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Cellist Kenneth Kulosa and pianist Patti Wolf launch the fall Danforth University Center Chamber Music Series on the campus of Washington University in St. Lous at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, with the music of Sergei Rachmaninov and Igor Stravinsky.MORE

Playwright-in-residence Carter Lewis recommends "Good In Everything," the new Shakespeare in the Streets adaptation of "As You Like It." Performances are Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 18-20, in Clayton.

This week, Kristen O’Neal, a senior in English in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, will present a staged reading of "Kairos," her first full-length play, as part of the university's annual A.E. Hotchner New Play Festival. O’Neal discusses “Kairos,” the playwriting process, and what it is like to finally hear the words out loud.MORE
Iver Bernstein, PhD, director of American Culture Studies in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses this fall’s Modern Segregation lecture/workshop series in the context of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., and the “urgent need for the university to be a university.”MORE

Painter Michael Ray Charles will launch the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’ Public Lecture Series Sept. 15. Charles is known for his aggressive appropriation — and scathing critiques — of racist imagery drawn from vintage illustration.


Soprano Jane Jennings and pianist Gail Hintz will perform Washington University in St. Louis’ annual Liederabend concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, in the 560 Music Center. Literally translated as “evening of song,” Liederabend is a German term referring to a recital given by a singer and pianist, particularly of works by 19th-century Austrian or German composers.

The Black Rep, one of the nation’s largest and most critically acclaimed African-American theater companies founded by Ron Himes in 1976 while a student at Washington University in St. Louis, will launch its 38th season with the Tony Award-winning musical "Purlie" in Edison Theatre Sept. 10-21. Himes is now the Henry E. Hampton Jr. Artist-in-Residence in Arts & Sciences.MORE
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