Gospel Shoes.”

Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
Apocalypse Now The War & Society Film Series
Apocalypse Now
Thursday, April 14, 5 p.m. Edwards Humanities and Fine Arts College, Room 256

Brandon Palmer, Professor of history

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness,” the film stars Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando and was directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

Admission: Free and open to the public
Spring Fling Spring Fling Thursday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. Wheelwright Auditorium

Coastal Winds and Symphonic Band, Richard L. Johnson, Raul Barcenes and student conductor Nathan Culp

The CCU Coastal Winds and Symphonic Band represent the instrumental artistic ensembles at CCU. Featuring music of David Maslanka, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Samuel Barber, Dana Wilson, William Latham, Camille Saint-Saens and others. Music is selected from all historical epochs representing the highest performance experience for students and the listening audience.

Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
CCU Theatre Celebrations Celebrations April 14 - April 16, 7:30 p.m. Edwards Theatre

Celebrations allows audience members to peer through a window into the work of performance majors in the Department of Theatre as they present their studio class work in scene, songs and dance. Their foundational training in the areas of Acting and Musical Theatre along with designs created by the Design and Technology students will be showcased.

Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
Command Performance Command Performance and Reception POP 101 in Concert Friday, April 15, 6 p.m. Wheelwright Auditorium

The exclusive performance of POP 101 includes a reception and a sneak peek of the ever-popular group’s April 16 concert. The reception is at 6 p.m. and the performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit scholarship opportunities in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. A portion of your admission may be tax deductible.

To purchase tickets, contact culturalarts@coastal.edu or call 843-349-6985.

Admission: $50
POP 101 in Concert POP 101 in Concert Saturday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. Wheelwright Auditorium

POP 101 is CCU’s popular rock and soul music performing group. This year's show is a tribute to two of the most successful and longest running acts in rock music history: Fleetwood Mac and Chicago. Come share in the celebration of such hits as “Don't Stop Thinkin' About Tomorrow,” “You Can Go Your Own Way,” “Saturday In The Park,” “25 or 6 to 4” and many, many more. POP 101 often sells out, so reserve your tickets early for this exciting, all-ages show!

Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
Spring Choral Concert Spring Choral Concert: How Can I Keep From Singing? Sunday, April 17, 4 p.m. St. Paul’s Anglican Church of Conway

CCU Concert and Chamber Choirs, Frances T. Sinclair, Director, and the Erskine Choraliers, Keith Timms, director

The CCU choir welcomes the Erskine Choraliers as special guests at the Spring Choral Concert. Each group will perform several selections on their own, then the groups will join forces to present John Rutter’s “Gloria” as the centerpiece of the program.

Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
CCU Percussion CCU Percussion: At the Movies Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m. Wheelwright Auditorium

The CCU Percussion Ensemble presents Percussion “At the Movies.” The program will feature a variety of contemporary pieces for percussion and visual media, some of which were written by CCU students. Don’t miss out on this unique and exciting event!

Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
CCU Theatre Celebrations Celebrations April 21 - April 23, 7:30 p.m. Edwards Theatre

Celebrations allows audience members to peer through a window into the work of performance majors in the Department of Theatre as they present their studio class work in scene, songs and dance. Their foundational training in the areas of Acting and Musical Theatre along with designs created by the Design and Technology students will be showcased.

Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
CCU Guitar Studio Recital Guitar Studio Recital Thursday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. Edwards Recital Hall

Join one of the largest studios in the Department of Music for an evening of classical guitar. This performance showcases the guitar students from Daniel Hull’s studio and includes solo and ensemble performances of musical selections from the Renaissance period through the 21st century. The recital will also feature an appearance by the Coastal Carolina University Guitar Ensemble.

Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
Gruesome Playground Injuries Gruesome Playground Injuries April 26 - April 27, 7 p.m. Edwards Theatre

“An accident prone dare devil and a corrosive masochist navigate friendship, love and the squishy parts that lie in between. In a series of non-linear vignettes that bounce over three decades of a relationship, Doug and Kayleen meet in a school nurse’s office, and from there build a complex connection over a lifetime of injuries, both physical and emotional. Truly a different type of love story, Gruesome Playground Injuries will leave you smarting from its sharp humor and sharper insights.”
Doug will be played by Michael Onofaro, a graduating B.F.A. Acting senior. “Kayleen” will be played by Mikayla Goetz, a B.F.A. Acting junior. The creative team of Brian Marshall, Matthew Holcombe, Sarah Stipe, Ashley Gibert, Karli Cole, John Woodson and J.P. McLaurin.
The show is not suitable for patrons under the age of 13.

Admission: Free and open to the public
Portfolios II Portfolios II: Senior Exhibition Monday, April 25 - Friday, May 6 Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Featuring works by graduating seniors with degrees in studio art and graphic design, this exhibition is the culmination of four years of study and features projects completed during their theses. Please join us to see the work of the next generation of artists from Coastal Carolina University!

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday – Friday

Closing reception: Friday, May 6, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public
Jean Ritchie Tribute A Jean Ritchie Tribute Sunday, May 1, 4 p.m. Edwards Recital Hall

Jill Trinka, Associate Professor of Music

Known as “The Mother of Folk,” balladeer Jean Ritchie, of Perry County, Ky., received the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship in 2002 – the highest honor in the folk and traditional arts in the United States. At a young age, she (the youngest of 14 siblings) showed talent for memorizing lengthy traditional ballads. She was recorded extensively by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress and received a Fulbright scholarship to trace links between American, British and Scottish ballads. Ritchie died in her home on June 1, 2015, at the age of 92. This recital will celebrate the many facets of her music.

Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
Barry R. Jones Barry R. Jones: Lesson 2 Monday, May 16 - Friday, June 24 Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Barry R. Jones’ work explores ethics and asks the oldest of questions: What does it mean to live a good life? What is our responsibility to each other, to our families, to those with disabilities, to the past? In the face of tragedy, how do we reaffirm that life is good? He examines these questions through projections, videos and audio that explore the narratives of marginalized voices.

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday – Friday

Admission: Free and open to the public