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Shakespeare 2016! to Celebrate 400 Years of the Bard at W&L

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Shakespeare 2016! a year-long celebration of William Shakespeare's legacy, will be observed at Washington and Lee University with a full academic year of special events, performances, public lectures and courses at Washington and Lee University.

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Valdez Art Exhibit at W&L Draws Support from Across Campus

Vincent Valdez. Untitled, from “The Strangest Fruit” (2013). Oil on canvas. 92 x 55 inches. © 2015 Vincent Valdez. Photo: Mark Menjivar.

A new art exhibition in Washington and Lee University's Staniar Gallery, "The Strangest Fruit," will feature the work of Vincent Valdez, a widely recognized Texas-based artist. The exhibition will feature his 2013 series of large-scale oil on canvas paintings inspired by the little-known history of the many Mexicans and Mexican Americans lynched in the U.S. Southwest between 1848 and 1928.

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An Anniversary Concert Celebrating 142 years of the Lee Chapel Organ

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George Taylor, co-director of Taylor and Boody Organbuilders of Staunton, Virginia, will give a talk about the Lee Chapel organ and its history on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Lee Chapel & Museum at Washington and Lee University.

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W&L Music Faculty Play Rare Clementi Grand Piano, Record CD

The Clementi Grand Piano

Only seven grand fortepianos built by Muzio Clementi, sometimes called the father of the piano, are known to have survived in the world—and one of them, restored to its former glory, now resides in the Department of Music at Washington and Lee University.

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W&L Music Lecture Supported by Class of ’63 Scholars-in-Residence Program

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Albert Blackwell, Reuben B. Pitts Professor Emeritus of Religion at Furman University, will present a lecture-demonstration on the theme, "Sounding Music: Relations of Melody and Harmony to Religious Sensibility and Expression" on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. at R.E. Lee Memorial Church. The free public lecture is part of a three day visit sponsored […]

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Personal Essay by W&L’s Kolman Singled Out by CNN.com

Washington and Lee music professor Barry Kolman and his daughter Emmanuela

"There was the news that made the headlines. And then there were the personal stories that made a lasting impact on only a few people, but touched the lives of millions," said CNN.com in selecting the 13 best personal essays submitted during 2013. Among those stellar essays was one by Barry Kolman, professor of music at Washington and Lee University.

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W&L University Singers to Perform at VMEA Conference

The Washington and Lee University Singers

The Washington and Lee University Singers, an a cappella choir, is the featured collegiate performing choir at the 2013 Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) Conference, at The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, on Friday, Nov. 22.

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W&L's Kolman Publishes Spanish Edition on How to Read, Write Music

"El Languaje de la Música, al Descubierto"

Barry Kolman, professor of music at Washington and Lee University, has published a Spanish language version of his acclaimed book "The Language of Music Revealed" (Universal Publishers, 2012).

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New Book by W&L's Kolman Explores History of American Wind Music

"The Origins and Early History of American Wind Music: Instrument Makers, Composers, Instructional Methods and Ensemble Performance"

Barry Kolman's new book, "The Origins and Early History of American Wind Music: Instrument Makers, Composers, Instructional Methods and Ensemble Performance," (Edwin Mellen Press, Sept. 2013) is the first volume to examine the earliest musical beginnings of the tradition of community bands in America during the half century following the American Revolution.

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Midnight Madness

Clock at midnight

Washington and Lee's University Singers held their first rehearsal of the 2013-14 academic year at the stroke of midnight.

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