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The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan A study of music in the everyday lives of U.S. troops and combat veterans. “A gifted interviewer, Lisa Gilman goes beyond stereotypes of the wounded American soldier by painting a complex and nuanced emotional portrait of contemporary soldiers’ lives, ones which the media rarely allow…

The Second annual Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter festival featuring live music, visual art installations, children’s activities, environmental education exhibits, food trucks, and a craft fair was held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Middletown’s Harbor Park. Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography and […]

An All-Night Highlife Dance Party featuring the Abraham Adzenyah Tribute Band was held in celebration of master drummer Abraham Adzenyah, Adjunct Professor of Music, Retired on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Fayerweather Beckham Hall.
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Vibraphonist, composer, and Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard ’76 presented music from his new recording Harlem Hieroglyphs in celebration of 40 years since his Wesleyan senior recital on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the  Crowell Concert Hall. Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography.

Collegium Musicum presented a program of music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods of European music history on Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Memorial Chapel.
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The Spring Faculty Dance Concert Storied Places was held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in the CFA Theater. Storied Places featured dance and spoken word by Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Dante Brown ’09, Sydnie Liggett, Kellie Lynch, Rick Manayan ’17, and Annie Wang; and live music by the Jay Hoggard Harlem Hieroglyphs Ensemble including […]

Celebrating the legendary studio musicians of Jamaican popular music through personal photographs and interviews While singers, producers, and studio owners have become international icons, but many of the musicians who were essential to shaping the sound of Jamaican music have remained anonymous. Words of Our Mouth: Pioneering Musicians of Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, and Dancehall, complete with…

The Shanghai Quartet—violinists Weigang Li and Yi-Wen Jiang, violist Honggang Li, and cellist Nicholas Tzavaras—returned to Wesleyan for their Connecticut debut with pipa (Chinese lute) virtuosa Wu Man to perform “A Night in Ancient and New China,” featuring Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 11, Op. 95; traditional folk songs; and the Connecticut premiere of […]

Letter from the Director

Dear Friends of the Center for the Arts, It is astonishing to me that Friday April 1 is my last day at Wesleyan University, after nearly seventeen years. I wanted to send you a note to thank you for being patrons of the Center for the Arts. There is simply no way we can ever […]

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day! A great way to commemorate a day—and womens’ history month—is to read a book written by or about a woman. Here are just a few of our favorite books by or about our favorite females. In its new paperback edition, Connecticut state senator Donald E. Williams’s Prudence Crandall: The Fight…

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