West Coast Jazz Group Cosmologic to Perform and Give Lecture as Part of Amherst College Faultlines Festival Feb. 18 and 19

January 30, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass.—The yearlong Amherst College Music festival Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st Century continues its spring 2009 program with a concert and lecture/demonstration by the critically acclaimed Southern California-based jazz quartet Cosmologic.

Novelist Amity Gaige to Read from Her Work at Amherst Books Feb. 19

January 29, 2009                           
Contact: Emanuel Costache ’09
Media Relations Intern

AMHERST, Mass.—Novelist Amity Gaige will read from her work at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street). Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is open to the public at no charge.

Coach Billy McBride To Speak on Bellows and Boxing at Mead Art Museum Feb. 20

February 6, 2009     

AMHERST, Mass.—On Friday, Feb. 20, at noon, Billy McBride, assistant athletic director and director of diversity and inclusion at Amherst College, will present a 10-minute talk at the Mead Art Museum on two lithographs by George Bellows currently installed in the museum: A Stag at Sharkey’s (1917) and Dempsey and Firpo (1924).

Firebird Ensemble to Perform Zappa, Weird Al and Other Works of New Music in Feb. 20 Concert at Amherst College

January 29, 2009
For immediate release

Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass.—The acclaimed Boston-based Firebird Ensemble will make their Amherst College debut on Friday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall of the college’s Arms Music Center.

Amherst College Senior Ayyappan Venkatraman to Present Istanbul, Thesis in Music Composition on Feb. 21

February 3, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College senior Ayyappan Venkatraman will present Istanbul, his thesis in music composition, on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room of Converse Hall on the school’s campus.

Free Medieval Music Concert at the Mead Art Museum on Feb. 22

Feb. 5, 2009     
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum

AMHERST, Mass.—The renowned early-music ensemble Fortune’s Wheel will present a medieval Tour de France, featuring chant, 12th-century dance songs, trouvère songs and the polyphonic high art of Machaut, Binchois and Dufay in the Mead Art Museum’s historic Rotherwas Room at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22.

Acclaimed Painter Will Barnet to Speak at Amherst College’s Stirn Auditorium Feb. 24

February 5, 2009     
Contact: Randall Griffey
Curator of American Art, Mead Art Museum

AMHERST, Mass.—Acclaimed painter and teacher Will Barnet will discuss his work and recent gift to Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum in a free public program at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Stirn Auditorium on campus.

V the Change: Women of Amherst to Stage The Vagina Monologues at Amherst College Feb. 26, 28 and March 1

February 19, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. — For the 12th year, more than 40 women from Amherst College and the local community will stage Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues on Thursday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 1, at 1 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room of the college’s Converse Hall.