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Life is a Caberet

Spend Tonight in the City of Light

? What good is sitting alone in your room Come hear the music play. Life is a cabaret, old chum, musical, Come to the cabaret. – frombyCabJoharen Kat (19nde66)r andtheFred Ebb

time Broadway and Liza So goes the song. By the seedy nightlife of preMinnelli immortalized the had forgotten where it Nazi Germany, many people e to go back. all started. For that, you hav the cabaret. The time: Back to the golden age of tury. The place: the the late-19th, early-20th cen of Montmartre on the remote, hilly neighborhood it’s a popular tourist outskirts of Paris. Today e bars, and souvenir destination. Its cafes, win er, romanticized vision old an shops harken back to k then, it was the city’s of the City of Light. But bac —a place not unlike funky, bohemian underbelly rich and famous went Durham, NC—where the ists, musicians, poets, slumming with starving art ey came together Th . dancers, and intellectuals ary nightclubs, end leg st in some of history’s mo Moulin Rouge and Le places with names like Le a good time. Chat Noir. And everyone had

d to bring it back! Once year on hiatus, we’re thrille tnering with the Duke again, the Libraries are par this year’s event. Our Marketing Club to organize is inspired by a very theme—“Life is a Cabaret”— ly-20th-century ear special exhibit on 19th- and display in the on Parisian cabaret culture now panion exhibit com a h wit y, Perkins Library Galler demic Focus Gallery. at the Nasher Museum’s Aca

.D. students from The exhibit’s curators—Ph History & Visual the departments of Art, Art gone to great lengths to Studies and Music—have artistic importance of document the historical and tion. The two exhibits this unique cultural institu posters, and illustrated feature rare sheet music, tions of Duke’s periodicals from the collec Manuscript Library and Rubenstein Rare Book & also feature adaptations the Nasher Museum. They arranged and of historical cabaret songs, sic Ensemble. For Mu performed by Duke’s New lated performances, a complete list of exhibit-re e. oqu Ép le Bel the it check the library There’s a reason they called programs, and screenings, exhibits website: library.du us -vo lez Par . ary ess nec is No knowledge of French bibliotheque? Right this food, and the what you’ve got. Où est la So enjoy the exhibits, the s. eur n, if you can. ssi -ca me way, mesdames et festivities. Dance the can dition. tra ke Du que uni a is t. ty are The Library Par And come to the cab it anywhere else. After a There’s nothing quite like




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