Amherst College Faultlines Festival to Feature Performance by the Theo Bleckmann/Ben Monder Duo March 7

February 18, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st Century, the yearlong Amherst College music festival, continues Sunday, March 7, with a concert featuring genre-bending Grammy-nominated vocalist Theo Bleckmann and renowned jazz guitarist Ben Monder at 7 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room of Converse Hall on the college’s campus.

Mead Art Museum to Host Benefit for the Victims of the December 2009 Northampton Fires March 9

February 25, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—On Tuesday, March 9, at 8 p.m., the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will host a concert benefiting the victims of the December 2009 Northampton arson fires in the museum’s historic Rotherwas Room.

The Belle is Back: Emily Dickinson Museum Sponsors Benefit Performance Of The Belle of Amherst featuring Barbara Dana

February 25, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—The EmilyDickinsonMuseum presents a benefit performance of William Luce’s critically praised play, The Belle of Amherst, with acclaimed actress Barbara Dana at 7:00 pm, Thursday, March 11, at the Kirby Memorial Theater at AmherstCollege.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Franz Wright to Read from His Work at Amherst College March 23

March 10, 2010                                                         

AMHERST, Mass.—The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Franz Wright will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, in AmherstCollege’s Alumni House.

Argentine Photographer and Activist to Discuss Turning Terrorism into a Fotonovela at Amherst College March 25

March 8, 2010                                               

AMHERST, Mass.—Renowned Argentine photographer and human rights activist Marcelo Brodsky will have a public conversation with Amherst College’s Ilan Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture, titled “Once @ 9:53: Turning Terrorism into a Fotonovela” on Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in Amherst’s Stirn Auditorium.

Slam Poets Jared Paul and Sage Francis to Perform at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum March 25

March 16, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, March 25, at 8 p.m., the MeadArt Museum at AmherstCollege will host a reading by slam poets Jared Paul and Sage Francis in the North Fairchild Gallery.

Jerry Greenfield, Co-Founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, to Speak at Amherst College March 25

March 8, 2010                                               

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, March 25, at 8 p.m. in the Freidmann Room of Amherst College’s KeefeCampusCenter, Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, will deliver a talk titled “How Ice Cream Changed the World.”

University of Texas Philosopher Anna Sara Malmgren to Discuss “Warrant Preservation and Testimony” at Amherst College March 25

March 10, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.— On Thursday, March 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall, University of Texas at Austin philosophy professor Anna Sara Malmgren will present the final lecture in the 2009-2010 Forry Lecture Series on “The Philosophy and Science of Testimony.”

American and European Art of the 1950s and 60s from the Collection of Richard Zeisler ’37 on Display at the Mead Art Museum

March 26, 2010
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551

AMHERST, Mass.—On Friday, March 26, AmherstCollege’s MeadArt Museum will open an installation of works on paper, paintings and sculptures of the 1950s and 60s donated and bequeathed from the collection of Richard S. Zeisler, a member of the college’s Class of 1937.

Acclaimed Playwright and Performer Tim Crouch to Perform at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum March 26

March 10, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—On Friday, March 26, at 6 and 8 p.m., the MeadArt Museum at AmherstCollege will host two performances of ENGLAND, a play by Tim Crouch, co-starring Hannah Ringham.

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