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Parlor Songs of the Civil War explores feminine history et lines in little rock, Arkansas in order sumed positions of power during this time. to retrieve supplies. Dunn also learned Much is said of Abraham lincoln, robert The ChroniCle how the Civil War period became a time e. lee and Ulysses S. Grant, but little is said one hundred and fifty years ago, of empowerment for American women. about Clarissa Barton, who provided aid to the trajectory of the Civil War shifted “The conception of women’s libera- wounded soldiers and later founded the with over fifty thousand corpses of both tion was during the Civil War as wom- red Cross, or Pauline Cushman, who actUnion and Confederate soldiers rot- en were left alone to take care of their ed as a Union spy, or even future First lady ting in the summer sun. The Battle of homes and families while their husbands lucy hayes, who followed her husband Gettysburg has been immortalized in and older male children went off to fight to camp and ministered to the homesick classrooms as eighth-graders across the in the war,” Dunn said. “i was interested and wounded. even when we remember country memorize and recite President lincoln’s famous commemoration, “Four score and seven years ago...” The history of the Civil War, however, does not belong solely to its leaders whose losses and victories are remembered in speeches; to its generals whose strategic plans are relived in role-played battles; nor even to the corpses whose bodies replenished the earth. Duke will reremember the history of the Civil War through the voices of women in Baldwin Auditorium on november 8 at 8 p.m. “Women’s Voices: Gettysburg 1863” will feature a program of readings from women’s diaries, oral histories and letters. The performance will concentrate on the events of 1863, progressing through the Battle of Gettysburg and leading up to the dedication of the first JISOO YOON/THE CHRONIClE national Military Cemetery and the GetLast spring’s opera workshop Comedy Tonight, directed by Parlor Songs’s Susan Dunn, was a great tysburg Address. Throughout the readsuccess and indicitive of what is to come with her next venture. ings, parlor songs of the period will be performed by soprano Susan Dunn and accompanied by pianist David heid. in how the music of the period might famous women from that time like louisa The event, which is free, is a product represent the changing attitudes about May Alcott, Susan B. Anthony or harriet of the research done by Dunn, Profes- women, home life and society.” Tubman, it is usually outside of the context sor of the Practice of Vocal Music and The stories of women from the Civil of the Civil War. Director of opera at Duke. Dunn recalls War era are often focused on the effects This performance will expand our the stories passed down from her great- of lost children and spouses, but rarely do understanding of the Civil War through grandmother about going through pick- they convey the way in which women as- first-hand accounts and personal testaby Katie Fernelius


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ments of the women who helped to shape its history. “Far from shrinking violets in petticoats and bonnets and fainting at the sight of blood, these ladies worked hard every day, raised families and were subjected to privation and difficulties through no fault of their own,” Dunn stated. in addition, women took on a substantial role during the Civil War apart from caring for the home. Many served as Civil War nurses, acted as spies and even cross-dressed as men in order to serve alongside their husbands and brothers. Although many of the songs were originally performed in parlor settings, they may also have been played at benefit concerts for the war. Dunn is hopeful that the new, redesigned acoustics of Baldwin will aid in recreating that intimate feel of a parlor. “i hope that students who are attending the concert will be interested to learn something of the history of Gettysburg and the events around the battle,” said Dunn. “i hope they will enjoy the music and listen for both what is different about the popular music of the 1860s and pop music today and what is the same. What themes might they find in common with a young woman listening to some of the parlor songs of the time? What seems really foreign to them and makes them think about how different her life was from theirs?” Come re-remember Civil War history through women’s voices on Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium. The event is free. More information at

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Music ensembles take over Baldwin lineup by Georgia Parke The Chronicle

sound?’” Simmons said. “Then they [adjusted] and said, ‘How do you like that?’ We had to tell them it sounds great.” The Duke Jazz Ensemble has been preforming on and around campus since 1930. Their repertoire traditionally features 20th century jazz compositions, and varies depending on the guest artists performing. Past artists include Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Ellis Marsalis, Louie Bellson and Branford Marsalis. The group is composed of about twenty student musicians and will be preforming at Baldwin four times throughout the year. The ensemble’s director John Brown is a lifelong musician and educator and a native of North Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree in music

from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a law degree at Chapel Hill. After teaching at UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Central University and Guilford College, he became the director of the Jazz program at Duke, as well The Duke Djembé Ensemble is the only one of its kind on campus, bringing West African Drumming to the stage along with the history and tradition it evokes. Djembé is often featured at special occasions such as weddings, religious festivals like Ramadan and day-today work. The students of the Djembé ensemble are taught the instrument through oral tradition and storytelling of each individual rhythm. Simmons, started playing Afro-Cu-

Baldwin Auditorium on East Campus is ready to celebrate. The fall lineup of events at Baldwin features performances by ensembles such as the Ciompi Quartet and the Fisk Jublilee Singers for its first two months, but October culminates in two Baldwin Celebration Concerts, featuring the Duke Djembé Ensemble and the Duke Jazz Ensemble. The groups will perform on stage together in the first concert. Special guest artists will include Willie Murillo on Trumpet and Becky Martin on vocals. “We’ve been performing together for 17 years,” said Duke Djembé Ensemble director Bradley Simmons of the drums and jazz combination. The last time Duke Djembé and Duke Jazz played together in Baldwin was nearly three years ago—Page Auditorium has served as a substitute since then—and on October 25 at 8:00 p.m. the combination will return. Admission is $10 and students attend free. “Not only does it look great but it sounds great inside,” Simmons said of Baldwin. “They are able to tune the theater to the instruments, bringing the back panels to change the sound of the theater.” Simmons explained the process the auditorium staff uses to adjust the panels behind the stage so that the music is reflected back into the audience instead of it becoming lost into the vast dome. The musicians would tune and play and the panels would be repositioned accordingly to achieve the best acoustics. “They said, ‘How do you like that The Duke Jazz ensemble practices for an upcoming performance.

The Duke University Department of Music celebrates the opening of superbly renovated Baldwin Auditorium.

Fall 2013 Special Concerts Baldwin Opening Saturday, September 14 @ 8 pm Music Dept. faculty and students, including John Brown, the Ciompi Quartet and others, perform Copland’s Appalachian Spring

Family Weekend Friday, October 25 @ 8 pm Duke Jazz and Djembe Ensembles

Saturday, October 26 @ 8 pm Duke Chorale, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony

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ban and African percussion at the age of nine in New York City. Since then he has been studying and performing the art throughout the city. He has appeared in Broadway shows such as “Guys and Dolls,” “Timbuktu” and “Night Club Confidential” as well as nightclubs with Eartha Kitt and Miles Jaye. He is also the leader of the nationally touring percussion group, Elements of Percussion. Willie Murillo is a trumpeter who has performed with professional orchestras, on movie soundtracks and on national TV. Currently, he performs with The Brian Setzer Orchestra and is on staff as a composer for Mariner’s Church in Newport Beach. He is also a celebrated vocalist, songwriter and producer. Murillo has performed for the likes of Quincy Jones, LeAnn Rimes and Bob Dylan. There will be two concerts celebrating the completion of Baldwin’s renovations, the second of which will feature The Duke Chorale, Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony on October 26. “I love it there,” Simmons said. “You’re going to like it when you see it.”

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• November Dances, photo by Les Todd • Tiksi series, photo by Evgenia Arbugaeva • Perkins Library, Film, Reflections Unheard • Clayton Gerald photo by Devin Dehaven • Baldwin Celebration logo by Joshua Smith

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Renovated Baldwin Auditorium to host gala by Madeleine Roberts The ChroniCle

The program will have an all-American theme, with iconic works such as Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and “Knoxville, Summer of 1915” by Samuel Barber. Tenor and former Duke student Jason McStoots will sing. This event has been in the works since last winter, and the credit of the planning goes to Music Department faculty members such as Jane hopkins, Jonathan Bagg, Scott lindroth and elizabeth Thompson. According to Thompson, this is “a great chance [for students] to see their professors perform.” Baldwin Auditorium’s season line-up is chock-full of musical talent. over the next couple of months, the events calendar includes acts such as “Parlor Songs of the Civil War” as well as performances by the Duke Wind Symphony, Duke Djembe and even the King’s Singers. Just last week, the venue hosted the author of the Class of 2017’s summer reading book, “let the Great World Spin,” for “A Conversation with Colum McCann.” earlier this summer, eric Pritchard of the Ciompi Quartet performed a mini-recital to give the Durham community a sneak peek into the space. With its loca-

tion on east Campus and its historical presence in the area, Baldwin is a huge asset for the surrounding Durham neighborhoods. When the building underwent renovation, “some patrons did not follow us to West Campus,” said Thompson, so Baldwin’s reopening has been highly anticipated. The Ciompi Quartet will be performing once again at Baldwin a week after the gala, and large student ensembles will begin their performances by the end of october. “A great concert hall actually has a hand in educating and improving the quality of the ensembles that play there because it allows them to hear themselves more clearly and to blend and shape their performances more easily,” sad Bagg. Both the events calendar and the novelty of the cutting-edge acoustic space will draw the Duke and Durham community to see musical performances at Baldwin. As Thompson aptly put it, we’ll “finally come home to Baldwin.” The Inaugural Gala will take place on Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 and free for students. More information at

on September 14, at the inaugural Gala Concert the Duke and Durham community will have an opportunity to see the renovated Baldwin Auditorium in its full musical force for the first time. Current upperclassmen all remember the beautiful Georgian building at the end of the east Campus quad, with its iconic Jeffersonian Dome—meant to be scaled before graduation—and how it was always closed for renovation, yet no changes were ever made to the outside. After two years and $15 million, Baldwin has opened its doors once again and is equipped with state-of-the-art features for the musical performances it will host throughout the year. The building was erected in the 1930s as a 900seat venue for larger crowds and events. The acoustics, however, were lacking, which was attributed to the square shape of the building and to the prevalence of glass and hard plaster in the design. With such an important location for the Durham community and its close connection with the Duke Music Department, Baldwin underwent a huge remodeling to focus on modernizing its acoustic features. These improvements include new curved surfaces made of wood for improved sound, a system of adjustable drapes that can meet the needs of different ensembles, an “acoustic canopy,” the installment of widespread accessibility measures and changes to the seating and general shape of the auditorium. The stage has also been enlarged and now stands at around 2,000 square feet. The most important change has been the transition of the space from square to rectangle, allowing for far better acoustics. “The acoustics are fantastic; it’s great for smaller chamber groups,” said elizabeth Thompson of the Duke Music Department. “it’s gorgeous inside.” Jonathan Bagg, Duke music professor and Director of Chamber Music, expressed his excitement for the modernized auditorium. “it’s more fun to play in the hall,” said Bagg via e-mail. “i expect everyone’s enthusiasm will get a big boost from being inside the new Baldwin.” As for the inaugural Gala, the program promises an engaging and inclusive night. “The mood is going to be very celebratory,” stated Bagg. “it’s a testament to the ability of the various parts of Duke to execute an idea together.” The event will feature a faculty quartet comprised of music department greats such as John Brown, rebecca Troxler and randall love. Baldwin’s new auditorium promises to host exciting shows for the new school year.


Duke University Department of Theater Studies presents... Overture to a Thursday Morning a solo show by Kali Quinn Brody Theater, East Campus September 13 at 8 pm

Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag Theater Previews New Works Lab a new play by Sibyl Kempson, commissioned by New York City Players Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus Reading September 27-28 at 8 pm

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Three Lobed and WXDU bring Hopscotch day show


The Alan Bishop, Bill Orcutt, Chris Corsano Trio perform for the 2012 Three Lobed Hopscotch Day party at Kings.

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Whether you’ve snagged a one-day pass, a three-day pass or no pass at all, this weekend belongs to hopscotch Music Festival. This Friday, Three lobed recordings and WXDU will collaborate for the second time to host the third annual free day party at King’s Barcade in raleigh. The north Carolina-based record label and Duke’s radio station have assembled a massive range of music. According to Cory rayborn, Duke alumnus and founder of Three lobed recordings, the mostly instrumental lineup will range from “solo electric guitar to solo

banjo” through “cacophonous, improvised guitar and drum explorations” to “punk or American acoustic,” creating an eclectic series of forty-minute sets. The acts are all distinguished from the hopscotch Music Festival lineup— most of the performers will not play at hopscotch at all, aside from the day party. “it’s heavy on folks who are not playing the festival otherwise,” said rayborn. “if you don’t come to the day show, you’re not going to see these folks.” “These folks” include the likes of Thurston Moore, most well known for his work with Sonic Youth, who will perform with John Moloney as the Caught on Tape Duo. Tom Carter will likely bring more experimental sounds with

his only solo show of the festival, and Jenks “horseback” Miller—a member of Durham’s Mount Moriah—will set the tone as the first act of the lineup. “You show up, and you watch for forty minutes. Maybe you like it or you don’t. The next thing’s probably totally new,” said Jake Cunnane, Duke senior and General Manager of WXDU. Cunnane references his own experience with the day party, explaining that it introduced him to an entirely new spectrum of music. “All that needs to connect with the music is one thing. if you respond really deeply to one thing, that’s enough. Durham is so interesting that way. You have a hardcore aggressive metal project, or a popular Merge [records] band; if you have any kind of investment at all, you have the chance to make it something broader.” The day party connects the larger hopscotch Musical Festival to Durham’s backyard and adds in a Duke presence through the work of WXDU. “i have a big spot in my heart for ‘XDU,” said rayborn. “When i started my label in 2000, they were the first folks i provided material to.” The radio station will live-broadcast the entire program with snippets of commentary or spontaneous interviews with musicians, and merchandise will be available for purchase from all acts. Black Twig Pickers will provide music between sets. The indoor venue “fills up, but in an awesome way,” according to Cunnane,

who emphasized the inclusiveness and accessibility of the day show. Durham attendees can take the Bridge Bus to the show for “an introduction to Durham proper.” he explained that the day show provides an organic opportunity for audience members to be exposed to an entire network of musicians and to be a part of a “very participatory event and culture.” The day show is complementary to the festival itself—which runs Thursday through Saturday nights—while offering unique and distinctive acts for even those without hopscotch wristbands. Put on by a local record label and radio station, the event will be welcoming for an all-ages audience with the promise of the unexpected. “i just want everyone to see the music. i think it’s important that anyone who wants to see something should be able to see it,” said rayborn. “When you come to school, there’s this clear expectation to move forward academically and socially,” said Cunnane. “But it’s equally important to take the same attitude toward culture. There are unprecedented opportunities; people with different tastes are all around, and Durham itself has such a wealth of things to take advantage of while you can. it’s a prime time.” The Three Lobed Recordings / WXDU Hopscotch Day Show will be on Friday, Sept. 6 from noon to 5:30 p.m. Event is free and held at King’s Barcade in Raleigh. For more information, visit http://hopscotchmusicfest. com

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Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya comes to Sheafer this November cast and crew prepare to push limits of traditional theater by Jamie Kessler The Chronicle

Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” will make its Duke debut this November. The show is in the very early stages of rehearsal, but the performance promises to be a memorable one. “I would go as far as to say that this is a nontraditional production, one that’s exploring a variety of ideas about what realism can be,” said director and Theater Studies professor, Jeff Storer. Along with a fresh interpretation, Duke’s “Uncle Vanya” will incorporate live original music and a cast trained by a professional movement consultant. However, the cast’s preparation does not end there. Every involved student, from the stage director to Uncle Vanya himself, is required to attend a course dedicated to the play. Storer will be teaching the class alongside the production’s dramaturg and Duke’s visiting lecturer Jules Odendahl-James. This thorough approach is required in order to successfully use the talented cast and crew. Bart Matthews, a Duke graduate and freelance theater composer, will attend every rehearsal to write a carefully integrated score for the entire show. “The more involved I am in the creative process from the theatrical point of view helps me to tailor the music to every moment—not just the traditional transitional music, but all the moments

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Director Jeff Sorer, left, engages the Uncle Vanya cast in discussion about “Vanya on 42nd Street,” a film inspired by the play the group will put on in Novemeber. This was one of the first sessions of the Special Topics course that all members of the cast will attend this semester.

that could occur in between,” said Matthews. Storer and Matthews collaborated before on Duke’s 2011 production of “The Laramie Project.” Matthews, who will perform his score live during the show, is also calling upon “Uncle Vanya” actors to help create the music, citing varied talents from vocals to violin. The cast will be focused on not only lines and music, but movement as well. Storer has selected a professional movement consultant from Brown University’s MFA program and the Trinity Repertory Company. The consultant also has a background in clowning, which will help the actors draw out the comedy from the piece. “‘Uncle Vanya’ will require students to play roles that are a great deal older

than themselves, and I think that movement is absolutely key to any process where actors are developing character,” said Storer. The show has been conceived from every angle. Even the casting process was influenced by a variety of factors— Storer has double-cast certain leads and selected a multi-racial troupe. “This cast reflects Duke University and I would not have chosen to do a play that was not a reflection of our student body,” Storer said. Similarly, one motivator for his choosing Chekhov was that “’Uncle Vanya’ seemed like a play everyone could get behind.” Mike Myers, junior and a lead in the show, explained that he is excited to work with the piece. “It’s great to work with a classic play that we’ve all read and

that everybody knows. We do a lot of experimental theater in the department, but it’s nice sometimes to be rooted in the classics.” Although it may seem that every aspect of the play has been thoroughly planned, one key component will be left up in the air. “I love this play. I’m going to stay faithful to the adaptation, and tell the story with as much passion as I have for the play itself. What the audience takes away from the story, in the way we tell it, is up to them,” said Storer. “Uncle Vanya” opens on Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. in the Sheafer Theater in the Bryan Center. For more information, visit http://



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Fall 2013 Calendar of Events Ongoing Exhibitions


One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia. Black-andwhite images by the late self-taught artist Paul Kwilecki. Extended thru October 5. Center for Documentary Studies. Free. (CDS)

19 Exhibition Opening. Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space. Talk with artist/curator Iftikhar Dadi, artist Shuddhabrata Sengupta, and history professor Sumathi Ramaswamy, BorderWork(s) Humanities Lab, Franklin Humanities Institute. Reception with cash bar. 7pm. Nasher Museum of Art. Free. (NAS)

Recording the Anthropocene. Have we entered a new geologic epoch defined by the environmental impact of humanity? Thru October 13. Perkins Library Gallery. Free. (LIB) Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art. An intimate look at Doris Duke and her Honolulu estate, featuring selections from her Islamic art collection. Thru December 29. Nasher Museum of Art. (NAS)



Film. We Still Live Here / Âs Nutayuneân (2010). Documentary about the revival of the language of the Wampanoag people of New England. Part of the Rights! Camera! Action! film series. 7pm. Smith Warehouse , FHI Garage. Free. (LIB)

First Thursday. Gallery talk with Bridget Booher, Doris Duke researcher. 6pm. Nasher Museum of Art. Free. (NAS)

9 Call for Submissions opens. Duke Arts 2013, ARTS + Sustainability. Students are invited to submit work with a sustainability theme to be included in the festival exhibition and presented on stage indoors and outside, on East and West campus. All arts forms accepted including, painting, photography, poetry, sculpture, mixed media, digital art, animation, film, video, music, drama, readings, dance, etc. Exhibition and festival runs Oct. 25 thru Nov. 3. More information at festival. (VPA) Exhibition Opening. The Long Road to Integration: The 1969 Allen Building Takeover. Curated by CDS Certificate in Documentary Studies grad Caitlin Johnson; reception and remarks by Duke president Richard Brodhead. 3:30–5pm. Allen Bldg. Free. (VPA/ CDS)

13 Overture to a Thursday Morning. A solo show by Kali Quinn. Virtuoso physical theater artist Quinn plays Lila, a character who smokes, listens to Talking Heads and wants to be a violin rock star, but unwanted discoveries drive her toward the truth about her own birth. 8pm. Brody Theater, East Campus. Free. (TS) 14




Baldwin Auditorium Gala Opening Concert. Featuring a chamber orchestra of distinguished faculty from the Duke Music Department, including the Ciompi Quartet, John Brown, Randall Love, Rebecca Troxler, and many others. The all-American program includes Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville, Summer of 1915” with tenor Jason McStoots. 8pm. Baldwin Auditorium. $10 Gen.; Students free. (MUS) Organ Recital. Duke Chapel Organist and Associate University Organist David Arcus will perform works by Arcus, Franck, Rheinberger, and Reger on the Aeolian organ. 5pm. Duke Chapel. Free. (CM) Exhibition Opening. Tiksi, photographs from Sibera’s Arctic Coast by Duke artist-in-residence Evgenia Arbugaeva. Thru January 12. Center for Documentary Studies. Free. (CDS) Talk. Transforming Knowledge: A Reading with Dr. Jean Fox O’Barr. 6:30pm. Lilly Library, Thomas Room. Free. (LIB)


Build Fort Duke. A daylong competition to reuse 3,000 cardboard boxes from campus movein and build a cardboard box building on the West Campus, Chapel Quad. Join in and help Duke beat the World Record! More info and to sign up at 9am – 9pm. West Campus, Chapel Quad. (VPA) Full Frame Third Friday. Screening of Let the Fire Burn. 7pm. Full Frame Theater, American Tobacco Campus. Free. (CDS)


Talk/Book Signing. One Place. Published by CDS/ Duke University Press; presentation by book’s editor, MFA director Tom Rankin, and UNC folklorist/historian William Ferris. 12:30pm. Center for the Study of the American South, UNC-Chapel Hill. Free. (CDS)


Film. Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights (2013). Documentary about the marginalization of black women in the Black Power and Feminist Movements. Discussion with director/producer Nev Nnaji. 6pm. Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage. Free. (LIB) The Narrowing. Premiere of a new play conceived and directed by Ellen Hemphill of the Theater Studies faculty, written by Ellen Hemphill and Nor Hall with video design by Jim Haverkamp and music by Allison Leyton-Brown. 8pm. 539 Foster Street. Ticket prices TBA. (TS)


Fresh Docs. Screening of a work-in-progress documentary film TBD; cosponsored by the Southern Documentary Fund. 7pm. Full Frame Theater, American Tobacco Campus. Free. (CDS)


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Chapel Choir Alumni Reunion Concert. In celebration of Homecoming Weekend, the combined forces of current and alumni members of the Chapel Choir will perform Faure’s Requiem, along with favorite anthems. 8pm. Duke Chapel. Free. (CM) Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag. (See Sept. 27) 8pm. (TS) The Narrowing. (See Sept. 26) 8pm. (TS)


Faculty Recital. Rebecca Troxler, flute; Barbara Krumdieck, cello; Elaine Funaro, harpsichord. Baroque works by Telemann, J.S. Bach, Rameau, and others. 3pm. Nelson Music Room, East Duke Bldg. Free. (MUS) The Narrowing. (See Sept. 26) matinee 2pm. (TS)

The Narrowing. (See Sept. 26) 8pm. (TS) The Narrowing. (See Sept. 26) 2pm. (TS) Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Concert. Brahms: String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op. 67. 12pm. Duke Chapel. Free. (MUS) Film. The Undocumented (2013). An unvarnished account of the repatriation of the remains of immigrants who die crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Part of the Rights! Camera! Action! film series. 7pm. Full Frame Theater, American Tobacco Campus. Free. (LIB)

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The Narrowing. (See Sept. 26) 8pm. (TS) The Narrowing. (See Sept. 26) 8pm. (TS) Duke University String School. Dorothy Kitchen, director. 3pm. Beginning Ensembles & Intermediate I. 7pm. Intermediate II & DUSS Youth Symphony Orchestra. Baldwin Auditorium. Free. (MUS) The Narrowing. (See Sept. 26) 8pm. (TS)


The Narrowing. (See Sept. 26) 2pm. (TS)

16 Exhibition Opening. Outrageous Ambitions: How a OneRoom Schoolhouse Became a Research University. Celebrating 175 years of Duke history. Thru January 26, 2014. Perkins Library Gallery. Free. (LIB) 17

Talk. Eid al-Adha Celebration and talk by artist Mohamed Zakariya. 5pm, Nasher Museum of Art. Free. (NAS)


Full Frame Third Friday. Screening of Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer. 7pm. Full Frame Theater, American Tobacco Campus. Free. (CDS)


Faculty Recital. Sandra Cotton, mezzo-soprano; David Heid, piano; and others. Works by Respighi: Adagio con Varizione, Il Tramonto, String Quartet No. 3, and selected songs. 4pm. Nelson Music Room, East Duke Bldg. Free. (MUS)


Faculty Recital. Hsiao-mei Ku, violin. Works for solo violin by J.S. Bach, Eugène Ysaÿe, and others. 3pm. Nelson Music Room, East Duke Bldg. Free. (MUS) Organ Recital. Professors of Music at Cornell University, Annette Richards and David Yearsley, perform solo and duet repertoire on the Flentrop and Brombaugh organs. 5pm. Duke Chapel. Free (CM)

The Narrowing. (See Sept. 26) 8pm. (TS)


Lecture Series in Musicology. Michael James Puri (Univ. of Virginia). "The Passion of the Passacaille: Wagner, Ravel, and Parsifal." 4:30pm. Room 101, Biddle Music Bldg. Free. (MUS) The Narrowing. (See Sept. 26) 8pm. (TS)

Panel Discussion. Islamic art, religion and history. 7pm. Nasher Museum of Art. Free. (NAS) Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag. By Sibyl Kempson. A reading of a work in progress, as part of Theater Previews New Works Lab. 8pm. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus. Free. (TS)

First Thursday. Gallery talk with Duke history professors Philip Stern, co-director, and Sumathi Ramaswamy, core affiliated faculty, BorderWork(s) Humanities Lab, Franklin Humanities Institute. 6pm. Nasher Museum of Art. Free. (NAS) The Narrowing. (See Sept. 26) 8pm. (TS)


Exhibition Opening. Be Still: A Storefront Church in Durham. Photos by MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts student Kristin Bedford; reception and remarks by MFA director Tom Rankin. 5:30–7pm. Allen Bldg. Free. (CDS/MFAEDA) Film. The Great Gatsby. Director Baz Luhrmann’s blockbuster adaptation of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Co-sponsored by Devils After Dark. 7:30pm. East Campus Quad. (LIB)

Talk/Book Signing. One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia. Published by CDS/Duke University Press; presentation by book’s editor, MFA director Tom Rankin. 7pm. Burwell School, Hillsborough. Free. (CDS)


Exhibition Opening. Soul and Service: The North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, 115 Years and Counting. An eight-panel exhibit celebrating the history of the oldest African American–owned insurance company in the country. Thru December 20. Center for Documentary Studies. Free. (CDS) Annual Semans Lecture. Massumeh Farhad, chief curator and curator of Islamic art at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. 7pm, Nasher Museum of Art. Free. (NAS) The Memory of Water. By Shelagh Stephenson. Duke Players Lab Theater. Stephenson skillfully charts the joyous and painful territory of family relationships with great humor, insight and compassion. 8pm. Brody Theater, East Campus. Free. (TS)

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Exhibition Opening. Duke Arts Festival 2013, Art + Sustainability. October 25 – November 3. Exhibition featuring artwork with a sustainability theme created by Duke students. Thru November 3. Bryan Center. Free. (VPA) Lecture Series in Musicology. Judith Tick (Northeastern Univ.). “Revisionist Challenges in Writing a Biography of Ella Fitzgerald." 4:30pm. Room 101, Biddle Music Bldg. Free. (MUS)


Duke Arts Festival 2013, ARTS + Sustainability & DEMAN Weekend. Closing events: Exhibition awards, reception, networking with alumni. More information at (VPA)

4 Exhibition Opening. Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene. Photographs by Gerard H. Gaskin, from the CDS/ Duke University Press book of the same name. Thru February 23. Center for Documentary Studies. Free. (CDS)


Baldwin Celebration Concert I. Duke Djembe Ensemble, directed by Bradley Simmons, and Duke Jazz Ensemble, directed by John Brown, with guest artists Willie Murillo, trumpet, and Becky Martin, vocals. 8pm. Baldwin Auditorium. $10 Gen; Students free. (MUS)


Encounters: with the music of our time. The New York sextet yMusic performs new works from their upcoming second album. 8pm. Casbah, 1007 W. Main St. $15 Gen.;$10 Duke students. (MUS/VPA)


Talk. Reception and artist’s talk by Gerard H. Gaskin, whose photos are featured in Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene, on view at CDS and featured in a new book from CDS/Duke University Press. 6–9pm. Center for Documentary Studies. Free. (CDS)

26 The Memory of Water. (See Oct. 24) 8pm. (TS) Vespers Ensemble Fall Concert. Chamber choir presents The Leipzig Legacy: Music of Bach and His Predecessors, with full orchestra. 8pm. Duke Chapel. Free. (CM)


Talk. The Library Presents Duke Moms and Dads. Discussion with award-winning broadcast journalist and first-year Duke parent Deborah Norville. Part of Duke Family Weekend. 3:30pm. Perkins Library, Room 217. Free. (LIB) Baldwin Celebration Concert II. Duke Chorale, directed by Rodney Wynkoop, Duke Symphony Orchestra, directed by Harry Davidson, Duke Wind Symphony, directed by Verena Moesenbichler-Bryant. Showcase concert featuring Stephen Jaffe’s Cut Time, Scott Lindroth’s Spin Cycle, Steven Bryant’s Ecstatic Waters, Purcell’s Welcome to All the Pleasures for string orchestra, ATB soloists, and choir, and works by Beethoven, Wagner, and Pärt. 8pm. Baldwin Auditorium. $10 Gen.; Students free. (MUS)

Beyond Blue Borders. Student mixer hosted by Duke students with special invitation to students at UNCChapel Hill. 7pm, Nasher Museum of Art. Free. (NAS)


Duke Arts Festival 2013, ARTS + Sustainability. Look for performances by students all week long, indoors and outside as part of the 2013 Duke Arts Festival. Thru November 3. More information at (VPA) Piano Master Class with Sabine Simon. 4:30pm. Bone Hall, Biddle Music Bldg. Free. (MUS) Fresh Docs. Screening of Rush to Judgment, the classic documentary on the JFK assassination; cosponsored by the Southern Documentary Fund. 7pm. Full Frame Theater, American Tobacco Campus. Free. (CDS)



Open House. Haunted Library Screamfest. A special Halloween “eeeks-ibit” and open house featuring some of the creepiest items from the shadowy depths of the Libraries’ vaults. 11am. – 1pm. Perkins Library, Room 217. Free. (LIB)


Lucumí Music. Singing, Dancing, and Drumming Black Divinity. (See Nov. 7) Piano Master Class with Kirill Gerstein. 5pm. Nelson Music Room, East Duke Bldg. Free. (MUS)


DEMAN Weekend. Join the Duke Alumni Association and the Office of the Vice Provost for DEMAN (Duke Entertainment Media and the Arts Network) Weekend and network with Duke Alumni who have established careers in the arts. (VPA)

Uncle Vanya. (See Nov. 14) 8pm. (TS)

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Uncle Vanya. (See Nov. 14) 2pm. (TS) Uncle Vanya. (See Nov. 14) 8pm. (TS)

Performance. By Iranian-born Kayhan Kalhor, master of Persian music. 7pm, tickets: dukeperformances.duke. edu, Nasher Museum of Art. (NAS) Duke Wind Symphony. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, director. ★★★ STARS ★★★ Highlights include: John Williams: Star Wars Trilogy, David Maslanka: Morning Star, John Philip Sousa: Stars and Stripes, and more. 8pm. Baldwin Auditorium. Free. (MUS)


Duke Collegium Musicum. Kerry McCarthy, director. Music of Monteverdi. 8pm. Nelson Music Room, East Duke Bldg. Free. (MUS)

22 November Dances 2013. Dance Performances featuring Duke faculty & students. 8pm. Reynolds Industries Theater. $15 Gen.; $5 Students; $10 Sr. Citizens. (DDP)

Organ Recital. Alumnus Herbert Buffington returns to Duke as part of the “Alumni Series” in a recital on the Flentrop organ. 5pm. Duke Chapel. Free. (CM)

Talk. By visiting artist Shahzia Sikander who will be in residence for three days as part of Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art, a traveling exhibition organized by The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, on view at the Nasher Museum thru December 29. 7pm, Nasher Museum of Art. Free. (NAS/ VPA)

Uncle Vanya. (See Nov. 14) 8pm. (TS)

Violin Master Class. With Jennifer Curtis. 5pm. Bone Hall, Biddle Music Bldg. Free. (MUS)

Duke New Music Ensemble [dnme]. Jamie Keesecker, director. 8pm. Baldwin Auditorium. Free. (MUS)


Djembe & Afro-Cuban Ensembles. Directed by Bradley Simmons with guest artist Wilson “Chembo” Corniel. 8pm. Baldwin Auditorium. Free. (MUS) Full Frame Third Friday. Screening of Medora. 7pm. Full Frame Theater, American Tobacco Campus. Free. (CDS)

Parlor Songs of the Civil War. Susan Dunn, soprano, and David Heid, piano. 8pm. Baldwin Auditorium. Free. (MUS)

Guest Recital. Pamela Smits, cello; Sabine Simon, piano. 8pm. Nelson Music Room, East Duke Bldg. Free. (MUS)



Lucumí Music. Singing, Dancing, and Drumming Black Divinity. Duke University Center for African & AfricanAmerican Research (CAAAR) Scholarly Conference 2013. (DDP)

Heliand Consort. Katie Oprea, oboe; Elisabeth LeBlanc, clarinet; Rachael Elliott, bassoon; Cynthia Huard, piano. Featuring music of Telemann, Glinka, and NC composer Mark Engebretson. 3pm. Baldwin Auditorium. Free. (MUS) Cello and Chamber Music Master Class with Pamela Smits. 7pm. Bone Hall, Biddle Music Bldg. Free. (MUS)

14 Talk. Reception and talk by Duke artistin-residence Evgenia Arbugaeva, whose photos from the Tiksi series are on view at CDS. 6–9pm. Center for Documentary Studies. Free. (CDS)

First Thursday. Gallery talk with artist and Duke professor Pedro Lasch. 6pm, Nasher Museum of Art. Free. (NAS)

The Memory of Water. (See Oct. 24) 8pm. (TS)


Uncle Vanya. By Anton Chekhov. Directed by Jeff Storer, TS faculty. A story of characters caught between tradition and transformation, between personal isolation and communal action, between the lure of love and the security of duty. 8pm. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus. $10 Gen.; $5 Students/Sr. Citizens. (TS)

After All. An evening with Broadway Legend Anita Gillette. “Wickedly funny…completely captivating” ( 8pm. Durham Arts Council Price tba. (TS)

Uncle Vanya. (See Nov. 14) 8pm. (TS)


November Dances 2013. (See Nov 22) Uncle Vanya. (See Nov. 14) 2pm & 8pm. (TS)


Messiah Sing-Along. Join conductor Rodney Wynkoop, organist David Arcus and a selection of soloists and singers from the Chapel Choir for this holiday tradition, open to all interested singers! 6:30pm. Duke Chapel. Free. (CM)


Center for Documentary Studies .......... 660-3663 Chapel Music ............................................. 684-3898 Duke Dance Program .............................. Duke University Libraries ......................... 660-5816 Music Department .................................... Nasher Museum of Arts ........................... 660-5135 Screen Society ........................................... 660-3031 Theater Studies.......................................... 660-3343 Vice Provost for the Arts ......................... 684-0540

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Screen/Society All events are free and open to the general public. Unless otherwise noted, screenings are at 7pm in the Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center. (N) = Nasher Museum Auditorium. (SW) = Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105. (W) = Richard White Auditorium. All events subject to change – for details, updates, and additions, see: ami.duke. edu/screensociety/schedule

AMI Showcase 9/3 2013 AMI Student Film Festival - a curated festival of works produced in Spring 2013 AMI courses at Duke + additional screenings (TBA)

ami Student Film Festival

Nasher Museum screenings (N) 9/5 Gabbeh 10/6 Topkapi (2pm)

Uncle Vanya. (See Nov. 14) 2pm. (TS)



Handel’s Messiah. A holiday tradition at Duke, the Chapel Choir presents Handel’s masterwork with full orchestra and professional soloists. 7:30pm. Duke Chapel. $20 Gen. Adm., $5 Non-Duke students, Duke students free. (CM)


Duke Jazz Ensemble. John Brown, director, with guest artist Gerald Clayton, piano. 8pm. Baldwin Auditorium. $10 Gen.; $5 Sr. Citizens; Students free. (MUS)

Duke Chorale Christmas Concert. Rodney Wynkoop, director. 7pm. Duke Chapel. Seasonal music on the carillon and for organ beginning at 6:30pm. Admission: one non-perishable food item for needy families in Durham. (MUS, CM)


Voice Master Class. With Irene Roberts. 4:30pm. Bone Hall, Biddle Music Bldg. Free. (MUS) Duke Symphony Orchestra. Directed by Harry Davidson. Celebrating the music of Richard Wagner (1813-1883) in the year of the 200th anniversary of his birth. Features guest artist Irene Roberts, mezzo-soprano. Prelude to the opera Lohengrin,Wesendonck Lieder, Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin, Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. 8pm. Baldwin Auditorium. Free. (MUS)


Student Chamber Music Recital. Undergraduates perform chamber music from the 18th-21st centuries for string quartet, piano trio, saxophone quartet, vocal duet, and other combinations. 7pm. Nelson Music Room, East Duke Bldg. Free. (MUS)

The Duke Arts Calendar is edited by Beverly Meek, Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts. Events are subject to change. Please contact event sponsor for updates. Buy tickets online at or visit the University Box Office in the Bryan Center on West Campus, Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm, or one hour prior to performances at event venue. (919-684-4444) Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations, or who have question about physical access, may contact the Box Office in advance of the event you wish to attend.

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Handel’s Messiah. (See Dec. 6) 2pm. (CM) Handel’s Messiah. (See Dec. 6) 3pm. (CM) Duke String School. Dorothy Kitchen, director. 3pm. Beginning Ensembles & Intermediate I. 7pm. Intermediate II & DUSS Youth Symphony Orchestra. Baldwin Auditorium. Free. (MUS) Choral Society of Durham. Presents a Christmas concert with full orchestra. Performance will include Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, and carols of the season. 8pm. Duke Chapel. $20 Gen. Adm., $5 Students. (CM)


Duke String School Chamber Music Concert. 4pm. Nelson Music Room, East Duke Bldg. Free. (MUS)

Sept. 9, Duke Arts Festival

Nov. 14, Legendary photos by Gerard Gaskin, Inside the House Ballroom Scene, published by Duke University Press and the Center for Documentary Studies

Sept. 13, Overture to a Thursday Morning - Kali Quinn, Theater Studies. Photo by Mark Turek

Nov. 14, Photo by Evgenia Arbugaeva, from the Tiksi series, Center for Documentary Studies

Sept. 19, Lines Of Control, Nasher

Nov. 22, November Dances, photo by Les Todd, Duke Dance Program

Photo Credits

Sept. 20, Build Fort Duke Oct. 16, Outrageous Ambitions, Perkins Library Oct. 31, Haunted Halloween Screamfest, Perkins Library

Dec. 4, Irene Roberts, Music Department Dec. 6, Clayton Gerald Photo by Devin Dehaven, Music Department

Duke University Fall 2013 Calendar of Events designed by

Tournées French Film Festival 9/9 Rust and Bone (De Rouille et d’Os) [35mm] 9/16 Holy Motors 9/23 Polisse [35mm] 9/30 Something in the Air (Après Mai)‎ [35mm] 10/7 Farewell, My Queen (Les Adieux à la Reine) [35mm] + ‘Bonus’ French screenings: 10/21 The Minister (L’Exercice de l’État) 10/28 The Rabbi’s Cat (Le Chat du Rabbin)


Rust and Bone


The minister

Rights! Camera! Action! (SW) discussion to follow each film 9/19 We Still Live Here (Âs Nutayuneân) 10/24 The Undocumented (uncensored)

Cine-East: East Asian Cinema Screenings TBA

Middle East Film Series Screenings TBA NC Latin American Film Festival 10/2 New Muslim Cool 10/4 Reel Injun (4pm, W) + Round Table Discussion 10/4 In the Light of Reverence (W) 10/7 Special presentation with Video Nas Aldeias (Brazil) (W): Mbya Mirim + Nós e a cidade + short works 10/9 Granito: how to nail a dictator

New muslim Cool

Reel injun

Special Events 9/16 Inocente (documentary) (W) – Q&A with Inocente in person! 10/25 The Darjeeling Limited (Gross inocente Hall 107) – w/ cinematographer and Duke Alum Robert Yeoman ’73, in person? (Tentative - see website for updates)

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Film series come to Duke and Durham by Megan Rise The Chronicle

Screen/Society collaborates with other Duke departments to present a variety of films in the Triangle area. Hank Okazaki, Exhibitions Programmer for the Arts of the Moving Image, describes the mission of Screen/Society as to show interesting, challenging or great works not normally screened in the area, and to have those screenings be free and open to the public. The programs are also intended to promote film literacy and serve the campus community. Many of the films haven’t been shown in the triangle, and those that have, says Okazaki, “have reason to be shown again.” AMI Student Film Festival The Program in Arts of the Moving Image (AMI) will present a selection of works produced in a wide variety of AMI courses during the spring 2013 semester. The short films, which amount to a program of close to one hour, were selected by faculty in the department from hours of student films. The screening includes works by Kristin Bedford (MFA|EDA) ‘14, Ji Young Chun ‘14, Vivian Chung ‘16, Matthew Jones ‘14, Kristian King ‘13, Rebecca Lai ‘16, Natasia Leung ‘15, Winston Liu ‘14, Charlie Molthrop ‘14, Pitram Mathivana ‘15, Grace Oathout ‘16, Anthony Polizzi ‘14, Madeleine Pron ‘16, John Rash (MFA|EDA) ‘14, Evan Schwartz ‘13, Jen Skeritt ‘14 and Ashley Tsai ‘13. The AMI Student Film Festival will show in Griffith on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. Middle East Film Series Screen/Society and the Nasher Museum of Art will screen several Middle Eastern films this fall. The first of these films is Gabbeh (1996), the second Iranian film ever to be widely distributed in the United States. What began as an ethnographic doc-

umentary about a tribe of nomads in Iran became much more. Director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, inspired by the gabbeh (carpets) the tribe made, weaves a fictionalized love story into his documentary, creating a tale of magical realism. The series aims to expose western audiences to cinema they likely haven’t had a chance to see before. Further films will be announced shortly. Gabbeh screens on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Nasher. Tournees French Film Festival The Tournees French Film Festival will bring five recent French movies to campus on Monday nights in September and October. The first of the films screened will be “Rust and Bone” (“De rouille et d’os”) (9/9), starring Academy Award-winner Marion Cotillard, and the experimental ode to cinema and genre entitled “Holy Motors!” (9/16). The other films that will be presented are “Polisse” (9/23), “Something in the Air” (“Après mai”) (9/30) and Marie Antoinette-based “Farewell, My Queen” (“Les adieux à la reine”) (10/7). Two additional French films will be shown: “The Minister” (10/21) and “The Rabbi’s Cat” (10/28), the latter of which will be followed by a discussion. The festival, put on by the Center for French and Francophone Studies, Screen/Society, the Department of Romance Studies and the Program in the Study of Sexualities, is funded partially by grants from the French Ministry of Culture and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Rights! Camera! Action! Rights! Camera! Action! (RCA) Human Rights Film Series is back for another year. Since 2009, the Archives for Human Rights, the Duke Human Rights Center, the Franklin Humanities Institute and the

Program in Arts of the Moving Image have joined to present films that were shown at Full Frame Documentary Festival in past years that also offer a human rights focus. The David M. RubenSPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE stein Rare Book and Different film series will bring together movies from all over the world, Manuscript Library’s from France to Iran and all the way back to Duke’s campus. Full Frame Archive preserves and maintains master copies of way Hollywood portrays Latin America, and winning Full Frame films and makes agree- “In the Light of Reverence,” which documents with filmmakers to have DVD cop- ments the lives of Lakota in three regions of ies available for educational screenings. the United States. A film about how a 1982 RCA is a product of this initiative. One of documentary became forensic to prove the films selected this year, “We Still Live genocide in Guatemala, “Granito: How Here,” is about the Wampanoag, the Native to Nail a Dictator” will also be featured at American tribe famous for the first Thanks- Duke. In association with the festival, there giving, and the revival of a language with will be a screening of Oscar-winning docuno living speakers. “The Undocumented,” mentary short subject “Incocente” about a which received an honorable mention at young girl telling a story through her art. Full Frame this year for the Kathleen Bryan The titular Inocente, who was fifteen years Edwards Award for Human Rights, will also old when the film was made, will come to be screened. The RCA series screens Sept. campus on Sept. 16. 19 and Oct. 24, with further dates to be an- Cine-East: East Asian Cinema nounced, in Smith Warehouse Bay 4 at 7 Cine-East is presented annually by p.m. the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute and NC Latin American Film Festival Screen/Society. The ongoing program In its 27th year, the North Carolina Lat- shows films from the Koreas, Japan, Chiin American Film Festival will again bring na, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and typically films, panels, music and dance to the Tri- focuses on two of these regions yearly. In angle. The Consortium of Latin American past years, filmmakers and panelists have and Caribbean Studies at UNC Chapel Hill come to campus for the series. It included and Duke organizes the festival every year fourteen films last year but is expected to in association with several other universi- include fewer this fall. The schedule is yet ties in order to present screenings of films to be released. Hank Okazaki, Exhibitions related to Latin America or Latin Ameri- Programmer for the AMI, said that Cinecan life in the United States. Screenings at East provides an opportunity to “expose Duke include “Reel Injun,” a film about the the local community to Asian cultures.”

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New Chicago program provides professional arts experience

Los Angeles and New York programs continue to provide immersive metropolitan semesters

by Lauren Feilich The Chronicle

Beginning in the summer of 2014, Duke will have a stake in the Midwest’s premier arts metropolis. A new program in Chicago will allow students to take the plunge into the intersection between the arts and entrepreneurship. For the duration of the six-week program, students will stay at the residence halls of Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago, taking part in an internship in the city as well as enrolling in two courses, taught by either Duke or University of Chicago faculty. One course, called the stARTup Project, is a handson experience. Members of the program will work in small groups to produce an arts-based event from scratch. The event can involve anything from dance to music to visual art—whatever the students decide. “[Students will] figure out what it is, how to execute it, identify risky questions and test them, pitch the project ideas…They’ll have production meetings and a startup budget. They’ll have to decide what to do with it, and come up with marketing strategies. At the end of the term, they’ll present their work,” said Jody McAuliffe, Duke’s Chair of Theater Studies and Duke in Chicago’s faculty director. The other course, The Economics of Art, will involve a variety of guest speakers, some of whom are Duke alumni, associated with theater, arts, advertising, writing, communications, production, design and comedy. “The students will be getting a lot of ideas from the guests who come to talk to them. [They will be] learning what skills they can combine with artistic abilities, or love of the arts if they aren’t artists themselves, if they just haven’t yet figured out how to make a career out of it,” said McAuliffe. Through Duke in Chicago, students will learn “not only from the artists themselves, but from the business people who fund, produce and market the arts,” according to Amanda Kelso, the Executive Director of the Global Education Office for Undergraduates, in an email. “Our other arts programs in New York and London are incredible in their own ways, but Chicago’s appeal will be its entrepreneurial approach to arts management and its emphasis on learning by doing,” wrote Kelso. Creators of the program hope to attract applicants across the wide spectrum of Duke’s academic disciplines. “We’re extremely flexible in terms of whatever majors students have,” said McAuliffe. Regardless of chosen major, entrepreneurial skills and experience in collaboration are relevant to Duke’s emphasis on a liberal arts education for its students. “Anybody with any passion or interest in any of the arts, whether they do it themselves or love it, would benefit highly,” said McAuliffe.

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Duke in New York Arts & Media is offered in the fall, and an abbreviated version of the program, Duke in NY Summer Internships in the City, is offered as a double summer session program. Students spend that time living in the city, enrolled in classes at New York University and/or with the supervising Duke professor and holding an internship. The program gives students the oppotunity to work in the fields that they study at Duke, offering them professional experience. While Duke in New York Arts & Media is currently in progress, students are not too late to choose to apply to the Duke in NY summer program.

Duke in Los Angeles is offered as a sping study away program. Students enroll at the University of Southern California while also taking classes with the supervising Duke professors and holding an internship. Similarly to Duke in NY, students will gain professional and academic knowledge and experience. Students who wish to apply are still able to, but the application deadline is fast approaching. Oct. 1 is the deadline.

A complete list of domestic study away programs: Semester Duke in D.C. - Public Policy Duke in New York Arts & Media Duke in NY Financial Markets and Institutions Duke in Los Angeles Summer Duke in Chicago Duke in NY Summer Internships in the City Duke in Silicon Valley

To learn more about all of these domestic study away programs, visit:

Duke University Presents

muSical celebration commemorating the 50th anniverSary oF the integration oF duke univerSity thurSday, September 19

the black experience

Beyú Caffé 335 West Main Street

featuring vocalist Michael hanna

6:00–8:30 pm (Band) 9:00–10:30 pm (Poetry Slam)

TiCkeTS $8.50/$5.50 for students with iD. Also available online:

Friday, September 20

9th Wonder

Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Avenue

Music producer, lecturer dJ and rapper

9:00 pm–1:00 am TiCkeTS $10.50 Also available online:

For more information, visit The application for the summer program is due Feb. 1.

Saturday, September 21 Carolina Theater 309 W. Morgan Street 8:00 pm

terence blanchard and the John broWn big band with special guest: Kate Mcgarry & Keith ganz | duo palooza

TiCkeTS $23.50/$5.50 for students with iD at Box Office—Monday–Friday from 11am to 6pm. Also available online:

Sunday, September 22 Duke Chapel Duke University 4:00 pm

luther barneS & local choir TiCkeTS Free and open to the public. For more information: or (919) 684-8353


The city of Chicago, where Duke students can begin to head this summer.

more inFormation available at

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Center for Documentary Studies erects Gaskin Photo Display by Anton Saleh The ChroniCle

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University partners biannually with the honickman Foundation to award the First Book Prize in Photography. last year, that prestigious honor went to photographer Gerard h. Gaskin. in recognition of this achievement, CDS will display a series of his work, which incorporates both black-and-white and color photography, titled “legendary: inside the

Ballroom Scene.” The exhibition will go up this november and is expected to run until February 2014. The CDS show involves a collection of images that Gaskin has compiled throughout his twenty years of experience documenting counterculture. he created his collection by attending unique events where members of the lGBTQ community gathered to engage in activities that allowed them to express themselves and their culture. Gaskin celebrates

these moments by preserving them through his camera, and his documentation is a symbol of the continual progress across the United States. Gaskin’s usage of radiant color in contrast to his black-and-white photography takes us inside various cultures and even introduces his viewers to civil movements, including the fight for gay rights. Gaskin is a well-traveled photographer and has documented minorities from all around the U.S. Gaskin’s works are

world renowned, and he has been featured in newspapers and magazines including the new York Times, newsday and Teen People. Additionally, Gaskin’s photographs have been featured in exhibitions across the country, making their way into many famous museums such as the Brooklyn Museum and The Queens Museum of Art. notably, his work has also appeared at the Black Magic Woman Festival in Amsterdam, holland. in 2002, Gaskin won

Visiting Artists @ Duke, 2013-2014 Shahzia Sikander Visual artist Shahzia Sikander will be in residence for three days as part of Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art, a traveling exhibition organized by The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, on view at the Nasher Museum from August 29 to December 29.

During January 2014 Duke’s graduate composers will have an opportunity to work with Imani Winds, an energetic American woodwind quintet with a cuttingedge, polyglot repertoire, and The Hilliard Ensemble, a vocal quartet renowned for bringing the pristine blend of Renaissance polyphony to music both new and old. Image credit for Imani Winds: Matthew Murphy Image credit for The Hilliard Ensemble: Marco Borggreve


The Center for Documentary studies has been home to a number of arts exhibits.

Gaskin’s display will open in CDS on Nov. 1. For more information, visit upcoming-exhibits.

Upcoming concerts Duke Coffeehouse James MacMillan

Imani Winds &The Hilliard Ensemble

another impressive award, receiving the Artists’ Fellowship from the new York Foundation for the Arts. Gaskin’s photography was a part of the “Gordon Park’s 90,” an event which brought together several talented AfricanAmerican photographers in celebration of the famous photographer for which the event is named. in promotion of the upcoming exhibition, Deborah Willis, a contemporary African-American artist, curator, historian and author exudes high praise for Gaskin, who she selected for the 2012 First Book Award in Photography.

The spring residency by Scottish composer and conductor James MacMillan, organized under the auspices of DITA (Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts), builds on his two-year collaboration with members of Duke’s Divinity School and the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. The highlight of the residency will be the April 13 premier in Duke Chapel of MacMillan’s setting of the St. Luke Passion, performed by the combined forces of the Duke Chapel Choir, Duke Chorale, Durham Children’s Choir, and Orchestra Pro Cantores, conducted by Rodney Wynkoop. Residency: April 2014

106 Epworth Lane, East Campus, Duke University, Durham, NC September 14: Marissa nadler, organos September 16: nesey Gallons, real live Tigers, Gold light September 23: Calvin Johnson, Banana lazuli october 5: Jonanthan Toubin’s Soul Clap and Dance off october 6: Dent May, Dead Gaze october 7: Gap Dream, Together Pangea, Cosmonauts october 20: William Tyler


1007 West Main Street, Durham, NC September 9: Kamara Thomas with Swift Creek September 13: Virgins Family Band, Clockwork Kids and Pinkerton raid november 7: The Stray Birds with Steph Stewart and The Boyfriends


723 Rigsbee Ave Durham, NC September 3: redeyedanddogtired, Mathwords September 11: Jack and the Bear September 22: Wild leaves, lakes & Woods october 11: MindCandy presents Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos october 30: Cat’s Cradle presents Cults november 5: restorations, Weatherbox

Urban Bush Women The two-week residency by the world-renowned, Brooklyn-based contemporary dance company Urban Bush Women will culminate in the world premiere of Walking With ‘Trane, created by the company’s artistic director, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, and inspired by John Coltrane’s magnificent jazz suite, A Love Supreme. January-February 2014


117 W Main St Durham, NC September 3: no Age, Spider Bags September 12: Paleface, eric Scott-Guthrie, rob nance october 5: elf Power october 23: Barton Carroll, Wood ear october 25: The lovers november 3: ZZZ

yMusic The New York based, new-music sextet yMusic, an ensemble of young musicians deeply engaged in both classical music and indie rock, will make three separate visits to campus over the course of the year. While in residence, the ensemble will work with students in Duke’s graduate composition program. November 2013-March 2014 Image Credit: Ilya Nikhamin

Cat’s Cradle Hoi Polloi The three-week residency of the OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi will be a homecoming for its founder and artistic director, Alec Duffy, who is a 1998 Duke graduate. The residency centers on the premier of Republic, a work that has emerged from a two-year collaboration between Duffy and Duke’s Department of Theater Studies. February – March 2014. Image credit: Tei Blow

The Visiting Artist Program of Duke University receives funding from The Duke Endowment. For more information contact the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, 919.684-0540 or visit our website at

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DEMAN weekend connects arts students to alumni


every november, Duke hosts Duke entertainment Media and Arts networking weekend, better known as DeMAn weekend. The event kicks off with a panel of accomplished alums sharing their stories and answering questions. At the conclusion of the discussion, the panel, audience and other alumni in town for the event stick around to mingle at the nasher. The next day, different alumni lead workshops to discuss in more detail their area of expertise. Students need to register in advance but all events are free. DeMAn is a great opportunity for students to

network, but also to learn more about what they might like to do in the everexpanding field of media and entertainment. Duke can boast that many of its artistic alumni have gone on to become notable figures. Whether they are screenwriters, song writers, media lawyers, music producers, television producers and so on, Duke alumni return to share what they’ve learned with the students in whose shoes they once walked. To learn more about DEMAN weekend and to register for events, visit: http://arts. Registration will be open closer to the November event.

Students speak with Duke alumni at the Nasher.

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KING KRULE 6 Feet Beneath The Moon True Panther

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Duke Chapel Choir and Orchestra Pro Cantores Rodney Wynkoop, Conductor David Arcus, Continuo

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King Krule, Archy Marshall’s artistic alias, has carved himself as an iconoclastic figure. he was raised in artistically fertile South london and first gained blogosphere prominence under the moniker ‘Zoo Kid’ before finally choosing King Krule as his nickname in 2011. his lanky, fragile 19-year-old body with a freckled, pale visage speaks little to the rich jarring baritone that erupts from him when he performs. Marshall infuses his work with a variety of disparate genres. “6 Feet Beneath the Moon,” his first-full length album as King Krule, serves as an index of the exciting teenager’s first heavily-scrutinized release. The record was produced by Marshall himself as well as rodaidh McDonald, who has also helped produce albums for The xx and Savages. “6 Feet Beneath the Moon” retains the minimalist voice-in-a-vacuum quality that has spread from McDonald’s efforts to many other darkwave and indie acts like holy Ghost and how to Dress Well. in interviews, Archy Marshall is at ease while discussing the afrobeat and jazz styling of Fela Kuti and Chet Baker respectively—yet his sonic vision also incorporates many tropes found in london’s lush underground electronic scene like breakbeat kick-drums and pitch-modulated vocals. he coalesces these influences into his production and flows weary laments over them to striking, and often-incisive effect. “6 Feet Beneath the Moon” launches with his most assured effort yet, ‘easy easy.’ There is a dark lyricism that diffuses into the guitar riffs and is the perfect setting for his voice’s jaded supplications—”And easy


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Where to get your film fix in Durham

Northgate Stadium 10

The Carolina Theater Northgate Stadium 10 Theater Address: 1058 W Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 Pricing: $7.00 with valid student ID (All shows before 6 pm are $6.75) Films: Plays about 20 movies For more information, visit: http://

The Carolina Theater Address: 309 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701 Pricing: $7.00 with valid student ID Films: On average, plays 3 films, typically more independent. Currently showing “Closed Circuit,” “Blue Jasmine,” and “Starting at the Finish Line.” For more information, visit:

AMC Southpoint 17

AMC Southpoint 17 Address: 8030 Renaissance Parkway, Durham, NC 27713 Pricing: $10 normally, Thursday is Student Day: $7.25 all day with valid ID (excludes IMAX and 3D) Films: Plays around 20 movies For more information, visit: movie-theatres/amc-southpoint-17

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Terrence Blanchard & The John Brown Big Band A Musical Celebration Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Integration of Duke University Carolina Theater - 8pm

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Duke Jazz Ensemble and Duke Djembe Ensemble with trumpet player Willie Murillo and vocalist Becky Martin *Special Family Weekend Celebration Concert Baldwin Auditorium - 8pm

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Duke Jazz Ensemble with pianist Gerald Clayton Baldwin Auditorium - 8pm

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Sibyl Kempson described her upcoming play “Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag” in an email: “When difficult situations such as the abject conditions of poverty are articulated to the wider public in a mode of high art, aesthetics and ethics collide in a way that can erase our ethical response - depending on how poetic the reporting. The reports are moving, but too beautiful to move us to action. This piece is an irrational response to that collision and its limits, with help from the journals of Symbolist painter Odilon Redon, The NEW American Machinists Handbook, and ancient Assyrian mythology, and then shoved into the strict alchemical formulae of the Broadway musical.” Kempson is an experimental playwright who has worked with Elevator Repair Service, a group that almost came to Duke and includes a Duke alum. She is a 2010 MacDowell Colony Fellow, a member of the New Dramatists class of ‘17 and a 2013 McKnight National Resident and Commissionee. Her plays have been performed at a number of venues, from the Fusebox Festival in Austin, Texas to the Theater Bonn in Germany. Kempson, who earned her MFA from Brooklyn College, is coming to the university for a residency from September 16th through September 28th to develop “Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag” through Theater Previews New Works Lab. Theater Previews New Works Lab aims to bring in playwrights and allow them to develop and nurture their pieces in a different environment. Kempson follows a long line of Theater Previews

playwrights, including Milo Cruz and Jose Rivera. Her residency will involve a period of workshopping and “working in the room live, writing and rewriting,” according to Jody McAuliffe, Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies and Chair of Theater Studies. During her residency, Kempson will also meet with classes, engage students in preparation of her play and stage a two-night reading of her work-in-progress. “We’ve had many male playwrights come to campus in the past and we’re excited to bring in a woman playwright,” said McAuliffe. It is especially important for this work in particular, as it references the presentation of “truth”—documentary photography and maps—by men. “Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag” is a commission for NYC Players. The play was written by Kempson using source material from James Agee’s “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men” and “Land and Life” by Karl Sauer. The title references famous critic, filmmaker and writer Susan Sontag—McAuliffe said that the play will most likely focus on “the Sontag material, geography, land, and Walker Evans.” Walker Evans was a photographer featured in the well-known “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.” In “Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag,” Kempson will explore ethical issues of documenting life. Sontag wrote extensively on Evans’s photographs of the Depression-era South in her collection of essays entitled “On Photography,” criticizing the exploitation of photographic subjects through manipulative documentary. The debate about what is right and wrong in documentation of sensitive subjects endures. Sontag famously likened the camera to a

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gun, and delved into controversial issues about the supposed truth of photography and the role of responsibility toward a subject. She critiqued the assumed moral immunity that a camera seems to give photographers; in “On Photography” she wrote, “The camera is a kind of passport that annihilates moral boundaries and social inhibitions, freeing the photographer from any responsibility toward the people photographed.” By bringing in issues of how people are photographed and how they are perceived by the viewer, Kempson will bring Sontag’s criticism to life in another medium. Choreographer David Neumann will collaborate with Kempson on dance portions of her work. Additionally, two dance students, one of whom is a dancer from the American Dance Festival held in Durham each summer, will be working with Neumann and Kempson. They are bringing in local actor and Duke alum Carl Martin, who teaches at the Durham School of the Arts, to act in the performance. There will be several students involved in the development of Kempson’s work, including students in the Masters of Fine Arts Program and PhD in Visual Studies, as well as undergraduates. McAuliffe described the collaborators as an “interestingly mixed group of people.” By using wide-ranging source material and bringing in many facets of art and performance, Kempson’s “Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag” will likely be a dynamic look at the morality of a variety of subjects. Kempson’s two-week residency will culminate in two performances of “Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag” on September 27 and 28.

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come and easy go/We aren’t true I told you so”—to some mysterious person on the phone with him. On ‘Baby Blue,’ Marshall howls adolescent romantic melancholy into the cold night air of his lyrical world. His voice—though rich—is too abrasive to be romantic in any traditional sense. There’s a vitality that lingers, yet too often fades, which grabs at you when you’re listening. This waning energy in his performance is where many of the other songs, which may have broken the cusp from good to great—like ‘Baby Blue’ and ‘Has this Hit?’—falter. King Krule’s fusillade of Morrisseyesque wails overpowers but still complements the curated instrumentals, and is his most treasured talent. He works best in songs that capture the resonance of his vocal skills like the prominently guitar-based ‘Out Getting Ribs’ and the jazz hip-hop inflected ‘Neptune Estate.’ On ‘Neptune Estate,’ Marshall exhibits astounding feel for his lyrics, even making a line like “corrosively tread through emotionally spoon-fed purpose” sound soulful. Archy Marshall is comparable to Ty Segall’s place as rising star of the garage rock scene here in the states. They are both reinvigorating the indie scenes, Segall with his energetic output rich in quantity and quality and Marshall with his increasing presence that has been lauded by fellow contemporary star Frank Ocean. “6 Feet Beneath the Moon” is a unique glimpse into the beginning stages of one of the most promising characters in music.

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