The Lectures, Concerts and Exhibitions Series at Western Carolina University will feature four different programs during the fall 2006 semester, including an eclectic musical performance, a poetry event and a theatrical show.
The New York Lyric Chamber Players will begin the series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building. The ensemble includes a clarinetist, two violinists, a cellist and a pianist. They have been hailed by critics as “spell-binding as a Faust-like tale” producing “a stunning effect.” The ensemble performs a repertoire ranging from the classics to jazz, from kleizmer to contemporary,
from quartets to trios, from sonatas to showpieces. The performance is free for Western students, $3 for Western faculty and staff, and $5 for the general public.
The Male Ego, a spoken word performance, will be held at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Club Illusions at the Hinds University Center. During the event, four male poets will take the stage and bring vulnerability, humility and honesty as they address their fears in a spoken word performance. The event is free of charge.
The Guerilla Girls will present “Silence is Violence” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the performance hall of the Fine and Performing Arts Center. The Guerilla Girls is a nationally acclaimed anonymous theatre collective that addresses the lack of opportunities for women in theatre and explores ways to combine performance and visual art. The act balances entertainment and education, two- and three-dimensional art, and comedy and drama. The group’s work uses humor as a primary tool to fight sexism, racism and discrimination against women and people of color. The performance is free for Western students, $3 for Western faculty and staff, and $5 for the general public.
The final LCE event of the fall semester, LeAnne Howe’s film “Spiral of Fire,” will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Grandroom of Hinds University Center. The film takes Howe, daughter of a Choctaw mother and Cherokee father, to the North Carolina homeland of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to discover how the mix of tourism, community and cultural preservation is the key to the tribe’s health in this century. The event is free of charge.
For more information about the LCE series, call (828) 227-7206.