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August 20, 2014   
Posted: February 6, 2008
Coastal Carolina announces spring cultural events

The world-renowned Chamber Orchestra Kremlin tops the list of cultural events that Coastal Carolina University is bringing to campus this semester in its quest to present and sponsor world class talent and performances.

Theater performances, musical concerts, author lecture series, art exhibitions and more take to the stage during the 2008 spring calendar.

For information about upcoming events or to purchase tickets to a presentation, call the Wheelwright Box Office weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (843) 349-2502.

Psychology Film Series

"Pursuit of Happyness"

Wednesday, Feb. 6 7 p.m., Wall Auditorium Admission: free and open to the public Will Smith and his real-life son Jaden Smith star in this bittersweet film about a father who is down on his luck but perseveres through spirit and hard work to make his American dream come true. Words to Say It: Visiting Writer Series

Poet Brian Turner, author of "Here, Bullet"

Thursday, Feb. 7, 4:30 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Admission: Free and open to the public

"Here, Bullet," which has been described as "poetry of witness," is based on Brian Turner's year-long tour in Iraq as an infantry team leader in the U.S. Army. He has earned seven significant awards for his writing, including a 2007 NEA Literature Fellowship and Poetry. "Here, Bullet" was named a New York Times Editor's Choice Selection. Turner earned an MFA from the University of Oregon and lived abroad in South Korea for a year before serving for seven years in the U.S. Army. His poetry has been published in Poetry Daily, the Georgia Review and other journals, as well as Voices in Wartime Anthology.

Foreign Film Series

"Saraband"

Thursday, Feb. 7

2 p.m., Waccamaw Higher Education Center

8 p.m., Wall Auditorium

Admission: Free and open to the public

This Swedish film is the sequel to director Ingmar Bergman's 1973 masterpiece, "Scenes from a Marriage." The movie reunites Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson in their unforgettable roles as Marianne and Johan.

Celebration of Inquiry Conference

Wednesday, Feb. 13 to 15

Admission: Free and open to the public

The seventh annual Celebration of Inquiry Conference begins Wednesday evening, Feb. 13 with a keynote speaker in Wheelwright Auditorium and continues through Friday afternoon, Feb. 15. This year's theme is "The Modern Life: the Challenges and Advantages to Living in the 21st Century." More than 120 sessions are scheduled focusing on a variety of theme-related topics that engage audiences in dialogue. More information is available online at www.coastal.edu/inquiry and in the conference's printed programs available all over campus.

"Amour!" Music Faculty Recital

Featuring Amy Hardison Tully, flute

Gary Stegall, piano

Thursday, Feb.14, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Admission: Free with ticket from the Wheelwright Box Office or at the door prior to the concert.

"Amour!" Join CCU faculty members Amy Hardison Tully and Gary Stegall as they perform romantic works for flute and piano. Romance and love are in the air for this Valentine's Day performance.

"Angry Gods and Lost Marbles"

Coastal Carolina University Theatre

Originally conceived by directors Paoli Lacy and Kenneth J. Martin

Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 3 and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 24, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 1, 3 and 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Black Box Theater, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts Admission: General admission $12; alumni and senior citizens $8; faculty/staff $6; free to CCU students with valid ID.

"Angry Gods and Lost Marbles" is a new play about the close relationship of two clowns forever altered when capricious gods attack, forcing one clown to lose her marbles and become suicidal. Along the way they encounter overwhelming demons, devils, guardian angels, angry gods and goddesses and other strange creatures. The fragility of the human mind, the precarious balance between sanity and illness, and the costs of compromise are all part of this dark and comic play. Inspired by the journey of a real-life manic depressive clown. Adult entertainment.

Words to Say It: Visiting Writer Series

Novelist Jill McCorkle, author of "Creatures of Habit" Thursday, March 6, 4:30 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Admission: Free and open to the public

Jill McCorkle is the author of eight works of fiction, including the critically-acclaimed novels "Carolina Moon," "Ferris Beach" and "The Cheer Leader," along with the story collections "Creatures of Habit," "Final Vinyl Days" and "Crash Diet." Four of her books have been included in the "Notable Books of the Year" listings compiled by The New York Times Book Review. In 2003 she was inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Authors. A native of Lumberton, N.C., she has taught at Harvard University and Bennington College and now teaches in the MFA program at North Carolina State and at the Sewanee Writers Conference. She lives in Raleigh, N.C.

Foreign Film Series

"The Princess and the Warrior"

Thursday, March 6

2 p.m., Waccamaw Higher Education Center

8 p.m., Wall Auditorium

Admission: Free and open to the public

This German film is a mystical modern-day romance about Sissi, a mental hospital nurse, who leads an isolated life until fate puts her on a collision course with Bodo, a handsome but troubled small-time thief.

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

Saturday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Premium Performance

Admission: $30 first floor and balcony section I; $25 first floor and balcony section II; students 18 and under receive a $5 discount.

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin has earned international recognition as one of Russia's leading ensembles. Composed of some of Russia's finest young string players, the orchestra has carved a niche for itself under the baton of its founder and music director, Misha Rachlevsky.

The ensemble was founded in 1991 for an extensive recording project in Moscow, and the enthusiasm that greeted the orchestra's initial performances in the recording studio and on concert stages led to its establishment as a fulltime entity, now under the auspices of the Moscow City Government. Chamber Orchestra Kremlin has released 16 CDs on Swiss label claves, garnering numerous international reviews and awards such as "Diapason d'Or" in France, "Record of the Year" in Hong Kong and The New York Times "Critic's Choice."

"New Prints from the International Print Center New York"

March 13 to April 17

Opening reception Thursday, March 13, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Admission: Free and open to the public

The International Print Center New York (IPCNY) is a nonprofit organization devoted solely to the exhibition of fine art prints. This exhibition features the latest contemporary prints from emerging and established artists from the U.S. and abroad, on loan from IPCNY. As part of the exhibit, CCU art professor Treelee MacAnn will present an "Art for Lunch" talk on contemporary printmaking processes (TBA).

CCU Percussion Ensembles

Friday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: Free with ticket

This year's Coastal Carolina University Percussion Program Concert will feature the Stryke Taiko ensemble, Grand Strand Pans Steel Band, CCU Percussion Ensemble, CCU Pop Percussion Ensemble, CCU Brazilian Ensemble and CCU Ragtime Ensemble. As always, there will be special surprise guests. Enjoy an evening of percussion music that will be a special event for the entire community.

Saxophone Ensemble Concert

Dan O'Reilly, director

Wednesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Admission: Free with ticket

The CCU Saxophone Ensemble performs a variety of musical styles. Concerts by this group feature a mix of classical, jazz and popular melodies performed exclusively on saxophones. Come and enjoy an entertaining evening with this diverse chamber ensemble.

Words to Say It: Faculty Showcase Reading

Poet Dan Albergotti, author of "The Boatloads"

Thursday, April 10, 4:30 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Admission: Free and open to the public

Coastal English professor Dan Albergotti won the 2007 A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize for his first collection of poems, "The Boatloads," which will be published in March 2008. His poems have appeared in Mid-American Review, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and other journals. His chapbook, "Charon's Manifest," won the 2005 Randall Jarrell/Harperprints Chapbook Competition. He has been a scholar at the Sewanee and Bread Loaf writers' conferences and a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. A graduate of the MFA program at UNC Greensboro and former poetry editor of The Greensboro Review, he currently serves as poetry editor of storySouth (www.storysouth.com).

"Sweet Charity"

Coastal Carolina University Theatre

Thursday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 12, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 13, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 19, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: General admission $12; alumni and senior citizens $8; faculty and staff $6; free to CCU students with valid ID.

"Sweet Charity" is a tender, poignant and funny look at the adventures, or rather the misadventures, of the gullible and guileless Charity Agnes Valentine, a dance hostess who always gives her heart and her dreams to the wrong man. One of the most successful Broadway shows of the 1960s, "Sweet Charity" introduced the songs "Big Spender" and "If My Friends Could See Me Now." This Neil Simon story is based on Federico Felllini's film, "Nights of Cabria," with lyrics by Dorothy Fields and music by Cy Coleman. Adult entertainment.

Foreign Film Series

"The Italian"

Thursday, April 10

2 p.m., Waccamaw Higher Education Center

8 p.m., Wall Auditorium

Admission: Free and open to the public

This Russian film follows the life of a 5-year-old boy living in Russia who is adopted by an Italian family. Despite being adopted, the boy still longs to find his mother.

Chamber Recital

Thursday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.

Wall Auditorium, Wall College of Business

Admission: Free and open to the public

The Department of Music will sponsor a chamber music recital featuring student ensembles within the department. Ensembles include members of the percussion ensembles, flute choir, chamber choir, saxophone ensemble, brass quintet, the After Hours combo and piano trio.

CCU Symphonic Band Spring Concert<p> Christ United Methodist Church

Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public

Coastal Carolina University's premier instrumental ensemble will perform the third in its Community Concert series at Christ United Methodist Church located in the Hard Rock Theme Park area of Myrtle Beach. The Symphonic Band will perform traditional wind band pieces, orchestral transcriptions and popular music. This concert, with guest soloists and conductors, is presented as a community outreach experience for all residents and visitors to the Grand Strand.

"Portfolios I: (Spring) Senior Student Exhibition"

April 21 to 28

Opening reception Thursday, April 21, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Admission: Free and open to the public

An exhibition featuring the works of graduating visual arts students at Coastal Carolina.

Jazz After Hours

Dan O'Reilly, director

Wednesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: General admission $8; alumni and senior citizens $6; free to CCU students, faculty and staff with valid ID

This dynamic ensemble keeps the Swing Era alive with selections from the Great American Songbook, as well as contemporary arrangements in the big band style. If you enjoy small group jazz, this evening's concert also features the music of the After Hours combo.

"Big Fat Pig"

Directed by Victoria Keller-Settin

Wednesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 26, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Black Box Theater

Admission: Free with ticket

The Second Stage Season's "Fat Pig" is a bitingly funny modern romance by playwright Neil LaBute. In a culture obsessed with beauty, can love ever be blind? Tom feels a magnetic attraction for the bright and witty Helen, but his coworkers are committed to saving him from himself. A brutally comic and painfully honest new work by the creator of "The Shape of Things" and "Bash: Latter-Day Plays." Adult Entertainment.

POP 101 Concert

Dan O'Reilly, director

Saturday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: General admission $8; alumni and senior citizens $6; free to CCU students, faculty and staff with valid ID

POP 101 is the CCU rock & roll performing group. This concert features more of the hits of the 1970s. Come early and enjoy a nostalgic trip back to the '70s on the big screen. POP 101 packs the house every time, so get your tickets early.

Spring Choral Concert

Terri Sinclair, director

Monday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: General admission $8; alumni and senior citizens $6; free to CCU

students, faculty and staff with valid ID

The CCU choirs will present a concert of opera scenes and choruses in conjunction with members of the CCU voice faculty David Bankston, Patti Edwards and Jeffrey Jones. In addition to several well-known opera choruses performed by the choirs, selected CCU voice majors will perform arias, duets and ensembles.

"Portfolios II: (Spring) Senior Student Exhibition"

May 1 to 10

Opening reception Thursday, May 1, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public

An exhibition featuring the works of graduating visual arts students at Coastal Carolina.

Uncastables "Broadway"

Thursday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.

Black Box Theater, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Admission: Free and open to the public

Coastal Carolina University's student/faculty improvisational troupe, The Uncastables, will host a Broadway "Improv Show." Taking suggestions from the audience (like in TV's "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"), the troupe will create hilarious impromptu comedy sketches. Adult themes may not be suitable for children.

"Doug McAbee: Steel Sculpture"

May 22 to June 20

Opening reception Thursday, May 22, 5 to 7 p.m.

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Admission: Free and open to the public

South Carolina artist Doug McAbee creates whimsical and colorful abstract steel sculptures, which appear to be inspired by popular culture, cartoons and comics.

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