Archives for "Arts & Humanities"

Thursday

November 9, 2006 3:05 pm

Orchestra offers program from the turn of the 20th century

The Bates College Orchestra, directed by Hiroya Miura, performs a program of music from the late 19th and early 20th centuries at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Admission to the concert is free, but tickets are required. For more information, please call 207-786-6135.

Tuesday

October 24, 2006 11:51 am

Caribbean theater company blends music, dance and poetry

Bates College presents “Andidan Lawonn-la,” a multilingual performance of music, dance and poetry by the Caribbean Theater Company Siyaj at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the college chapel, College Street. Performed mostly in French and French Creole (an English text will be provided), “Andidan Lawonn-la” is open to the public at no cost. It is sponsored by the departments of anthropology, music, and romance languages and literatures; the programs in African American studies and dance; the Francophone Club; and the Multicultural Center. For more information, please call 207-755-5938.

Tuesday

October 24, 2006 12:00 am

Wilder's comedy 'Skin of Our Teeth' coming to Schaeffer stage

The major autumn production of the Bates College theater department is Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Skin of Our Teeth, a groundbreaking comedy about the resilience of the human spirit in troubled times. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3, 4, 10 and 11, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 and 12, in Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.

Tuesday

September 19, 2006 3:26 pm

Timothy McCall '08 researches Lewiston's Jewish community

A visit to the local Jewish cemetery taught Timothy McCall ’08 of Lawrenceville, N.J., a timeless lesson in history.

Tuesday

September 5, 2006 9:41 am

Robert Farnsworth's reading of a Tagliabue poem

At the September 2006 faculty meeting, English faculty member Rob Farnsworth, who spent the summer as the poet-in-residence at The Frost Place, a museum and arts center housed in poet Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, N.H., read a poem of his own in memory of John Tagliabue as well as this poem of Tagliabue’s, “Sliding into the Future.”

Tuesday

September 5, 2006 9:30 am

Robert Farnsworth's poem for John A. Tagliabue

At the Sept. 11, 2006, faculty meeting, English faculty member Rob Farnsworth, who spent the summer as the poet-in-residence at The Frost Place, a museum and arts center housed in poet Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, N.H., offered this poem as part of the faculty’s Memorial Minute for the late John Tagliabue. Farnsworth also read a poem of Tagliabue’s, called “Sliding into the Future.”

Tuesday

September 5, 2006 9:21 am

The John Tagliabue Poetry Fund

John Tagliabue taught literature at Bates from 1953 until his retirement in 1989, and was a prolific and imaginative poet. During his decades on the Bates faculty, he gave readings himself, brought to campus many of the leading poetic voices of the 20th century, and was a friend to poets and creative artists around the world.

Thursday

June 1, 2006 9:24 am

John A. Tagliabue memorial minute

For John Tagliabue, who devoted 36 years to Bates as teacher, colleague, friend, raconteur and poet laureate, neither a memorial minute, nor even two voices, begins to suffice. Everyone who knew him has their favorite John stories, inadequately represented here. But we hope you’ll indulge us in rather more than a minute and remember this renowned American poet by reading his poems again or for the first time.

Thursday

June 1, 2006 12:00 am

John Tagliabue, professor emeritus of English, dies at 82

Professor Emeritus of English John A. Tagliabue, a member of the Bates faculty from 1953 to 1989 and author of six books of poetry, including New and Selected Poems, 1942-1997 (National Poetry Foundation, 1998), died May 31 in Providence, R.I., where he had lived with his wife, Grace, since 1998.

Wednesday

May 10, 2006 12:00 am

Alumna to read her award-winning fiction at Bates

Award-winning writer Alake Pilgrim, a member of the Bates College Class of 2003, returns to campus for a two-week residency in May that includes reading her short stories, screening a film about immigration and giving a talk about religious identity. These events, cosponsored by the English department and the program in African American Studies, are open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 207-786-8294.