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A free lecture/performance series at Lehman College, The City University of New York, focused on urban arts, open to everyone.
Thursdays at 12:30pm.
February 6th – The Persuasions – “They Still Ain’t Got No Band But They’re Still Making Music After All These Years” – A Celebration of Life, A Capella Music, and History. This event is sponsored by the Dept. of African & African-American Studies. Located at the Studio Theater.
February 13th – The Con Brio Ensemble – A Lehman College musical standard since 1993, the Con Brio Ensemble, a chamber trio featuring Lehman College music professors, will perform timeless classical music selections. This event is co-sponsored in conjunction with the Music Department. Located at the Music Building Recital Hall, Room 306.
February 20th – Classes Follow Monday Schedule
February 27th – Niall Connolly – Join the wonderfully talented musician Niall Connolly for some traditional Irish and original urban folk music. This event is co-sponsored by the CUNY Institute For Irish American Studies. Located at the Music Building Recital Hall, Room 306.
March 6th – Justine Blau – A presentation of her memoir, Scattered, an account of growing up chronically homeless in ‘60s era Manhattan with her delusional mother and her two older brothers. She finds unlikely salvation through relationships she builds in the tumult of a group home. Located at the Studio Theater.
March 13th – Chiseche Mibenge – The Lehman College faculty member from the Department of Political Science will read from her newly published book, Sex and International Tribunals: The Erasure of Gender from the War Narrative. Located at the Studio Theater.
March 18th – The University College Dublin Choral Scholars – The City and Humanities Program, The CUNY Institute of Irish-American Studies and the Artists Without Walls organization will present the University College Dublin Choral Scholars’ “Sailing Away: Songs of Farewell,” a program filled with songs of love, loss, parting, immigration and the sea. Tuesday, March 18th, at 6:00 pm. Located at the Studio Theater.
April 3rd – Jane Cleland – “Writing the Truth” – Considering the nature of truth and perception. Presented by the brilliant Lehman College English Department faculty member and author of The Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries. Located at the Studio Theater.
April 10th – Prison Narratives – Lehman College Professor Anne Rice from the Department of African & African-American Studies will be conducting a symposium on prison narratives, featuring a poetry slam from inside Ohio’s Marion Correctional Institution. Located at the Studio Theater.
April 17th – Spring Break
April 24th – Charles Hale – A discussion with writer, videographer and New York City urban historian, Charles Hale. Hale will be presenting his new series of videos that highlight the history and plight of child labor. This event is co-sponsored by the CUNY Institute For Irish American Studies. Located at the Studio Theater.
May 8th – Latin Jazz – An amazing afternoon of Latin Jazz with Alan Hollander, Karl Watson, and friends. Located at the Lehman Lawn.