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Horizon Realm: Contemporary Art from Taiwan

August 28th, 2013 by webmaster

FALL 2013 SERIES

Painting, sculpture, installation, video and photography by 10 Taiwanese artists emphasize contemporary issues facing Taiwanese society. The curatorial and artistic visions of the exhibition shape a kind of “fusion of horizon” that highlights cultural differences yet promotes mutual understanding. Organized by the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts and Jackson State University, the exhibit is funded by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan, R.O.C.

September 5 – November 6, 2013
Opening Reception, Sept. 5 – 3 p.m.
Liberal Arts Gallery
Curators:  Chung-Fan Chang and Dar-Kuen Wu

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Step Afrika!

August 28th, 2013 by webmaster

FALL 2013 SERIES

Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Founded in 1994, the Washington, D.C.-based dance company is renowned worldwide for using the stepping tradition to promote teamwork, academic achievement and cross-cultural understanding. Step Afrika! reaches thousands of Americans each year and has performed on many stages across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

Sept. 10, 2013 Ÿ Performance Ÿ 7 p.m. Ÿ
Rose E. McCoy Auditorium
Sept. 11, 2013 Ÿ Arts education workshop with students Ÿ 9 a.m. Ÿ
Rose E. McCoy Auditorium

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Black Violin

August 28th, 2013 by webmaster

Black Violin offers a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Since its start a decade ago, members have put on some 200 shows a year across the U.S. and in dozens of countries, from Dubai to South Africa. Black Violin also has appeared at the President’s Inauguration, three Super Bowls, last year’s U.S. Open with Jordin Sparks and continues to entertain troops overseas. Groundbreaking collaborations include those with P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin and The Eagles. Oct. 2, 2013 ŸMaster class with students Ÿ Noon Ÿ Rose E. McCoy Auditorium | Oct. 3, 2013 Ÿ Performance Ÿ 7 p.m. Ÿ Rose E. McCoy Auditorium   

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Outside the Protective Circle of Humanity

August 28th, 2013 by webmaster

Outside the Protective Circle of Humanity
“Scottsboro Boys”: The Fred Hiroshige Photographs

On March 25, 1931, two white women falsely accused nine African-American youth, ages 12 to 19, of raping them. Over the next seven years, “The Scottsboro Boys” endured a series of trials they could not win before all-white juries. After a public outcry and an appeal to the U.S Supreme Court, the defendants were granted new trials in Decatur, Ala. Fred Hiroshige of Decatur was one of six photographers allowed in the courtroom during the 1933 trial of Haywood Patterson.

Courtesy of the Margaret Walker Center and the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life

Nov. 4-Dec. 13, 2013 Ÿ Nov. 7, Opening Lecture Ÿ 7 p.m. Ÿ Johnson Hall Art Gallery

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Charlayne Hunter-Gault

August 28th, 2013 by webmaster

The Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American Experience at Jackson State University welcomes Charlayne Hunter-Gault as the keynote speaker for the 45th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Convocation. With more than 40 years in the journalism industry, Charlayne Hunter-Gault has worked with all forms of media, including stints at NPR, PBS, CNN and The New York Times. Over the years, Hunter-Gault has received numerous awards and citations including two Emmy Awards and three Peabody Awards. In August 2005, she was inducted in the National Association of Black Journalists’ Hall of Fame and holds some three dozen honorary degrees. She is on the board of the Carter Center, the Peabody Awards, and the Committee to Protect Journalists and is co-chair of the African Media Initiative, a project aimed at promoting the highest ethical standards and business practices as well as quality journalism on the African continent. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

45th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Convacation

January 17 10 a.m.

Rose E. McCoy Auditorium

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Platanos and Collard Greens

August 28th, 2013 by webmaster

Based on David Lamb’s novel Do Platanos Go Wit’ Collard Greens?, this hilarious tale of love, family drama and politics explores the relationship between African Americans and Latinos in New York City. The play, which centers around two college students, opened at a small Off-Broadway theater in 2003. That same year it began what is now an annual tour to American colleges and universities.

Feb. 5, 2014 Ÿ Master class with students Ÿ 9 a.m. Ÿ Rose E. McCoy Auditorium | Feb. 5, 2014 Ÿ Performance Ÿ 7 p.m. Ÿ Rose E. McCoy Auditorium

 
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Imani Winds

August 28th, 2013 by webmaster

Grammy-nominated Imani Winds, one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the U.S., has carved out a distinct presence in the classical music world since its formation in 1997. Through dynamic stage presence, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations and inspirational outreach programs, the ensemble both thrills and inspires.

Feb. 23, 2014 ŸMaster class/rehearsal with students Ÿ 10 a.m. Ÿ Rose E. McCoy Auditorium | Feb. 23, 2014 Ÿ Performance Ÿ 4 p.m. Ÿ Rose E. McCoy Auditorium

 
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