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Fall 2016 Cultural Arts

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Test of Character Nick DeFord: Old Haunts Tuesday, Jan. 19 - Thursday, Feb. 18 Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery Nick DeFord explores the visual culture of cartography, occult imagery and other structures of information to examine the relationship of identity, space and place. These mysterious themes may be the habitation of monsters, centers of conspiracy, occult devices or vortices of mysticism. His work questions the delicacy of the known world and a re-identification within viewers of a sense of place and the unknown.

Closing reception: Feb. 18, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

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

Admission: Free and Open to the Public
The Last Days of Blackbeard the Pirate Duo Piano Concert Sunday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m. Edwards Recital Hall Pianists Myung Sook Stoudenmire, a native of South Korea, and Janet Elshazly of Charleston, S.C., are currently on the faculty at Charleston Southern University. The duo will perform a concert that includes the famous “Variations on a Theme by Haydn” composed by Johannes Brahms for two pianos and Maurice Ravel’s “Valse.” Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
Traveling Nuns in Colonial Mexico Music Faculty Recital Tuesday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Edwards Recital Hall Members of the Coastal Carolina University music faculty will perform a variety of classical and jazz works showcasing different voice and instrumental combinations. Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
CCU Faculty Jazz Ensemble Words to Say ItA Reading by Author Jessica Lee Richardson Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m. Johnson Auditorium

Jessica Lee Richardson, assistant professor, Department of English

Jessica Lee Richardson’s debut collection of short stories, It Had Been Planned and There Were Guides, teems with double magic. Families of spiders, monsters in triplicate and panels of bleacher-sitting grandfathers (who live in a diaphragm!) cohabitate with a starker, more familiar kind of strange in a hyper-real and living tapestry of teenage porn stars, lovelorn factory workers and art world auctioneers. These stories explore the absurd in real spaces and the real in absurd spaces, seeking a way into something else entirely.

Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Philosophy, Physics, and the Problem of Free Will Religious Liberty and the Future of American Democracy Thursday, Feb. 11, 5 p.m. Edwards Recital Hall

Dr. Charles Haynes, vice president of the Newseum Institute and Religious Freedom Center

At a time of deep religious and ideological divisions in the United States, the need to affirm a common vision for the common good has never been more urgent or more challenging. Drawing on the lessons of history, Charles Haynes explores how reaffirmation of religious liberty principles can enable Americans to negotiate differences, understand one another and, where possible, find common ground.

Admission: Free and Open to the Public
The Second City Great Decisions in Foreign PolicyThe Mind Behind Islamic Extremism Saturday, Feb. 13 79th Avenue Theatre

Coffee social at 9:30 a.m.

Presentation/discussion at 10 a.m.

Suheir Daoud, associate professor, Department of Politics and Geography

Suheir Daoud will discuss how the majority of Muslims are not extremist and why Islamic extremism is the primary national security and human rights concern of the world today. Her presentation will help guide participants in understanding this ideology and the historical background that caused the rise of Islamic extremism.

Admission: Free and Open to the Public
The Vagina Monologues The Vagina Monologues Sunday, February 14, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Edwards Theatre

This award-winning play based on interviews with more than 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 empowerment and individuality.

Faculty, staff and students will perform, and Robin Russell, associate professor of theater, is directing the performance. Door prizes will be given. All proceeds will benefit the Rape Crisis Center in Horry and Georgetown counties.

Admission: $5 Buy Tickets
Do You See What I See? Philosophy and the Sciences SeriesDo You See What I See? How Social Differences Influence Our Perceptions Thursday, February 18, 4 p.m. Johnson Auditorium

Shannon Spaulding, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Oklahoma State University

We often find ourselves disagreeing with people about how to interpret contentious events, like the protests in Ferguson, MO, the death of Eric Garner, and the behavior of police in hostile encounters with citizens. These disagreements are both common and distressing, especially when the people who disagree with us are good, reasonable, well-meaning people. As it turns out, how you perceive and interpret these events is significantly influenced by your own social characteristics. In this talk, philosopher Spaulding explains several philosophical theories of perception, the psychological features that lead to the disagreements, and the practical implications of such disagreements.

Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Food and Ethics The War & Society Film Series Suite Française Thursday, Feb. 18, 5 p.m. Edwards Humanities and Fine Arts Building, Room 256

Philip Whalen, professor, Department of History

The military defeat and collapse of the French national government in 1940 created a situation in which ordinary citizens were largely left to their own devices. As self-interest and survival became paramount, Louise Angellier, a French villager whose husband was a prisoner of war, found herself torn between the duty to resist the occupying army and the charming advances of Bruno von Falk, a German soldier billeted in her house … all under the watchful gaze of her mother-in-law and while her compatriots suffered privation and misery.

Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Fall Choral Concert How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Feb. 18 - Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Wheelwright Auditorium Winner of seven TONY awards and the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this landmark satire follows J. Pierrepont Finch as he climbs his way up the ladder at the World Wide Wicket Corporation instructed by the handbook “How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.” Filled with frivolity, ambition … and frequent coffee breaks … this spoof of big business a la Mad Men is a send-up of 1960’s values in corporate America and will leave audiences rolling in the aisles. Admission: $17 Buy Tickets
Hispanic Heritage Celebration Film Great Decisions in Foreign PolicyThe Great Migration Saturday, Feb. 20 79th Avenue Theatre

Coffee social at 9:30 a.m.

Presentation/discussion at 10 a.m.

Scott Firsing, research associate at the Institute for Global Dialogue

Scott Firsing will discuss the role of push/pull factors in the current culture of migration and lead attendees in a group discussion. The focus of the discussion is to understand global migration when considering complex factors such as conflict and national interests.

Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Empathy, Expression, and Art Piano Concert Series Donna Lee Sunday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m. Edwards Recital Hall Pianist Donna Lee made her solo debut in 1990 with the National Symphony Orchestra. She has since appeared as a soloist and collaborative artist at Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall and Terrace Theater in Washington, D.C., and Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City. She has also performed in Asia, Europe and throughout the U.S., with recent performances in Hong Kong, Beijing, China and Puerto Rico. Critics have described Lee’s performances as elegant and refined, engaging and brilliant. Admission: $17 Buy Tickets
Fall Choral Concert How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Feb. 24 - Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. Wheelwright Auditorium Winner of seven TONY awards and the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this landmark satire follows J. Pierrepont Finch as he climbs his way up the ladder at the World Wide Wicket Corporation instructed by the handbook “How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.” Filled with frivolity, ambition … and frequent coffee breaks … this spoof of big business a la Mad Men is a send-up of 1960’s values in corporate America and will leave audiences rolling in the aisles. Admission: $17 Buy Tickets
Yoga Off the Mat Philosopher’s Corner Torture: Current Issues Thursday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m. Johnson Auditorium

David Holiday, Ethics Fellow, Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Torture is a paradigmatic violation of human dignity and autonomy, and thus is abhorrent to modern democratic society. It is also strictly prohibited in international law. Nonetheless, the practice has proved extremely difficult to stamp out. Holiday will discuss, among other things, what torture is, as a moral and political phenomenon; where, why and how it happens; the prohibitions on torture in human rights law and the laws of war; and some pressing current issues in the fight to finally and fully eradicate torture from the world.

Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Lines of Scrimmage Voices across the Atlantic: Revisiting Gullah’s West African Roots Thursday, Feb. 25, 5 p.m. Edwards Recital Hall

Joko Sengova, retired research associate at the University of South Florida

America’s Gullah Geechee speech community of the Carolinas and Georgia in a holistic way still bears significant linguistic, cultural and historical links with peoples and voices on the African continent. Sengova will re-examine voices on both sides of the Atlantic through cultural linguistic influences pioneering African-American linguist Lorenzo Dow Turner found in his Sea Islands Gullah research. Central to Sengova’s discussion is an existential problem: Is Gullah really still alive? What does it linguistically sound or look like today compared with other creole or African language features? The discussion will end with some comments on these two cognate Atlantic creole languages, reflecting on African voices that define their separate yet related backgrounds, and identities across space and time.

Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Brooklyn Mack Ebony and Brass Recital Friday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. Edwards Recital Hall CCU staff piano accompanist Rebecca Rollins will perform solo piano sonatas by both Wolfgang Ammadeus Mozart and Robert Schumann. Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Concerto in D minor” will also be performed, with CCU staff piano accompanist Daniel Francis on second piano. Associate Professor Tonya Propst will share the stage to premiere CCU faculty member Andrew Fowler’s composition for solo horn, as well as a work by Reinhold Gliere. Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
Fall Choral Concert How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Feb. 27, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Wheelwright Auditorium Winner of seven TONY awards and the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this landmark satire follows J. Pierrepont Finch as he climbs his way up the ladder at the World Wide Wicket Corporation instructed by the handbook “How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.” Filled with frivolity, ambition … and frequent coffee breaks … this spoof of big business a la Mad Men is a send-up of 1960’s values in corporate America and will leave audiences rolling in the aisles. Admission: $17 Buy Tickets
Fall Gospel Concert Great Decisions in Foreign PolicyThe United Nations Saturday, Feb. 27 79th Avenue Theatre

Coffee social at 9:30 a.m.

Presentation/discussion at 10 a.m.

Ambassador Paul Meyer, former permanent representative to the United Nations and the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and current Canadian director-general of the Security and Intelligence Bureau, will speak on the role of the United Nations today, 70 years after its founding, and its future, given the challenges the institution faces. Topics of the talk may include peacekeeping, counterterrorism, nonproliferation and/or humanitarian intervention.

Admission: Free (ticket required)
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
Joseph McGill Guitar Solo Performance with Daniel Hull Monday, Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m. Edwards Recital Hall Join Coastal Carolina University faculty member Daniel Hull for an evening of classical guitar music. The program will encompass a wide range of styles and will include Manuel Maria Ponce's “Sonata Romantica,” Carlo Domeniconi's “Koyunbaba” and Johann Sebastian Bach's “Chaconne in D minor.” Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
Musical Celebration of Women’s History Month Musical Celebration of Women's History Month Tuesday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. Edwards Recital Hall

Patti Yvonne Edwards, Associate Professor of music and female music faculty and students

Come join us for a celebration of the musical talents of female composers such as Clara Schumann, Alma Mahler, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Libby Larsen and Margaret Bonds. Hear their stories and compositions as performed by the faculty and students of the Coastal Carolina University Department of Music.
Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
Winter Solstic Winter Solstice Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 p.m. Wheelwright Auditorium

Coastal Winds and Symphonic Band, Richard L. Johnson, Professor of music, Tonya Propst, Associate Professor of music and Raul Barcenes, Assistant Professor of music

Music by Frank Ticheli, David Holsinger, Ron Nelson, Alfred Reed and others will be performed. The CCU Coastal Winds and Symphonic Band represent the premier instrumental and artistic ensembles at Coastal Carolina University. The program includes music from all historical epochs, showcasing the high performance standards of CCU.
Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
Isn’t it Romantic Isn’t It Romantic? Wednesday, March 16, 7:30 p.m. Wheelwright Auditorium

CCU Concert and Chamber Choirs, Frances T. Sinclair, Director

The ninth annual vocal jazz concert features the CCU choirs. This year’s concert includes jazz standards such as “Fly Me To the Moon” and “More Than You Know,” as well as contemporary selections including Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” and the Beatles hit, “Can’t Buy Me Love.” Once again, the program will feature both choral and solo selections.
Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
Ben Laurence Tea & Ethics
Perspectives on Social Justice: The Moral Challenge of Inequality
Thursday, March 17, 4 p.m. Johnson Auditorium

Ben Laurence, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago

When is economic inequality just? Economic inequality is just only if it can be justified to those who have less. This is only possible when economic inequality is situated against the background of two other substantial kinds of equality. The first is fair equality of opportunity: Everyone with similar talents and motivation must have an equal shot at securing the more favorable economic positions. The second is democratic equality: The inequality must not be the product of, or itself impair, the equal opportunity of citizens to affect political outcomes. In this talk, Professor Laurence will present the basic rationale for these requirements, and consider some research indicating that our society falls short of satisfying them. Reception to follow in the anteroom.
Admission: Free and open to the public
Tina Packer Women of Will Tina Packer’s Women of Will Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m. Wheelwright Auditorium

“Women of Will” argues that to know William Shakespeare, you must know his women. Tina Packer, one of the country’s leading experts in Shakespeare and the founder of Shakespeare & Company, shows that the poet’s imagination develops and deepens until finally the women, his creative knowledge and a sense of a larger spiritual good come together in his late plays, making clear that when women and men are equal in status and sexual passion, they can — and do — change the world.

Packer shows that Shakespeare wrote the women of plays such as “Two Gentlemen of Verona” and “The Comedy of Errors” as shrews to be tamed or as sweet little things with no definable independent thought, virgins on the pedestal. As Shakespeare turns his attention to the extraordinary Juliet from “Romeo and Juliet,” Packer perceives a large shift. Suddenly, Shakespeare’s women have depth of character, motivation and understanding of life more than equal to that of the men. As Shakespeare ceases to present women as predictable caricatures and starts writing them from the inside, embodying their voices, his women become as dimensional, spirited, spiritual, active and sexual as any of his male characters. Packer, with co-star Nigel Gore, examines and performs.

Admission: $20-$25
Tempo Drumline Tempo 54 Drumline Saturday, March 19, 5:30 p.m. HTC Center Arena

In its fourth year, this event features drumlines from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Amid a marvel of exquisite drumming, the bands perform intricate, precise steps, displaying a high level of technique and style. This is a unique event not to be missed!

Admission: $10 Buy Tickets
Eungoo Hwang Piano Concert Series
Eungoo Hwang
Sunday, March 20, 4 p.m. Edwards Recital Hall

Eungoo Hwang, who was born in Seoul, South Korea, is an active piano soloist in the international music scene. She has performed as a guest soloist with the Kazakhstan National Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Western Kansas City Orchestra, the SUNY Purchase Contemporary Ensemble and the University of Kansas Orchestra. Her mission as a pianist is to touch as many listeners as possible through the language of music, both classical and 20th century. She will play selections from Frederic Chopin, Bela Bartók and George Crumb.

Admission: $17 Buy Tickets
Is Color Real? Philosophy and the Sciences Series
Is Color Real? The Physics, Psychology, and Philosophy of Color
Monday, March 21, 4 p.m. Edwards Humanities and Fine Arts Building, Room 256

Louis Keiner, Associate Professor of Physics, Megan McIlreavy, Associate Professor of Psychology, Renée Smith, Professor of Philosophy

Most of us live a world animated by color—deep blue skies, dazzling ocean waters and rich red brick buildings. Every day we encounter brilliant pinks, warm yellows and tremendous teals. Most of us could not imagine life without color; at the same time, very few of us stop to think what color and color experience are. Philosophers raise questions about the nature of color and color experience and point out problems with some of our naïve views about color.

Admission: Free and open to the public
Perspectives on Social Justice Tea & Ethics
Perspectives on Social Justice: The Moral Challenge of Inequality for Communities of Faith
Thursday, March 24, 4 p.m. Johnson Auditorium

In this second event in the series on social justice, various representatives of different religious and spiritual traditions will discuss how communities of faith react or should react to the economic inequality in our society.

Admission: Free and open to the public
The Good German The War & Society Film Series
The Good German
Thursday, March 24, 5 p.m. Edwards Humanities and Fine Arts Building, Room 256

Amanda Brian, Chair, Department of History

Hitler has been defeated and Berlin is divided into zones of occupation. Jake Geismar, an American correspondent who spent time in the city before the war, has returned to write about the Allied triumph while pursuing a more personal quest: his search for Lena, the married woman he left behind. “The Good German” is a story of espionage, love and murder, an extraordinary re-creation of a city devastated by war, and a thriller that asks the most profound ethical questions in its exploration of the nature of justice and what we mean by good and evil in times of peace and of war.

Admission: Free and open to the public
CCU Opera Workshop CCU Opera Workshop
Menotti’s Old Maid and the Thief
March 25, - March, 26, 7:30 p.m. Wheelwright Auditorium

The members of Coastal Carolina University’s Opera Workshop, under the direction of Timothy Koch, conductor, and David Bankston, stage director, will present Gian Carlo Menotti’s darkly comical “The Old Maid and the Thief.” The one-act opera was originally commissioned and composed for NBC radio and premiered in 1939. A huge critical success at its premiere, it has received many theatrical stagings over the years and is still a perennial favorite of opera lovers everywhere.

Admission: $17 Buy Tickets
Inaugural CCU Jazz Festival The Inaugural CCU Jazz Festival March 29 - March 30, 7:30 p.m. Wheelwright Auditorium

The first CCU Jazz Festival features the various student ensembles of the CCU commercial music and jazz concentration. Each group will appear with one special guest performer. Join us for two consecutive evenings of exciting music, ranging from classic swing to rock, R&B, world music and contemporary jazz!

Admission: $17 Buy Tickets
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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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