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CCU releases cultural arts calendar for Fall 2016

August 24, 2016

.The Fall 2016 Coastal Carolina University Cultural Arts Calendar is now available in print and online with offerings ranging from lectures, art exhibits and films to musical and theatrical performances. Featured guests include nationally renowned authors, speakers and musicians in addition to CCU faculty and students.

Highlights of the fall calendar include a keynote address by Cornel West, professor of philosophy and Christian practice at Union Theological Seminary and professor emeritus at Princeton University. West will speak at the inauguration of the Institute for Gullah and Diaspora Studies (IGADS) as a Nancy Smith Distinguished Visiting Lecturer on Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m.

Musical performances include a concert by Boston-based Cordis. The group will perform its unique style of progressive, “post-rock” chamber music, which involves a fusion of traditional and custom-made ethnic instruments, resulting in a gritty yet cerebral punk/rock aesthetic. Cordis will perform in Wheelwright Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m.

For an entirely different musical experience, the President’s Own Marine Band will perform traditional band repertoire and marches from composers such as Bach, Wagner and Bernstein. The concert is a stop on the band’s tour of the Southeast that includes 28 concerts in 30 days. Founded in 1798, the President’s Own Marine Band is the nation’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization and has performed for every U.S. president since John Adams. The concert will take place Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium.

The Cultural Arts Calendar and tickets to individual events are available online at www.coastal.edu/culturalarts. For a print copy of the calendar, contact Amy Tully, associate dean of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, at 843-349-2352.