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Atlantic Stage

Driving Miss Daisy

  • Play by Alfred Uhry
  • Jan. 9 - Feb. 2
  • Thursdays – Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays, 3 p.m.
  • 79th Avenue Theatre, Myrtle Beach

Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play. A warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man. A long-run Off-Broadway success and an Academy Award-winning film.

Art Gallery Exhibit

Linda Stein: The Fluidity of Gender

  • Jan. 15 - Feb. 28
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan. 16, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

The Fluidity of Gender features the armor-like sculptures of New York artist Linda Stein. Combining popular culture, myth and body politics, Stein’s work breaks down barriers to equality for women through powerful and provocative works in wood, metal and leather.

Office of Multicultural Student Services

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

  • Bishop Michael A. Blue
  • Wednesday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m.
  • Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Join the University in celebrating the struggles and triumphs of Martin Luther King Jr. This campus wide event celebrates unity and diversity.

Bishop Michael A. Blue is the pastor of The Door of Hope Christian Church in Marion, SC. The Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors (Gospel Choir) will also take part in this celebration.

Department of Music

South Carolina Intercollegiate Honor Band

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

Students from colleges and universities across South Carolina convene at CCU for a performance under the baton of Ray Cramer, emeritus professor and director of bands at Indiana University.

Department of Music
Piano Series

Ruby Morgan

  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 4 p.m.
  • Edwards Recital Hall

Ruby Morgan has been described as “one of the outstanding pianists of the South,” performing solo recitals and chamber music throughout the eastern United States and Europe. She made her orchestral debut at 15 with the Brevard (N.C.) Music Center Orchestra and has since performed such diverse works as the Bartok Concerto No. 3, Saint-Saens Concerto No. 2, Liszt Concerto No. 2, Beethoven Concerto No. 3, the “Choral” Fantasy, and the Ravel Concerto for the Left Hand. She has performed extensively as a member of the Heritage Chamber Players, with frequent broadcasts on South Carolina Public Radio.

Department of Music
America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway

Session 1: The Blues and Gospel Music

  • Monday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

Films: Feel Like Going Home: Episode 1 and Say Amen, Somebody

Feel Like Going Home, an acclaimed seven-part series, is director Martin Scorsese’s lyrical journey into the landscape and origins of the blues. Using archival Library of Congress recordings and footage gathered by John and Alan Lomax in the ‘30s and ‘40s, the film explores the birth of the blues out of the hard time ex- periences of black farmers and cotton workers in the Mississippi Delta. Using rarely seen interviews and performances, the film introduces the great early blues masters Son House, Leadbelly, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and John Lee Hooker.

Say Amen, a cinema verite’ classic, features three pioneers of the Golden Age of Gospel Music: Willie Mae Ford Smith, Thomas A. Dorsey and Sallie Martin.

Department of English
Words to Say It

Fiction Reading: Cara Blue Adams

  • Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m.
  • Edwards Recital Hall

A fiction reading by Cara Blue Adams, former co-editor of The Southern Review and creative writing professor at CCU.

Office of International Programs and Services

International Culture Series

  • Wednesday, Jan. 29, 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
Tea & Ethics

Edward Snowden and the Ethics of Whistleblowing

  • Cynthia Storer
  • Thursday, Jan. 30, 4:30 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

In 2012, Edward Snowden, a former CIA and NSA worker, leaked classified details of U.S. and British government surveillance activity to the media. Some call Snowden a whistleblower, a hero, and a role model; others call him a criminal who damaged the reputation and security interests of the U.S. and the world.

Cynthia Storer, a former CIA analyst and current CCU lecturer, will discuss the ethics of Snowden’s actions.

Office of Multicultural Student Services

Lunar New Year and Asian Awareness Celebration

  • Thursday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.
  • Edwards Recital Hall

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Asian music, food and dance. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services and the Office of International Programs and Services.