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Fall 2014 Cultural Arts

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Race in the Classroom Java Jabber Race in the Classroom Jan. 14, 4 PM Bryan Information Commons Today’s college students have been exposed to more diversity than any generation before them. Does this mean that our classrooms today are post-racial classrooms that are free of prejudice, racism and intolerance? Students and faculty members will discuss their experiences with race in the classroom during this Java Jabber discussion. Admission: Free
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Jan. 14, 7 PM Wheelwright Auditorium Join the University in celebrating the struggles and triumphs of Martin Luther King Jr. This campus wide event celebrates unity and diversity. Admission: Free (Ticket Required)
Faculty Triennial Faculty Triennial Jan. 15 - Feb. 15 Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery Join us to see award-winning work from over a dozen members of the Visual Arts Department faculty. This show exhibits a variety of work from some of the most amazing talents our Art Department has to offer. Opening Reception, Thursday Jan. 15, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Show runs Jan. 15 - Feb. 15 Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday Admission: Free
Grand Strand Jazz Orchestra Concert Grand Strand Jazz Orchestra Concert Jan. 15, 7:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium In 1959, the Count Basie Orchestra finished playing for the night in New York City, got on an airplane and flew to Miami for a morning performance. The resultant recording, Breakfast, Dance and Barbecue, is considered to be one of the finest recordings of Basie’s band. Join the Grand Strand Jazz Orchestra as it pays tribute to some of the swingingest music you have ever heard! Admission: 15 buy tickets
Jason Farman: Stories, Spaces, and Bodies in the Age of Mobile Media Jason Farman: Stories, Spaces, and Bodies in the Age of Mobile Media Jan. 22, 5 PM Edwards Recital Hall Jason Farman is the director of the Design | Cultures + Creativity Program, an assistant professor in the department of American studies, and a faculty member with the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is author of the book Mobile Interface Theory: Embodied Space and Locative Media (Routledge, 2012 - winner of the 2012 Book of the Year Award from the Association of Internet Researchers), which focuses on how the worldwide adoption of mobile technologies is causing a reexamination of the core ideas about what it means to live our everyday lives: the practice of embodied space. Admission: Free
Daria Rabotkina Piano Concert Series Daria Rabotkina Jan. 26, 7:30 PM Edwards Recital Hall Daria Rabotkina is lauded as “… a pianist full of fire and warmth.” Whether in front of an orchestra or in a chamber music setting, Rabotkina impresses audiences and critics alike with her “clearly prodigious musical gifts” (The Washington Post). Preceding her Monday performance, Rabotkina will perform on Sunday, Jan. 25, as the soloist for the Long Bay Symphony Orchestra. Admission: 15 buy tickets
Masculinity Lecture and Discussion
Cancelled: Masculinity Lecture and Discussion Jan. 27, 4 PM Johnson Auditorium Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Admission: Free
The Moral Basis of Capitalism Tea & Ethics The Moral Basis of Capitalism Jan. 29, 4 PM Johnson Auditorium Free markets increase general welfare and well-being more effectively than any alternative social arrangement. However, they can also lead to crises and irrational excesses. What is the proper role of governments in creating and protecting markets? Join the Wall College of Business Associate Dean, Michael Latta, and other faculty as they discuss the moral justification of capitalism and free markets. Admission: Free
Gospel Sing Out Gospel Sing Out Feb. 1, 3:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium A celebration of joyous and heartfelt music, this annual event is a community favorite and features the harmony of the Coastal Carolina University Inspirational Ambassadors and other choirs from the state. Admission: Free (Ticket Required)
A Pete Seeger Tribute A Pete Seeger Tribute Feb. 1, 4 PM Edwards Recital Hall This event is inspired by the lifework of the great folksinger Pete Seeger, who died Jan. 27, 2014. Coastal Carolina University music faculty folk artist Jill Trinka will lead the audience in singing folk songs from Seeger’s expansive catalog of recordings and will accompany the songs on guitar, dulcimer, autoharp and banjo. The family-oriented concert will feature such songs as “Had a Litte Rooster,” “The Little Black Bull,” “The Hobo’s Lullaby” and “Way Out There.” Admission: 5 buy tickets
Stephen Beus Piano Concert Series Stephen Beus Feb. 2, 7:30 PM Edwards Recital Hall “Mesmerizing… explosive… intelligent… he belongs on the world stage” (Salt Lake Tribune). As a result of winning the Juilliard School Concerto Competition, Beus made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Juilliard Orchestra and conductor James DePreist. He has also performed as guest soloist with the Gulbenkian Symphony (Lisbon), Oxford Philomusica and the Tivoli Symphony (Copenhagen), among others. He has recorded on the Endeavor Classicsand Harmonia Mundi labels. Beus is a Steinway Artist and currently teaches at the University of Oklahoma. Admission: 15 buy tickets
Current Issues in Medical Ethics Tea & Ethics Current Issues in Medical Ethics Feb. 4, 5 PM 79th Ave. Center Standard medical practice often leads to decisions that have significant ethical implications. What exactly does it mean to give informed consent to a medical procedure? When is it morally permissible to withdraw life support? When are clinical trials for new drugs ethically problematic? Assistant Professor Jonathan Trerise from the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Coastal Carolina University will discuss these and similar cases during this Tea & Ethics session. Admission: Free
Picnic Picnic Feb. 5-7 & Feb. 11-14 Edwards Theatre This classic middle-American play takes place on Labor Day weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows. One house belongs to Flo Owens, who lives there with her two maturing daughters, Millie and Madge, and a spinster school teacher for a boarder. The other house belongs to Helen Potts, who lives with her elderly and invalid mother. Enter Hal Carter, whose animal vitality upsets the entire group. Hal is a child of parents who ignored him, self-conscious of his failings and his position behind the eight ball. Admission: 15
Russia and the Near Abroad The Great Decisions Lecture Series Russia and the Near Abroad Feb. 7, 10 AM 79th Ave. Center Foreign Policy in February highlights current policy issues in our world. This month long event will focus on the Great Decisions lecture series from the Foreign Policy Association. The lectures will take place Saturday mornings at the Myrtle Beach Education Center. On the Wednesday and Thursdays before each lecture, there will be a variety of activities taking place on campus leading into the lecture. Admission: Free
Mansfield Plantation: A Legacy on the Black River Mansfield Plantation: A Legacy on the Black River Feb. 10, 4 PM Kimbel Library, Room 220 (Archives Center) Standing on the banks of the Black River, the Mansfield Plantation is a well-preserved living testament to antebellum rice plantations. In 1718, it started as a 500-acre land grant near Georgetown and soon grew to nearly 1,000 acres. Plantation historian Christopher C. Boyle captures the spirit of Mansfield Plantation and unravels the many mysteries of its past. Admission: Free
Music Faculty Recital Music Faculty Recital Feb. 10, 7:30 PM Edwards Recital Hall Members of the Coastal Carolina University music faculty will perform a variety of classical and jazz works, showcasing different voice and instrument combinations. Admission: 5 buy tickets
Low Brass Studio Recital Low Brass Studio Recital Feb. 13, 7:30 PM Edwards Recital Hall Join the trombone, euphonium and tuba studio for an evening of “Heavy Metal,” featuring works by Mozart, Sulek, Berlioz and more. See the low brass students show that the tuba can do more than play “Oom-Pah!” Admission: 5 buy tickets
Privacy in the Digital Age The Great Decisions Lecture Series Privacy in the Digital Age Feb. 14, 10 AM 79th Ave. Center Foreign Policy in February highlights current policy issues in our world. This month long event will focus on the Great Decisions lecture series from the Foreign Policy Association. The lectures will take place Saturday mornings at the Myrtle Beach Education Center. On the Wednesday and Thursdays before each lecture, there will be a variety of activities taking place on campus leading into the lecture. Admission: Free
Songs of the Heart: A Gershwin Tribute Songs of the Heart: A Gershwin Tribute Feb. 16, 7:30 PM Edwards Recital Hall The CCU voice students of Jeffrey Jones will present a tribute to George and Ira Gershwin. The lovely melodies and indelible lyrics are as meaningful today as when they were first created. Come experience a musical presentation guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings. Admission: Free
Faculty Brass Quintet Faculty Brass Quintet Feb. 17, 7:30 PM Edwards Recital Hall The Coastal Carolina University Faculty Brass Quintet performs a full range of musical styles including baroque, light classics, jazz, contemporary and Broadway, and is committed to the full concert experience. Each program includes some music history and humor as well as audience and performer interaction. The quintet’s concerts also feature music that is entertaining and accessible to audiences of all ages. Admission: 5 buy tickets
Current Ethical Issues in the Middle East Tea & Ethics Current Ethical Issues in the Middle East Feb. 19, 4 PM Johnson Auditorium Join Samih Baalbaki, an instructor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University, to discuss 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 ethical issues in the Middle East in a larger historical and religious context. Admission: Free
She Loves Me She Loves Me Feb. 19-21 & Feb. 25-28 Wheelwright Auditorium An intimate and touching show, She Loves Me was nominated for five Tony Awards in 1964. Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance. Set in a 1930s European perfumery, the story focuses on shop clerks Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don’t see eye-to-eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Discover with Amalia and Georg the identity of their true loves and all the twists and turns along the way! Admission: 15 General Admission
Sectarianism in the Middle East The Great Decisions Lecture Series Sectarianism in the Middle East Feb. 21, 10 AM 79th Ave. Center Foreign Policy in February highlights current policy issues in our world. This month long event will focus on the Great Decisions lecture series from the Foreign Policy Association. The lectures will take place Saturday mornings at the Myrtle Beach Education Center. On the Wednesday and Thursdays before each lecture, there will be a variety of activities taking place on campus leading into the lecture. Admission: Free
John Locke and the –isms Was Locke a Sexist? John Locke and the –isms Was Locke a Sexist? Feb. 24, 5 PM Lackey Chapel The seventeenth century English philospher John Locke not only helped found modern Western philosophy, but had a significant influence on America’s founders. There have been some issues raised about his contract theory being sexist. Is it? If so, would it be compatible or incompatible with other aspects of his more general philosophical position? Admission: Free
Marie Bergstedt: Amendments Marie Bergstedt: Amendments Feb. 26 - Apr. 1 Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery Textile artist Marie Bergstedt’s sculptural pieces use a fusion of found objects, buttons, threads, fabric, antique handwork, needlepoint, canvas, wire, hand and machine stitching, crochet, and knitting to tell stories. Her works, inspired by memories and personal relationships, seek to connect viewers to their own experience of overcoming hardship. Opening Reception, Thursday Fed. 26, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Show runs Feb. 26 - April 1 Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday Admission: Free
How Should We Feel About Death? Philosopher's Corner How Should We Feel About Death? Feb. 26, 4 PM Johnson Auditorium Ben Bradley, the Allan and Anita Sutton Professor of Philosophy at Syracuse University, will discuss several puzzles about death. Is death bad for the one who dies? How is this possible if we go out of existence when we die? Is it worse to die as an infant or as a young adult? Is there any way to make death less bad for us? Professor Bradley will discuss these and other questions during this Philosopher’s Corner discussion. Admission: Free
A Lovely Light A Lovely Light Mar. 3, 7:30 PM Edwards Recital Hall A Lovely Light features Patti Yvonne Edwards and Andrew Fowler in a world premiere performance of “Edna,” a song cycle for soprano.? A well-known composer, Fowler serves on the music faculty at Coastal Carolina University, where he teaches theory and aural skills. At Edwards’ request, he has composed a unique song cycle for soprano based on the works of Edna St. Vincent Millay. They will also present “Savannah’s Aria” (from The Prince of Tides) and “And Can It Be” (from Directions for Singing). Admission: 5 General Admission buy tickets
Leave No Trave: Outdoor Ethics Java Jabber Leave No Trace: Outdoor Ethics Mar. 4, 4 PM Board of Visitors Conference Room, Edwards 164 Each year, over 30 million people visit public wilderness areas each year. Each user’s impact adds up to cause major damage to state and national parks. Visitors literally love the parks to death. Are we morally obligated not to visit national parks? Laura Baird, from the Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Center, will discuss several responses to this challenge. Admission: Free
Visiting Writers Series Words to Say It Visiting Writers Series Mar. 5, 5:30 PM Johnson Auditorium Award-winning poets Chad Davidson and Gregory Fraser will read poetry and sign books at a reception following the reading. Admission: Free
Side-by-Side Concert: From Aynor to Conway! Side-by-Side Concert: From Aynor to Conway! Mar. 5, 7:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium The Coastal Concert Bands join with the Aynor High School Concert Band to present an evening of great music. Each group performs a round of selections, then all musicians combine into one huge band. Admission: 5 General Admission
Angela Cheng Piano Concert Series Angela Cheng Mar. 15, 4 PM Edwards Recital Hall Consistently praised for her brilliant technique, tonal beauty and superb musicianship, Canadian pianist Angela Cheng is one of her country’s national treasures. Cheng made her highly acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut with the Edmonton Symphony. She has been Gold Medalist of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition. Admission: 15 General Admission buy tickets
An Evening in Paris An Evening in Paris Mar. 17, 7:30 PM Edwards Recital Hall The Paris Conservatory has been responsible for commissioning a vast amount of solo repertoire for many instruments, including the trombone. CCU Low Brass Lecturer Chris Connolly will be presenting a recital of French music for trombone and euphonium by Saint-Saëns, Casterede, Guilmant, Martin, Fauré and others. Admission: 5 General Admission buy tickets
Women’s History Month Lecture and Discussion Women’s History Month Lecture and Discussion Mar. 18, 4 PM Johnson Auditorium Katherine Turk, Ph. D., is especially interested in postwar feminist politics and the challenges of defining and creating sex equality amidst diverse populations of workers. Her forthcoming book, Equality on Trial: Sex and Gender at Work in the Age of Title VII, examines struggles to identify and implement state-enforced workplace sex equality between the 1960s and the 1990s. Turk is currently an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Admission: Free
The “Music” of William Shakespeare The “Music” of William Shakespeare Mar. 18, 7:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium Presented by the CCU Concert, Chamber, and Flute Choirs, this concert will consist of music that is inspired by and based on texts of William Shakespeare. In addition to music by classical and contemporary composers, this concert will feature the world premiere of two original, unpublished compositions by CCU faculty composers Donald Sloan and Andrew Fowler. Admission: 5 General Admission buy tickets
The Vagina Monologues The Vagina Monologues Mar. 20, 7 PM Johnson Auditorium Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, based on interviews with over 300 women, celebrates women’s strength by sharing their stories and encouraging women to reclaim their bodies and desires. Each monologue deals with different aspects of the feminine experience and promotes female empowerment and individuality. Proceeds will benefit the Rape Crisis Center of Horry and Georgetown Counties. Admission: 5 General Admission
Command Performance with Steve Bailey and Department of Music Students Command Performance with Steve Bailey and Department of Music Students Mar. 20, 7:30 PM Edwards Recital Hall This singular performance combining bass legend and CCU Artist-in-Residence Steve Bailey with students of the CCU Department of Music includes a reception and gathering of the artists and guests. Proceeds benefit scholarship opportunities in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.
To purchase tickets, call the Cultural Arts Office at 843-349-6985.
Admission: 50 (including Courtyard reception)
Smith Sapp CPAs Choir Challenge Smith Sapp CPAs Choir Challenge Mar. 21, 6 PM Wheelwright Auditorium During the Smith Sapp CPAs Choir Challenge, local choirs will compete for 1,000 as voted by the audience. The Choir Challenge will benefit Each 1 Teach 1, a mentoring and entrepreneurship skills development program for local youth. The event will be hosted by Paula Caruso of WMBF News and Scott Mann of Wave 104.1. Admission: 8 in advance or 10 at the door
Allegany To Appomattox: The Life and Letters of Private William Whitlock of the 188th New York Volunteers Allegany To Appomattox Mar. 24, 4 PM Kimbel Library, Room 220 (Archives Center) On September 7, 1864, William Whitlock left his wife and four children in Allegany, N.Y., to join the Union army. More than 100 years later, unpublished letters to his wife were found in the attic of a family home. Whitlock’s observations tell of exhausting marches, limited rations and grueling combat, orienting readers to both the broad narrative of the Civil War and the intimate chronicle of one soldier’s impressions. Admission: Free
Ethics & the Ebola Outbreak Tea & Ethics Ethics & the Ebola Outbreak Mar. 26, 4 PM Johnson Auditorium The Ebola crisis has led to a number of policies with questionable ethical ramifications. Is it morally permissible to quarantine travelers for 21 days? Can airlines require passengers to undergo medical tests before they enter airplanes? These and other questions will be discussed by Fredanna McGrough, a professor in the department of health sciences. Admission: Free
Ailey II - The Next Generation of Dance Ailey II - The Next Generation of Dance Mar. 27, 7:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium The talented dancers of AILEY II are renowned for captivating audiences and translating their strength and agility into powerful performances. Under the artistic direction of Troy Powell, this critically acclaimed company presents vibrant performances and innovative community programs across the country and internationally. The Ailey spirit shines as these artists perform an exhilarating and diverse repertory that includes Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics and thrilling new works by today’s outstanding emerging choreographers. Admission: 15-20 buy tickets
Tempo 54 Drumline Showcase Tempo 54 Drumline Showcase Mar. 28, 4:30 PM HTC Center Arena In its third year, this event features drumlines from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This unique style of marching band drumline showcases the precision, technique and style of drumming, with intricate moves and breathtaking flourishes. Admission: 10 General Admission
John Locke and the –isms Was Locke a Speciesist? John Locke and the –isms Was Locke a Speciesist? Mar. 31, 5 PM Lackey Chapel The seventeenth century English philospher John Locke not only helped found modern Western philosophy, but had a significant influence on America’s founders. Locke is known as having endorsed a “great chain of being ontology.” Does he indeed accept this ontology? If so, what implications does this acceptance have for his being a speciesist? Admission: Free
Unchained Melodies: A Talk With Jonathan Green Unchained Melodies: A Talk With Jonathan Green Apr. 2, 4:30 PM Edwards Recital Hall Jonathan Green, an artist and activist, is known internationally for his signature bold colors, Southern settings, and African American subjects. An ambassador of South Carolina’s arts community, Green uses his artwork to change the views people have about the South. Green is also the president of The Lowcountry Rice Culture Project, an organization with the goals to restore the legacy and significance of rice cultivation and to start conversation on various topics concerning the Southeast such as history, art, race and economics. Join us for an evening discussion with Jonathan Green about his art, life and projects. After the lecture, Green will be available for a calendar/book signing. Admission: Free
African American Music through the Years African American Music through the Years Apr. 7, 6 PM Wheelwright Auditorium Coastal students come together to celebrate the history and music of African Americans through a musical timeline. Join us for what has become a campus favorite. Admission: Free
Chamber Music for Flute and Bassoon Chamber Music for Flute and Bassoon Apr. 7, 7:30 PM Edwards Recital Hall Join us for an evening of eclectic chamber music for flute and bassoon featuring Coastal Carolina University faculty flutist Amy Hardison Tully and pianist Philip Powell. They will be joined by guest bassoonist and composer Thomas Dempster, assistant professor of music at South Carolina State University. Admission: 5 General Admission buy tickets
Portfolios I: Graphic Design Senior Exhibition Portfolios I: Graphic Design Senior Exhibition Apr. 8 - Apr. 19 Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery Featuring works by graduating graphic design students, this exhibition is the culmination of four years of study and features projects completed during their senior theses in print, animation, branding and more. Please join us to see the work of the next generation of designers from Coastal Carolina University. Opening Reception, Wednesday April 8, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Show runs April 8 - April 19 Gallery Hours: 9am - 5pm, Mon. - Fri. Admission: Free
Does Neuroscience Undermine Free Will? Visiting Ethicist Does Neuroscience Undermine Free Will? Apr. 9, 5 PM Johnson Auditorium Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, the Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics in Duke University’s Department of Philosophy, will discuss various questions about the relationship between neuroscience and moral responsibility. Do recent results in neuroscience support the idea that humans are not morally responsible for what they do? Professor Armstrong will argue that the key to answering this question is a clear understanding of the nature of mental causation. Admission: Free
Percussion Ensembles Concert Percussion Ensembles Concert Apr. 9, 7:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium The percussion department at Coastal Carolina University will present a concert featuring both the World Music Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble. The World Music Ensemble will perform music from Latin America and Africa. The Percussion Ensemble will perform classic and contemporary works written for percussion. Admission: 5 General Admission buy tickets
Twelfth Night or What You Will Twelfth Night or What You Will Apr. 9 - 11 & Apr. 15-18 Edwards Theatre Written as part of the festivities that signified the end of the Christmas season in Elizabethan times, Twelfth Night depicts a world turned upside down where anything is possible. Duke Orsino has set his sights on the countess Olivia, who is in mourning and uninterested in men following the death of her brother. Orsino sends Cesario, who is actually Viola disguised as a man, to woo Olivia on his behalf. Viola and her twin brother Sebastian (Jeremy Hay of Morrisville) each think the other is dead following a shipwreck. What follows is a topsy-turvy pursuit of love that has delighted audiences for centuries. “If music be the food of love, play on!” Admission: 15 General Admission
CCU 60th Anniversary Lecture CCU 60th Anniversary Lecture Apr. 10, 7:30 PM Edwards Recital Hall Join Edgar Dyer, executive vice president and professor of politics and geography, in a retrospective of Coastal Carolina University on its 60th anniversary. From its beginnings as an evening adult school in Conway High School in 1954, through its affiliation with the College of Charleston and University of South Carolina, to its current status as a rapidly-growing, independent, public liberal arts university, Coastal has continued to be both a leader in South Carolina higher education and to serve the Horry-Georgetown communities. Admission: Free
The Writer’s Circle of Trust: A Panel Discussion National Library Week The Writer’s Circle of Trust: A Panel Discussion Apr. 14, 4 PM Lackey Chapel Dr. Sally Z. Hare, professor emeritus at Coastal Carolina University, will explore what it means to live a life connected to everything that surrounds us. Let the Beauty We Love Be What We Do: Stories of Living Divided No More, edited by Dr. Hare and Dr. Megan LeBoutillier, draws wisdom and inspiration from 21 remarkably diverse individuals who tell their stories of discovery and fulfillment. Admission: Free
Spring Flute Studio Recital Spring Flute Studio Recital Apr. 13, 7:30 PM Edwards Recital Hall The Flute Studio, under the direction of Amy Hardison Tully, will present its spring flute recital. Students will perform a wide variety of standard and modern flute repertoire. Admission: 5 General Admission buy tickets
Jazz Ensembles in Concert Jazz Ensembles in Concert Apr. 14, 7:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium Join the New Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Chris Connolly, accompanied by the Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Matthew White, for a night of exciting classic and contemporary big band music with featured student soloists and special guests, including the music of Jaco Pastorius, Thad Jones, Chuck Owen and many others. Admission: 5 General Admission
The Ethics of Marijuana Legalization Java Jabber The Ethics of Marijuana Legalization Apr. 15, 4 PM Johnson Auditorium The use of marijuana has been legalized in various ways and in various states. What are the consequences of this development? Is marijuana really as unproblematic for your health as some people have argued? Join this Java Jabber with students and faculty members as they discuss the effects of marijuana legalization. Admission: Free
Langston Hughes Project Langston Hughes Project Apr. 15, 6 PM Johnson Auditorium The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz.” This twelve-part poem is Hughes’ homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad during the 1960s. Featuring musical cues drawn from various genres such as blues, Dixieland, and West Indian calypso. The event will feature Dr. Ronald C. McCurdy, Ph. D, professor of music in the Thronton School of Music at the University of Southern California. Admission: Free
Ella Baker Day Ella Baker Day Apr. 15, 7 PM Edwards Recital Hall Ella Baker Day (EBD) is an annual event that commemorates the life of civil rights activist Ella Baker. In addition to recognizing the many contributions of this amazing individual, EBD draws greater attention to the value of community organizing and the roles that women and people of color have played in resisting oppression and building this nation. The 2015 EBD theme is environmental racism, with a particular discussion of local South Carolina issues. Admission: Free
Ying Quartet Ying Quartet Apr. 17, 7:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium The Ying Quartet combines brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. Ying performances regularly take place in many of the world’s most important concert venues, from Carnegie Music Hall to the Sydney Opera House, but the quartet’s belief that concert music can also be a meaningful part of everyday life has drawn the foursome to perform in settings as diverse as the workplace, schools, juvenile prisons and the White House. In fact, the Ying Quartet’s constant quest to explore the creative possibilities of the string quartet has led it to an unusually diverse array of musical projects and interests. Admission:15 Reserved Seating buy tickets
Caroline Hong Piano Concert Series Caroline Hong Apr. 19, 4 PM 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 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: 15 General Admission buy tickets
Isn't it Romantic? Isn't it Romantic? Apr. 20, 7:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium Season eight of this popular jazz concert will once again feature the Concert and Chamber Choirs performing your favorite jazz standards along with more contemporary song arrangements. Student soloists will be featured in addition to the choral selections. Guest performers will include Dan O’Reilly on saxophone and Marc Chesanow on bass. Admission: 5 General Admission buy tickets
The Limits of Moral Reflection Philosopher's Corner The Limits of Moral Reflection Apr. 21, 4 PM Johnson Auditorium Some moral questions have obvious answers, but some questions turn out to be more difficult. Is this because we simply haven’t found the answers to these questions? Or is it because some moral questions are unresolvable? According to a widely held view, if we think carefully enough and long enough about the hard questions of morality, then we will finally arrive at a verdict about what to do. Dr. David Killoren, a professor in the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, will argue that many moral questions cannot ultimately be resolved, at least not in a fully satisfying way. Admission: Free
Faculty Showcase Words to Say it Faculty Showcase Apr. 23, 4:30 PM Johnson Auditorium Award-winning fiction writer and Coastal Carolina University English professor Jason Ockert will read from his newly released novel Wasp Box, and sign books at a reception following the reading. Admission: Free
Pop 101 in Concert Pop 101 in Concert Apr. 23, 7:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium POP 101 is Coastal’s very own contemporary popular music performing group. It features many of the finest singers and instrumentalists in the music department taking the stage in a rock & roll show designed for all ages to enjoy. Past performances have included tributes to Motown, Woodstock, Stevie Wonder and The Wrecking Crew. This year’s theme is still a secret, but tickets are sure to sell out quickly. Come enjoy an evening of rock & roll music and memories! Admission: 5 General Admission buy tickets
Portfolios II: Studio Art Senior Exhibition Portfolios II: Studio Art Senior Exhibition Apr. 25 - May. 9 Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery Featuring works by graduating Studio Art students, this exhibition is the culmination of four years of study and features projects completed during their senior theses in photography, painting and sculpture. Please join us to see the work of the next generation of artists from Coastal Carolina University. Closing Reception, Friday May 8, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Show runs April 25 - May 9 Gallery Hours: 9am - 5pm, Mon. - Fri. Admission: Free
Symphonic Gamers Symphonic Gamers Apr. 27, 7:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium t has been said that Beethoven was the cutting edge composer of his time. and if he were alive today, he would be composing music for video games! Join the CCU bands as they play some of your favorite video game music such as Halo, Myst and Kingdom Hearts, as well as music that has been featured in games such as Toccata and Fugue and Carmina Burana. Game music composer Jim Bonney’s Chaos Theory will feature faculty member Dan Hull on electric guitar. Admission: 5 General Admission buy tickets
John Locke and the -isms Was Locke a Racist? John Locke and the -isms Was Locke a Racist? Apr. 28, 5 PM Lackey Chapel Concerns about Locke’s being a racist are raised often in discussions of his apparent endorsement of the slave trade both in his activities and in his writings. Did he endorse the slave trade? Do his philosophical writings support racism? Admission: Free
The Ridiculous! The Ridiculous! Apr. 28, 7:30 PM Edwards Recital Hall From the birth of opera to current day, laughter has been a common element of operatic masterworks. CCU’s Opera Workshop will explore some of these comedic moments in a concert that will leave you smiling. Join us and enjoy…The Ridiculous! Admission: 5 General Admission buy tickets

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