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Art Gallery Exhibit

This is What Makes Us Girls

  • Karen Ann Myers
  • Aug. 29- Sept. 27
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, Aug. 29, 4:30 p.m.
  • Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

This exhibit features works by Karen Ann Myers, who investigates the psychological complexity of women through intimate observations in the bedroom in her paintings. The work is inspired by the cult of beauty in contemporary mass media. Intricately painted, decorative interiors are invented to titillate the viewer. Her work explores the idea of female desire with subjects that display powerful, confident gazes made more erotic by the sexual context in which they are placed.

Premium Cultural Arts Performance

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert

  • Music and Lyrics by Steven Sondheim
  • Book by Hugh Wheeler
  • Thursday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m.
  • Reserved Seating
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

See this concert version of the Tony Award-winning thriller musical that portrays a barber’s revenge. In 19th century London, Benjamin Barker, under the alias of Sweeney Todd, returns from 15 years’ unjust imprisonment, to find his wife reported dead and his daughter under the care of the judge who imprisoned him. He plots to seek his revenge on the judge. His landlord and piemaker, Mrs. Lovett, knows of a particularly delicious way to dispose of the body. But will Sweeney Todd’s thirst for bloody revenge be quenched so easily?

The production features international opera star and Metropolitan Opera baritone, Louis Otey, in the title role and former New York City Opera leading lady and CCU Artist-In-Residence, Ann Benson, as Mrs. Lovett. This concert version is staged by David Bankston with musical direction by Steven Gross.

The Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values
Tea & Ethics

“Friendship” in the Age of Social Media

  • Thursday, Sept. 12 4:30 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium Anteroom (Wall Building)
  • Dr. Jen Boyle, Dr. Clay Craig, and Kara Olson (Jackson Scholar)

This event hosts a panel discussion on the evolving meaning of friendship and relationships in this new age of social media. Tea, snacks, and conversation will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Johnson Auditorium Anteroom. For more details about this event, please visit coastal.edu/jacksoncenter and facebook.com/jacksoncenter.

Jazz Concert

Matt White and Friends Concert

  • Featuring Jeff Coffin, Michael Feinberg, Joe Davidian and Dana Hawkins.
  • Monday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.
  • Edwards Recital Hall

In a preview performance to the release of his album The Super Villain Jazz Band, CCU professor Matthew White will be appearing with an All-Star Jazz Collective of NYC and Nashville musicians, completing a short Southeastern U.S. tour in the Edwards Recital Hall. Joining Matt will be: Jeff Coffin (saxophone – Dave Matthews Band, The Mu’Tet), Michael Feinberg (bass – Billy Hart), Joe Davidian (piano – Chester Thompson Trio) and Dana Hawkins (drums – Jeremy Pelt). Please join Matt and these world class musicians for a night of original jazz and improvised music.

Department of Politics & Geography
Constitution Day Lecture

Charles Beard and the Constitution: A Wild Tale of Academic Malfeasance and Its Consequences

  • Lecture by Paul Peterson
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m.
  • Edwards Room 256

This year, 2013, marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of Charles Beard’s well-known and controversial book, An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States. Beard argues that the U.S. Constitution reflects the financial self-interest of its economic elite authors, the Founding Fathers. This class-conflict interpretation of the Constitution has provoked generations of scholarly debate over the motives of the framers of the Constitution and the philosophical underpinnings of the document itself.

This annual lecture celebrates Constitution Day, a federal holiday that recognizes both the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and those who are or have become U.S. citizens.

The Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values
Muslim Journeys: Pathways of Faith

The Children of Abraham

  • Rabbi Deborah Slavitt
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17, 4:30 p.m.
  • Lackey Chapel

One way of understanding Islam is to explore the path of the religious tradition through history. This episode in the series Pathways of Faith traces the paths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam to show that all three faiths share much common ground. This presentation is co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Kimbel Library, the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and the Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values. For more details about this event, visit: coastal.edu/jacksoncenter and facebook.com/jacksoncenter.

Office of Multicultural Student Services

Cultural Celebration

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Rain date: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Prince Lawn

Coastal Carolina University’s Cultural Celebration is an event designed to involve all areas of campus in celebrating different cultures. The festival highlights the history, music, dance, art and food of many countries and cultures. In addition to ethnic entertainment, there will be arts and jewelry on display, as well as offerings of cuisine from various countries. Tables will be set up for CCU student organizations and clubs to showcase different cultures.

Department of Theatre

The Sweetest Swing in Baseball

  • Play by Rebecca Gilman
  • Thursday, Sept. 19 - Saturday, Sept. 28
    • Thursday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sept. 21, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sept. 28, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Edwards Theatre

Dana Fielding has hit bottom. Her gallery showing flops, and her boyfriend flees from her mounting depression and paranoia. A failed suicide attempt lands her in a psychiatric ward, where she begins enjoying the routines. When she discovers her cut-rate insurance will only pay for a 10-day stay without a more “serious” diagnosis, she takes on the personality of Darryl Strawberry, famous and troubled baseball star who has the “sweetest swing in baseball.” Two fellow patients help Fielding memorize statistics and fool the doctors into diagnosing her pseudo-psychosis. Gilman’s play shows how "we define one another, measure success and failure, raise celebrities up and tear them down, and create different personas to cope with all the craziness of having a public identity." (Boston Globe)

Atlantic Stage

All in the Timing

  • Short Plays by David Ives
  • Thursday, Sept. 19 - Sunday, Oct. 13
    • Thursday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, Sept. 22, 3 p.m.
    • Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, Sept. 29, 3 p.m.
    • Thursday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m.
    • Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m.
  • Tickets available at atlanticstage.com
  • 79th Ave Theatre, Myrtle Beach

Winner of the John Gassner Playwriting Award, this critically acclaimed, award-winning group of comedies combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. This series of one-act plays includes three chimpanzees, Philip Glass and linguistic mishaps. "Like sketches for some hilarious, celestially conceived revue. The writing is not only very funny, it has density of thought and precision of poetry… All in the Timing is by a master of fun. David Ives spins hilarity out of words." —NY Times.

Department of Music

Spectrum Concert

  • Friday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

Join us for the annual Coastal Band Program Spectrum Concert, which is part of the Family Weekend experience. The spectrum concert features student music groups from the CCU Band program. You'll hear an hour of uninterrupted music...everything from guitars to drums, and styles from classical to jazz to show tunes. The grand finale features the CCU Symphonic Band performing the some exciting music including the famous "Radetzky" march that is famous in German concert halls and performed internationally by André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra.

Department of Music

The Tully Hull Flue and Guitar Duo

  • Amy Tully and Daniel Hull
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.
  • Edwards Recital Hall/li>

Coastal Carolina University music faculty Amy Hardison Tully (flute) and Daniel Hull (guitar) will present a recital featuring eclectic works from the flute and guitar repertoire including Libertango by Astor Piazzolla, Suite Buenos Aires by Maximo Diego Pujol, Toward the Sea by Toru Takemitsu, Blue Hues for Two by Brian DuFord and Mouvements Perpetuels by Francis Poulenc.

Office of International Programs and Services

International Culture Series

  • Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

This series sponsors various programming focused on international cultures and travel. Programming will accompany each film to offer critical and cultural perspectives on the featured region.

The Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values

Philosopher’s Corner

  • Thursday, Sept. 26, 5 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

After the resounding success of the first Philosopher’s Corner event, the Jackson Center is proud to announce the creation of a new series. This event will feature a contemporary philosopher discussing current topics in philosophy. For more details about this event, visit coastal.edu/jacksoncenter and facebook.com/jacksoncenter.