Performing Arts

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Mary Lou's Apartment Jazz Concert @Central A&M

5th floor Art & Music

Celebrate African American History Month with a big band jazz concert in Art & Music!

Mary Lou's Apartment is an all-woman jazz ensemble featuring the compositions and arrangements of the African-American musical geniuses Mary Lou Williams and Melba Liston.  A compact-yet-mighty big band, Mary Lou's Apartment is dedicated to performing great American music in an atmosphere of kindness, joy, support and political action.

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Shakespeare Outside the Box: The Taming of the Shrew @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

"Shakespeare Outside the Box" is a mini-film festival of unusual filmed productions of Shakespeare plays.  Our final film (for now) in this series is from 1967: Franco Zeffirelli's lavish production of  "The Taming of the Shrew", with infamous battling married couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor as Petruchio and Kate.

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Shakespeare Outside the Box: Korol Lir @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

"Shakespeare Outside the Box" is a mini-film festival of unusual filmed productions of Shakespeare plays.  Our third film in this four film series is from 1971: a Russian language (with subtitles) version of "King Lear" from director Grigori Kozintsev, with a score by Dmitri Shostakovich.  Next up: our final film will be Franco Zeffirelli's  "The Taming of the Shrew", starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, on July 21.

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Shakespeare Outside the Box: A Midsummer Night's Dream @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

"Shakespeare Outside the Box" is a mini-film festival of unusual filmed productions of Shakespeare plays.  Our second film in this four film series is a 1969 "A Midsummer Night's Dream" directed by Peter Hall, starring Diana Rigg, David Warner, Judi Dench, Ian Holm and Helen Mirren.  Next up: a Russian "King Lear", with score by Shostakovich, on June 23.

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Shakespeare Outside the Box: Hamlet @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

"Shakespeare Outside the Box" is a mini-film festival of unusual filmed productions of Shakespeare plays.  Our first film in this four film series is a 1969 "Hamlet" directed by Tony Richardson and starring Nicol Williamson as Hamlet, Anthony Hopkins as Claudius and rock chanteuse Marianne Faithfull as Ophelia. Next up: Peter Hall's 1969 film of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", with Diana Rigg, David Warner, Judi Dench, Ian Holm and Helen Mirren, on May 19.

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